Tag Archives: Public Safety

Could a volcanic eruption like the one that rocked New Zealand come to the Cascades? Not likely, experts say 

Could a volcanic eruption like the one that rocked New Zealand come to the Cascades? A volcanic eruption on an island off the coast of New Zealand spewed steam and ash thousands of feet into the air Monday, leaving at least five people dead as tourists were touring the remote and desolate landscape. Source: Could a volcanic […]
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News Roundtable | Cave Junction | Cowboy Poetry – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The southern Oregon city of Cave Junction has gotten a lot of media attention lately for a proposal to install security cameras as part of a new public safety effort. The small city does not have 24-hour law enforcement and a volunteer citizen group fills in the gaps. It’s unclear what kind of access this […]
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OFFICIAL ASKS OREGONIANS TO ADD SAFETY TO HOLIDAY MENU

State Fire Marshal Jim Walker wants to remind Oregonians to add fire safety to their cooking and holiday meal plans. A release from the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office said by following basic fire-prevention tips, residents can keep themselves and loved ones safe and avoid cooking-related fires. Source: OFFICIAL ASKS OREGONIANS TO ADD SAFETY TO […]
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Live Hand Grenades Found Near Grants Pass McDonald’s

The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and Oregon State Police Explosive Unit found a total of four hand grenades near the fast food restaurant, three of which were determined to be live. Source: Live Hand Grenades Found Near Grants Pass McDonald’s . News | OPB

Portland Has Broken Its Promise to Keep Neighborhoods Safe From Demolition Contaminants

The city has failed to analyze how often an inspector was on site when a building was ripped apart. In 2018, the city of Portland passed a landmark ordinance to protect people living in its residential neighborhoods from exposure to lead when old houses were ripped apart. The ordinance, the most comprehensive in the U.S., […]
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Oregon dams among more than 1,600 at risk nationally, AP investigation finds

State Library Ed. Note: Story contains a graphic of the condition of dams in Oregon. On a cold morning last March, Kenny Angel got a frantic knock on his door. Two workers from a utility company in northern Nebraska had come with a stark warning: Get out of your house. Just a little over a […]
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AP: At least 1,680 dams across the US pose potential risk

On a cold morning last March, Kenny Angel got a frantic knock on his door. Two workers from a utility company in northern Nebraska had come with a stark warning: Get out of your house. Just a little over a quarter-mile upstream, the 92-year-old Spencer Dam was straining to contain the swollen, ice-covered Niobrara River […]
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Guest View: Sex offender registries poor safety policy – Opinion

As an advocate for survivors of abuse and as someone who has personally been impacted by sexual violence, I care deeply about true accountability for offenders, prevention of new harm and the safety and healing of our communities. Because of those priorities and values, I was alarmed at The Register Guard’s editorial that advocated for […]
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Legal questions loom as drone deliveries take off

Imagine you’re standing in your front yard when a drone flies overheard, delivering a package to one of your neighbors. The drone goes over your house, flying much lower than a helicopter. Would that be considered trespassing? After all, you didn’t order the package. What if the drone took pictures of you and everything else […]
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Community voices earthquake concerns over fuel tanks along Willamette River

A large earthquake in the Portland area poses a major risk to fuel storage tanks along the Willamette River. Multnomah County leaders say the damage could be catastrophic. On Monday night, the county took a first step in coming up with a mitigation plan. The fuel tanks are a few hundred feet from the Willamette […]
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