Tag Archives: Public Safety

Our View: Follow some guidelines to stay safe by the ocean

It’s pretty, but it’s deadly. In the last 20 years, we doubt a year has gone by without some sort of tragedy on the Oregon and Southwest Washington coasts. The latest drownings, Wednesday afternoon at Rockaway Beach, have ripped a Colorado family apart. Source: Our View: Follow some guidelines to stay safe by the ocean […]
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Energy department isn’t helping Oregonians | Guest Opinion

Unless the public demands that the Legislature address these kinds of actions, the public is going to be at the mercy of this out-of-control agency. Source: Energy department isn’t helping Oregonians: Letter to the editor

Astoria Bridge will close to cars during Great Columbia Crossing

Security concerns prompt change. Due to growing concerns about security, the Astoria Bridge will close to vehicle traffic during the popular Great Columbia Crossing in October. The extra precautions come, in part, with the rise of vehicles being used as weapons to plow into crowds around the world. But there are other safety issues, as […]
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Our view | Respect the road

We know about Cabbage Hill in the winter. We know about the long, weary stretches of Interstate 84 at night. We know about the highways that climb and descend the Blue Mountains, the dusty back roads that connect the corners of Eastern Oregon and the busy intersections in Hermiston and Pendleton. Source: Our view | […]
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Keep your eyes peeled when on the river

The Oregon Marine Board advised paddlers, rafters and tubers to look out for trees and other river obstructions. While the trees benefit fish, they can prove a risk for people on the river, according to the written statement from the Marine Board, and some obstructions will become more dangerous as river levels drop, requiring people […]
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Editorial: Had this been a real emergency …

So how’d you handle that “civil emergency” that might have buzzed through to your cellphone at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday? You know, the one that said — and we quote the alert exactly — “Emergency Alert: Civil Emergency in this area until 11:28 PM PDT Prepare for Action OEM,1,OR.” Apparently, in an emergency, no one has time […]
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Editorial: Better information good for all

The use of new facial recognition technology by police makes sense. Used properly, it can make tracking down bad guys and women more certain, and that, in turn, makes society safer. The matter is getting public attention these days because several American Civil Liberties Union chapters, including the one in Oregon, and other privacy advocates […]
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Inland Clatsop County communities bear the burden of tsunami warnings

Education, donations could help Elsie-Vinemaple emergency responders. When a tsunami watch was issued early Jan. 23, dozens of people got in their cars and headed for the hills. By 3 a.m., cars were stranded on the side of the highway — either from running out of gas or from slipping off the black ice that […]
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State police at ‘breaking point’ with drop in troopers on patrol, superintendent says

The Oregon State Police superintendent is already making plans to ask lawmakers next year for money to pay for more troopers as part of an estimated $64 million proposal to put more cops on the state’s highways over the next decade. Superintendent Travis Hampton said this week he’ll ask the Legislature in the 2019 session […]
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Our view: Deadly animals, big and small – Editorials

The fatal mauling of a Seattle bicyclist in western Washington serves as a reminder that nature is wild and poses unavoidable threats to human beings when we venture into it — or when nature ventures to us. The friends riding the trails near Snoqualmie did everything right when they spotted the cougar — got off […]
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