Tag Archives: Federal Government

School nutrition was improving. Now the Trump administration is set to undo it.

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. THE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT last year released results of a comprehensive study of school nutrition programs to […]
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Nominate a river for Wild and Scenic designation

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden is asking Oregonians to nominate more Oregon rivers for the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Do you have a river you love in Oregon? Do you want to see it more protected than it is today? Now’s the time to speak up. Source: Nominate a river for Wild and Scenic […]
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EOU providing training on doing business with government agencies

Eastern Oregon University’s Small Business Development Center is hosting a training for business owners interested in doing business with state and federal agencies. The training will be Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1607 Gekeler Lane in La Grande. It is free, but preregistration is required. Source: EOU providing training on doing business […]
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Communities are the winners of new federal law to save local journalism

The survival of independent regional newspapers shows hope for a revival of American local journalism. Thanks to a new federal law, these bastions of the free press — including The Seattle Times — can build toward long-term stability despite financial burdens left from an earlier era. Part of the budget deal signed Dec. 20, the Save […]
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Rollback of environmental oversight proposed

President Donald Trump on Thursday unveiled a proposed revision of the federal environmental review process, a move that would fast-track the construction of some infrastructure projects, including pipelines, highways and airports. The change, which would apply to the National Environmental Policy Act enacted under the Nixon administration, would limit the review timeline of “large” projects […]
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How Trump’s Environmental Policy Rollback Affects The Northwest

A new Trump administration plan to scale back a bedrock environmental law could affect all kinds of projects in the Northwest, including timber sales, hydroelectric dams, and large energy developments like the controversial Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project with its 235-mile Pacific Connector pipeline. On Thursday, the Trump administration announced major changes to the […]
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Oregon Health Authority Says Federal Vape Flavor Ban Falls Short .

The Oregon Health Authority said the federal government’s planned flavored vape ban falls short in protecting the public. Source: Oregon Health Authority Says Federal Vape Flavor Ban Falls Short . News | OPB

Trump administration’s compromise vape ban provokes public health outcry

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. Angry public health groups on Wednesday predicted President Trump’s scaled-back plan to limit flavored e-cigarettes will […]
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Grappling with state vs. federal licensure in telemedicine

Telemedicine challenges the established order of medical licensure in the United States. Medical treatment with a physician in one place and a patient in another raises questions about the efficiency and constitutionality of state-by-state licensure. Generally, a physician can only practice medicine in states where he or she holds a medical license, regardless of whether […]
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Opinion | Cybersecurity Experts Are Leaving the Federal Government. 

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story directly from the source, 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.