26 Nov

Oregon Is Stopping Hospital ...

By Vlad Yurlov COVID-19 cases are spiking in Oregon and hospitals across the state are struggling to keep up. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports that over 80% of Oregon’s adult Intensive Care Unit beds are full. But the OHA has ...

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25 Nov

Wind turbines are not a bird...

By Rachel Dawson The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service estimates up to 500,000 birds are killed annually in the United States due to wind turbine collisions. The number of deaths will continue to increase as more turbines populate our n...

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23 Nov

Winter Is Coming, the Homele...

By Eric Fruits. Ph.D. Winter is coming to Oregon, and it might be a rough one. As if the pandemic, riots, and a recession weren’t enough, the Northwest is looking at La Niña weather conditions that will bring us a cold, wet winter. Whi...

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18 Nov

Oregon should be supporting ...

By Rachel Dawson Governor Kate Brown recently decided to take her Coronavirus “two-week pause” one step further by issuing an aggressive statewide “two-week freeze” running from November 18th through December 2nd (with an additional tw...

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11 Nov

What is Going On? Cases Rise...

By Helen Doran “What is going on?” That’s what many Oregon parents are asking as their kids struggle with online learning, all while public officials flip-flop on education policies during a wave of COVID-19 cases. On October 30th, ...

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09 Nov

Dude, where’s my car? New Or...

By Rachel Dawson Where are all the electric cars in Oregon? If you live in Portland, they’re hard to miss. But leave the metro area, and EVs are a rare sight. To get an idea, check out the Oregon Department of Energy’s new interactive ...

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New Oregon data shows where electric vehicles are located and where they continue to remain a rarity-cm
04 Nov

Avoidable Expenses for Affor...

By Vlad Yurlov While many people in the Portland region value efficient governments, prevailing wage laws are rarely questioned. Prevailing wage laws drain tax-payer funded resources by increasing the labor costs of public construction...

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