DPO accuses BOLI candidate of misleading voters

A complaint by the Democratic Party of Oregon against Lou Ogden, a Republican seeking election as nonpartisan state labor commissioner, states that he mislead voters by suggesting he is the incumbent in the race. The Democratic Party of Oregon filed an elections complaint Thursday, April 19, against Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden, a Republican seeking election […]
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Our Opinion: Concussion effort needs schools’ help

If educators truly care about the safety of the kids they teach, they should provide the requested records promptly so that this collaborative, solutions-focused project can better benefit student athletes, coaches, teachers and parents all over the state. We think that the safety of kids who play sports is important. We don’t think we’re alone. […]
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Making an impact: Concussions and student athletes

The statistics are staggering. According to one study, on an average school day, more than 750 U.S. high school students will suffer concussions. A report published last fall by the Journal of American Medicine found that one in five American teens reported having suffered at least one concussion and more than 5 percent reported multiple […]
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Weed’s day has come, but its destination is uncertain | Opinion |

Experts do not all agree how “4:20” became code for marijuana use, though one common view is that it began among a group of stoners at San Rafael High School in the San Francisco Bay Area. But how it stuck is easy to understand. Company quitting time was a mere 40 minutes away, so it […]
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Bear captured on video in south Eugene neighborhood

A black bear was captured on camera outside a house in Eugene’s south hills early Thursday, leaving a wildlife expert hoping the bear doesn’t get too comfortable in the neighborhood. In the black and white video, the young bear can be seen walking on a concrete retaining wall with flower pots on the top. The […]
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Sneak peek inside the USS Portland, set to be commissioned Saturday

The commissioning of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport vessel USS Portland is set for Saturday and will be held at the Port of Portland’s Terminal 2, where all 25,000 tons of it is currently docked. It’s sold-out. Source: Sneak peek inside the USS Portland, set to be commissioned Saturday

Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions, new data show

Opioid prescriptions and daily doses rose steadily starting in the 1990s, fueled by factors including marketing of new opioid pills such as Oxycontin. The U.S. is estimated to consume roughly 30 percent of all opioids used worldwide. Source: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions, new data show

Looming trade issue opens doors for Oregon hazelnuts

At least one agricultural industry is utilizing the possibility of Chinese tariffs as an opportunity.The Oregon hazelnut industry is hoping that an unexpected communication from the Consulate General Office of China will lead to reduction or elimination of a prohibitive tariff that for years has str Source: Looming trade issue opens doors for Oregon hazelnuts

A few popular high lakes open for fishing Sunday in Central Oregon

Crane Prairie, Wickiup reservoirs, and Odell Lake set to open for anglers. With the recent cold, snowy weather, it certainly does not feel like fishing season is upon us in Central Oregon. Source: A few popular high lakes open for fishing Sunday in Central Oregon; Crane Prairie, Wickiup reservoirs, and Odell Lake set to open […]
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Editorial: Guide can be a key resource in judicial races

It can be hard to vote for a judge. When judges run for election, they are almost always circumspect about what they say. So it can be challenging to figure who might be the best candidate. Source: Editorial: Guide can be a key resource in judicial races