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3 min ago | KATU-TV Portland
"Clearly, we have a tragic epidemic right here in our midst," says Marvin D. Seppala, M.D., chief medical officer, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. The 2014 Oregon Health Authority report states that in 2013, doctors have prescribed opioids to more than 900,000 Oregonians, which is about 1 in 4. Moreover, Oregon's death rate from opioid overdose quadrupled from 2000 to 2012.
3 hrs ago | Bike Portland
Tourism grants will help fund everything from maps to a bike visitor center, to new off-road cycling trails. In the latest sign that bike tourism is taking the state of Oregon by storm, a recent announcement of 11 grant awards from Travel Oregon worth a total of $120,000 included five bike projects.
7 hrs ago | OregonLive.com
It takes a pretty good tour of the west side of the state to see all of Oregon's covered bridges. Counting off a state list, there are 51 covered bridges in Oregon.
An air tanker drops fire retardant over a wildfire at the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest between Grants Pass and Cave Junction in Oregon. Two wildfires that started over the weekend were threatening scattered rural homes in western Oregon, where forests are critically dry and the weather is hot.
A new tax on carbon in Oregon could raise as much as $2 billion annually, a state legislative panel heard Monday. As proposed, the tax would be "revenue-neutral," meaning all of its proceeds would be "repatriated" to residents and businesses through lower taxes and other means.
The band Kiss shed the makeup and pulled out acoustic guitars to raise money for the renovation of the Oregon Military Museum. The Oregonian reports the $2,500-a-ticket gala Sunday night in Lake Oswego raised more than $1 million.
A crane on the deck of the Ironwood, a retired U.S. Coast Guard buoy tender, slowly lowers M3 Wave's wave-energy device, APEX, into the ocean about one 1 mile offshore Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014.
Corvallis, home to the research-centric Oregon State University, could benefit from a state program looking to impel more companies from non-Portland cities. For entrepreneurs in the south Willamette Valley an organization, cleverly called RAIN, is aiming a spotlight on the resources available in communities south of Portland and gathering momentum for its own funding vehicle.
Some Cycle Oregon riders took an optional spin from Madras to Smith Rock on this year's layover day. Others went rafting on the non-route day.
23, Green Dragon, 928 S.E. Ninth Ave.; $8 includes a beer or & samples, 21 & older , register here . More than 30 years ago, Oregon started a craft beer revolution.
Welcome to Bar Tab, The Oregonian's first-annual guide to the Portland-area's best bars. In the weeks ahead, you'll find guides to the city's top bars for beer, wine, great food and good times.
A new report showing that rising income inequality could negatively affect state tax revenue comes amid a push by Gov. John Kitzhaber, legislative Democrats and others to overhaul Oregon's tax code. With no sales tax and property taxes constrained by 1990s ballot measures, Oregon relies on the income tax for nearly $7 of every $10 it collects - more than any other state.
Forecasters extended a red flag warning through Tuesday morning as a lingering system creates critically dry fuels and extreme fire danger in Western Oregon. The prediction of low relative humidity, gusty winds and increased instability is proving challenging for wildfire crews across the state.
You remodel a house to make it suit your style, why not tweak your cat's pad? Fresh catnip and grass growing in a kitty kitchen garden? Outdoor enclosed runs so they can chase sun rays? Maybe a wider, less steep ramp for aging cats to access? The summer Catio Tour is organized by two groups devoted to protecting felines and wildlife, the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon and the Audubon Society of Portland . Go to feralcats.com to receive the 2014 tour guidebook and be on the list to receive early-bird information about the 2015 Tour.
The intersection of Scholls Ferry and Roy Rogers roads is expected to see increased traffic, and further wear and tear on the asphalt, as Washington County grows. Want to keep up with local commentary on western Washington County issues? This is the place.
A $4 million study will explore ways to beef up a critical transportation link in southern Oregon that could be wiped out in a major earthquake. The study commissioned by the Oregon Department of Transportation will consider methods of strengthening a 3,200-foot viaduct that carries Interstate 5 through the heart of Medford.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 02:25 pm
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