How The Opioid Crisis Could Lead To More Cases Of Liver Cancer In Oregon

The opioid epidemic is spreading a virus among people who share needles: hepatitis C. Doctors consider it a silent killer, and Oregon has a particularly high rate of the infection. Source: How The Opioid Crisis Could Lead To More Cases Of Liver Cancer In Oregon

Kate Brown OKs investigation into gender, age bias at Business Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown is bringing in an outside investigator to look into allegations the state’s economic development agency, Business Oregon, has created a hostile work environment for women and older employees, as well as accusations of program and budgetary abuses. Source: Kate Brown OKs investigation into gender, age bias at Business Oregon

Quake expert Lucy Jones examines natural disaster and human denial in ‘The Big Ones’

We live in Portland with a symbol of nature’s destructive power: Mount St. Helens, decapitated by the 1980 eruption that took 57 lives and cast a pall over the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Source: Quake expert Lucy Jones examines natural disaster and human denial in ‘The Big Ones’

Portland State investigation puts academic freedom on ice: Guest opinion

Last month, it was reported that Portland State University political science professor Dr. Bruce Gilley was under investigation by the university for discrimination after he published a paper challenging certain accepted opinions on colonialism. The university’s investigation into Gilley is shameful, anti-academic and illiberal. Source: Portland State investigation puts academic freedom on ice: Guest opinion

Gov. Brown probes state agency hostile workplace allegations

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has decided to bring in an outside investigator to look into allegations that the state’s economic development agency has created a hostile work environment for women and older employees. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Wednesday that the allegations were contained in a letter forwarded to Brown earlier this month by Dana Sullivan, a […]
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Oregon wildlife officials kill wolves in effort to save cattle

Oregon wildlife officials shot and killed two wolves from a helicopter Wednesday in an attempt to reduce killings of cattle by the predators. The killings have reignited a debate between the state, ranchers and environmentalists about how to manage wolves, which were hunted down for 100 years until they disappeared in 1947. Source: Oregon wildlife […]
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Eugene company takes responsibility for Amazon spill

Lane Apex Disposal Services has acknowledged responsibility for an incident that sent diesel fuel into Amazon Creek on Monday. Company owner Sam Miller said Wednesday that a Lane Apex truck was exiting a driveway near the corner of West 18th Avenue and Bailey Hill Road when it rolled over a loose, metal grate that popped […]
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Four Oregon cities among nation’s worst for air pollution

Four Oregon metro areas are among the 50 worst nationwide for air pollution spikes, a new report from American Lung Association finds. Eugene ranks 24th for short-term particle pollution — spikes lasting hours to days that increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular disease. Source: Four Oregon cities among nation’s worst for air […]
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Oregon DOJ Orders Former Portland Marathon Director To Pay $865,000 Settlement

The Oregon Department of Justice announced a settlement Wednesday with the former director of the Portland Marathon. Lester Smith must pay $865,000, including $50,000 for the state’s investigative costs. Source: Oregon DOJ Orders Former Portland Marathon Director To Pay $865,000 Settlement

OWRD approves emergency rules for Klamath Basin

With Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declaring a drought emergency in Klamath County, the state Water Resources Commission has approved temporary rules granting a preference to water rights for human consumption, such as drinking, cooking and sanitation. Source: OWRD approves emergency rules for Klamath Basin