July 24, 2012 eClips

    • Kitzhaber’s ‘Cool Schools’ program gets off to a lukewarm start

 

  • First of two Oregon casino measures narrowly qualifies for ballot

 

 

  • Inmate Gary Haugen wages legal challenge to Gov. Kitzhaber’s execution reprieve

 

 

  • Disability Rights Oregon recommends legislation after investigating mentally ill Aloha man’s case

 

 

  • In Oregon and elsewhere, farming produces a crop of land-use arguments

 

 

  • Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum takes practical step on mortgages — Opinion

 

 

  • We can prevent domestic violence deaths through community involvement — Guest Opinion

 

 

  • Marijuana proponents file lawsuit

 

 

  • State’s public art collection hits 2,500

 

 

  • Three states launch feral pig campaign

 

 

  • Poaching threatens herds of Central Oregon mule deer

 

 

  • Study: Coastal Oregon Waters Slightly Caffeinated

 

 

  • Kitzhaber steps into battle over public

 

 

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KITZHABER’S ‘COOL SCHOOLS’ PROGRAM GETS OFF TO A LUKEWARM START

(Portland Oregonian)Gov. John Kitzhaber made a campaign promise that his “Cool Schools” program would put people back to work doing energy upgrades on classroom buildings.
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FIRST OF TWO OREGON CASINO MEASURES NARROWLY QUALIFIES FOR BALLOT

(Portland Oregonian)A measure that would amend the Oregon Constitution to allow commercial casinos in the state narrowly qualified for the November ballot, the secretary of state’s office announced Monday.
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INMATE GARY HAUGEN WAGES LEGAL CHALLENGE TO GOV. KITZHABER’S EXECUTION REPRIEVE

(Portland Oregonian)Death-row inmate Gary Haugen is to appear in court Tuesday morning to once again fight for his right to be executed.
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DISABILITY RIGHTS OREGON RECOMMENDS LEGISLATION AFTER INVESTIGATING MENTALLY ILL ALOHA MAN’S CASE

(Portland Oregonian)Disability Rights Oregon on Friday concluded an investigation critical of the prosecution of a mentally ill Aloha man, twice charged in the 1997 slaying of his ex-wife.
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IN OREGON AND ELSEWHERE, FARMING PRODUCES A CROP OF LAND-USE ARGUMENTS

(Portland Oregonian)Farmers, because they literally lose ground to expanding cities and development, increasingly find themselves drawn into land-use fights.
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ATTORNEY GENERAL ELLEN ROSENBLUM TAKES PRACTICAL STEP ON MORTGAGES — OPINION

(Portland Oregonian)In one of her first significant moves as Oregon’s attorney general, Ellen Rosenblum on Monday announced that temporary rules governing mortgage activities in the state would become permanent.
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WE CAN PREVENT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEATHS THROUGH COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT — GUEST OPINION

(Portland Oregonian)Since June 28, eight local people, including three women and two children, have died in murder-suicides or in homicides involving domestic violence. These deaths may appear to be inevitable tragedies we could not anticipate or prevent, but we want you to know that domestic violence is preventable and that every neighbor, friend and colleague can take action to save lives.
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MARIJUANA PROPONENTS FILE LAWSUIT

(Salem Statesman Journal)-Ballot initiative treated unfairly, they say-

Two sides are headed for a legal fight over a second ballot initiative to legalize marijuana.

A lawyer for the measures advocates argues that the secretary of state is disqualifying a disproportionate number of signatures
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STATE’S PUBLIC ART COLLECTION HITS 2,500

(Salem Statesman Journal)The government buildings tower over passers-by. The structures clean lines and marble walls create what some describe as a cold and impersonal ambiance familiar to state capitals.
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THREE STATES LAUNCH FERAL PIG CAMPAIGN

(Salem Statesman Journal)-Oregon hopes to limit damages-

Wildlife officials in three Northwest states are intensifying their battle against wild swine by launching a campaign urging hunters, anglers, hikers and others to report any feral pig sighting on a public hotline.
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POACHING THREATENS HERDS OF CENTRAL OREGON MULE DEER

(Eugene Register-Guard)-More animals are being killed illegally than by licensed hunters granted permission by the state-

The arrest of three teenagers in a Central Oregon poaching case underscores the difficulty biologists and wildlife officers are facing in attempts to rebuild the mule deer population.
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STUDY: COASTAL OREGON WATERS SLIGHTLY CAFFEINATED

(Oregon Public Broadcasting)The Northwest is known for its love of coffee. Now evidence of that is showing up in the Pacific Ocean. Researchers have found low levels of caffeine at half a dozen locations on the Oregon Coast.
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KITZHABER STEPS INTO BATTLE OVER PUBLIC

(Herald and News)Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has stepped into a battle over control of Jefferson Public Radio, a network of stations heard in Southern Oregon and Northern California.
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