Category Archives: KUOW

Oregon Appeals Court To Hear Case Challenging Fingerprint Science 

For decades, fingerprints have been used during trial as irrefutable evidence linking a person to a crime. But recently, science has found the way fingerprints are collected and analyzed is subject to error. Source: Oregon Appeals Court To Hear Case Challenging Fingerprint Science | KUOW News and Information

Oregon Wants To Know What The Public Thinks About CCOs

The Oregon Health Authority is asking the public to say what it likes, dislikes and wants to change about the state’s 15 coordinated care organizations. The CCOs were set up in 2012. But their contracts run out at the end of next year, and the state wants to know how they should change. Source: Oregon […]
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Portland Earthquake Study Estimates Wide Variation In Impact Depending On Timing

No one can say when exactly the next Cascadia megaquake will strike other than there’s a fair chance it’ll happen in our lifetimes. A new study of likely earthquake impacts in the Greater Portland region finds the exact timing and season make a big difference when it comes to casualties and damage. Oregon’s Department of […]
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Pacific Heat Wave Known As ‘The Blob’ Appears To Be In Retreat

Ocean conditions off the Pacific Northwest seem to be returning to normal after a three-year spike in water temperature. It’s promising long-term news for fishermen who are looking ahead in the short term to yet another year of low salmon returns. Source: Pacific Heat Wave Known As ‘The Blob’ Appears To Be In Retreat | KUOW […]
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Grad Student Complaint Raises Legal, Data Security Questions At PSU

A graduate student’s complaint about a research assignment is raising broader questions about how to protect the rights of students and parents, as teaching colleges seek to help eliminate Oregon’s entrenched achievement gaps based on race and income. In allegations first reported in Willamette Week this week, grad student Ezra Whitman accused professors in Portland […]
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Oregon Tax Bill Produces Political Dilemma For Gov. Kate Brown

A tax bill affecting tens of thousands of small businesses in Oregon is posing a political dilemma for Gov. Kate Brown. “We’re taking a very hard look at the bill,” Brown told reporters after the Legislature adjourned this weekend. “We’re looking at the implications for Oregon’s small businesses and Oregon’s economy.” Source: Oregon Tax Bill […]
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‘Sweet Cakes’ Bakers Ask Oregon Supreme Court To Overturn Ruling

The owners of a former Gresham bakery want the Oregon Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s ruling. In a petition filed with the court Thursday, the owners of former bakery Sweet Cakes By Melissa asked the state’s highest court to hear their case. Source: ‘Sweet Cakes’ Bakers Ask Oregon Supreme Court To Overturn Ruling […]
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Oregon Flu Season Continues Despite Tapering

At the flu season’s peak in January, 35 percent of flu tests in Oregon were coming back positive. That figure now stands at about 17 percent. Dr. Ann Thomas, with the Oregon Public Health Division, said the flu season starts at the 10 percent mark. Source: Oregon Flu Season Continues Despite Tapering | KUOW News […]
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Company That Emitted 6 Tons Of Ammonia Near St. Helens Pleads Guilty

An industrial mining explosives manufacturing company pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Friday for failing to notify authorities of the release of 13,000 pounds (6.6 tons) of ammonia into the air at its St. Helens plant. Salt Lake City-based Dyno Nobel Inc. faces a maximum fine of $500,000 and up to five years probation for violating environmental […]
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‘OPB Politics Now:’ Examining The Proposal That Would Make Health Care A Right In Oregon

The Oregon House this week passed a resolution that would ask voters to create a constitutional right providing “access to effective, medically appropriate and affordable health care.” As the resolution heads to the Senate, OPB Politics Now looks at both the policy and the politics of the “health care for all” measure. Source: ‘OPB Politics […]
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