Category Archives: KGW

‘Just not possible’: Oregon would have to issue 32 Real ID licenses per second to fulfill expected demand by Oct. 1

Real ID won’t be available in Oregon until July 6, just three months before the new rule takes effect. Officials are advising people to get a passport. Oregon officials are once again advising people to get or renew their passport instead of waiting to get a new form of ID that will be required to […]
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5 of the most common questions/answers about the flu this season

Oregon Health Authority data from this flu season shows a lot of people were sick with the flu in December, but the season looks to be winding down now. Source: 5 of the most common questions/answers about the flu this season | kgw.com

Straight Talk: Oregon Governor Kate Brown on cap and trade

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has big plans for the upcoming 2020 legislative session that begins Feb. 3. Although it’s a short session lasting only 35 days, the governor has high hopes lawmakers will pass issues she says are critical to the state’s future. That includes a cap and trade bill that failed in the last […]
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New law allows Oregon bicyclists to roll through stop signs

Starting January 1, the practice known as an Idaho stop will be legal in Oregon. Source: New law allows Oregon bicyclists to roll through stop signs

Oregon’s single-use plastic bag ban in effect January 1

The law says establishments will be required to charge 5 cents for each recyclable paper or plastic bag. Source: Oregon’s single-use plastic bag ban in effect January 1

Changes to the ocean almost wiped out Oregon’s oyster industry

Scientists and researchers say our vast and beautiful ocean is sick. They are trying to find out how fast our oceans are changing and how marine life will adapt. Source: Changes to the ocean almost wiped out Oregon’s oyster industry

First case of vaping-related lung illness reported in Clark County

A woman in her 40s was hospitalized for a “lung injury” after she reportedly vaped products containing nicotine and THC. Source: First case of vaping-related lung illness reported in Clark County

Oregon fight over cap and trade begins again

The controversial bill will likely be back. Governor Kate Brown says she plans to bring back the cap and trade bill in the Oregon Legislature. Source: Oregon fight over cap and trade begins again

25 years ago, Oregonians passed Death with Dignity

The controversial, first-of-its-kind law gives terminally ill patients the choice to end their life. riday marked 25 years since Oregon voters passed the state’s Death with Dignity Act. It became the first law in the country allowing terminally ill patients to choose to end their life. Source: 25 years ago, Oregonians passed Death with Dignity […]
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What are Oregon’s top elementary schools?

Thirteen of them are in Portland, while eight are in Beaverton. The list of Oregon’s Top 50 Elementary Schools is out, and looks a little bit different than our 2019 roster. That is, the differences from last year’s top elementary schools tally stem from our inclusion of both public and private schools that, according to Pittsburgh-based […]
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