News item one — “Red flag fire warning” for Hood River County:
We are Oregon gun owners, sportsmen, hunters and outdoorsmen. We believe in common sense efforts to reduce gun violence and promote gun safety. We strongly support legislation to require universal background checks when purchasing a firearm.
Sympathy undeserved; Remembering Davis; Still have a dream; more
You see them around: bumper stickers reading “Don’t hassle me, I’m a local.”
2013 ag report
Despite some unique challenges cropping up the past 12 months, Oregon agriculture generally remains in great shape and is poised to do well again in 2014, according to Katy Coba, director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
Letters to the Editor for January 18, 2014
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 15 passed a bipartisan bill that funds the government for the remainder of the year. Walden supported this plan, and released a statement:
Eat for planet health; Sign petition; Path logic; more
Something totally unexpected happened Friday at the gym.
The American Lung Association recommends that all homes be tested for radon
The winter can be a dangerous time of year for people living with high levels of radon in their homes. This time of year, radon levels can soar as residents keep their windows closed and spend more time indoors.
No thanks!; Water and jobs
Jan. 13 is AMBER Alert Day in Oregon.
A national petition having gone viral garnering more than 600 signatures (http://chn.ge/1aua7js), highlights a concerted effort by clinicians, patients and advocates who are asking a subcommittee of the Oregon Health Authority’s Health Evidence Review Commission to allow Oregon Medicaid to cover diagnosis and treatments for fibromyalgia. Oregon is the only U.S. state that excludes Medicaid coverage of fibromyalgia.
Changing times; How ironic; Beliefs vs. rights; more
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