Apple to make big energy investment in Oregon

One of the world’s biggest brands is making an environmental investment in Oregon. Source: Apple to make big energy investment in Oregon | KGW.com

Oregon ethics panel clears former legislator to lobby for governor’s office

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has ruled that a “cooling off” law that prohibits recently retired state lawmakers from lobbying their one-time colleagues doesn’t apply if they become an employee of a public agency and engage in lobbying for that agency. Source: Oregon ethics panel clears former legislator to lobby for governor’s office | Local […]
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Early Numbers Suggest Oregon Bottle Redemption Rate Up Significantly

Initial numbers show that bottle and can returns are up statewide after the deposit increased from a nickel to a dime on April 1. Source: Early Numbers Suggest Oregon Bottle Redemption Rate Up Significantly | Jefferson Public Radio

State halts work on Millersburg subdivisions

An Oregon state agency issued stop-work orders April 7 for two Millersburg subdivisions well after construction started, citing potential wetland concerns, according to Millersburg City Manager Steve Hasson. Source: State halts work on Millersburg subdivisions | Local | democratherald.com

Cybersecurity | Raising The Smoking Age . Radio

Oregon state Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer, D-Portland, joins us to discuss a bill that would raise the age for tobacco use from 18 to 21. Source: Cybersecurity | Raising The Smoking Age . Radio | OPB

 Women’s health services face federal, state threats

Participants in symposium sponsored by Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Clinic hold out hope for some positive changes in Congress and the Oregon Legislature. Source: Oregon Local News – Women’s health services face federal, state threats

Expect delays at Oregon DMV due to computer issues

Unspecified mainframe computer issues have been causing delays at Oregon DMV offices since Friday. Source: Expect delays at Oregon DMV due to computer issues | KGW.com

ODFW Commission hears wolf plan testimony

Read ODFW Commission hears wolf plan testimony from Capital Press Source: ODFW Commission hears wolf plan testimony – – Capital Press

Plan for local control of transit funds alive

The bill would shift authority from Salem to Bend area A plan that would allow Bend-area officials to set transportation spending priorities for some state money has been safely parked in the House Revenue Committee. While no action is pending on the bill, its approval by the House Transportation Policy Committee on March 27 beat […]
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Apple drives solar-array construction

Computer giant to buy enough power to run a small city Apple is the customer behind a 56-megawatt solar array — the largest so far in Oregon — that is under construction in Crook County, according to Apple’s latest environmental sustainability report. Source: Apple drives solar-array construction; Computer giant to buy enough power to run […]
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