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National Guard soldiers will deploy across Oregon during August’s eclipse

As agencies across the state prepare for unprecedented congestion across highways and full to bursting campgrounds in anticipation of August’s total solar eclipse, Gov. Kate Brown has authorized deployment of National Guard soldiers to ease the burden across the state. Source: National Guard soldiers will deploy across Oregon during August’s eclipse | OregonLive.com

No more magical thinking on PERS: Editorial Agenda 2017

When the five trustees of the Public Employees Retirement Fund gather on Friday, they should ignore political pressures or fear of fallout and commit to a single goal: Giving a true picture of Oregon’s pension crisis to a state stuck in denial. Source: No more magical thinking on PERS: Editorial Agenda 2017 | OregonLive.com

Western Oregon lowers tuition hike, still faces increase

Students at Western Oregon University in Monmouth will still pay more for tuition come this fall, but it won’t be as much as anticipated. Source: Western Oregon lowers tuition hike, still faces increase

Hwy 99W reopens following July 7 diesel spill; cleanup moves to wildlife area

Highway 99W near Adair Village is scheduled to open to traffic in both directions tonight after a nearly three-week environmental cleanup of a massive fuel spill. Source: Hwy 99W reopens following July 7 diesel spill; cleanup moves to wildlife area

More bad news on PERS

Pension fun board faces growing unfunded liability. As if the financial problems facing Oregon’s Public Employees Retirement Plan needed underscoring, more bad news has emerged. The PERS board is scheduled to vote Friday on whether the assumption about how much money the pension fund’s investments will earn over the next 20 year — 7.5 percent […]
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Fire prevention is key during height of wildfire season

Oregon fire officials are warning the public to take extra care when using lawn mowers, motorcycles, cigarettes and all-terrain vehicles — all of which are among common ignition sources for wildfires.  

Richardson alters policy on selling voter registration lists

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson said Thursday that he plans to change the type of voter registration information that is publicly available after receiving a second request from President Trump’s election integrity commission. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Richardson alters policy on selling voter registration lists

Dennis Richardson – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson joins us to discuss his perspective on President Trump’s commission on voter fraud and what Richardson sees as the biggest opportunities for improvement in Oregon’s electoral system. Source: Dennis Richardson | Albina Ministerial Alliance | Water Treatment | Transit Security . Radio | OPB

Oregon Will Deploy National Guard Soldiers To Help With Eclipse

Gov. Kate Brown has authorized the Oregon National Guard to stage personnel in preparation for the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. Source: Oregon Will Deploy National Guard Soldiers To Help With Eclipse . News | OPB

Oregon Lags Behind in Wind and Solar Energy

A report issued by the Environment Oregon Research and Policy Center shows that despite rapid growth of renewable energy facilities in Oregon, the state still lags behind the rest of the country in solar and wind energy. Source: Oregon Lags Behind in Wind and Solar Energy | KLCC