Tag Archives: Ban(s)

Opinion | Continued bans on nursing home visitors are unhealthy and unethical

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post 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. Blanket bans on all visits fail to capture how some friends and family are critical to good […]
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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announces ban on indoor social gatherings of more than 10 people, outdoor mask mandate

Oregon is banning indoor social gatherings of more than 10 people and will require people to wear face coverings outdoors when they cannot maintain a 6-foot distance from people outside their households, Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday morning. Source: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announces ban on indoor social gatherings of more than 10 people, outdoor […]
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Open fires banned in some areas to prevent forest fires

Dry conditions across Central Oregon have prompted public land agencies to implement restrictions aimed at preventing wildfires. The Deschutes National Forest, Ochoco National Forest, Crooked River National Grassland and Prineville Bureau of Land Management are joining forces to implement the restrictions, which go into effect Friday. Source: Open fires banned in some areas to prevent […]
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Oregon Considers Ban On Additives In Cannabis Vaping Products

JT Thompson runs Sublime Solutions in Eugene, which distills the psychoactive ingredient of cannabis, THC. The resulting oil is used in everything from vape pens to chocolates. Thompson said it was devastating to his business last year when Oregon Gov. Kate Brown banned flavored vape products. Source: Oregon Considers Ban On Additives In Cannabis Vaping […]
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Lawsuit seeks to reverse Oregon prohibition on contaminated biopesticide

An insecticide manufacturer claims its neem oil biopesticide was unlawfully prohibited in Oregon for being contaminated with trace levels of malathion, chlorpyrifos and permethrin. Southern Agricultural Insecticides, a Florida-based company, has filed a lawsuit arguing that federal pesticide law should have pre-empted the Oregon Department of Agriculture from blocking the sale of Triple Action Neem […]
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Despite Calls For Ban, Portland Police Bureau Says Tear Gas Is Better Than Alternatives

As calls mount for the Portland police officers to end the use of tear gas, Portland Police Bureau leaders said Thursday that they believe the chemical is likely officers’ best option to disperse demonstrators who the police determine have turned violent. Source: Despite Calls For Ban, Portland Police Bureau Says Tear Gas Is Better Than […]
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Governor Brown lifts ban on childcare statewide

Specific guidelines are in place. Beginning Friday, Governor Kate Brown is lifting the ban on childcare in Oregon. The governor’s chief of staff confirmed that they’re allowing childcare and summer vacation programs for kids statewide, including summer school, camps and youth programs to start up. As with everything else gradually opening in the state, there […]
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Deschutes County to let short term rental ban expire on Friday

A ban on renting out short-term rentals in unincorporated Deschutes County will expire on Friday. Deschutes County commissioners on Wednesday confirmed their intention to not extend the ban, which began April 1 and included anyone staying fewer than 30 days in vacation rentals, short-term rentals, timeshares, inns and bed and breakfasts. The ban was brought […]
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Religious gatherings of fewer than 25 allowed in Oregon, with social distancing, during coronavirus pandemic

Even before the state fully reopens, Gov. Kate Brown is allowing gatherings of fewer than 25 people, if those people follow proper social distancing measures. Such gatherings have been technically allowed throughout the shutdown, though they are still discouraged. Source: Religious gatherings of fewer than 25 allowed in Oregon, with social distancing, during coronavirus pandemic […]
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Fire season to start May 1 in southwest Oregon

Fire season in Jackson and Josephine counties will kick off Friday, May 1, one of the earliest start dates for the region since 1964, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. The news affects 1.8 million acres of public and private lands, with the fire danger level starting at “low.” Under the declaration, open burning […]
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