Report: Jordan Cove project would add significant greenhouse gas emissions

Anti-pipeline protestors said they feel vindicated by a report released Thursday stating the natural gas pipeline and export facility proposed in Southern Oregon would be the state’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, while a project spokesman found the information to be inaccurate. Source: Report: Jordan Cove project would add significant greenhouse gas emissions

Impact of federal tax plan on Oregon still uncertain

State economists said Wednesday that the recent federal tax overhaul could have negative effects on Oregon’s revenues in the short term, but could boost annual state revenues in the next decade. Source: Impact of federal tax plan on Oregon still uncertain

OSU moving forward with new building in tsunami zone in Newport

Oregon State University is moving ahead with a controversial project that will put a new marine studies building in a tsunami zone along the Oregon coast. University leaders claim the building will be able to survive a 9.0 earthquake and the tsunami that would follow. Source: OSU moving forward with new building in tsunami zone […]
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Authorities link southern Oregon wolf pack to another kill

Authorities say another calf was found dead on the same ranch in southwestern Oregon where the Rogue Pack of wolves was linked to killing a calf last week. The Mail Tribune reports U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel were installing wolf deterrents on the ranch near Medco Pond when they found the carcass Wednesday morning. […]
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Flu season on target to break records

If you’re feeling like just about everybody you know is getting sick, staying home sick or just recovering from having been sick, you’re not far off. The 2016–2017 influenza season was the worst on record in Oregon, according to statistics from the Oregon Health Authority — and so far, this year’s numbers are even higher. […]
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Why the feds cut this beaver-killing program

Federal officials will suspend a program that kills beavers, river otter, muskrat and mink in Oregon, after environmental groups threatened a lawsuit under the Endangered Species Act. Over the past seven years, 3,459 beavers have been killed statewide under the program, operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services. Source: Why the feds cut […]
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Two Oregon children die of flu this season, public health official says

Two young children have died of the flu in Oregon within the past month as the illness continues to spread across the Pacific Northwest, a public health official tells KATU News on Thursday. Jonathan Modie of the Oregon Health Authority confirms that a child under five years old has passed away from the flu within […]
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If Measure 101 Fails, Cuts Could Range From Health Care To Schools

If Oregon voters reject new health care taxes on Jan. 23, legislators will have to scramble. The big issues: Will they figure out ways to get the needed money or do people on Medicaid face big cuts? And could the budget pain even extend to schools?   Source: If Measure 101 Fails, Cuts Could Range […]
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Appeals court upholds fine against Christian bakers who refused to make same-sex wedding cake

The Oregon Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a decision by Oregon’s labor commissioner that forced two Gresham bakers to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple for whom the bakers refused to make a wedding cake. Source: Appeals court upholds fine against Christian bakers who refused to make same-sex wedding cake

As of Jan. 1, 2018, what you can and can’t return for 10-cent deposit

Most beverages in bottles or cans that are sold in sealed glass, metal, and plastic in sizes from 4 ounces up to and including 1.5 liters will be redeemable. The exceptions include distilled liquor, wine, dairy or plant-based milks, infant formula, and meal replacement beverages. Source: As of Jan. 1, 2018, what you can and […]
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