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These are the 15 best ranked colleges and universities in Oregon in 2020, according to U.S. News & World Report

These are the 15 best ranked colleges and universities in Oregon in 2020, according to U.S. News & World Report Source: These are the 15 best ranked colleges and universities in Oregon in 2020, according to U.S. News & World Report

Oregon’s public records advocate squeezed by politics, resigns

Ginger McCall, hired a year ago to improve transparency, wrote that governor’s office wanted to control agenda of new records council. Source: Oregon’s public records advocate squeezed by politics, resigns

Portland Police Investigate Potential Hate Crime in the Assault of a Lyft Driver By a Passenger

Portland police are investigating the Aug. 6 assault of a ride-share driver as a possible bias crime. Source: Portland Police Investigate Potential Hate Crime in the Assault of a Lyft Driver By a Passenger

Oregon tobacco retailers get mixed grade in sales to minors

The violation rate for tobacco sales by retailers to underage individuals decreased slightly in the past year, but the rate of illegal little cigar sales more than doubled, according to new Oregon Health Authority data. Source: Oregon tobacco retailers get mixed grade in sales to minors

Stop vaping now, Jackson County officials warn

Deaths and serious health problems from vaping have prompted Oregon health experts to raise alarms, urging everyone to stop using all vape devices. “Clearly there is something really dangerous going on, and we haven’t figured it out,” said Jim Shames, medical director and health officer for Jackson County. “We’re probably just looking at the tip […]
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CCC works to align pesticide use with state laws

Review of community college’s spraying of Roundup finds failure to notify public of hazards Source: CCC works to align pesticide use with state laws

Renters tax credit? Blumenauer seeks fix for housing crunch

Rep. Earl Blumenauer says housing is a basic human right in new ‘Locked Out’ report released in Portland on Sept. 5. Source: Renters tax credit? Blumenauer seeks fix for housing crunch

Intel uses blockchain to keep Oregon blueberries fresh

With its own supply chain of chips and chip-making tools, Intel is now applying that knowledge to blueberry farming. Source: Intel uses blockchain to keep Oregon blueberries fresh

Oregon workers’ comp costs fall for seventh straight year

Oregon’s long-running success in managing the workers’ compensation system continues, as businesses will see yet another drop in costs in 2020, as the key factor behind annual cost changes dips yet again, officials said Monday. Source: Oregon workers’ comp costs fall for seventh straight year

Broken barge lock at Bonneville Dam puts chokehold on Columbia River commerce

A crack in the Bonneville Dam lock’s concrete sill was discovered late last week. A critical navigation lock at the mighty Bonneville Dam on the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River has shut down for repairs because of cracked concrete, meaning huge barges that transport millions of tons of wheat, wood and other goods from the inland […]
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