Category Archives: The Register-Guard

Drones reveal shark fests, though Oregon bites remain rare

While the Discovery Channel sets television audiences abuzz each summer with its annual Shark Week, emerging access to drone video is helping scientists and beachgoers better understand how these predators share the surf zone in real life. Source: Drones reveal shark fests, though Oregon bites remain rare – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

OLCC: 93% of restaurants, bars following state COVID rules

After a month of Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s weekend compliance checks for masks and social distancing, most businesses across the state seem to be following the rules. Since July 3, more than 93% of the OLCC-licensed establishments across the state visited by inspectors were found to be compliant with physical distancing and mask requirements. Source: […]
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About 200 rally at Capitol, demand Oregon ‘reopens’ during COVID-19 pandemic

An estimated 200 people gathered around the Oregon State Capitol steps Saturday afternoon, calling on Gov. Kate Brown and her administration to fully reopen schools and businesses. The OPEN UP Oregon rally was organized, according to its hosts, because they believe state leaders have “gone too far” with COVID-19 closures, reaching a level of bullying […]
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75th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing marked by Oregon ‘peace trees’

Using seeds of trees that miraculously survived the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Oregon communities including Eugene have been planting special “peace trees” around the state for the past 18 months. Source: 75th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing marked by Oregon ‘peace trees’

Oregon’s only woman on death row resentenced to life in prison for killing daughter

Angela McAnulty was sentenced to death in 2011 after pleading guilty to the 2009 aggravated murder of her 15-year-old daughter Jeanette Maples. Source: Oregon’s only woman on death row resentenced to life in prison for killing daughter

More Oregonians dying in 2020; it’s not all COVID-19

More people have died this year in Oregon than normal, but the increase in deaths has outnumbered those attributed to COVID-19. About 980 Oregonians have died so far in 2020 above the state’s five-year average. Source: More Oregonians dying in 2020; it’s not all COVID-19 – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

Beverage returnable redemption accounts boom during pandemic

A rapid increase in bottle and can redemption since the COVID-19 pandemic began suggests people are buying more beverages to drink at home — and recycling to get their deposit money back in their pockets.Edward Ulbricht, 61, is a seasoned recycler who seeks cans to make a couple of bucks here and there. He calls […]
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‘I don’t want any child to die’: Oregon teachers speak out about push for reopening schools

For high school Advanced Placement teacher Jennifer Scurlock, the trauma of watching someone battle COVID-19 is not a distant possibility she can ignore — it’s a reality she’s experienced firsthand. In April, she lost a cousin to the disease. Another cousin is still fighting for his life against COVID-19 in the ICU. Source: ‘I don’t […]
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Oregon sees hotter-than-normal year so far

Temperatures soared higher than normal across much of the nation in June and through the first six months of 2020, putting the country on track for what could be another one of its warmest years on record. Source: Oregon sees hotter-than-normal year so far – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

Guest View: Job well done, but the test lies ahead – Opinion

This month, legislative leaders released their framework addressing the state’s budget deficit created by COVID-19, the single most significant societal challenge many of us have ever faced. We applaud and support that Oregon leaders chose to protect public education at all levels this year. It is imperative to the well-being of Oregonians that they continue […]
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