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PERS paydown is sensible but not sexy | Opinion

Philadelphia-based telecommunications giant Comcast and its customers have turned into the goose that laid the golden egg for the city of Eugene and some other governments. Two years ago, Comcast paid the city $18.75 million to settle a dispute over a city fee on its high-speed Internet service. The city still has $15.5 million of […]
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Pesticide-contaminated soil to be used as fill dirt at new Salem apartment complex

Pesticide-contaminated soil will be moved from a proposed Salem subdivision to a nearby farm and used as fill dirt for a new apartment complex. Source: Pesticide-contaminated soil to be used as fill dirt at new Salem apartment complex

Salem-Keizer foundation gets $470,000 for after-school programs

The Salem-Keizer Education Foundation will receive $470,000 from the Oregon Department of Education to continue helping high-poverty schools. Source: Salem-Keizer foundation gets $470,000 for after-school programs

Is the state losing momentum in curbing the growth of transportation emissions?

A recent greenhouse gas inventory report from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) shows emissions from cars, trucks, aviation and non-road vehicles have risen 15% since 1990. The number of miles people are traveling in their vehicles has also increased 37% since 1990. Source: Oregon Business – Is the state losing momentum in curbing the growth […]
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Despite water quality concerns, business is good at Detroit Lake

The Oregon Health Authority has issued four water quality advisories about Detroit Lake since May. Source: Despite water quality concerns, business is good at Detroit Lake

Oregon Decides To Keep High School State Tests

Oregon high schoolers will take state tests next year, reversing plans to shift to college board exams instead. Source: Oregon Decides To Keep High School State Tests

Reminder: Oregon law allows people to break car windows to save kids, animals

A new law that went into effect in June 2017 could come in handy this week as temperatures soar to above 90 degree in the Portland area.Under the law, members of the public are not liable for damages if they break into a vehicle to help an animal or child. Source: Reminder: Oregon law allows […]
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Dog hurt in reported SE Portland cougar attack, police say

The dog got a pair of small puncture wounds, police said, but was taken to a veterinarian and will survive. Source: Dog hurt in reported SE Portland cougar attack, police say

New report highlights poor air quality in Oregon

Climatologists are raising the alarm about poor air quality across Oregon. The Environment Oregon Research and Policy Center released a new report Wednesday.It found the greater Portland area had the most “poor air quality” days in the state in 2016. Around Source: New report highlights poor air quality in Oregon

Billy Chinook Health Advisory Expanded

A health advisory issued for Lake Billy Chinook has expanded. The Oregon Health Authority first issued the warning June 22, after a harmful algae bloom was discovered from the cove at Perry South Campground to the southern tip of Chinook Island. Now, the agency has confirmed the presence of harmful Cyanobacteria in the Metolius, Deschutes […]
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