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Oregon Business – State moves closer to driverless car testing

Legislation is being developed that would pave the way for testing driverless cars in Oregon. Source: Oregon Business – State moves closer to driverless car testing

Election Polling | Mount Hood Tragedy | Traffic Fatalities

The number of people killed in traffic crashes in Oregon rose 13 percent this year. Source: Election Polling | Mount Hood Tragedy | Traffic Fatalities

Oregon AG Won’t Appeal Decision In TriMet Fare Enforcement Case

Oregon’s attorney general won’t appeal a circuit court decision that ruled TriMet’s practice of randomly stopping passengers without evidence of fare evasion is unconstitutional. Source: Oregon AG Won’t Appeal Decision In TriMet Fare Enforcement Case

Oregon Appeals Court To Hear Case Contesting Non-Unanimous Juries

The Oregon Court of Appeals is set to hear arguments Thursday in Salem involving the case of an African-American man who was convicted by a non-unanimous jury in 2016. Source: Oregon Appeals Court To Hear Case Contesting Non-Unanimous Juries

Oregon Looks To Boost Tourism With 7 Large Murals In 7 Small Towns

To boost tourism during the fall, Travel Oregon unveiled a new campaign Monday featuring seven large murals in seven small towns. Source: Oregon Looks To Boost Tourism With 7 Large Murals In 7 Small Towns

Is dry and warm the new norm? Autumn off to a dry start in Western Oregon

October picked up where summer left off — more remarkably dry weather in Western Oregon. Source: Is dry and warm the new norm? Autumn off to a dry start in Western Oregon

Oregon’s largest wildfire flares up, prompting new evacuations

Winds picked up embers from within the Klondike fire perimeter and carried them up to 6 miles away, an official said. Source: Oregon’s largest wildfire flares up, prompting new evacuations

Opinion: Working toward respectful, competent memory care in Oregon

The recent Oregonian/OregonLive investigation into memory care (“False comfort: a fall, a fracture and a cry for help,” Oct. 6) raised urgent issues that deserve attention. The Oregonian/OregonLive guest opinion Source: Opinion: Working toward respectful, competent memory care in Oregon

ODF SOUTHWEST OREGON INCREASES FIRE RESTRICTIONS

The recent shift back to higher temperatures in combination with windy conditions has caused the Southwest Oregon District of the Oregon Department of Forestry to in increase fire restrictions. Source: ODF SOUTHWEST OREGON INCREASES FIRE RESTRICTIONS

Low Unemployment, More Older People Increase Cost Of Long-Term Care

The cost of long-term care is increasing at two or three times the rate of inflation — according to a new study. Source: Low Unemployment, More Older People Increase Cost Of Long-Term Care