Category Archives: OPB – Oregon Public Broadcasting

Safe Gun Storage Initiative Petition Unlikely To Make Oregon Ballot . 

Attempts to pass a safe firearm storage law in Oregon are once again faltering, this time because of the coronavirus. Source: Safe Gun Storage Initiative Petition Unlikely To Make Oregon Ballot . News | OPB

Recreational Fishing Curtailed In Fight Against The Coronavirus  

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will close recreational salmon fishing in the Columbia River for at least two weeks, starting Friday morning, to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Source: Recreational Fishing Curtailed In Fight Against The Coronavirus . News | OPB

Coronavirus Halts Home Visits As Census-Takers Prepare To Work From Home

The 2020 census was supposed to break new ground by moving more surveys in the once-a-decade U.S. population count online than ever before. Now, a global pandemic and Gov. Kate Brown’s order telling most Oregonians to stay home is pushing census-takers to get even more innovative than they had planned. Source: Coronavirus Halts Home Visits As […]
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Rescue Teams, Government Agencies Discourage Backcountry Adventures During COVID-19 Pandemic

During the Great Depression, when the economy tanked and thousands suddenly found themselves with more time on their hands than money, there was a boom in outdoor recreation. The federal government built campgrounds, trails and backcountry shelters to encourage people to get outside and take advantage of the vast national forests and parks. Today, many of those […]
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Live Updates: 317 Known Coronavirus Cases In Oregon . 

State health officials announced one new death Thursday, bringing the state’s total known deaths related to the virus to 11. Source: Live Updates: 317 Known Coronavirus Cases In Oregon . News | OPB

Some Health Care Workers Treating COVID-19 Resort To DIY Protective Equipment Amid Shortage

Oregon is one of many states that thought they had a federal response to fall back on, thought they had more time. By the time Oregon sought additional protective equipment for health care workers, the new coronavirus was at the doorstep. Source: Some Health Care Workers Treating COVID-19 Resort To DIY Protective Equipment Amid Shortage […]
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Asian American Harassment | Climate Change Order | 2020 Census – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Asian Americans have reported an increase in racist harassment and attacks across the United States. Before the novel coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic, the big story in Oregon legislative politics was the walkout by state Republicans to prevent Democrats from passing a cap-and-trade bill. Without a quorum, Democratic lawmakers were […]
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Is It Still A Good Idea To Enjoy Oregon’s Outdoors?

Last week, we published an article with recommendations for safe hiking practices in our local forests and parks. Health experts advised that as long as hikers kept a safe, 6-feet distance from others, getting outdoors was not only safe but good medicine. At that time, national forests and state parks in Oregon were encouraging people […]
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Rescue Teams, Government Agencies Discourage Backcountry Adventures During COVID-19 Pandemic

During the Great Depression, when the economy tanked and thousands suddenly found themselves with more time on their hands than money, there was a boom in outdoor recreation. The federal government built campgrounds, trails and backcountry shelters to encourage people to get outside and take advantage of the vast national forests and parks. Today, many […]
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Live Updates: Oregon Congressional Leaders Ask For Disaster Declaration (OPB)

Oregon has 270 known cases of the novel coronavirus as of Thursday morning, according to state and local health officials. The actual number of cases is believed to be higher given the lack of tests available. The Oregon Health Authority announced 57 new diagnosed cases Wednesday afternoon and two additional deaths. Source: Live Updates: Oregon Congressional Leaders Ask […]
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