Wednesday, Feb. 24
The Coast Guard is promoting a mobile application to assist with maritime voyage planning, boating safety and maritime distress in the Pacific Northwest.
In tropical oceans, a combination of sunlight and weak winds drives up surface temperatures in the afternoon, increasing atmospheric turbulence, unprecedented new observational data collected by an Oregon State University researcher shows.
Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR-4), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-3), Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5), and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1), are pushing the U.S. Office of Management and Budget to provide the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with annual fundi…
Editor's Note: After this story went to print, Gov. Kate Brown announced county's that would normally move to the extreme risk category would get a two-week reprieve before moving back to the most-restrictive tier in the state.
An Oregon State University researcher is part of a new federally supported project investigating how communities along the West Coast are adapting to ocean acidification, with the goal of determining what they need to be more resilient.
For the 19th year, the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling dedicates March to help increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment, and recovery services. This coincides with the National Problem Gambling Awareness Month whose campaign theme is “Awa…
The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup recently completed its review of the federal process and has concluded the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen Biotech) COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for use in the Western States.
Oregon OSHA is proposing to extend protective measures against COVID-19 for workers who rely on housing provided by employers, including as part of farming operations. The risk-reducing measures – which include new options and updates – cover everything from physical distancing and ventilati…
Millions of dollars go unclaimed each year during tax season. This year, more than ever, filing taxes can put money back into pockets of those who need it most.
Oregon is marking the one year anniversary since the first positive case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in the state.
Monday, Feb. 15
For the reporting period of 02/23/2021 through 03/01/2021, Curry County Public Health (CCPH) has received notification of 19 new COVID-19 cases; all cases have been confirmed by Curry County’s contracted Health Officer after receiving the lab results. Six of these cases are South Curry Count…
Oregon turned a corner in its efforts to vaccinate residents against the coronavirus Friday, setting a schedule for the eligibility for every adult in the state to receive a shot.
The Central Curry School District is one step closer to getting a new superintendent, and community members have a chance to meet the candidates.
Friday, Feb. 12
The Port of Brookings Harbor is seeking donations and ideas to memorialize Roy Davis, who died Feb. 3 after more than a decade on the port commission.
Converting the ground under electrical transmission towers into spaces for wildlife can enable fragmented populations to connect with one another, increasing local biodiversity and providing animals around the globe an important tool for adapting to climate change, a new study found.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reports a 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the Oregon Coast west of Coos Bay Saturday morning shortly after 5:30.
Wednesday, Feb. 17
U.S. Highway 101 was open to one-lane travel Tuesday night after another week of landslide activity blocked the road at Last Chance Grade.
Flavor differences in whiskey can be discerned based solely on the environment in which the barley used to make the whiskey is grown, a new study co-authored by an Oregon State University researcher found.
A new position in the Brookings Police Department aims to address the city’s homeless population and help connect individuals in need with social services.
After a month in the state’s lowest tier of COVID-19 restrictions, Curry County will again move to the moderate-risk category starting Friday.
A Curry County man is behind bars after being caught Tuesday with three ounces of heroin, a large amount of cash and a firearm.
Governor Kate Brown has extended her declaration of a state of emergency for COVID-19 for 60 days, until May 2.
U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley recently announced that he will serve as the chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the U.S. Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Forest Service.
Environmental Defense Fund is launching a new platform to improve data collection and management of fishing in the ocean using smart cameras coupled with artificial intelligence to get an accurate assessment of the number of vessels fishing in a particular region.
Brookings City Manager Emeritus Gary Milliman has been elected as vice chair of the Border Coast Regional Airport Authority.
Congressman Peter DeFazio recently re-introduced legislation to make permanent a 20-year ban on new mining projects in the Pistol River and Rough and Ready Creek watersheds in southwest Oregon.
On Thursday, Gov. Kate Brown issued the following statement about students in Oregon returning to class.
State Rep. David Brock Smith (R-Port Orford) recently introduced legislation that will bring equity across the business sector during the remainder of the state of emergency related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
REEDSPORT — After bringing joy to families’ homes over the holiday season, some 200 Christmas trees now ideally will be bringing protection to juvenile fish in a tributary to the Umpqua River east of Reedsport.
Oregon is faring better than other states during the COVID-19 pandemic — but not by every measure.
Self-Harm Awareness Month (also known as Self-Injury Awareness Month) is an annual global awareness event and campaign where people make special efforts to raise awareness about self-harm and self-injury. The goal of the people who observe this event is to break down the common stereotypes s…
Workers in the construction industry are most likely to suffer traumatic injuries during the first four hours of their shift, and those who work evening or night shifts experience more severe injuries than their day-shift counterparts, a recent Oregon State University study found.
Friday, Feb. 5
Starting March 11, 2021, ShakeAlert-powered earthquake early warning alerts will be available for delivery directly to wireless devices in Oregon.
Wednesday, Feb. 10
A window at the office of the Curry County Democratic Party in Brookings was smashed over the weekend, according to party officials.
Monday, Feb. 8
Oregon health officials are now reporting four cases of COVID-19 in individuals who have been fully vaccinated against the virus.
Scientists at Oregon State University and the U.S. Forest Service have demonstrated that DNA extracted from water samples from rivers across Oregon and Northern California can be used to estimate genetic diversity of Pacific salmon and trout.
Seeking to extend protections for workers against COVID-19, Oregon OSHA is proposing a permanent rule that largely maintains – with some improvements – the risk-reducing measures required by the current temporary emergency rule. It would replace the temporary rule, which expires May 4.
When I was a young man growing up in rural Oregon, there was a term for people like me: “gun nut.”
A survey of more than 18,000 land parcels spanning 2 million square miles across 63 countries shows that a “protected area” designation reduces the rate of deforestation but does not prevent it.
This week, Senator Dick Anderson (R-Lincoln City) is drafting legislation that would prohibit the state of Oregon from taxing federal economic impact payments.
Oregon seniors may receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine faster than previously expected.
The play structure at Gold Beach’s Buffington Park remains closed as the ongoing pandemic keeps city officials under the pressure of state COVID-19 requirements.