Forestry • Environment • Weather Feb. 18
ODF urges landowners to prevent beetle infestation in storm-downed Douglas Fir
The Oregon Department of Forestry says the 2021 ice storm, which brought down many large-diameter Douglas-firs across the state created the potential for an outbreak of the native Douglas-fir beetle, and urged landowners to take immediate action.
Salem • Health • Government Feb. 17
Legislative news brief: Bill would bolster creation of mental health crisis teams
District 30 Rep. Janeen Sollman (D-Hillsboro) is one of three chief sponsors of a new bill, House Bill 2417, that would create mobile mental health crisis intervention teams and help cities and counties throughout the state establish teams of their own.
Oregon • Weather • Government Feb. 16
'Abnormal Market Disruption' declared as state tries to quash reported winter storm price gouging
To combat reported price gouging as families seek shelter at hotels during widespread power outages amid the fallout of the winter storm, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order 21-03, which declares an "abnormal market disruption" in nine Oregon counties as a result of the President's Day weekend winter storm.
Salem • Elections • Government Feb. 16
Legislative news brief: Bill would put same-day voter registration on the ballot
A bill being considered by the Legislative Assembly proposes an amendment to the Oregon Constitution allowing state residents to register to vote the same day as a general election. If passed, the proposed amendment would appear as a state ballot measure in the next general election.
Column • History • Gales Creek Feb. 15
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: February 17 - 23, 1932
These are the diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley, who lived in Gales Creek after the Lilly family moved to Gales Creek in the 1880’s. They are published as they were written, with original spelling. This week: Esther heads to Tillamook for several days to see family.