Oregon’s deadly Substation fire grows to 70,000 acres; now 15 percent contained

Hot weather and dry gusts throughout the weekend will likely confront firefighters who are battling the deadly blaze, which has killed one person and is now designated the nation’s No.1 fire priority. Source: Oregon’s deadly Substation fire grows to 70,000 acres; now 15 percent contained | OregonLive.com

Oregon wildfire risk: 80 percent of state in drought

It’s shaping up to be a hot, dry and smoky summer in Oregon. Source: Oregon wildfire risk: 80 percent of state in drought

U.S Department of Justice to control Oregon’s Lost Valley Farm

The U.S. Department of Justice has moved to take over management of a troubled Oregon mega-dairy, saying owner Greg te Velde’s continued drug use, gambling, out-of-control spending, and pending criminal charges make him unfit to run the facility. Source: U.S Department of Justice to control Oregon’s Lost Valley Farm

Campfires banned at all Oregon State Parks, even on the Oregon Coast

All campfires and open flames are now banned at Oregon’s state parks, including those at the coast. Source: Campfires banned at all Oregon State Parks, even on the Oregon Coast

Southern Oregon wildfires grow, spark evacuation to four areas

None of the wildfires burning in Southern Oregon have yet “blown up” or gotten out of hand. But the sheer number of blazes currently burning have impacted air quality and sparked evacuation warnings in four different areas as of Friday morning. Source: Southern Oregon wildfires grow, spark evacuation to four areas

Pot proliferation accelerates need for health studies

It’s no surprise that a new study found more Oregon college students — both under-age and 21 or older — are smoking marijuana, now that recreational use is legal here. Source: Pot proliferation accelerates need for health studies – News – The Register Guard – Eugene, OR

Make retirement saving easier

Oregon deserves credit for creating a program that makes it easier for people to set aside a small portion of their income for retirement. Yet the fact that the OregonSaves program was crafted in Salem is evidence of a failure at the federal level. Source: Make retirement saving easier

Mitigating the migration

Grand Ronde tribes are working to revitalize the Pacific lamprey population. Amid the roar of the Northwest’s largest waterfall, a simple shake of the head told the story. It was an unseasonably brisk and sunless Monday morning, and representatives from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde — a group of 27 affiliated tribes in Oregon […]
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OHA grapples with patients’ chronic pain v. opioid crisis

The Oregon Health Authority is considering a policy to severely limit chronic pain patients’ access to opioids through the Oregon Health Plan. Source: Pamplin Media Group – OHA grapples with patients’ chronic pain v. opioid crisis

Fire Update| Discrimination In Stores | The Science Of Compassion . Radio | OPB

The Substation Fire near The Dalles has burned over 50,000 acres since it started Tuesday night. One person has died, and dozens of homes have been evacuated. Source: Fire Update| Discrimination In Stores | The Science Of Compassion . Radio | OPB