Category Archives: The Corvallis Advocate

OSU in Top 5 Online Educators

For the third time in six years, Oregon State University is ranked as one of America’s five best providers of online education by U.S. News & World Report. Source: OSU in Top 5 Online Educators – The Corvallis Advocate

New Cap and Trade Bill Debuts at Oregon Senate

On January 13, the Oregon Senate held the first public hearing for a revised version of the cap and trade bill.   With House Bill 2020 defeated last year by the Republican walkout and emissions goals looming overhead, state Democrats returned to the drawing board. Source: New Cap and Trade Bill Debuts at Oregon Senate – […]
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Supreme Court to hear unfunded mandate suit Thursday

Linn County will have its day in court — the Oregon Supreme Court — at 9 a.m. Thursday, when justices review its “unfunded mandate” lawsuit. Source: Supreme Court to hear unfunded mandate suit Thursday

Clarno Under Fire From Oregon DOJ

On December 19, The Oregon Department of Justice filed a brief against Secretary of State Bev Clarno regarding her dismissal of three ballot measures earlier this year. In the brief, the DOJ criticizes Clarno’s rigid insistence that initiative petitions adhere to “one subject only” rule of the Oregon Constitution. If her decision is upheld, they […]
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USDA Reports Another Dry Winter for Oregon

Oregon’s dry spell has continued into the new year, causing concern for local agriculture in 2020. According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the state has only received 45 percent of the usual amount of water from snow this winter, and snowfall is below average in all but one […]
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Census Data Shows Oregon Closing in on Sixth Congressional Seat

Oregon remains on track for netting a sixth congressional seat, according to data from the US Census Bureau. Estimates released December 31 place Oregon’s population at 4,217,737, representing a growth of 0.9 percent since 2018, and 10.1 percent over the past decade. Source: Census Data Shows Oregon Closing in on Sixth Congressional Seat – The […]
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2010s Were a “Disappointment” for Oregon Economically

On the very last day of 2019, the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis released a report identifying the economic trends of the past decade. Source: 2010s Were a “Disappointment” for Oregon Economically – The Corvallis Advocate

Oregon’s Forests and Tribal Communities Provided for in 2020 Budget

Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced that the 2020 spending bill includes U.S. Department of Interior Appropriations funding that provides critical investments in earthquake preparedness, water infrastructure, and wildfire suppression and recovery activities that are of particular importance to communities across Oregon.  Source: Oregon’s Forests and Tribal Communities Provided for in […]
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2020 Oregon Laws: Bicycle Stops and Plastic Bags

With a New Year comes new regulations for the state of Oregon, including House Bill 2509, aka the “Sustainable Shopping Initiative,” and Senate Bill 998, which allows cyclists to perform an “Idaho stop.” Both bills were passed in June, and will come into effect January 1, 2020. Source: 2020 Oregon Laws: Bicycle Stops and Plastic […]
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Oregon Holds Highest Rate of Depression in Nation

Oregon holds the dubious distinction of the highest rate of depression in America, according to a list compiled by insurance comparison site QuoteWizard. The website looked at data from the CDC covering the years of 2014 through 2018, which they used to create an average rate of depression for every state. Source: Oregon Holds Highest […]
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