Sunday, December 4, 2022

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Group wants rollbacks of some IA voting restrictions; RSV, Flu, COVID: KY faces "Triple Threat" this winter; Appeals court halts special master review of documents seized at Mar-a-Lago.

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The Senate passes a bill forcing a labor agreement in an effort to avoid a costly railway worker strike. The House Ways and Means Committee has former President Trump's tax returns in hand. The Agriculture Committee is looking at possible regulations for cryptocurrency following the collapse of cryptocurrency giant FTX. The Supreme Court will be reviewing the legality of Biden s student debt relief program next year. Anti-semitic comments from Ye spark the deletion of tweets from the the House Judiciary Committee GOP's Twitter account.

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The first-ever "trout-safe" certification goes to an Idaho fish farm, the Healthy Housing Initiative helps improve rural communities' livability, and if Oklahoma is calling to you, a new database makes it easier for buyers and builders to find available lots.

Oregon

A legislative proposal from Oregon nurses would require certain staff numbers depending on the hospital unit. (kovop58/Adobe Stock)
Burnt Out, OR Nurses Call on Lawmakers for Support

Oregon nurses are urging state lawmakers to make hospitals better and safer places to work. With the 2023 legislative session just around the corner…

The River Democracy Act would double the number of river miles currently protected as Wild and Scenic. (Jeffrey Schwartz/Adobe Stock)
OR Rivers Vital to State's BIPOC Communities

Oregon is home to a plethora of rivers, but those waterways are not always accessible to every community. A new video series highlights how …


More than 40 million Americans provide unpaid caregiving work to a loved one. (Chinnapong/Adobe Stock)
Giving Thanks in OR During Family Caregivers Month

It's National Family Caregivers Month, a time of year to underscore the important work these folks do. Family caregivers provide unpaid aid to the …

About 23 million businesses have fewer than 20 employees. (supamotion/Adobe Stock)
Locally Owned OR Shops Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Once the turkey feast is over, the shopping season for Christmas begins in earnest. But there's an alternative to Black Friday this weekend: Small …


A farmers market is a few miles from Beavercreek in Oregon City. (alisonhancock/Adobe Stock)
OR Counselor Helps Ensure Students Don't Go Hungry

An Oregon school counselor is helping families get the food they need, so students can be ready to learn. Laura Minato, a counselor at Beavercreek …

The Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility has 300-megawatt wind farms and a 50-megawatt solar farm. (Chad/Adobe Stock)
Novel Solar-Wind-Battery Power Plant in OR a 'Needle Mover' for Renewables

A first-of-its-kind hybrid power plant with wind, solar and battery storage has opened in Oregon, and the plant could be a model as power grids …


More than 130,000 Oregonians are providing caregiving to someone with Alzheimer's, according to the Alzheimer's association. (Waseem Ali Khan/Adobe Stock)
Praise for Caregivers During Alzheimer's Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and, importantly, it also coincides with National Family Caregivers Month. The progressive …

On a typical night, about 580,000 Americans are considered homeless. (Victoria/Adobe Stock)
Oregonians Recognize Hunger, Homelessness Awareness Week

As the cold weather settles in and some families make plans for the holidays, others are recognizing Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week this week…


There will be about 25,000 new cases of lung cancer in Oregon this year, according to the American Cancer Society. (sewcream/Adobe Stock)
November Brings Awareness to Highly Prevalent Lung Cancer

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, bringing the spotlight to the country's deadliest form of cancer. There will be an estimated 130,000 lung …

The company Solectrac is providing the electric tractors for Oregon's
OR Farmers Can Test Out Electric Ag Vehicles with Rideshare Program

By Claire Carlson for The Daily Yonder.Broadcast version by Eric Tegethoff for Oregon News Service Service for the Public News Service/Daily Yonder Co…


Womens' health advocate Ruth Galaid protests in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in 2005. (Compassion & Choices)
On 25th Anniversary, OR Medical Aid-in-Dying Law Sets the Standard

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Oregon's first-in-the-nation law allowing medical aid-in-dying. The 1994 "Death with Dignity" law permits …

Oregon has one of the highest prevalences of mental illness among adults in the country. (freshidea/Adobe Stock)
OR Nurses Call for Investments in Mental Heath System

The need for investments in Oregon's mental health care system is urgent, some nurses in the state say. According to a study from the nonprofit …


 

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