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State Tipoffs Involving Oregon Newsletter for Sunday June 23, 2019 ( 20 items )  

A Complaint Leads Oregon Department of Agriculture to Issue Stop Sale, Use and Removal Orders for 6 Over the Counter Pesticide Products Claiming to Be Organic
SALEM, Oregon, June 20 -- The Oregon Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: On December 26, 2019, an organic grower contacted the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) after an insecticide labeled "organic" tested positive for pesticides not approved for organic production. Before applying to his crop, the grower tested the product Southern Ag's "Triple Action Neem Oil". The product is advertised as organic with neem oil as its naturally occurring active ingredient. The g  more

Fujifilm to Showcase Array of Robust Technologies for Echocardiography at Ase 2019
LEXINGTON, Massachusetts, June 21 -- Fujifilm USA issued the following news: * * * - Company to Exhibit Enterprise Imaging Solution with Advanced Analysis & Monitoring; Best in Class Point-of-Care Ultrasound * * * Fujifilm will present its cardiovascular medical imaging portfolio including Synapse Cardiology PACS with Epsilon Imaging's EchoInsight, as well as the SonoSite Edge II point-of-care-ultrasound system (POCUS) at the American Society of Echocardiography annual meeting (ASE 2019). Th  more

O'Reilly Announces Speaker and Session Lineup for Open Source Software Conference 2019
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 20 -- O'Reilly Media issued the following news release: * * * - Conference Highlights the Technology Driving Software Development Today, from AI and Cloud to Edge Computing * * * O'Reilly, the premier source for insight-driven learning on technology and business, today announced the lineup of speakers presenting at its upcoming Open Source Software Conference (OSCON), taking place July 15-18 in Portland, Oregon at the Oregon Convention Center. The open source com  more

Oregon A.G. Rosenblum Issues Statement on Gag Rule Decision
SALEM, Oregon, June 20 -- Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum issued the following statement on a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that could allow the Trump administration's Title X 'gag rule' to go into effect: "This Gag Rule will devastate the Title X program and fundamentally change the way this important public health program has worked for almost 30 years. "The grant funds at the heart of this program are a true safety net for low income women and families in all 36 Oregon coun  more

Oregon Gov. Brown Issues Remarks at Matthew Knight Arena
SALEM, Oregon, June 17 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following remarks at the University of Oregon's 143rd commencement ceremony at Matthew Knight Arena: Governor Kate Brown today addressed approximately 4,000 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students at the University of Oregon's 143rd commencement ceremony at Matthew Knight Arena. In her speech, Governor Brown reflected on the lives and achievements of three prominent Oregonians who have made Oregon a better place to live. "Clas  more

Oregon Gov. Brown Issues Statement on Potential Walkout by Senate Republicans
SALEM, Oregon, June 19 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following statement regarding a potential walkout by Senate Republicans: "We ask for, and take on responsibility, as elected representatives of the people of Oregon to show up and speak up on their behalf. I'm disappointed in the Senate Republicans' indications of a walkout, which would silence their constituents while stifling democracy. It's not only dishonest, it violates the oaths they took to speak for their constituents as we  more

Oregon Gov. Brown Issues Statement on State Senate Republicans
SALEM, Oregon, June 20 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following statement on the Oregon State Senate's request for assistance of the police to bring back the Senate Republicans: "After many hours of well-intentioned, respectful negotiations on Wednesday, the Senate has come to an impasse. "The Senate Republicans have decided to abandon their duty to serve their constituents and walk out. The Senate Democrats have requested the assistance of the Oregon State Police to bring back thei  more

Oregon Gov. Brown: Tobacco Tax Increase Moves Forward With Committee Vote Today
SALEM, Oregon, June 18 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: * * * - Health care funding bill headed to the House floor * * * A key part of Governor Kate Brown's plan to improve public health and fund the Oregon Health Plan is headed to the House floor for a vote. House Bill 2270 today passed out of the Joint Committee on Tax Expenditures. The bill generates $346 million for the Oregon Health Plan by increasing the cigarette tax and, for the first time, taxing e-  more

Oregon House Democrats: Equal Access to Roads Act Passes the Oregon House
SALEM, Oregon, June 18 -- The Oregon House Democrats issued the following news release: * * * - Legislation Ensures Safer Roads, That Every Driver is Licensed and Insured * * * The Equal Access to Roads Act passed the Oregon House of Representatives today, moving our state one step closer to ensuring that every Oregonian is able to get a driver's license. House Bill 2015 expands eligibility for a driver's license to all Oregon residents, returning the state to a pre-2008 set of application   more

Oregon House Democrats: Legislation to Strengthen Oregon's Hate Crime Law Clears the Oregon House, Set to Become Law
SALEM, Oregon, June 19 -- The Oregon House Democrats issued the following news release: * * * - Legislation Strengthens Hate Crime Laws and Reporting * * * Comprehensive legislation to strengthen Oregon's hate crime statute unanimously passed the Oregon House of Representatives today. Senate Bill 577 makes changes to the crime of intimidation, including renaming it "bias crime",and defining a bias incident,specifically making it a crime to commit a violent offense or the immediate threat of  more

Oregon House Democrats: Legislature Approves New Program Providing Registered Nurse Home Visits for Newborns
SALEM, Oregon, June 19 -- The Oregon House Democrats issued the following news release: * * * - Bill Creates Program for Registered Nurses to Visit and Advise New Parents * * * Legislation that establishes a statewide,universally-offered home visiting program for families with infants up to six months old passed the Oregon House of Representatives today. "Senate Bill 526 will expand the successful, evidenced-based Family Connects program over the course of several years until all new Orego  more

Oregon House Democrats: Oregon House Passes Landmark Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program
SALEM, Oregon, June 20 -- The Oregon House Democrats issued the following news release: * * * - Proposal Ensures Oregonians Can Afford to Care for a New Baby, Sick Loved One * * * A landmark paid family and medical leave insurance program passed the Oregon House of Representatives today. The proposal, House Bill 2005, provides every Oregon worker 12 weeks of paid leave to welcome a new child, to recover from a serious illness,to care for a loved one recovering from a serious illness or to   more

Oregon House Democrats: Oregon House Passes Tobacco and E-Cigarette Tax to Increase Oregon Health Plan Funding
SALEM, Oregon, June 20 -- The Oregon House Democrats issued the following news release: * * * - House Bill 2270 Increases Taxes on Tobacco Products, Sends Issue to Voters * * * The Oregon House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to create an additional sustainable funding mechanism for the Oregon Health Plan by increasing taxes on tobacco products and creating taxes on e-cigarettes and vaping products. House Bill 2270 includes a referral to voters. If the legislation passes the Se  more

Oregon House Democrats: Program to Tackle Climate Change, Invest in Clean Energy Economy Passes Oregon House House Bill
SALEM, Oregon, June 17 -- The Oregon House Democrats issued the following news release: * * * - 2020 establishes cap and invest program to reduce greenhouse gases * * * Historic legislation to tackle the catastrophic effects of climate change and build a better economic future for every Oregonian passed the Oregon House of Representatives today. The Oregon Climate Action Program, House Bill 2020, sets a cap on greenhouse gas emissions and creates a market-based approach to reducing greenhous  more

Oregon House Democrats: Safer Transport of Oil by Rail Legislation Clears the Oregon House
SALEM, Oregon, June 17 -- The Oregon House Democrats issued the following news release: * * * - Bill requires safety and response plans for worst case scenarios * * * Legislation years in the making to improve the safety of trains transporting oil through Oregon passed the Oregon House of Representatives today. The legislation, House Bill 2209, requires railroads that own or operate "high hazard train routes" to develop detailed safety and environmental response plans and demonstrate the ab  more

Oregon State University Researchers Identify Compounds That Starve Melanoma Cancer Cells of Energy
CORVALLIS, Oregon, June 19 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Oregon State University issued the following news: Researchers at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University have found a possible counterpunch to the drug resistance of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. The findings, published today in the journal Molecular Carcinogenesis, are important because in the United States alone, almost 100,000 new melanoma cases will be diagnosed this year and more than 7,000 mela  more

Oregon State University Researchers Lay Out Plan for Managing Rivers to Be Resilient to Climate Change
CORVALLIS, Oregon, June 19 [TNSresearch] -- Oregon State University issued the following news: New strategies for river management are needed to maintain water supplies and avoid big crashes in populations of aquatic life, researchers argue in a perspective piece published today in Nature (https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01877-1). The scientists say a fresh approach is necessary as the climate warms, which has led to historic die-offs like the January 2019 event in the Murray-Darlin  more

Oregon State University: Crustacean's Life in Low-Oxygen Water Suggests There's More Than One Way to Survive Hypoxia
CORVALLIS, Oregon, June 21 [TNSresearch] -- Oregon State University issued the following news: A tidepool crustacean's ability to survive oxygen deprivation though it lacks a key set of genes raises the possibility that animals might have more ways of dealing with hypoxic environments than had been thought. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the findings by Oregon State University researchers are important because hypoxia - areas of low oxygen - is on the rise in  more

PenFed Credit Union Gives $27,500 to Eugene Charities
EUGENE, Oregon, June 19 -- Pentagon Federal Credit Union issued the following news release: PenFed Credit Union's Eugene Service Center today announced their second quarter charitable donations totaling $27,500 to Bridgeway House, Cascades Raptor Center, Hearts for Hospice, and Sleep In Heavenly Peace (SHP). PenFed employees met with the charities and presented them with checks. These donations are part of PenFed's commitment to giving $100,000 to nonprofit organizations in the Eugene area thi  more

Southern Oregon University Introduces 100 Percent Online Master's Programs in Education
ASHLAND, Oregon, June 21 -- Southern Oregon University issued the following news: Southern Oregon University has expanded its selection of online advanced degrees with this month's launch of a master of science in education program with three areas of concentration. The program, designed primarily for working adult learners, provides pathways for career advancement and leadership roles in schools, corporations and nonprofit agencies. Students choose between concentrations in Leadership in Earl  more