Category Archives: The Corvallis Advocate

Oregon DOJ Clears Plan for OSU to Manage Elliott State Forest

The Oregon Department of Justice has given the “all-clear” on a plan to convert the Elliott State Forest into a research forest in partnership with Oregon State University.  Last month, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled against the 2014 sale of the East Hakki Ridge parcel, stating that the Elliott Forest must remain under state ownership. […]
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Oregon DEQ Unveils New Air Quality ‘SensORs’

On December 5, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality announced its laboratory staff had developed a new lower-cost air quality monitor that will allow the agency to provide timely particulate pollution information at more locations throughout the state. Already, eight of the devices, called the SensOR, have been placed at new Air Quality Index sites […]
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OSU Will Introduce New President Dec. 13

Oregon State University’s Board of Trustees will hold a special board meeting to consider the appointment and employment agreement of Oregon State University’s next president for a term starting on July 1, 2020. Source: OSU Will Introduce New President Dec. 13 – The Corvallis Advocate

Oregon Employment Department Reports Rapid Expansion of Workers Aged 65+ 

  The number of workers in Oregon over the age of 65 has quadrupled since the 1990s, according to a report from the Oregon Employment Department.   Written by Workforce Analyst Henry Fields, the report was released on November 21. Source: Oregon Employment Department Reports Rapid Expansion of Workers Aged 65+ – The Corvallis Advocate

OSU Develops New Technique for Studying Arthritis

Oregon State University research has provided the first complete, cellular-level look at what’s going on in joints afflicted by osteoarthritis, a debilitating and costly condition that affects nearly one-quarter of adults in the United States. Source: OSU Develops New Technique for Studying Arthritis – The Corvallis Advocate

Wyden Sponsors Bill to Prevent Homelessness Among Foster Youth

A week ago, Sen. Ron Wyden announced he will co-sponsor legislation that would extend housing vouchers for young people to use for up to three years after they become adults and leave foster care. Source: Wyden Sponsors Bill to Prevent Homelessness Among Foster Youth – The Corvallis Advocate

Oregon Christmas Shortages, Seed Supplies and Climate Change Blamed

Oregon Christmas tree farmers may be looking at a lean harvest this year, due to seedling shortages and the changing climate.   According to Christmas Tree Specialist Chal Landgren of Oregon State University, just a decade ago seedling suppliers weren’t able to keep up with demand.   Source: Oregon Christmas Shortages, Seed Supplies and Climate Change Blamed […]
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Audit: Opioid Controls Lax Among Oregon Veterinarians

In a recently released audit, Secretary of State Bev Clarno concluded that Oregon veterinarians have not shown due diligence in monitoring their prescription drugs, including opioids.    623 veterinary practices were surveyed, and according to the data, “23 percent of respondents have seen an increase in the number of customers exhibiting doctor shopping behaviors in the last […]
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State Population Continues to Grow, May Earn Another Congressional Seat

Portland State University has released the preliminary estimates for their annual Oregon Population Report. Since July 2018, the state’s population has increased by one percent, or 41,000 people, raising the total population to over 4.2 million.   Source: State Population Continues to Grow, May Earn Another Congressional Seat – The Corvallis Advocate

OSU Ranked Top School for Veterans in the Pacific Northwest

Oregon State University has been named the best college or university for veterans in the Pacific Northwest and one of the top 25 in the nation by College Factual. Oregon State was ranked 22nd out of 1,751 colleges and universities ranked nationally by that organization. That is an improvement from being ranked 54th last year. […]
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