FreeBiden • Coronavirus • Government Mar. 11
Biden calls for all U.S. adults to be eligible for vaccine by May 1
President Joe Biden announced during a primetime speech Thursday evening that he would direct states, tribes and territories to open vaccine eligibility to adults by May 1. The announcement is the second major development undertaken against the coronavirus pandemic by the president on Thursday, having previously signed into law legislation approving the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.
Salem • Politics • Government Mar. 11
Diesel fuel under fire in Oregon legislature
A bill sponsored by Rep. Karin Power (D-Milwaukie) would prohibit the sale of petroleum diesel fuel for use in any motor vehicle by January 2027.
Oregon • Earthquake • Preparedness Mar. 10
ShakeAlert system to go live Thursday
The ShakeAlert system, already implemented in California since October 2019, uses a network of sensors that detect the start of a major earthquake, calculate the magnitude and location of the quake, and then send the information to distributors that blast the information to cell phones and online.
FreeOregon • Coronavirus • Utilities Mar. 10
Past-due PGE customers may qualify for matching grant to pay bills
Those behind on their Portland General Electric payments can see if they qualify for a partial grant to catch up, and nonprofits may see assistance from PGE's philanthropic arm as well.
Salem • Transportation • Environment Mar. 8
Legislature looking to the future of fueling vehicles
A bill that appears to be fast-tracked by a recommendation from the Senate Committee on Energy and Environment would allow public utilities such to charge consumers for the cost of supplying new electric vehicle charging stations with power and allow public utility companies to recover those costs through consumers.
Column • History • Gales Creek Mar. 8
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: March 9 - 15, 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: The family makes rugs, and Ted and Thelma head up to the pasture to build a house.