eClips Tip: Newspaper November: Oregon Index Online

The State Library is proud to announce the Oregon Index Online, a digitized version of a huge card index.  Learn more about the index, and how to search it, in this guide. The Oregon Index Online provides citations to newspaper and magazine articles between 1913 and 1987.  It’s interesting to search topics that are currently […]
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Governor’s wildfire council delivers long and pricey list of recommendations

The report delivered Tuesday includes 37 separate recommendations in four separate areas: community adaptation, landscape restoration; safe and effective response, and building a support system. The $4 billion cost of acting now to mitigate Oregon’s growing wildfire problems may seem eye-popping, but it’s a bargain compared to potential costs if the state fails to deal […]
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Wildfire council report: Spend $4 billion to keep forests safe

Helping communities adapt and creating resilient landscapes are top priorities to improve state’s wildfire response. After revealing in October that it will take $4 billion the state’s ability to respond to catastrophic wildfires, Gov. Kate Brown’s Council on Wildfire Response on Tuesday, Nov. 12, released recommendations on how the money should be spent. Source: Pamplin […]
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Portland water plant threatens neighbors’ rural lifestyle, they say

Many residents in the quiet rural area near the Sandy River east of Gresham where the plant will be built worry the construction and future operation of the industrial plant will negatively affect the community, their homes and property values. Source: Portland water plant threatens neighbors’ rural lifestyle, they say – oregonlive.com

Opinion: We have a duty to protect natural resources for future generations

Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury and Lane County Chair Pete Sorenson write in support of plaintiffs suing the state over its failure to take adequate steps to protect natural resources and the atmosphere from climate change. Source: Opinion: We have a duty to protect natural resources for future generations – oregonlive.com

Republican mailers to Oregon voters mimic Census forms, request donations to pay for ‘processing’ of Census documents 

The Republican National Committee has sent mailers to some Oregon voters that mimic the look of a U.S. Census form and solicit donations for President Donald Trump’s re-election. KGW-TV reported last month that the mailers are labeled “2019 Congressional District Census” but are not from the U.S. Census Bureau. Source: Republican mailers to Oregon voters mimic Census […]
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State court finds police orders unjustified, reverses conviction

Ruling in Beaverton case could have statewide implications for interactions between police and the public. Source: Pamplin Media Group – State court finds police orders unjustified, reverses conviction

Editorial: Facebook adds value in Crook County;

Yes, social media giant Facebook gets a tax break on its facilities in Crook County, as does Apple. But the breaks don’t mean either company avoids property taxes completely, and it doesn’t mean the county and city of Prineville don’t benefit in other ways. While Apple is less transparent about its dealings in Oregon, Facebook […]
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Groups Seek To Take Oregon Redistricting Out Of State Legislature’s Hands .

A coalition of political and government watchdog groups wants to create a commission to redraw political boundary lines in Oregon following the 2020 census, taking the power out of lawmakers’ hands. Source: Groups Seek To Take Oregon Redistricting Out Of State Legislature’s Hands . News | OPB

Nearly half of states could not cover unemployment insurance in a recession

As many as 23 states are unprepared for the typical recession. Source: Nearly half of states could not cover unemployment insurance in a recession – Marketplace