eClips Tip – Reference Librarians Looking to Escape From Cubes

Once a week and typically on Wednesdays, we hope to bring you a tip in order to familiarize you with the work your State Library performs for you. Well, the headline above isn’t quite true.  But……are you looking for content for an upcoming group meeting?  We can help. Reference librarians at your State Library would […]
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Prospective Wilsonville hospital to file lawsuit against OHA

NEWCO Oregon alleges Oregon Health Authority collusion with existing businesses NEWCO Oregon, the group looking to build a psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville, served Oregon Health Authority with a tort claim notice Wednesday, Aug. 16, claiming the agency engaged with existing companies to delay or deny entry to new competitors. The claim comes after OHA denied […]
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Boozy twilight brunch for Oregon eclipsers

The influx of eclipse viewers resulted in a 43 percent increase in liquor sales over the same time last year. Eclipse chasers in Oregon got their drink on Monday morning — especially in the path of totality. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Boozy twilight brunch for Oregon eclipsers

Governor signs transportation funding bill

Gov. Kate Brown officially signed the $5.3 billion legislation Friday but plans to hold a ceremonial signing in Ontario, Bend, Medford, Portland and Eugene next week. Gov. Kate Brown is scheduled to appear at a ceremonial signing of a $5.3 billion transportation funding bill in Eastern Oregon Aug. 28, the Capital Press reported Monday, Aug. […]
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Kicker refund will send $463.5 million back to Oregon taxpayers

Oregonians will get a “kicker” tax refund this year, the state’s latest revenue forecast has confirmed. The kicker will send $463.5 million back to taxpayers, state economists said Wednesday, up from the projected $408 million in their last forecast back in May. That translates a median refund of $89 and an average refund of $227 […]
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Milli Fire near Sisters burning westward

The Milli Fire near Sisters is burning westward in the Three Sisters Wilderness, fire managers said Tuesday morning. The fire, first detected almost two weeks ago, has grown to 11,236 acres. Residents of several neighborhoods on Sisters’ west side have been evacuated, while residents of the Tollgate subdivision and Black Butte Ranch have been advised […]
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Editorial: New rules for river guides seem sensible

Oregon is about to get new rules governing everyone from rafting and fishing guides to those whose guiding is done on dry land. Those who wish to comment on the rules have until 5 p.m. Aug. 31, to do so. The Oregon State Marine Board is preparing changes to the rules governing guides and outfitters […]
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Updated: Chetco Bar fire now nation’s ‘top priority’

The Chetco Bar fire, which has burned 98,000 acres of national forestland in Curry and Josephine counties, destroyed at least three houses and led to evacuations for Brookings-area residents, is now the “top priority” in the country, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. The fire’s complexity, along with its threats to people, livestock, structures, […]
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Our View: Neil Creek shows salmon projects work – Opinion

While irrigators on the Columbia and Snake river system are pressuring the Trump administration to overturn salmon-protection measures, closer to home a small-scale project on a small stream is getting results. Under an agreement between NOAA-Fisheries and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, stream restoration work has brought juvenile coho and chinook salmon back to Neil […]
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Gov. Brown mounts vigorous defense of legal pot in Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown strongly defended Oregon’s marijuana regulations in a letter Tuesday to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and publicly discredited an Oregon State Police analysis that concluded the state remains a top black market source for the drug. Source: Gov. Brown mounts vigorous defense of legal pot in Oregon | OregonLive.com