Category Archives: The Register-Guard

Sound off about cap and trade: State lawmakers holding public hearing Friday in Springfield

Oregon lawmakers will be in Springfield Friday to hold a public hearing about a potential law to decrease industrial greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to combat the effects of climate change. Source: Sound off about cap and trade: State lawmakers holding public hearing Friday in Springfield

Oregon House Republicans boycott meeting on capitol culture

Oregon House Republicans snubbed a meeting Wednesday meant to promote an inclusive and respectful workplace environment within the state capitol. Source: Oregon House Republicans boycott meeting on capitol culture

Groups file lawsuit to stop timber harvest near Springfield

Two local environmental groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday to stop logging on federal land planned as a future recreation area east of Springfield, alleging the timber harvest violates federal law and would increase the risk of wildfire. Source: Groups file lawsuit to stop timber harvest near Springfield

Lowering state voting age to 16 would increase turnout, supporters say

Would lowering the age to vote improve our voting system? Source: Lowering state voting age to 16 would increase turnout, supporters say

Drug pricing bills in Oregon Legislature get first hearing

The first public hearing on a series of bills designed to lower the cost of prescription drugs in Oregon became heated Tuesday afternoon after House Health Committee Chairman Mitch Greenlick pushed representatives from two medical biotechnology organizations on why pharmaceutical companies couldn’t give the state and consumers a 60-day warning on prescription drug price increases. […]
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Will lack of vaccinations keep your child out of school? Opinion

(Scroll down webpage for opinion content) There are at least four reasons to make sure schoolchildren are vaccinated by Wednesday’s statewide deadline. No. 1: The measles outbreak in the Vancouver-Portland region shows how dangerous diseases can easily spread when people are not vaccinated. Source: We’ll drink to this wine – Opinion – The Register-Guard – […]
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To end teen suicide, it will take everyone – Opinion

“One-in-three kids are depressed, one-in-four contemplate suicide and one-in-five have tried it. That’s a staggering number.” Those are the words of Eugene pediatrician Pilar Bradshaw, talking about Lane County youth in last Sunday’s Register-Guard story. Source: To end teen suicide, it will take everyone – Opinion – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

Blackman: Tenants in Oregon need stability

Every Oregonian deserves a safe and stable place to call home. Whether owned or rented, a home is the foundation of everything else: Our ability to go to work, to rest and recover, to raise our children and to grow old. Unfortunately, too many people don’t have access to stable housing in Oregon because there […]
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Drought persists in Oregon, but winter dampens effects

Recent rain and snow haven’t been enough to make the specter of drought go away in Oregon. Rainfall and snowpack numbers remain below normal for this time of year in the southern Willamette Valley and the nearby Cascade mountains. Winter and early spring is when precipitation recharges the water supply in Oregon, filling reservoirs and […]
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Eugene food stamps issued early for March

Food stamps will be available to Oregon residents who use them on March 1. The U.S. Department of Agriculture asked states to issue benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps or SNAP, at the beginning of the month due to the federal shutdown in January. Source: Eugene food stamps issued […]
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