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How to Bring Mental Health Awareness to Oregon

Oregon citizens need help, but not everyone knows how to elicit change.

(SALEM, Ore.) - mental health signs In 2022, Mental Health America ranked Oregon second-to-last in a report highlighting the prevalence of mental illness and access to care. The state has also ranked in the bottom three states for the last nine years.

The report stated that the ranking is based on substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, and self-reported rates of mental illness.

Read Full Article (Nov-16-2022 15:54)

McMinnville Carjacking Leads to Pursuit and Arrest

The stolen vehicle veered across Hwy 18 and crashed off the north side of the highway.

(McMINNVILLE, Ore.) - stolen car The subject stopped a female driver as she drove into the clinic parking lot, and he carjacked her vehicle from her by climbing in the passenger side and physically pushing her out of the driver’s seat.

The victim of the carjacking was not physically injured.

Read Full Article (Nov-15-2022 17:08)

Oregon Food Bank Responds to Measure 111 and More Anti-hunger Victories

“Our communities showed up to support the kind of policy changes that address hunger at its roots.”

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - hungry kids "This election was a critical moment for voters to address hunger and its root causes at the ballot box.

"Our communities are reeling from ongoing pandemic impacts and the rising cost of food and housing."

Read Full Article (Oct-25-2022 13:49)

Wildfire Near Oakridge Still Burning After Over 75 Days

The wildfires in Oregon are not "over".

(SALEM, Ore.) - Cedar Creek Fire Oregon Oregon's Cedar Creek fire has been burning since August 1st. As of 5:30 a.m. today, there are 301 firefighting personnel working to contain the wildfire, east of Eugene. The fire remains at 127,283 acres and 55% contained.

Expected fire behavior is best described as... smoldering.

Read Full Article (Oct-21-2022 21:47)

Portland Man Killed When Over 45 Vehicles Crash on I-5

One fatality and 4 subjects were transported to area hospitals.

(EUGENE, Ore.) - Oregon I-5 crash Preliminary estimates of involved vehicles are 15 to 20 Commercial Motor Vehicles and 45 passenger vehicles with one confirmed fatality.

Interstate 5 southbound was completely blocked with a detour in place and remained closed most of the day.

Read Full Article (Sep-29-2022 23:16)

Opioid Overdoses in Oregon Increased in 2021

Fentanyl and methamphetamine drive the rise in deaths and hospitalizations

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - opioid deaths Oregon Methamphetamines and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl helped drive an increase in opioid overdoses and related deaths in 2021, according to a new Oregon Health Authority (OHA) report.

Overdoses involving multiple drugs also rose during 2021 and now account for more than half of all fatal overdoses.

Read Full Article (Sep-15-2022 14:16)

Oregon`s Cedar Creek Fire is 92,596 acres with 0% containment.

Fire behavior could increase under the right conditions.

(OAKRIDGE, Ore.) - Cedar Creek Fire Oregon A community meeting for the communities of Oakridge and Westfir is scheduled for Saturday, September 17 at 11 am at the Oakridge High School Auditorium. The meeting will also be streamed on Facebook Live.

Although fire behavior has calmed considerably since last weekend, fuels are still dry.

Read Full Article (Sep-12-2022 16:04)

LUBA Decision Final on Short-Term Rentals in Lincoln County

The County has yet to adapt its approach to comply with LUBA’s ruling.

(WALDPORT, Ore.) - short term rental The Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) ruled that the ballot measure (21-203) violated pre-existing Oregon state land-use law in seeking to phase-out short-term rentals in unincorporated Lincoln County.

LUBA also ruled that the County’s longstanding ban on transfer of vacation rental licenses to a property’s new owner also violates Oregon law.

Read Full Article (Sep-09-2022 15:42)

Oregon Fire Weather: Red Flag Warning

Most of Oregon is in extreme fire danger.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Oregon Fire danger Conditions may be favorable for rapid fire spread, which may threaten life and property. Use EXTRA CAUTION with potential ignition sources, especially in grassy areas. All outdoor burning is not recommended.


Read Full Article (Sep-09-2022 12:34)

PGE Announces Power Shut Down Schedule

Portland General Electric issued this update:

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Oregon power shutoffs Power shut off times are estimated to begin within the timeframes provided below by area for Friday, Sept. 9:

  • Area 1: Mt. Hood Corridor/Foothills: Power Off

  • Area 2: Columbia River Gorge: Power Off

  • Area 3: Oregon City: 12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • Area 4: Estacada: Power Off (more...)

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