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Oregon House Adds Civics Education to Oregon High School Curriculum

Senate Bill 513 A requires that Oregon high school students receive one half-credit in civics education prior to graduation.

(SALEM, Ore.) - civics “SB 513 A ... will open the door to a larger more strategic investment in lifelong public service experiences and community-based opportunities for learning how to improve a neighborhood, a school, a community, and a nation,” said Rep. Paul Evans.

SB 513 A passed with unanimous support and now heads to the Governor’s desk.

Read Full Article (May-12-2021 13:14)

Missing Man Found Alive After 3 Days in Remote Yamhill County Woodlands

Helicopter pilot spots & rescues the missing man.

(YAMHILL COUNTY, Ore.) - yamhill county rescue Yesterday, around 3:45 PM, pilot Danchuck and his spotter, Rich Ashenbrenner helped save 73-year old Sang Kwon Sa, from Washington State.

Sa had gone missing Sunday evening around 5:30 PM while collecting plants with family members off Wind River Road in Yamhill County.

Read Full Article (May-12-2021 00:29)

16 More Deaths from COVID-19 Reported in Oregon

Oregon reports 660 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 16 new deaths

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Oregon vaccinations There are 16 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,549, and the Oregon Health Authority reported 660 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 192,416.

This afternoon, Gov. Kate Brown and OHA Director Patrick Allen provided an update on the state's new vaccination targets for reopening the economy.

Read Full Article (May-10-2021 18:50)

Five People Cited in Mother`s Day Demonstration at Trident Nuclear Submarine Base

"I have total confidence that the nuke’s days are numbered." -Fr. Kelly

(POULSBO, Wash.) - nuclear submarine 30 people were present on May 8th at the demonstration against Trident nuclear weapons at the Bangor submarine base.

One Trident submarine carries the destructive force of over 1,200 Hiroshima bombs (the Hiroshima bomb was 15 kilotons). There are eight Trident SSBN submarines deployed at Bangor. Currently, each Trident submarine deploys with 20 D-5 missiles and about 90 nuclear warheads.

Read Full Article (May-07-2021 14:57)

Survey to Determine Impact of Oregon Wildfires on Private Drinking Water Systems

Answers will help assess damages caused by or related to the 2020 wildfires.

(SALEM, Ore.) - drinking water The September 2020 wildfires damaged many public and private water systems across Oregon. The Potable Water Resources Task Force has launched a survey to learn how the 2020 wildfires have impacted private drinking water wells and systems that divert surface water from streams or reservoirs.

This information will be used to help the state better support impacted Oregonians while also helping to inform statewide recovery efforts.

Read Full Article (May-07-2021 14:27)

8 More COVID Deaths Reported in Oregon

Almost 2 million Oregonians have received at least one vaccine.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - COVID-19 There are eight new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,522.

Oregon Health Authority also reported 844 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 189,986.

Read Full Article (May-07-2021 11:31)

Oregon House Democrats Vote to Increase Affordability of Electric Vehicles for Oregonians

House Bill 2165 removes the sunset on Oregon’s electric vehicle rebate program, and doubles the rebate to $5000.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Chevrolet Bolt House Bill 2165, which passed 35-22, also empowers electric companies to develop EV infrastructure statewide, ensuring that rural and low-income communities have access to these vehicles.

"This bill is a next step in supporting cleaner air, electrification, and grid resilience across our state."

Read Full Article (May-06-2021 17:12)

Oregon Reports 5 Deaths and 763 New COVID-19 Cases

As of today, 1,353,250 Oregonians have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - COVID-19 Oregon Health Authority has identified 611 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases through May 3, including eight deaths.

The number of vaccine breakthrough cases identified in Oregon remains very small when compared to the more than 1.3 million people who have completed their vaccine series against COVID-19.

Read Full Article (May-05-2021 15:47)

Oregon Reports One COVID-19 Death, 808 New Cases

An average of 31,644 vaccines are being given per day in Oregon.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - COVID-19 There is one new COVID-19 related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,509, and 808 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 188,417.

To date, 2,062,125 doses of Pfizer, 1,680,800 doses of Moderna and 241,900 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

Read Full Article (Apr-28-2021 02:56)

What is the History of Casinos in Oregon?

People gamble mostly for entertainment and fun

(SALEM, Ore.) - Portland Oregon At first, citizens of Oregon were not interested in opening casinos on their land. But, after master negotiating a compact, the Cow Creek Tribe opened the first casino in Oregon in 1994.

Since then, tribes have opened several more casinos around the state.

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