Oregon joining I-5 Bridge talks a welcome step

Oregon’s decision to join discussions regarding the Interstate 5 Bridge is cause for cautious optimism. Source: In Our View: Oregon joining I-5 Bridge talks a welcome step – Columbian.com

Marine Board sets meetings on nonmotorized boat fees

The Oregon State Marine Board is coming Thursday to Southern Oregon to hear ideas on how best to usher in the new $12 annual fee for those paddling boats 10 feet or longer. It’s the first time paddlers have been asked to help fund the facilities they use. Beginning in 2020, the new Waterway Access […]
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Capitol roundup: Who’s in, who’s out, and who’s asking for money in 2020

Knopp says no to statewide bid, while others jockey for offices and fundraising. Circle Sept. 12 on the Oregon political calendar — that’s the day candidates can sign up with the secretary of state to run for office next year. Source: Capitol roundup: Who’s in, who’s out, and who’s asking for money in 2020; Knopp […]
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Earthquake-warning system that could provide smartphone alerts to Pacific Northwest gets funding boost

An updated alert system should be able to provide critical seconds of warning before an earthquake’s most destructive shaking. Source: Earthquake-warning system that could provide smartphone alerts to Pacific Northwest gets funding boost | The Seattle Times

Measles Is Back In Clackamas And Multnomah Counties

Health officials say 23 people have contracted measles in Oregon so far this year — the most seen since 1991. Clackamas and Multnomah counties have seen nine cases combined in just six weeks. Source: Measles Is Back In Clackamas And Multnomah Counties . News | OPB

Shelly Boshart Davis: Rural Oregon can’t afford cap and trade

I’m excited to be in Florence this week for the annual Oregon Coastal Caucus Economic Summit. As a first-time attendee, I’m looking forward to hearing from many of my colleagues, local leaders from our coastal communities, and policy experts on a range of important issues. One discussion I’ll be paying particular attention to is the […]
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Weekend Protests Analysis | Ranchers And Tariffs | Lamprey – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The oldest living species in the Northwest is at the Oregon Zoo. Portland’s mayor and police chief weigh in on the latest high profile protests. And ranchers fear fluctuations in beef prices due to tariffs. The oldest living species in the Northwest is at the Oregon Zoo for the first time. The Pacific lamprey is a native […]
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Push for Ethnic Studies in Schools Faces a Dilemma: Whose Stories to Tell

State Library Ed. Note: State employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.

New law could take Lane County man off of death row

A new law that redefines the crime of aggravated murder in the state of Oregon could mean that a Lane County man may be taken off of death row, to the surprise of prosecutors who were reassured during the legislative session that the law wouldn’t apply to old cases. Source: New law could take Lane […]
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Oregon’s immigrants see trouble in new Trump green card rules

State sues to block changes; officials worry some people may avoid public benefits even if they need them. The federal government’s move to restrict most legal immigration to those who can afford health care, housing and food on their own is causing Oregon immigrants to worry. Even those who will not be impacted by the […]
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