Tag Archives: Public Safety

Backyard Bombs: Army Corps of Engineers to investigate explosive hazard

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is beginning a preliminary investigation into the Kingsley Firing Range Annex on Old Fort Road just outside of Klamath Falls. There is a possibility of live military munitions buried on the site, including ammunition, rockets and bombs, posing possible contamination and explosive hazards. Efforts to clean up the area […]
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How we can help prevent children from dying in hot cars

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. How we can help prevent children from dying in hot cars. […]
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Decaying elk highlight need to filter water

Wildlife officials say dead herd may take another year to fully decompose. The decomposing remains of 19 dead elk that emerged last summer from melting snow above No Name Lake near Broken Top have tainted the water quality of the lake, making it especially undrinkable if not filtered. Wildlife officials say the contaminated water from […]
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Hemp explosion

The explosive growth in popularity of hemp oil products could lead to literal explosions in the Rogue Valley. A hemp extract called cannabidiol, or CBD, is popping up in everything from lotions to smoothies across the nation. Source: Hemp explosion | Mail Tribune

Salem council will likely send payroll tax to voters, operating fee fate unclear

Salem voters will likely decide on a payroll tax under a Monday city council vote. Meanwhile, councilors tabled a proposed operating fee. Source: Salem council will likely send payroll tax to voters, operating fee fate unclear

Deaths of Children in Hot Cars Spur Push for New Safety Measures

State Library Ed. Note: State employees can access this Wall Street Journal 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. Lawmakers debate what type of technology to mandate following dozens of fatalities in recent years. More auto makers are committing […]
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Swimmers, emergency personnel mull life jacket laws

Following drowning deaths in Gresham and Gladstone this week, KATU News is investigating current laws for life jackets in Oregon. Current law in Oregon states that children 12 and under must have a life jacket on when the boat is underway. Adults must have life jackets that fit on board, and there must be one […]
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On Friday Night, Two Swimmers Disappeared in the Waters Where the Columbia and Willamette Rivers Meet

Both men went missing in the Columbia River, near popular beaches where strong currents can quickly overwhelm swimmers. One man drowned and another is missing in separate swimming mishaps near the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers Friday night. Source: On Friday Night, Two Swimmers Disappeared in the Waters Where the Columbia and Willamette […]
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Scientists warn Oregon is lagging in disaster preparedness

Oregon state lawmakers abandoned a multimillion-dollar project to develop early warning systems for earthquakes and wildfires, and scientists warn that the funding shake-up could endanger public safety and put Oregon further behind other West Coast states in preparing for natural disasters. Source: Scientists warn Oregon is lagging in disaster preparedness – oregonlive.com

‘Toxic Stew’ Stirred Up by Disasters Poses Long-Term Danger, New Findings Show

State Library Ed. Note: State employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. You will need to run a search for the story in the database since the content was not available at the time of our posting. Alternatively, state employees can contact us […]
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