Category Archives: St. Helens Chronicle

St. Helens School District receives grant to assess student health services

St. Helens School District (SHSD) has received a grant to conduct a needs assessment on student health services, in the hopes of establishing a School-Based Health Center (SBHC) at St. Helens High School (SHHS). Source: St. Helens School District receives grant to assess student health services

Bacterial meningitis suspected in SHHS student’s death, investigation underway

A student at St. Helens High School died today, Oct. 21, and doctors suspect bacterial meningitis (Neisseria meningitides) as the cause. Test results are expected later this week to pinpoint the exact cause of death. Source: Bacterial meningitis suspected in SHHS student’s death, investigation underway

Ethics Probe: State commission to review city council’s executive session

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has announced that it will investigate a complaint filed by St. Helens City Councilor Stephen Topaz regarding the legality of the executive session meeting the St. Helens city council held on May 21 in Portland. The complaint claims that the location of the meeting was out-of-bounds for a City of […]
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Governor proclaims October as fire prevention month in Oregon

In support of National Fire Prevention Week, and at the request of the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, Gov. Kate Brown has proclaimed October as Fire Prevention Month. Source: Governor proclaims October as fire prevention month in Oregon

FUNDING: Amtrak matches ODOT grant to improve nation’s transportation infrastructure

In support of an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) grant application, Amtrak announced a matching $750,000 contribution to reduce delays in the Pacific Northwest Rail Corridor. ODOT’s grant application, if successful, will restore an out-of-service siding between Portland and Salem. Restoring this siding will improve on-time performance on a rail line segment where the largest […]
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Assessing Oregon’s tobacco retail environment

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) working with multiple county health department staffs has completed a statewide assessment of Oregon retailers that carry tobacco to study tobacco industry marketing and the product’s reach – specifically where minors are concerned. The report highlights ads and products designed to appeal to youth, as well as heavy marketing to […]
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IN HONOR: Flags lowered for victims of mass shooting

In honor of the victims of the tragedy in Virginia Beach, Va., Oregon Governor Kate Brown orders all flags at public institutions throughout Oregon be flown at half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on Tuesday, June 4. Source: IN HONOR: Flags lowered for victims of mass shooting | News | thechronicleonline.com

COLUMN: Celebrating Oregon’s Charter Schools – 20 Years in the Making | Opinion | thechronicleonline.com

You might not be aware of them, but there are dozens around Oregon – they focus on languages, the environment, college courses, many exist on the internet. They are the state’s 132 charter schools and we should celebrate them during National Charter Schools Week, which runs from May 12 through May 18. This is also […]
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VIEWPOINTS: Beyond cap and trade: Towards a green new deal for Oregon | Opinion |

This spring, Oregon legislators are poised to pass legislation to establish a cap and invest system for regulating greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) statewide. Source: VIEWPOINTS: Beyond cap and trade: Towards a green new deal for Oregon | Opinion | thechronicleonline.com

Oregon to deliver first Crisis Intervention Training for 9-1-1 operators

Across the nation first responders (law enforcement, fire and EMS) are helping residents in crisis on a daily basis. To assist our state’s first responders with training for these types Source: Oregon to deliver first Crisis Intervention Training for 9-1-1 operators