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www.mercurynews.com
19 hours ago
California

Wildfires threaten communities in the West as Oregon fire closes interstate, creates its own weather

Firefighters are struggling to contain wildfires in Oregon, California, and Washington, including a massive fire in Oregon that is generating its own weather. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
2 months ago
California

State fire marshal wants Oregonians to do more to protect their homes from wildfires

Climate change will escalate wildfires in frequency and intensity. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
19 hours ago
California

Wildfires threaten communities in the West as Oregon fire closes interstate, creates its own weather

Firefighters are struggling to contain wildfires in Oregon, California, and Washington, including a massive fire in Oregon that is generating its own weather. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
2 months ago
California

State fire marshal wants Oregonians to do more to protect their homes from wildfires

Climate change will escalate wildfires in frequency and intensity. [ more ]
morewildfires
www.theguardian.com
22 hours ago
California

Oregon wildfire creates its own weather after growing to nearly 240,000 acres

Wildfire in Oregon creates its own weather with pyrocumulus cloud, posing threats to communities and infrastructure. [ more ]
Oregon ArtsWatch | Oregon Arts & Culture News
1 month ago
Design

VizArts Monthly: Summer buzz

Summer brings a wave of new art exhibitions across Oregon. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
1 month ago
Health

OHSU, Legacy Health merger announced

Oregon Health & Science University and Legacy Health have merged, creating the largest healthcare merger in Oregon, with Legacy joining OHSU's system. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
1 month ago
Medicine

Oregon taps North Carolina deputy director to lead Medicaid system

Emma Sandoe appointed as director of Oregon's Medicaid program [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
New York City

Democrats Favor Janelle Bynum in Bid to Flip Oregon Congressional Seat

Democrats in Oregon choose State Representative Janelle Bynum to challenge Republican incumbent Lori Chavez-DeRemer for the Fifth Congressional District seat. [ more ]
#california
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
US news

What to Watch as Voters Head to Polls in Georgia, Oregon and Elsewhere

In special elections in California and primary contests in other states, California's 20th Congressional District primary results indicate a Republican lead, while Georgia and Oregon see competitive races in the Democratic primary. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
2 months ago
California

Here's how much you have to earn in California to qualify as middle class, new study says

Middle-class income in California increased by approximately 50% from 2012 to 2022, ranging between $61,270 and $183,810.
Oregon saw the highest increase in the income needed to be considered middle class among U.S. states, with a 53.2% change from 2012 to 2022. [ more ]
Axios
4 months ago
Health

Democratic states abandon soft drug laws, embrace strict policy

Oregon partially reverses drug decriminalization measure
Debate between individual liberties and compelled treatment in behavioral health [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
Coronavirus

CDC isolation guidelines for Covid-19 haven't changed yet. Here's what you need to know

California and Oregon have broken with the CDC on Covid-19 isolation guidelines, saying people no longer need to isolate for a set period of time.
The CDC is considering updating its isolation guidance to align with the states, but no changes have been announced yet. [ more ]
The Atlantic
5 months ago
Public health

Why California and Oregon Broke With the CDC

California and Oregon have eased their recommendations for asymptomatic people who test positive for COVID, breaking from the CDC guidelines.
The question now is whether other states and the CDC will follow California and Oregon's lead in revising COVID guidelines. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
Public health

California and Oregon Ease Covid Isolation Rules, Breaking With C.D.C.

Oregon and California have relaxed the rule that individuals with a positive Covid-19 test must stay away from others, as long as they have no symptoms.
Some health experts are concerned about this approach, especially as cases surge due to a new variant. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
US news

What to Watch as Voters Head to Polls in Georgia, Oregon and Elsewhere

In special elections in California and primary contests in other states, California's 20th Congressional District primary results indicate a Republican lead, while Georgia and Oregon see competitive races in the Democratic primary. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
2 months ago
California

Here's how much you have to earn in California to qualify as middle class, new study says

Middle-class income in California increased by approximately 50% from 2012 to 2022, ranging between $61,270 and $183,810.
Oregon saw the highest increase in the income needed to be considered middle class among U.S. states, with a 53.2% change from 2012 to 2022. [ more ]
Axios
4 months ago
Health

Democratic states abandon soft drug laws, embrace strict policy

Oregon partially reverses drug decriminalization measure
Debate between individual liberties and compelled treatment in behavioral health [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
Coronavirus

CDC isolation guidelines for Covid-19 haven't changed yet. Here's what you need to know

California and Oregon have broken with the CDC on Covid-19 isolation guidelines, saying people no longer need to isolate for a set period of time.
The CDC is considering updating its isolation guidance to align with the states, but no changes have been announced yet. [ more ]
The Atlantic
5 months ago
Public health

Why California and Oregon Broke With the CDC

California and Oregon have eased their recommendations for asymptomatic people who test positive for COVID, breaking from the CDC guidelines.
The question now is whether other states and the CDC will follow California and Oregon's lead in revising COVID guidelines. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
Public health

California and Oregon Ease Covid Isolation Rules, Breaking With C.D.C.

Oregon and California have relaxed the rule that individuals with a positive Covid-19 test must stay away from others, as long as they have no symptoms.
Some health experts are concerned about this approach, especially as cases surge due to a new variant. [ more ]
morecalifornia
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
US news

Oregon Man Charged in Murders of 3 Women

A man has been charged with murder in the deaths of three women in Oregon, providing some closure to the community. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
2 months ago
California

Oregon poised for easier wildfire season, experts say, but rural areas need help

Oregon is improving wildfire prevention and response efforts, but further actions are necessary. [ more ]
#new-england-patriots
Pats Pulpit
3 months ago
New England Patriots

Patriots draft profile: Khyree Jackson is the next intriguing Oregon cornerback

The New England Patriots may be looking to add depth to their cornerback position by targeting Khyree Jackson, a transfer from Oregon with an intriguing background and potential. [ more ]
Pats Pulpit
6 months ago
New England Patriots

NFL mock draft: Patriots decide against picking a quarterback at No. 3

The New England Patriots may not have the opportunity to select a top quarterback in the 2024 NFL Draft due to their draft position.
Instead, the Patriots opt to draft Marvin Harrison Jr., a wide receiver from Ohio State, in the first round.
In the second round, they address the quarterback position by selecting Bo Nix from Oregon. [ more ]
Pats Pulpit
3 months ago
New England Patriots

Patriots draft profile: Khyree Jackson is the next intriguing Oregon cornerback

The New England Patriots may be looking to add depth to their cornerback position by targeting Khyree Jackson, a transfer from Oregon with an intriguing background and potential. [ more ]
Pats Pulpit
6 months ago
New England Patriots

NFL mock draft: Patriots decide against picking a quarterback at No. 3

The New England Patriots may not have the opportunity to select a top quarterback in the 2024 NFL Draft due to their draft position.
Instead, the Patriots opt to draft Marvin Harrison Jr., a wide receiver from Ohio State, in the first round.
In the second round, they address the quarterback position by selecting Bo Nix from Oregon. [ more ]
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PortlandTribune.com
3 months ago
Healthcare

More people buy private health insurance plans as thousands lose Medicaid coverage

More people in Oregon opted for private health insurance due to Medicaid coverage loss. [ more ]
www.pdxmonthly.com
3 months ago
Running

10 Great Wildflower Hikes within 90 Minutes of Portland

Explore colorful spring trails in Columbia River Gorge for vibrant wildflowers and scenic views. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
3 months ago
Business intelligence

Migration Brewing named Oregon's 2024 Small Business of the Year

Oregon craft brewery wins Small Business of the Year award for the first time
Migration Brewing to represent Oregon at the official award ceremony in Washington D.C. [ more ]
The Atlantic
4 months ago
Health

Why Oregon's Drug Decriminalization Failed

Misunderstanding of addiction led to the repeal of drug decriminalization law in Oregon
Measure 110 aimed to remove criminal penalties for drug possession and focus on harm reduction services [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
Boston Bruins

UCLA comeback falls short as Oregon ends Bruins' season in Pac-12 tourney

UCLA faced challenges due to top player's foul trouble
Oregon defeated UCLA in a close game [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
California

Driver led astray by GPS detour ends up stranded in 2 feet of snow, Oregon cops say

Following GPS blindly can lead to dangerous situations
It is important to be prepared for unexpected weather conditions while traveling [ more ]
Oregon ArtsWatch | Oregon Arts & Culture News
4 months ago
Books

LitWatch March: Poetry events, a history of the Village Voice, and a staged reading of Brian Doyle's 'Mink River'

March brings literary events to Oregon, including free staged reading of Brian Doyle's 'Mink River'.
Various indoor events like book releases, readings, and contests fill March in Oregon. [ more ]
#public-health
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
Wellness

Can Your Cat Give You the Plague?

A resident in Deschutes County, Oregon was diagnosed with the plague, most likely contracted from their pet cat.
The plague is still circulating in certain areas of the United States, particularly in wild rodent populations in the western states.
Human cases of the plague are rare and treatable when caught early, but cat owners and veterinarians in plague-prone areas should remain vigilant. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
6 months ago
Wine

Oregon task force focus for Legislature: beer and wine taxes, plus alcohol addiction

Rep. Tawna Sanchez, a proponent of alcohol taxes, is chairing a state task force studying the public health impacts of alcohol abuse.
The task force is examining alcohol addiction in Oregon, the cost to the state, and funding for addiction prevention and treatment. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
Wellness

Can Your Cat Give You the Plague?

A resident in Deschutes County, Oregon was diagnosed with the plague, most likely contracted from their pet cat.
The plague is still circulating in certain areas of the United States, particularly in wild rodent populations in the western states.
Human cases of the plague are rare and treatable when caught early, but cat owners and veterinarians in plague-prone areas should remain vigilant. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
6 months ago
Wine

Oregon task force focus for Legislature: beer and wine taxes, plus alcohol addiction

Rep. Tawna Sanchez, a proponent of alcohol taxes, is chairing a state task force studying the public health impacts of alcohol abuse.
The task force is examining alcohol addiction in Oregon, the cost to the state, and funding for addiction prevention and treatment. [ more ]
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#bubonic-plague
english.elpais.com
5 months ago
Public health

Bubonic plague case confirmed in Oregon: What you need to know

A case of bubonic plague has been confirmed in Oregon, with a pet owner contracting the disease from their cat.
The bubonic plague is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis and has been responsible for major pandemics throughout history. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
5 months ago
Public health

Oregon resident catches rare bubonic plague, likely from their cat: Health officials

A pet owner in Oregon has contracted the bubonic plague, possibly from their cat.
Health officials have urged residents to avoid contact with rodents and take precautions to prevent the spread of the disease. [ more ]
time.com
5 months ago
Public health

Oregon Confirmed a Human Case of the Bubonic Plague. It Was Likely Caused By a Cat

A case of the bubonic plague has been reported in Oregon, and it is believed that the person was infected by their cat.
The disease is often spread through a bite from an infected flea or contact with an infected animal. Human to human transmission is rare. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
5 months ago
Public health

Bubonic plague case confirmed in Oregon: What you need to know

A case of bubonic plague has been confirmed in Oregon, with a pet owner contracting the disease from their cat.
The bubonic plague is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis and has been responsible for major pandemics throughout history. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
5 months ago
Public health

Oregon resident catches rare bubonic plague, likely from their cat: Health officials

A pet owner in Oregon has contracted the bubonic plague, possibly from their cat.
Health officials have urged residents to avoid contact with rodents and take precautions to prevent the spread of the disease. [ more ]
time.com
5 months ago
Public health

Oregon Confirmed a Human Case of the Bubonic Plague. It Was Likely Caused By a Cat

A case of the bubonic plague has been reported in Oregon, and it is believed that the person was infected by their cat.
The disease is often spread through a bite from an infected flea or contact with an infected animal. Human to human transmission is rare. [ more ]
morebubonic-plague
Sacramento Bee
5 months ago
California

$50K award offered for information about deaths of 3 endangered gray wolves in Oregon

A federal agency is offering a $50,000 reward for information about the deaths of three endangered gray wolves in southern Oregon.
The gray wolves were part of the Gearhart Mountain Pack and included an adult breeding female and two subadults. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
5 months ago
Chicago

James Beard Awards name Oregon individuals as semifinalists

Oregon individuals and establishments nominated as semifinalists in the James Beard Awards
Winners will be announced in June [ more ]
#portland
Portland Monthly
5 months ago
Design

Which Plant Milk Do Portlanders Love Most?

The market for plant-based milk is projected to grow from $2.3 billion to $7.3 billion over the next decade.
Oregon, particularly Portland, is a hub for the plant-based milk industry.
Soy milk is the most popular plant-based milk globally, followed by almond milk and coconut milk. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
4 weeks ago
NYC LGBT

Just in time for Pride month, two LGBTQ+ landmarks in Portland enter National Register of Historic Places

The National Park Service added two LGBTQ+ sites to the National Register in Oregon, marking significant progress in LGBTQ+ historical recognition. [ more ]
Portland Monthly
5 months ago
Design

Which Plant Milk Do Portlanders Love Most?

The market for plant-based milk is projected to grow from $2.3 billion to $7.3 billion over the next decade.
Oregon, particularly Portland, is a hub for the plant-based milk industry.
Soy milk is the most popular plant-based milk globally, followed by almond milk and coconut milk. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
4 weeks ago
NYC LGBT

Just in time for Pride month, two LGBTQ+ landmarks in Portland enter National Register of Historic Places

The National Park Service added two LGBTQ+ sites to the National Register in Oregon, marking significant progress in LGBTQ+ historical recognition. [ more ]
moreportland
www.npr.org
6 months ago
Mental health

In Oregon, some see the benefits of psychedelic treatment for mental health conditions

Oregon legalized psilocybin for its efficacy in treating mental health conditions
Centers are opening across the state to offer psilocybin therapy [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
6 months ago
Public health

A new COVID variant, JN.1, becomes the dominant strain in Oregon

A new COVID variant, JN.1, has become dominant in Oregon.
JN.1 is an omicron subvariant that may make up as many as two-thirds of U.S. cases. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
6 months ago
Education

PPS, other schools get out early Friday because of snow

Some school districts in Oregon and Washington are preparing for a winter storm by changing schedules and letting students out early.
The early releases are meant to give families time to make a plan for potential snow, ice, and dangerous wind chill.
Multiple school districts in the area have already announced early releases as of 6 p.m. [ more ]
SFGATE
6 months ago
SF real estate

'Dallas' Actor Patrick Duffy's Remarkable Oregon Ranch Finds a Buyer at Auction

Actor Patrick Duffy has auctioned off his Eagle Point, OR, ranch for $5.75 million.
The property was originally listed for $14 million in 2022 but dropped to just under $11 million earlier this year. [ more ]
Portland Monthly
7 months ago
Mental health

Why Are Oregon Therapists Training for 500 Fewer Hours?

Oregon has reduced its client training requirement for licensed therapists, raising concerns about the quality of care
The state's mental health statistics are poor and there is a shortage of licensed therapists in Oregon [ more ]
Portland Monthly
7 months ago
Wine

A Rare All-Sparkling Winery Opens a Tasting Room This Spring

Corollary Wines is the only privately owned estate in Oregon dedicated entirely to sparkling wine.
The founders bought a vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA and planted classic Champagne grapes as well as Pinot Blanc. [ more ]
#Oregon
PortlandTribune.com
7 months ago
Law

Former Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Edwin Peterson, who modernized courts, dies at 93

Former Oregon Chief Justice Edwin J. Peterson passed away at the age of 93 in Salem.
Peterson is remembered for his efforts in modernizing the courts system in Oregon. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
7 months ago
Parenting

Early child care shortages in Oregon costing parents jobs, survey finds

Public funding for early child care in Oregon has increased, but options remain limited for many parents.
Over 40% of parents have made employment choices due to difficulty finding child care, with a higher percentage among parents of color. [ more ]
New York Post
7 months ago
NYC real estate

'Dallas' star Patrick Duffy's giant Oregon ranch to sell at auction

Actor Patrick Duffy is auctioning off his Rogue Valley ranch in Oregon with no minimum reserve price.
The 300-plus-acre property includes two houses, two guest cabins, a 2-acre pond, and 2 miles of river frontage. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
7 months ago
Education

Annual Oregon schools report card shows post-pandemic progress in key areas

Oregon has a diverse student population with 333 unique languages spoken among public school students.
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the number of high school freshmen on track to graduate is only slightly behind pre-pandemic levels. [ more ]
Hcn
7 months ago
Writing

A momentous trade illuminates what's true

A polished shard of abalone shell holds sentimental value for the author and serves as a reminder of their writing abilities.
Terwilliger Hot Springs in Oregon provided a refuge for the author during a difficult time in their life. [ more ]
HuffPost
8 months ago
Law

Oregon Judge Rules That Voter-Approved Gun Control Law Violates The State Constitution

A judge has ruled that a voter-approved gun control law in Oregon violates the state constitution, continuing to block its implementation.
The law requires criminal background checks and gun safety training in order to obtain a firearm permit, and bans high-capacity magazines.
The decision is likely to be appealed and may ultimately go to the Oregon Supreme Court. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
7 months ago
Law

Former Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Edwin Peterson, who modernized courts, dies at 93

Former Oregon Chief Justice Edwin J. Peterson passed away at the age of 93 in Salem.
Peterson is remembered for his efforts in modernizing the courts system in Oregon. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
7 months ago
Parenting

Early child care shortages in Oregon costing parents jobs, survey finds

Public funding for early child care in Oregon has increased, but options remain limited for many parents.
Over 40% of parents have made employment choices due to difficulty finding child care, with a higher percentage among parents of color. [ more ]
New York Post
7 months ago
NYC real estate

'Dallas' star Patrick Duffy's giant Oregon ranch to sell at auction

Actor Patrick Duffy is auctioning off his Rogue Valley ranch in Oregon with no minimum reserve price.
The 300-plus-acre property includes two houses, two guest cabins, a 2-acre pond, and 2 miles of river frontage. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
7 months ago
Education

Annual Oregon schools report card shows post-pandemic progress in key areas

Oregon has a diverse student population with 333 unique languages spoken among public school students.
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the number of high school freshmen on track to graduate is only slightly behind pre-pandemic levels. [ more ]
Hcn
7 months ago
Writing

A momentous trade illuminates what's true

A polished shard of abalone shell holds sentimental value for the author and serves as a reminder of their writing abilities.
Terwilliger Hot Springs in Oregon provided a refuge for the author during a difficult time in their life. [ more ]
HuffPost
8 months ago
Law

Oregon Judge Rules That Voter-Approved Gun Control Law Violates The State Constitution

A judge has ruled that a voter-approved gun control law in Oregon violates the state constitution, continuing to block its implementation.
The law requires criminal background checks and gun safety training in order to obtain a firearm permit, and bans high-capacity magazines.
The decision is likely to be appealed and may ultimately go to the Oregon Supreme Court. [ more ]
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PortlandTribune.com
1 month ago
Business intelligence

Oregon second worst in the nation for retail pharmacy access, new analysis finds

Oregon has one of the lowest numbers of retail pharmacies per capita in the United States. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
1 month ago
Medicine

New judicial order on holding drug dealers not likely to crowd jails

Chief Justice Meagan Flynn issued an order in Oregon to keep serious drug crime suspects in jail before arraignment to ensure public safety. [ more ]
#accident
New York Post
1 week ago
DevOps

'Top Chef Masters' star Naomi Pomeroy, 49, killed in freak river tubing accident in Oregon

Naomi Pomeroy, a famous chef and 'Top Chef Masters' star, tragically died in a tubing accident on an Oregon river. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

Dog Runs 4 Miles to Get Help After Owner Crashes Truck in a Ravine

A man's dog helped lead rescuers to find him in a ravine in Oregon after a car accident, showcasing the loyalty and determination of pets. [ more ]
New York Post
1 week ago
DevOps

'Top Chef Masters' star Naomi Pomeroy, 49, killed in freak river tubing accident in Oregon

Naomi Pomeroy, a famous chef and 'Top Chef Masters' star, tragically died in a tubing accident on an Oregon river. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

Dog Runs 4 Miles to Get Help After Owner Crashes Truck in a Ravine

A man's dog helped lead rescuers to find him in a ravine in Oregon after a car accident, showcasing the loyalty and determination of pets. [ more ]
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PortlandTribune.com
3 weeks ago
California

Officials urge caution and knowing how to cope during heat wave

Oregon activates Emergency Coordination Center in response to upcoming heatwave. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
3 weeks ago
Medicine

Oregonians watching Supreme Court cases on abortion, homelessness; one down, one to go

U.S. Supreme Court rules hospitals in Idaho receiving federal funding must provide emergency abortion services [ more ]
BikeMag
4 weeks ago
Bicycling

The Long Weekend: Mountain Biking Ashland, Oregon

Ashland, Oregon, offers year-round mountain biking on well-drained trails, attracting riders from California and Oregon for its diverse trail options. [ more ]
Portland Monthly
4 weeks ago
Running

A Magical Old-Growth Forest Hike Just an Hour from Portland

Exploration of the Old Salmon River Trail near Portland, showcasing the beauty of remaining old-growth forests and designated Wild and Scenic Rivers in Oregon. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
1 month ago
Cars

Providence nurses wrap up strike in solidarity

Providence nurses in Oregon demand better contracts amidst a potential large nursing strike. [ more ]
www.theoutlookonline.com
1 month ago
Medicine

2024 Hidden Bottle Hunt challenges park-lovers to find one of six collectibles

The scavenger hunt highlights Oregon's bottle redemption system. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
1 month ago
Medicine

Health care groups enter Oregon gun control case

Oregon health professionals urge court to implement delayed gun-control measure for reduced violence. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
1 month ago
Public health

Advocate: Next goal is containing cost of health care

Oregon has made strides in expanding healthcare coverage over time. Dr. Bruce Goldberg emphasizes the need to enhance services for vulnerable populations and control costs. [ more ]
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