Tag Archives: OSU-Cascades

What can a common fish tell us about Deschutes River pollution?

Stickleback could be ‘canary in a coal mine’ on pollutants. A3-inch fish that has slowly infiltrated the Deschutes Basin over the past few decades could prove key to understanding the impact of pollution in Central Oregon’s waterways. “They’re beloved, they’re widespread, they’re easy to relate to and they can tell us a lot about water […]
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Idaho US Attorney | Pikas – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Idaho is sandwiched between states that have legalized recreational and medical cannibis, but it doesn’t appear likely that anything similar will happen in the Gem state. Idaho’s U.S. Attorney, Bart Davis, tells us how Oregon’s marijuana industry has affected his state. The Human & Ecosystem Resiliency & Sustainability (HERS) Lab at OSU Cascades is studying how species […]
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OSU-Cascades lab sheds light on unique mammal

Tracking pikas in hostile territory. Hikers and climbers familiar with Central Oregon’s high-elevation areas are likely familiar with the small, rabbit-like animals known as pikas. The famously cute mammals, which require cool temperatures to stay active, have long been thought to be particularly vulnerable to climate change, but new research spearheaded by Oregon State University-Cascades […]
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Editorial: OSU-Cascades should get bond funding it needs

It was good news to hear badly needed bond money may well be coming the way of OSU-Cascades during the short legislative session that will begin Monday. Both Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, and House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland, say they believe the state likely will have the money to issue some $39 million in […]
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Oregon Legislature jammed with bills in short session

Some leaders say packed 35-day session isn’t what voters intended. A carbon cap, health care reform, public employee benefits, OSU-Cascades funding, gun control, state purchasing practices and worker retraining. That’s just the top of the wish list that legislative leaders and Gov. Kate Brown are asking lawmakers to consider during the 35-day legislative session beginning […]
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Brown: Bonds look good for OSU-Cascades

OSU-Cascades bonds appear good, GOP candidate in 54th, group joins bridge ban fight. Sunday is the Super Bowl, a big day for Oregon football fans. But Monday is another big day in Oregon, an “opening day” of sorts. The Legislature brings its own version of hardball back to Salem on Feb. 5 with the start […]
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Think Too Much: OSU seeking funding for Bend campus

As Oregon State University officials have worked to develop the Cascades campus in Bend, the big question has not been about the demand for a four-year campus in the central part of the state — the enrollment growth the campus already has seen is evidence of that. Source: Think Too Much: OSU seeking funding for Bend […]
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Editorial: Lawmakers should back Gov. Brown on OSU-Cascades bonds

Gov. Kate Brown gave the OSU-Cascades campus badly needed support Dec. 8 when she included some $39 million for the school in the higher education financing package she’s seeking from the 2018 Legislature. With luck, lawmakers will be more receptive to the state’s newest university next year than they were in this one. Source: Editorial: […]
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Gov. Brown seeks $39M for OSU-Cascades

Money is part of a supplemental budget going to lawmakers in February. Gov. Kate Brown announced late Friday that she will ask the Legislature to approve an additional $39 million in funding for the Oregon State University-Cascades campus in Bend. The funding is part of an $88 million financing package that Brown requested for OSU-Cascades, […]
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OSU crosses fingers on new $39 million request

“New opportunity” but past setbacks show “anything can happen” supporters say. The roller-coaster ride of state funding for OSU-Cascades took a sharp upward swing this weekend with the announcement that Gov. Kate Brown wants $39 million more to build the Bend campus. Source: OSU crosses fingers on new $39 million request; “New opportunity” but past […]
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