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Oregon’s COVID video lottery rules irk some bar owners

Since Jan. 27, lottery video games once again ching-ching away at local bars, but the with less ka-ching in the pockets of the restaurant owners.

State parks expand window for reserving campsites, yurts, cabins

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting new reservations from one day to six months prior.

Oregon Lottery adds drop box at Salem offices for winners to claim prizes

Beginning Friday, a new drop box at the Oregon Lottery offices in Salem will open for players to submit their winning tickets and claim forms. The drop box is for prizes over $600 and up to $50,000.

Oregon Lottery Scoreboard revenue doubles in January

The Oregon Lottery’s sports betting brand, Scoreboard, brought in $3.87m in gross gaming revenue (GGR) for January 2021, up 119.4%, from total betting turnover of $34.9m, up 65.3%.

Elgin School Board to consider outdoor education options

However, the students still may get the opportunity to have an outdoor school experience. The Elgin School Board was told Monday by Superintendent Dianne Greif that rules regarding the use of Measure 99 funds for outdoor experience trips prohibit overnight journeys.

Oregon received more than $1.7 billion from Congress’ December relief bill, but exact figure is unclear

The money Congress approved Dec. 21 in its second COVID relief package has been flowing into Oregon in huge buckets. The Oregonian/OregonLive found that state and local governments in Oregon will collectively receive nearly $1.

Oregon Lottery posts record sports betting handle in January

The Oregon Lottery’s DraftKings-powered online sports betting operation Scoreboard has posted its best monthly performance to date

$3 million Mega Millions ticket cashed in St. Louis

Someone who bought a Mega Millions lottery ticket in St. Louis won $3 million in Tuesday night’s drawing, Missouri Lottery officials said.

Winter storm clobbers Enchanted Forest ahead of reopening

And just as things were looking up, winter storms tore through the region and caused some major damage to the little kingdom near Salem. But family-owned Enchanted Forest is determined to keep fighting.

Editorial: Fee-based state budgeting

On occasion we are reminded that the budget process used by the Oregon Legislature and state agencies is a bit curious, if not lacking.

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