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COVID-19 vaccine trial puts rural Oregon clinic onto world stage 

From the outside, it appears to be just another suburban allergy clinic, a tidy, tan brick-and-cinder-block building set back from a busy highway and across the road from an auto parts store.But inside the offices of the Clinical Research Institute of Southern Oregon, Dr. Edward Kerwin and his staff are part of the race to […]
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UO to cover racist library murals after years of student criticism 

he University of Oregon will cover four murals in one of its libraries after years of outcry from students, staff, faculty and community members who felt the murals’ language and portrayal of Indigenous people was racist. Source: UO to cover racist library murals after years of student criticism – oregonlive.com

Facebook abandons broken drilling equipment under Oregon coast seafloor

Lynnae Ruttledge was worried when she heard Facebook planned to build a landing spot for an undersea fiber-optic cable near her Oregon Coast home. Source: Facebook abandons broken drilling equipment under Oregon coast seafloor – oregonlive.com

Human-caused Mosier Creek Fire burns 4 homes in Columbia River Gorge

The Mosier Creek Fire has destroyed four homes and burned just under 1,000 acres in the Columbia River Gorge in what state officials said is likely a human-caused blaze. Source: Human-caused Mosier Creek Fire burns 4 homes in Columbia River Gorge

Oregon’s Opal Creek overrun as crowds spike by 50% amid COVID-19

There is nothing new about crowding in the Little North Santiam and Opal Creek area east of Salem.The land of ancient forest and emerald swimming holes has lured ever-greater numbers for the past decade.But even by its own standards, the area has been overwhelmed this year. Source: Oregon’s Opal Creek overrun as crowds spike by […]
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Portland State University will disarm its campus police

Portland State University will begin disarming its campus public safety officers, following community calls to do away with armed police. The move was announced Thursday morning, Aug. 13. PSU’s plans to revamp its campus policing come as part of the university’s Reimagine Campus Safety plans. The campus currently employs six sworn and seven non-sworn officers. […]
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Oregon State Police Leave Portland, Trying to Fault the New Reform-Minded District Attorney for Their Departure

Last month, Gov. Kate Brown negotiated a deal for federal law enforcement to leave Portland and Oregon State Police to take over responsibility for policing federal property downtown.But today, the Oregon state troopers departed, and a spokesman for the law enforcement agency blamed the reform-minded Multnomah County district attorney who took office last week. Source: Oregon State Police Leave Portland, […]
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PSU to disarm campus police officers this fall

Portland State University Thursday announced that starting this fall its Campus Public Safety officers would begin conducting patrols without firearms. Source: PSU to disarm campus police officers this fall – OPB

Redmond housing project will offer assisted living to people with mental illness

A project under construction in Redmond could represent a new housing option for people with severe and persistent mental illness in Oregon. Source: Redmond housing project will offer assisted living to people with mental illness | Crime & Justice | bendbulletin.com

New board chair elected at Eastern Oregon University | Local News 

The Eastern Oregon University Board of Trustees unanimously elected Richard Chaves to serve as chairman of the board through November 2021. Source: New board chair elected at Eastern Oregon University | Local News | eastoregonian.com