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Unions address trade-related job losses in Oregon

A new analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Labor shows Oregon has lost the most jobs per capita to trade and offshoring, according to the nonprofit Trade Justice Education Fund. The report uses numbers from Trade Adjustment Assistance, a federal program that provides assistance to workers who lost their jobs as a direct […]
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Measure to greatly reduce racial disparities for drug arrests, commission says

A new report released Thursday shows racial disparities for drug arrests and convictions will be greatly reduced should a new ballot measure pass. According to a new assessment from the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission (CJC), the assumed passing of Initiative Petition 44, the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act, in the November election, estimates that […]
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Oregon closes in on COVID milestone; most bars and restaurants in compliance with rules

Oregon is likely a day away from crossing the threshold of 20,000 cases since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state reported Wednesday. The infection count was announced on a day when Gov. Kate Brown also released a report on enforcing violations of COVID-19 restrictions, a four-state pact on telehealth and reiterated she was […]
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Ten Percent of Oregon’s COVID-19 Cases Are Children Under 18

The Oregon Health Authority’s first Pediatric COVID-19 Report, issued July 31, found 26 children have been hospitalized. Twenty-six children under the age of 18 have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in Oregon since the pandemic began, but the state has seen only one reported case of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C, a severe reaction to the […]
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Why Oregon Spends Millions On Low-Value Medical Care

COVID-19 and its treatment aside, the health care system has some issues, you might have noticed. One of them is the issue of “low-value care,” visits and procedures that really do not do anything to improve the health of a patient. By some estimates, a quarter of what goes on in health care is of […]
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Oregon Workforce and Economic Information: Turning Point 2020: Oregon’s Workforce from Expansion to Pandemic

The Oregon Employment Department Research section released its latest report, Turning Point 2020: Oregon’s Workforce from Expansion to Pandemic in June 2020. The report examines Oregon’s employment landscape from the end of the state’s longest economic expansion to the beginning of COVID-19 related record job losses. Source: Oregon Workforce and Economic Information: Turning Point 2020: […]
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The tree of Oregon should unite us all

Douglas firs form the backbone of the timber industry, make homes for wildlife, protect watersheds and fish dependent on them, and grow taller than any other living thing in the Northwest. This conifer also happens to be the state tree of Oregon and the one that’s proudly displayed on our license plates. But global overheating […]
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For This Tribe, Saving a River Means Saving the Sturgeon

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.

EPA issues report analyzing heat pollution in Columbia, Snake rivers

Oregon and Washington regulators are taking steps to address high water temperatures in the Columbia and Snake rivers that impact migrating salmon and steelhead. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a report May 18 that details when and where the two rivers become too warm for fish to survive — especially at each of 14 […]
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Coronavirus pandemic misery expected to last two more years, says expert report 

The new coronavirus is likely to keep spreading for at least another 18 months to two years—until 60% to 70% of the population has been infected, a team of longstanding pandemic experts predicted in a report released Thursday. (Report Summary) They recommended that the US prepare for a worst-case scenario that includes a second big wave of coronavirus […]
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