Wildfire season officially declared over

Another wildfire season is finished. The Oregon Department of Forestry announced that the season for three fire protection districts located west of the Cascade Mountains ended as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday. The agency cited the heavy amount of rain that has fallen in recent days as driving the decision. Source: Wildfire season officially declared over

Eugene, Springfield schools earn poor marks in state assessments

Only three school districts — Fern Ridge, Marcola and McKenzie — had more students perform at proficiency in one or both of the categories in the 2018-2019 Oregon statewide assessments, released Thursday. Source: Eugene, Springfield schools earn poor marks in state assessments

Scientists Probe Pacific Northwest Lakes To Learn About Quakes Of The Past

Multiple teams of earthquake researchers are looking in what may seem like an unlikely place to figure out how strongly the Pacific Northwest shook during great quakes in the past. Source: Scientists Probe Pacific Northwest Lakes To Learn About Quakes Of The Past

Facial Recognition | Highway 199 | Homeless Survey

Crashes on a stretch of Highway 199 in rural southern Oregon are more likely to be deadly than those on busier highways across the state. We hear from crash survivor Anna Fetty and ODOT Safety Coordinator Rosalee Senger about why Highway 199 crashes happen, and what can be done to stop them. Source: Facial Recognition | […]
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Oregon schools record poorest test scores in 5 years

Oregon schools have recorded their poorest performance in the five-year history of Oregon’s current reading, writing and math tests this spring, registering year-over-year declines in every grade level and among nearly every demographic group, scores released Thursday show. Source: Oregon schools record poorest test scores in 5 years

Group eyes ballot measure to decriminalize all drugs in Oregon

An influential national group that has led the way on cannabis legalization around the country is looking at asking Oregon voters to decriminalize the possession of all illegal drugs. Source: Group eyes ballot measure to decriminalize all drugs in Oregon

Hermiston, Pendleton school districts see little variations in Smarter Balanced test scores

The Oregon Department of Education released results of Smarter Balanced test scores from the 2018-2019 year, and statewide, less than half of all students are up to par when it comes to math proficiency at their grade level and almost 60% demonstrate proficiency when it comes to reading and writing. Source: Hermiston, Pendleton school districts […]
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Oregon sees push for strictest gun storage law in US

Carol Manstrom says she lost her 18-year-old son when he grabbed his father’s unsecured pistol and shot himself. Paul Kemp lost his brother-in-law when a man opened fire with a stolen AR-15 assault-style rifle at a shopping mall. Source: Oregon sees push for strictest gun storage law in US

Pick Your Plan — Changes are coming to Oregon Health Plan in 2020

Oregon Health Plan members in Jackson and Douglas County will “Pick a Plan’ this October. Postcards will start hitting mailboxes this week to let members know a letter will arrive in October with information about changes to the coordinated care organization (CCO) choices in their area. Source: Pick Your Plan — Changes are coming to […]
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Bill would give FDA 120 days to issue policy on CBD

One year after Congress legalized industrial hemp in the 2018 Farm Bill, lawmakers are eager for the Food and Drug Administration to finalize rules for classifying and regulating products containing Source: Bill would give FDA 120 days to issue policy on CBD