Saturday, September 24, 2022

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The health-care subsidy extension a relief for small businesses; Consumer groups press for a bill to reform credit reporting; and an international group aims to transform how people view peace and conflict.

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Condemnation of Russian war on Ukraine continues at the U.N, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says there's need for worker training to rebuild Puerto Rico, the House takes on record corporate profits while consumers struggle with inflation.

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The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts two winters across the U.S., the Inflation Reduction Act could level the playing field for rural electric co-ops, and pharmacies are dwindling in rural America.

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Crater Lake National Park covers more than 180,000 acres in southern Oregon. (aiisha/Adobe Stock)

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Public Lands Day Celebrates 'Spectacular' Landmarks in OR, U.S.

Saturday is National Public Lands Day, a celebration of national parks in the United States. People will be able to access national park lands for …

Nearly every vehicle in the town of Wallowa, Ore., was affected by a hailstorm in August.(Marika Straw)
After Devastating Eastern OR Hailstorm, Neighbors Lend Support

After a devastating hailstorm in eastern Oregon, community members are lending each other a helping hand. In mid-August, a severe storm dropped …


In line with national numbers, 45% of Oregonians without college degrees say they need more education to advance in their careers. (Tada Images/Adobe Stock)
Survey: U.S. Adults Want More Education – OR Has Options

Nearly half of Americans say they need more education to advance in their careers, according to recent research. The Strada Education Network and …

There are more than 600 food-assistance sites in Oregon and southwest Washington, according to the Oregon Food Finder website. (alhim/Adobe Stock)
Hunger Action Month Sheds Light on OR Families Still Struggling

September is National Hunger Action Month, highlighting the ways people can get involved to fight food insecurity. Susannah Morgan, CEO of Oregon …


Projects like expanding broadband in rural areas will be available to communities under the infrastructure package passed last year. (mitgirl/Adobe Stock)
OR Rural Economies Get Assist in CHIPS Act

A program approved by Congress aims to give rural communities in Oregon and elsewhere a boost when applying for federal dollars. The CHIPS Act…

People need two witnesses and a notary for a validly executed will. (Vitalii Vodolazskyi/Adobe Stock)
Make-a-Will Month: End-of-Life 'Road Map' for Families, Friends

August is National National Make-a-Will Month, highlighting how important it is for everyone to make sure their affairs are in order when they pass …


The USDA says pollinators add more than $18 billion in revenue to crop production every year. The major U.S. crops pollinated by honey bees and other pollinators include almonds, non-citrus fruits, berries, melons and squash. (Milan/Adobe Stock)
Bee-Friendly "Pollinator Gardens" Put Food on Oregon Tables

A single bee can help produce more than 125 pounds of food every year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Some Oregon groups are …

The Inflation Reduction Act allows Medicare to negotiate drug prices for the first time in two decades. (JohnBlottman/Adobe Stock)
Inflation Reduction Act Paves Way for Lower Drug Prices

President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law Tuesday, providing a means for making prescription drug prices more affordable in the …


The J.H. Baxter Co.'s wood mill was closed earlier this year after complaints that it had dumped cancer-causing toxins into the air and soil in nearby neighborhoods. (Crag Law Center)
Oregon Communities Unite to Force Chronic Polluter to Shut Down

A coalition of community organizations teamed up in Oregon to force a chronic polluter out of business, and bring environmental justice to a nearby …

The percentage of children with health insurance in Oregon is higher than the national average.(Bob/Adobe Stock)
OR 'Middle of Pack' in Child Well-Being State Rankings

Oregon sits at 26th in a new ranking of states based on child well-being. The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its annual Kids Count data …


The pandemic has exacerbated stress and anxiety among college students. (mtrlin/Adobe Stock)
Advice for Parents: Explore Mental Health Supports at Kid's College

Many parents in Oregon and around the country will soon be bidding their children farewell as they head off to college for the first time, and a …

A grant from AARP Oregon is funding a 40-by-36-foot outdoor venue near Ashland Senior Center. (Isleen Glatt)
Grant Program Helps Create 'Age-Friendly Communities' in OR

Projects making communities more age-friendly in Oregon are getting support from the AARP. After six projects were chosen by AARP in June to receive …


 

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