Category Archives: Blue Mountain Eagle

Proposal to limit money in Oregon politics unveiled

An Oregon legislative committee considered the outlines of campaign finance reform legislation, revealing possible fault lines. Source: Proposal to limit money in Oregon politics unveiled

Torrefaction: Improving forest health and the economy 

New jobs are on the horizon with the completion of the torrefaction plant expected at the end of the year. Matt Krumenauer, CEO of Restoration Fuels, said the plant that will turn forest biomass into a product that can be burned for fuel plans to be in operation in 2020. Source: Torrefaction: Improving forest health […]
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State Justice Department investigating Grant County Sheriff’s Office deputy

The state Justice Department is investigating criminal allegations against a Grant County Sheriff’s Office deputy. Source: State Justice Department investigating Grant County Sheriff’s Office deputy

New central child abuse hotline has long wait times, drops calls

Callers gave up on more than 4,000 calls to Oregon’s child abuse hotline last month as the central operation stumbled in efforts to make reporting abuse quicker and easier, according to a new state report. Other callers waited as long as 90 minutes to share their information. Source: New central child abuse hotline has long […]
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ODOT, TSA warn travelers ‘Real ID’ compliance could cause massive headache

If you’ve flown from Portland International Airport within the past couple of weeks you’ve probably received a warning from Transportation Security Administration agents while waiting to get through security: Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, they’ll no longer accept state-issued identification that doesn’t comply with “Real ID” standards. Source: ODOT, TSA warn travelers ‘Real ID’ compliance could […]
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John Day receives state excellence award

The city of John Day is receiving state and national recognition for its efforts to improve the community. Source: John Day receives state excellence award

State health care sounds alarm: quit vaping

A second death related to vaping has prompted the Oregon Health Authority to advise Oregonians to stop vaping. On Thursday, Gov. Kate Brown urged Oregonians to stop vaping. “I have directed (the Oregon Health Authority) to provide recommendations for further steps to protect Oregonians and public health within 24 hours,” Brown said. “I am also […]
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Numerous bills officially will become law this weekend

Sunday marks the 91st day after the 2019 Legislative Session adjournment when many new of the new laws passed take effect. Source: Numerous bills officially will become law this weekend

Former Oregon governor believes new approach needed on health care

Former Gov. John Kitzhaber started his keynote speech at Thursday’s health care summit in Hermiston with a personal story. He told of his early years as a 27-year-old Roseburg emergency room doctor fresh out of medical school and awed by the responsibility of caring for people who arrived at the hospital injured, sick, confused or […]
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Analysis of opioid sales by pharmacy skewed against frontier counties

Despite being ranked 89th in U.S., Len’s Drug distributes fewer pills per person annually than most counties in Oregon. Len’s Drug ranked 89th in the nation for popular opioids sold per resident, but far more of the pain medications are distributed per resident in Multnomah County — despite none of its many pharmacies showing up […]
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