Category Archives: The World

February 14th “Happy 160th Birthday, Oregon!”

How do you picture our state? While a map or geographic description of “Oregon” might be most objective way to identify our state, over the past 160 years, we’ve acquired symbols to represent various aspects of its nature. Source: February 14th “Happy 160th Birthday, Oregon!” | Outdoors | theworldlink.com

Office of Emergency Management creates weather dashboard

For many, volatile weather conditions and media accessibility have made weather watching more important and entertaining than ever. Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management has created an online app called the Oregon Weather Dashboard to illustrate current and forecasted weather conditions, pulling information from the state’s four national Weather Service forecast offices. Source: Office of Emergency […]
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NW Forest Plan 25 years later: Wildfire losses up, bird populations down

Twenty-five years into a 100-year federal strategy to protect older forests in the Pacific Northwest, forest losses to wildfire are up and declines in bird populations have not been reversed, new research shows. The findings, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, underscore the importance of continuing to prioritize the safeguarding […]
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Comment period on Jordan Cove permit ends, review process begins

Over the weekend the comment period for Jordan Cove LNG’s removal fill permit through the Oregon Department of State Lands came to a close. With over 35,000 comments submitted during the 60-day comment period DSL has already announced that it will need extra time to review all of the comments. Source: Comment period on Jordan […]
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Coos County sees higher overdose-reversing prescriptions than state average

Naloxone is being prescribed more locally than the state average. More of the overdose-reversing drug, naloxone, is being prescribed in Coos County than throughout the rest of the state. In Coos County, naloxone is being prescribed at a rate of .61 per 1,000 residents, while the statewide average is .53 per 1,000 residents. This means […]
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Coos County Commissioners lend their support in proposed marijuana tax bill

Coos County Commissioners approved writing a letter of support Thursday toward a house bill that would allow certain Oregon counties to set its own tax on recreational and medical marijuana growers. The Law Enforcement Stability Act, HB 2382, states that qualifying counties will be able to tax marijuana production sites at a maximum of a […]
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Coos County sees higher overdose-reversing prescriptions than state average

More of the overdose-reversing drug, naloxone, is being prescribed in Coos County than throughout the rest of the state. In Coos County, naloxone is being prescribed at a rate of .61 per 1,000 residents, while the statewide average is .53 per 1,000 residents. Source: Coos County sees higher overdose-reversing prescriptions than state average

More money for schools is meaningless without controlling PERS costs

Several members of the Portland Public Schools Community Budget Review Committee recently co-authored an essay entitled, “The under-funding of schools must end.” The authors assume that all money problems at public schools are the result of insufficient tax support; but the reality is that schools have been unable to control costs, especially related to pensions. […]
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State Democrats still need to work with GOP 

As the Oregon Legislature prepared to start work this week, its leaders were saying all the right things about working together, respecting rural Oregon and doing what was best for the state as a whole. But, as the saying goes, “only time will tell.” Source: State Democrats still need to work with GOP | Editorial […]
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Oregon unemployment offices feel federal shutdown

More than a month has passed since certain federal government agencies were shut down internally and the Oregon Employment Department has noticed an influx of applications for unemployment benefits from federal workers seeking assistance. The federal standard in this type of scenario that states are supposed to try to meet is a 21-day waiting period […]
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