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Prineville receiving $1.5 million to improve drinking water access

Central Oregon Daily The City of Prineville is receiving $1.5 million from the federal government to improve its water system and allow more access to drinking water. The money will help cover modifications to two existing wells, permitting and design of a new aquifer storage and recovery well and upgrades

$10M for Oregon’s Electric Vehicle System: Funding to improve reliability, accessibility

The Coos Bay World The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is set to receive $10 million to replace or repair electric vehicle (EV) chargers. The federal investments are designed to improve the reliability and accessibility of Oregon’s charging infrastructure stem from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program included

Housing Authority to receive HUD funds

Columbia Gorge News Oregon’s U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced Jan. 8 that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be awarding communities across Oregon a total of $3,035,546 from the Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program fund. Mid-Columbia Housing Authority based in The Dalles has been

Merkley: Gaza needs a massive increase in humanitarian aid immediately (Opinion)

The Oregonian The suffering of Palestinian civilians in Gaza is nearly unimaginable. Innocent people are on the brink of starvation. Injured children are having limbs amputated without anesthesia. Health officials are warning of an imminent cholera outbreak. An estimated 85% of Palestinians in Gaza have been driven from their homes, and more than

‘Historic investment’: Electric buses coming to 7 Oregon school districts

 Seven Oregon school districts are being awarded federal funding for electric school buses, a move lauded by some Oregon lawmakers amid efforts to curb air pollution and its impact on student health. On Tuesday, Oregon lawmakers announced that Beaverton, Gresham, Portland, Willamina, Amity, Dayton, and McMinnville school districts will receive

Chemeketa receives warmly welcomed federal grant

Woodburn Independent Last month the two U.S. senators from Oregon, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, announced that Chemeketa Community College would receive a $2.2 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Rural Postsecondary and Economic Development Program. Chemeketa sources said that it was the only college in the

OSU receives $1 million for multicultural scholars, students, forestry workforce

The Center Square Over $1 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will be made available to Oregon State University, including $250,000 for its Multicultural Scholars Program. “Every student deserves a quality education with support and access to resources that help

Five on 5

KOBI On tonight’s Five on 5, we are joined by Senator Jeff Merkley to discuss what issues he’s focusing on in this year’s legislative session.

Local timber company helping lead charge for mass timber

KVAL Mass timber continues to garner nationwide support, and use, when it comes to large scale construction. Federal and local support has increased over the last few years, as grants have been given to the Tallwood Institute, a collaborative effort between the University of Oregon and Oregon State University, in

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