Too late to get a flu shot? Not for Oregon’s 2019-20 influenza season

Health authorities in Oregon say it is not too late to get a flu shot to protect yourself and others against the influenza that is spreading now. Source: Too late to get a flu shot? Not for Oregon’s 2019-20 influenza season

Federal court ruling expected to affect salmon conservation

A Dec. 20 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals mandating a salmon protection plan was related to warm river temperatures caused by dams on the Snake River. Source: Federal court ruling expected to affect salmon conservation

HUD’s Annual Snapshot of Homelessness in America Shows Oregon’s Total Increased By 9.7 Percent Since 2018

The annual study’s numbers are sourced from a one-night inventory taken each January. Oregon had the eighth steepest state increase in homelessness this year. Source: HUD’s Annual Snapshot of Homelessness in America Shows Oregon’s Total Increased By 9.7 Percent Since 2018

Thousands of opportunities to see whale migration

et ready to find assistance spotting migrating whale spouts, tails, lunges and dives along the Oregon Coast in the coming days, as Oregon Parks and Recreation Department kicks off its annual Winter Whale Watch Week. Source: Thousands of opportunities to see whale migration

Beaverton students learn a civics lesson in saving lives

Elmonica fifth graders behind Oregon’s new ‘Beagle Bill’ will be honored at a Jan. 13 ceremonial bill signing. Source: Beaverton students learn a civics lesson in saving lives

Three Rogue Valley pot businesses run afoul of OLCC

Three local cannabis business got slapped with fines recently by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, including former Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal’s American Cannabis Company. Source: Three Rogue Valley pot businesses run afoul of OLCC

What education issues will be addressed at the 2020 Legislature?

Sen. Rob Wagner shares what he’ll be working on in the upcoming short session Source: What education issues will be addressed at the 2020 Legislature?

Damascus: Separating fact from fiction

James De Young remains hopeful that the Oregon Supreme Court will declare recent legislation as unconstitutional, and return a functional city government to Damascus. Source: Damascus: Separating fact from fiction

Guest Post: How Oregon got Idaho Stop

Bjorn Warloe was living in Corvallis in 2003 and remembers reading a story in the Oregon State University student newspaper that Oregon had passed an “Idaho Stop” law which allows a bicycle user to treat a stop sign as a yield sign. Source: Guest Post: How Oregon got Idaho Stop – BikePortland.org

In Oregon, Harney County’s Economy Is Rebounding Nearly 4 Years After Refuge Standoff

In Oregon, Harney County’s economic hardships became a flashpoint four years ago when armed, far-right militias took over Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Today the county’s economy is rebounding. Source: In Oregon, Harney County’s Economy Is Rebounding Nearly 4 Years After Refuge Standoff