Category Archives: KTVZ

DMV to drop fee for no-photo disabled parking placards

A new Oregon law will remove a costly Catch 22 for people who need a disabled parking placard but are medically unable to go to a DMV office. Source: DMV to drop fee for no-photo disabled parking placards – KTVZ

C. Oregon water, sewer projects get $72 million in EPA loans

Several major Central Oregon water and sewer projects will receive a total of $72 million in federal EPA loans, announced Monday Source: C. Oregon water, sewer projects get $72 million in EPA loans – KTVZ

State seeks comments on changes to camping special access pass

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is accepting public comments on a proposed change to Oregon Administrative Rule language describing how the agency bundles free camping days under their Special Access Pass program. The program is offered to foster and adoptive foster families, and veterans with a service-connected disability. It provides up to 14 days […]
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DEQ adding new, cheaper air quality sensors around state

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality announced Thursday its Hillsboro lab staff has developed a new, lower-cost air quality monitor that allows the agency to provide timely particulate pollution information at more locations throughout the state. Source: DEQ adding new, cheaper air quality sensors around state – KTVZ

Oregon DMV to drop driver’s license address-change stickers

When Oregon residents update their addresses with DMV, they will no longer be required to apply a sticker on their driver license, permit or ID card as of Jan. 1. Source: Oregon DMV to drop driver’s license address-change stickers – KTVZ

State’s new bid to eliminate HIV infections – and stigmas

Dec. 1 is recognized as World AIDS Day, and to mark the event, the Oregon Health Authority said Monday it has partnered with End HIV Oregon to launch a new campaign: “Undetectable equals Untransmittable.” Source: State’s new bid to eliminate HIV infections – and stigmas – KTVZ

Report: Salem spends more than $5 mil yearly on homelessness

Salem spends more than $5.2 million a year on issues related to homelessness, according to estimates in a draft city report. The Statesman Journal reports that most of the costs are incurred by the Salem Police Department, which is estimated to spend nearly $4.7 million on an annual basis dealing with issues related to homelessness. Source: Report: […]
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Giving street dogs a second chance in Central Oregon

State Library Ed. Note: Story contains brief mention of a state law going into effect 01/2020 regarding state oversight of shelters by state veterinarian. There are some unique animal rescue groups in Central Oregon that want to remind you it’s not just people who have something to be thankful for. Warm shelter, freshly cooked food, […]
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Part of DCSO work center to serve as emergency warming shelter

Part of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office work-release center will be used to house up to 48 people as an emergency warming shelter during the winter, the Homeless Leadership Coalition announced Thursday. Source: Part of DCSO work center to serve as emergency warming shelter – KTVZ

C.O. may see holiday-week snow; ODOT has reminders

The National Weather Service has issued a forecast for next week that includes a chance for snow on the floor of the High Desert in Central Oregon, ODOT advised Thursday. Source: C.O. may see holiday-week snow; ODOT has reminders – KTVZ