Category Archives: The World

OHA funds groups to support contract tracing, outreach

On July 23, The Oregon Health Authority announced the launch of a new program to fund work by Community Based Organizations to help respond to COVID-19 in culturally and linguistically responsive ways in communities across the state. OHA will provide 173 CBOs with $9.4 million in CARES Act funds. The CBOs are contracted to help […]
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DeFazio: Emergency plans needed for Gold Beach shoaling project

U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, on July 21 sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging the preparation of emergency contingency plans at the Port of Gold Beach, which has been threatened by severe shoaling. Source: DeFazio: Emergency plans needed for Gold Beach shoaling project […]
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OHA funds groups to support contract tracing, outreach

On July 23, The Oregon Health Authority announced the launch of a new program to fund work by Community Based Organizations to help respond to COVID-19 in culturally and linguistically responsive ways in communities across the state. OHA will provide 173 CBOs with $9.4 million in CARES Act funds. Source: OHA funds groups to support […]
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Coronavirus shouldn’t stop learning | Editorial

On March 16, Governor Kate Brown directed Oregon schools to stop in-person classes to slow the spread of COVID-19. Facing an uncertain future for “brick and mortar” schooling, 300 Oregon students completed the process to transfer to one of Oregon’s 14 online charter schools. Eleven days after the shutdown of in-person schools, the Oregon Department […]
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Budget writers recommend closing Shutter Creek

Shutter Creek Correctional Institute near Hauser was one of two prisons recommended for closure by state budget writers. The cut was recommended to try saving school funding and other programs amid a huge budget shortfall created by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has left many people out of work and businesses closed. Source: Budget writers […]
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Lakeside City Council approves ATV trail, awaits OPRD decision

The Lakeside City Council voted 5-2 in favor of a resolution authorizing ATV riders to use a designated trail, allowing travel back and forth inside city limits to Spinreel Campground. Source: Lakeside City Council approves ATV trail, awaits OPRD decision

Keeping Oregon’s economy chugging

At a time when families and businesses are navigating so much uncertainty, we’re all more appreciative of the foundational industries, often working behind the scenes, that support our communities, consumers, jobs and the economy. Freight rail is one of those industries — a standout piece of the integrated logistics network of trains, trucks, planes and […]
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Maintenance dredging of Coos Bay harbor scheduled for early July

American Construction Company has been contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform maintenance dredging in the Coos Bay harbor from river miles 12 to 15 beginning on or around July 1. According to a press release from the International Port of Coos Bay, dredging was also conducted in this section of the […]
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Black Oystercatcher Project continues

During a recent minus tide, people may have noticed orange cones on the beach around a sea stack. Those cones were put there by Shoreline Education for Awareness volunteers who, while not policing the beach, are trying their best to keep the black oystercatcher nests from being disturbed. Source: Black Oystercatcher Project continues | Bandon […]
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COVID-19 outbreak at Shutter Creek Correctional Institution ‘resolved’

Local correctional facility recorded 27 positive cases. The new coronavirus outbreak at Shutter Creek Correctional Institution has been resolved. The announcement was made by the Oregon Department of Corrections this week, after 27 positive cases and one presumptive case of COVID-19 at the correctional facility. Source: COVID-19 outbreak at Shutter Creek Correctional Institution ‘resolved’ | […]
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