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Eclipse traffic nightmare begins in Central Oregon

Despite the total solar eclipse being five days away, it appears traffic in Central Oregon is already increasing. Source: Eclipse traffic nightmare begins in Central Oregon | KGW.com

Potentially toxic algae found in Willamette River, but levels not harmful

On Tuesday, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey discovered blue-green algae in the south end of the Ross Island Lagoon. Source: Potentially toxic algae found in Willamette River, but levels not harmful | KGW.com

VERIFY: Will Oregon actually have 1 million eclipse visitors?

This stunning natural phenomenon will draw a massive crowd to Oregon and the 11 other states in the path of totality. How big, exactly? News reports have claimed as many as one million people could come to Oregon in the days surrounding the eclipse. Source: VERIFY: Will Oregon actually have 1 million eclipse visitors? | […]
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Kitzhaber: Reopened investigation ‘not what I had hoped for’

Former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber said he is “disappointed” after the Oregon Government Ethics Commission chose to reopen an ethics investigation into whether Kitzhaber and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, used their positions as governor and first lady for financial gain. Source: Kitzhaber: Reopened investigation ‘not what I had hoped for’ | KGW.com

Eclipse to cause ‘biggest traffic event in Oregon history,’ ODOT says

ODOT is staffing up and warning drivers to be prepared to be stuck in their cars for hours during the solar eclipse. Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman Don Hamilton says the eclipse will cause “the biggest traffic event in Oregon history” on August 21. ODOT is staffing up and warning drivers to be prepared to be […]
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Electric vehicle rebates included in Oregon transportation bill

PORTLAND, Ore. — If you’re thinking about buying or leasing an electric vehicle in Oregon, but are worried about the cost, just wait a few months. Source: Electric vehicle rebates included in Oregon transportation bill | KGW.com

New data reveals Oregon’s opioid epidemic still dire in rural counties

Oregon is prescribing fewer opioids, but 280 million pills were still given out last year.  Rural counties struggle the most with opioid addiction and the state faces a long battle ahead. Source: New data reveals Oregon’s opioid epidemic still dire in rural counties | KGW.com

Portland mayor jumps into Willamette River at new swimming beach

A brand new beach is open along Portland’s South Waterfront. It’s another place to take a dip in the Willamette River and cool off. On Thursday, Mayor Ted Wheeler did his part to encourage people to give it a try. Source: Portland mayor jumps into Willamette River at new swimming beach | KGW.com

VERIFY: Will your Oregon driver’s license be accepted at airport security checkpoints?

For now, your Oregon driver’s license will get you through an airport security checkpoint. But that could change in the future due to something called the Real ID Act, passed by Congress back in 2005 as part of a series of post-September 11 security reforms. When that change will happen is not known yet, but […]
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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown appears on Straight Talk with Laural Porter — Video

Governor Kate Brown is celebrating victories at the end of Oregon’s legislative session, including a $5.3 billion investment in Oregon’s transportation system. We sat down with Gov. Brown just as the session ended to reflect on the work lawmakers accompli… Source: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown appears on Straight Talk with Laural Porter | KGW.com