Category Archives: The Register-Guard

Oregon state workers’ contract moves forward

Contracts for about 24,000 employees of Oregon state agencies are steps away from finalization after a tentative agreement — including wage raises, a cost of living increase and the ability to cash out unused vacation time — was reached with the state last week. The new contract would impact public workers in agencies such as […]
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Oregon hemp farmers seek stable marketplace

The Oregon hemp industry is booming, but still faces an uncertain future. A lack of consistent testing policies, outdated U.S. Department of Agriculture regulation and rules, and problems with banking were some of the issues behind the urgent tone at a recent Oregon hemp farmer roundtable discussion hosted by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden at the […]
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Missing state hospital patient located in Eugene

Eugene police located and took into custody a 35-year-old Oregon State Hospital psychiatric patient who was reported missing Thursday, last seen in Eugene. Source: Missing state hospital patient located in Eugene – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

It’s time for ‘de-growth’

As an environmentalist, I see the now-failed House Bill 2020 as a false solution. Yes, it would have established higher taxes on the most pollution-heavy industries in Oregon. But the revenue raised by this tax will be used to invest in … restoring forests? Source: It’s time for ‘de-growth’

State lacks basic cyber hygiene

Imagine a customer service survey composed of a series of questions and circles to fill in according to your level of response: A circle left blank means “Poor.” A half-darkened circle means “Making progress.” A completely darkened circle means “Excellent.” If you were the company owner reviewing the composite results of the survey, you would […]
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Oregon’s lawmakers put earthquake, hazard preparation on backburner

Decisions made by Oregon lawmakers this legislative session have undercut efforts to prepare for and respond to a massive earthquake expected to hit the Northwest in the next 50 years. Source: Oregon’s lawmakers put earthquake, hazard preparation on backburner

Oregon E-Cycles celebrates 10 years of electronics recycling

This month marks the 10th anniversary of Oregon E-Cycles, a statewide electronics recycling program.More than 250 million pounds of electronics have been recycled and more than 410,000 electronic devices reused in the program’s first decade, said Jennifer Flynt, spokeswoman with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Source: Oregon E-Cycles celebrates 10 years of electronics recycling

Oregon State Hospital seeks missing patient

A 35-year-old Oregon State Hospital psychiatric patient was reported missing Thursday, last seen on the grounds of Laurel Hill Center in Eugene. Source: Oregon State Hospital seeks missing patient – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

State chooses Trillium and PacificSource to serve county’s Oregon Health Plan members – News

County commissioners are worried that two coordinated care organizations, instead of one, will be a backwards move, ‘fracturing the system rather than fostering’ collaboration Source: State chooses Trillium and PacificSource to serve county’s Oregon Health Plan members – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

Only woman on Oregon’s death row may get new trial

The only woman on Oregon’s death row may soon be granted a new trial in the 2009 death of her teen daughter in Eugene.Angela McAnulty pleaded guilty in 2011 in Lane County Circuit Court for the aggravated murder of 15-year-old Jeanette Maples. Jeanette had been severely malnourished and abused — at the time of her death […]
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