Category Archives: KTVZ

Oregon rolling out new driver license, ID card design

The next time you renew your Oregon driver license or identification card, you might notice a new design with new security features. Source: Oregon rolling out new driver license, ID card design

More parents claiming exemption from vaccines

Deschutes County rate fourth-highest in the state. Oregon has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country, and Deschutes County is no exception. State law requires that children be immunized against diseases including polio, measles, mumps, pertussis and rubella. But a recent report by the Oregon Health Authority suggests that there’s been an increase in […]
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Audit: ODOT on track with ‘Keep Oregon Moving’ programs

The Oregon Department of Transportation appears on track with its implementation of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund and Safe Routes to Schools infrastructure programs as required by Keep Oregon Moving, according to an audit released today by Secretary of State Dennis Richardson. Source: Audit: ODOT on track with ‘Keep Oregon Moving’ programs

ODFW to finalize urban deer control pilot program

But cities must first prohibit feeding deer. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission is being asked next week to approve the rules for a new urban deer control pilot program. The 2017 Oregon Legislature passed SB 373, which called for the development of a pilot program to allow cities to reduce deer populations in areas […]
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OHA aims to lift limits on OHP patient hepatitis C coverage

The Oregon Drug Use Review/Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, which advises the Oregon Health Authority on prescription drug coverage, recommended Friday a change in prior authorization criteria which will expand treatment access to all Oregon Health Plan patients with chronic hepatitis C, without fibrosis restrictions. Source: OHA aims to lift limits on OHP patient hepatitis C […]
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Climate report highlights Oregon public health efforts

A new national report shows that climate-related extreme events such as heat waves, wildfires, droughts and floods, are already affecting human health and welfare, but Oregon is among Northwest states taking major steps to reduce health risks, the Oregon Health Authority said Thursday. The recently released Fourth National Climate Assessment provides examples of actions underway in communities […]
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Gov’s 2 budgets offer COCC sharply different future

Gov. Kate Brown’s proposed “base budget” for the next biennium could lead to significant cuts that might force Central Oregon Community College to make “significant” tuition hikes and/or cuts to programs, COCC President Dr. Shirley Metcalf said Thursday. Source: Gov’s 2 budgets offer COCC sharply different future – KTVZ

FEMA launches integration team in Oregon

This week, Oregon will for the first time have FEMA staff assigned to its emergency management agency. The FEMA Integration Team (FIT) will provide technical and training assistance on FEMA’s programs and continuous on-site support to the state. Source: FEMA launches integration team in Oregon – KTVZ

Oregon unemployment tax rate won’t change in 2019

Unemployment tax rates for Oregon employers will remain at tax schedule three for 2019, which includes an average rate of 1.97% for the first $40,600 paid to each employee, the Oregon Employment Department reported Wednesday. The specific rate each employer will pay under the new schedule depends on how much they have used the unemployment […]
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Redmond meeting set on state’s draft housing plan

State Library Ed. Note: OHCS draft plan is available HERE. Oregon Housing and Community Services on Thursday released the draft Breaking New Ground: the OHCS Statewide Housing Plan, a five-year look at the agency’s priorities, goals, and strategies in ensuring a stable and affordable housing landscape. Drafted after combining robust statewide outreach and partner input sessions […]
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