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    PNS Weekend Update - Saturday October 3, 20150 

    Today’s rundown highlights several stories including: Americans aboard a missing cargo ship in Hurricane Joaquin’s path; new details in Thursday’s deadly shooting rampage at an Oregon college; and the effectiveness of talk therapy found to be overrated.

Public News Service - Oregon

Outdoor recreation enthusiasts are in Washington, D.C., this week to press for Owyhee Canyonlands National Monument. Credit: Tyson Fisher

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Outdoor recreation advocates are in Washington, D.C., this week to ask President Obama to create four new national monuments - including one that would protect more than 2 million acres in southeastern Oregon, near the Idaho border. They're part of the Live Monumental campaign, s...Read More

Public News Service - OR

Mental and physical health and a person's lifestyle choices are so closely linked that some clinics are adding behavioral health services, funded by CareOregon. Credit: Amanda Mills/CDC.

PORTLAND, Ore. – CareOregon is making a $7 million investment to add staff and more behavioral health services to some of the clinics in its provider network. Mental health services have traditionally been separate from other types of health care, but that is changing. The idea behind a Coor...Read More

Public News Service - OR

La salud mental y física, así como el estilo de vida de una persona, están tan íntimamente relacionados que algunas clínicas están abriendo servicios de salud conductual, con fondos de CareOregon. Crédito: Amanda Mills/CDC.

PORTLAND, Ore. – CareOregon está invirtiendo siete millones de dólares para contratar más empleados y contar con más servicios de salud conductual en algunas de las clínicas que integran su red de proveedores. Tradicionalmente, los servicios de salud mental han estado ...Read More

Public News Service - OR

You'll never again look at the contents of your blue recycle bin in quite the same way after taking a Master Recycler course. Credit: Chris Thomas

SALEM, Ore. – The old saying "waste not, want not" takes on a whole new meaning for Oregonians who sign up for a Master Recycler course. If you've ever wondered what happens to the trash you toss out or the contents of those blue curbside recycling bins, there are eight Master Recycler progr...Read More

Public News Service - OR

It is Employ Older Workers Week. In Oregon, 13 percent of the workplace civil rights complaints to the state are about age discrimination. Courtesy: AARP

PORTLAND, Ore. - This is "Employ Older Workers Week," and within five years, the U.S. Labor Department says one in four Americans on the job will be age 55 or older. Some companies are adapting to this demographic shift better than others, according to AARP. Its report on older workers released ear...Read More

Public News Service - OR

Not all National Public Lands Day projects require as much muscle as this one. Here, the Greater Oakridge Area Trail Stewards (GOATS) work on a rock retaining wall on the Willamette National Forest. Courtesy: U.S. Forest Service

PORTLAND, Ore. - More than two dozen projects on national forests in Oregon need volunteers this Saturday for National Public Lands Day. Much of the work to be done is trail maintenance and cleanup, but there's also some painting and sprucing up of park structures in a few areas. Public lands are ...Read More

Public News Service - OR

Cooperative efforts to preserve sagebrush country in Oregon and across the West are credited with the decision to not list the greater sage-grouse as threatened or endangered. Credit: Michelle Alvaredo

BEND, Ore. - The greater sage-grouse will not be listed as threatened or endangered, largely because of voluntary efforts across the West to preserve and improve the bird's habitat. One takeaway from Tuesday's announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is that hard work and cooperation can ...Read More

Public News Service - OR

A total of 98 new land-management plans across Western states outline multiple priorities, from saving sage-grouse habitat to mitigating wildfire risks. Credit: Bob Wick/BLM.Flickr (non-commercial use only)

PORTLAND, Ore. - The sagebrush landscape that makes up much of Oregon and the West is being seen in a new way, with the Bureau of Land Management unveiling plans on how those public lands will be treated. More than half of all sagebrush lands have been lost, said Ken Rait, public lands director at ...Read More

Public News Service - OR

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