Category Archives: Portland Tribune

Wildfire council report: Spend $4 billion to keep forests safe

Helping communities adapt and creating resilient landscapes are top priorities to improve state’s wildfire response. After revealing in October that it will take $4 billion the state’s ability to respond to catastrophic wildfires, Gov. Kate Brown’s Council on Wildfire Response on Tuesday, Nov. 12, released recommendations on how the money should be spent. Source: Pamplin […]
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State court finds police orders unjustified, reverses conviction

Ruling in Beaverton case could have statewide implications for interactions between police and the public. Source: Pamplin Media Group – State court finds police orders unjustified, reverses conviction

My View: Flavored vape ban targets youth epidemic

Oregon’s health and education professionals stand united in this: Vaping is a youth epidemic, and there is no time left to wait for the FDA to do its job. As a physician and a middle school principal, we share a common concern about the growing popularity of flavored vape products among Oregon’s youth. Source: Pamplin […]
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New Seasons Market recalls ground beef over E. coli fears

Oregon Health Authority says E. coli contaminated beef may be linked to three illnesses The Oregon Health Authority has announced that New Seasons Market is recalling fresh ground beef sold at meat counters in three of its stores because it may be contaminated with E. coli. Source: Pamplin Media Group – New Seasons Market recalls […]
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$50,000 Powerball ticket set to expire on Nov. 21

Winning ticket was sold in Aurora on Nov. 20, 2018, but prize has yet to be claimed. A $50,000 Powerball ticket sold in Aurora last year is set to expire if it is not claimed by Nov. 21. Source: Pamplin Media Group – $50,000 Powerball ticket set to expire on Nov. 21

Seismic retrofitting: Are homeowners getting ripped off?

Residential seismic retrofitting is unregulated and only requires a rudimentary sketch for a county or city building inspector to sign off on the work that can costs thousands. Some homeowners are not getting what they think they are paying for when having their homes seismically retrofitted to protect against a giant earthquake. Source: Pamplin Media […]
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Portland-area hospitals have Trillium in a bind

For-profit health care giant’s subsidiary may lose out on state contract to serve low-income people in Portland area. Local hospital and health systems have won an early bureaucratic skirmish in their fight against a for-profit health giant attempting to provide health-care to low-income residents of greater Portland. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Portland-area hospitals have […]
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Citizens, guard members honor Veterans Day

PHOTOS: Ceremonies, parades and events take place across the state at memorials and parks. Oregon’s National Guard members and leaders joined citizens Monday, Nov. 11, in Veterans Day ceremonies and special events around the state. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Citizens, guard members honor Veterans Day

Oregon’s new housing mandate faces fans, foes throughout state

HB 2001 calls for multiple units on residential lots in practically every city of any significant size in the state. To hear housing advocates tell it, Oregon is on the verge of addressing a wide range of social problems by effectively eliminating single-family zoning throughout the state. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Oregon’s new housing […]
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Oregon doctor accused of implanting 100+ unnecessary pacemakers

Cardiology nurse in La Grande blew whistle on allegations; Doctor also worked in Portland, Beaverton and Hillsboro. A recently unsealed federal whistleblower lawsuit claimed that a longtime Portland-area cardiologist, Emilia Arden, implanted more than 100 patients with unnecessary pacemakers at Grande Ronde Hospital in eastern Oregon. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Oregon doctor accused of […]
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