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State Tipoffs Involving Oregon Newsletter for Sunday March 08, 2020 ( 27 items )  

Daimler Trucks North America Announces Start of Battery Electric Freightliner Customer Experience Fleet
PORTLAND, Oregon, March 4 -- Daimler Trucks North America, a heavy-duty truck manufacturer, issued the following news release: Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is launching the Freightliner Customer Experience (CX) Fleet for its electric truck program. The fleet of all-electric pre-series trucks includes six heavy-duty Freightliner eCascadias and two medium-duty eM2 106 trucks. The Freightliner CX Fleet is part of DTNA's ongoing co-creation initiative that engages customers in the comm  more

Daimler Trucks North America Unveils Freightliner, Western Star Vocational, On-Highway Segment Strategy
PORTLAND, Oregon, March 3 -- Daimler Trucks North America, a heavy-duty truck manufacturer, issued the following news release: * * * - Richard Howard to head On-Highway organization and David Carson to head Vocational organization with Stefan Kurschner's promise of maximum uptime for both * * * Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) announced to its Freightliner and Western Star dealers that it is reshaping its product strategy, and sales and marketing teams into a segment-based business st  more

Fisher Phillips: Clarence Belnavis Receives Owen M. Panner Professionalism Award From Oregon State Bar
PORTLAND, Oregon, March 6 -- Fisher Phillips, a law firm, issued the following news: Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm representing employers, announced that Clarence M. Belnavis, Regional Managing Partner of the firm's Portland office, is the 2020 recipient of the Oregon State Bar's Owen M. Panner Professionalism Award. The award is named after an esteemed member of the federal bench and honors a member of the bench or bar who exemplifies the highest personal and profes  more

Linfield College: W.M. Keck Foundation Announces $10 Million Gift for New Science Facility
MCMINNVILLE, Oregon, March 6 [TNSgrants] -- Linfield College issued the following news release: * * * - Longtime-Linfield supporters donate largest gift in school's history. * * * The W.M. Keck Foundation has committed a substantial gift to support Linfield College's new science facility on the McMinnville Campus. The $10 million gift marks the largest single donation in Linfield's history. Once built, the facility will be known as the W.M. Keck Science Center. The renovation and build-out   more

N.W. Natural: Helping Low-Income Customers Meet Low-Carbon Goals
PORTLAND, Oregon, March 5 -- N.W. Natural (formerly Northwest Natural Gas) issued the following news release: For many customers, the cost of upgrading to more energy efficient equipment is out of reach. This year, NW Natural is adding $1.7 million to its energy efficiency funds dedicated to low-income customers in Oregon. Funding will go toward weatherization projects and energy efficiency upgrades. "Energy efficiency is one of the most meaningful ways we can reduce emissions to meet our regi  more

Nicholls State University: Foundation Series Brings Internationally Recognized Geneticist to Campus
THIBODAUX, Louisiana, March 4 -- Nicholls State University issued the following news release: A professor recognized for pioneering genetics research using zebrafish as a model will speak at Nicholls State University later this month. University of Oregon professor Dr. John Postlethwait is a biologist who has spent his career connecting extreme fieldwork with fish to human health and disease. He has also used a Louisiana favorite, the gar, for research. "We encourage everyone and anyone to at  more

Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold March Meeting in Northwest Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 3 -- The Ohio Lake Erie Commission issued the following news release: The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the University of Toledo's Lake Erie Center, 6200 Bay Shore Road, Oregon. Parking is available at the meeting location. The Commission will provide updates on the Domestic Action Plan, Lake Erie Protection and Restoration Plan, and other Lake Erie Program updates. All Commission meetings are   more

Ore. A.G. Rosenblum Releases 2019 List of Consumer Complaints
SALEM, Oregon, March 5 -- Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum issued the following news release: As part of National Consumer Protection week (March 1--7, 2020), Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum released the Oregon Department of Justice's annual list of Top Ten Consumer Complaints. In 2019, the Oregon Department of Justice's Consumer Protection Section recovered more than $1.29 million for consumers and small businesses throughout the state. For the first time ever, complaints about   more

Ore. Gov. Brown Announces Agreement With Health Insurers on COVID-19 Testing
SALEM, Oregon, March 6 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: * * * - Health insurance companies will waive cost-sharing for testing * * * Governor Kate Brown announced that the state has reached an agreement with health insurance companies to waive cost-sharing for their customers who need COVID-19 testing. "I'd like to thank Oregon's insurers for partnering with the state, so that medical providers can issue COVID-19 tests to anyone who needs one," said Governor   more

Ore. Gov. Brown Issues Statement on Coronavirus
SALEM, Oregon, March 6 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following statement on the announcement that Congress has agreed to an $8.3 billion emergency funding package for coronavirus response: "As health care professionals across the nation work to treat patients with COVID-19, I was pleased to see our leaders in Congress work together and come to an agreement to support response efforts. I'd like to thank Senator Merkley, Senator Wyden, and Oregon's entire congressional delegation for t  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Issues Statement on Coronavirus Case
SALEM, Oregon, March 3 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following statement: Governor Kate Brown issued the following statement regarding the Oregon Health Authority's (OHA) announcement of an additional case of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Oregon. According to OHA , there are now two reported cases of COVID-19 in Oregon, both connected. An additional eight tests came back negative: "My thoughts are with the Oregonians who have contracted this virus, as well as their families. The devel  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Issues Statement on Legislative Short Session Adjourning
SALEM, Oregon, March 6 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following statement: Governor Kate Brown issued the following statement after the Legislature adjourned the 2020 short session: "Last week, I was saddened but not shocked when Republican lawmakers chose to walk out on their jobs in order to block their remaining colleagues from completing the people's work. When they denied quorum and shut down government, they did so knowing full well that they put critical state funding in jeopa  more

Oregon Department of Administrative Services: E-Government Portal Advisory Board to Meet
SALEM, Ore., March 6 -- The Oregon Department of Administrative Services issued the following news release: The Electronic Government Portal Advisory Board will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 11, at the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) in Salem. The meeting is open to the public and may be attended in person or via the web; public comments will be taken from those attending in person and online. To join the meeting virtually, please see the instructions. The agenda and handouts are  more

Oregon Health & Science University Performs First-Ever Crispr Gene Editing Within Human Body
PORTLAND, Oregon, March 5 -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release on March 4: * * * - BRILLIANCE clinical trial aims to enable sight in people born with a blindness-causing mutation * * * The gene-editing tool CRISPR has been used to address a blindness-causing gene mutation at Oregon Health & Science University for a clinical trial sponsored by Allergan plc and Editas Medicine. The procedure marks the first time CRISPR has been used to edit human genes wit  more

Oregon Health & Science University-Led Evidence Review Shows New Therapy for Hepatitis C Is Highly Effective
PORTLAND, Oregon, March 3 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release on March 2: * * * - Review informs new recommendation for universal screening * * * New direct-acting antiviral therapies are highly effective at eliminating the Hepatitis C virus infection, according to a systematic evidence review by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University. The review, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, informe  more

Oregon Health & Science University: New Research Will Model Hearing
PORTLAND, Oregon, March 4 [TNSgrants] -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release: * * * - OHSU research will focus on machine-learning software * * * Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University will use a new $1 million grant from the federal BRAIN Initiative to create machine-learning software that mimics the brain's ability to discern important sounds, like understanding speech, in a noisy environment. Ultimately, the initiative could result in treatmen  more

Oregon House Democrats Condemn ICE Subversion of Sanctuary Laws, Recent Arrests of Oregonians
SALEM, Oregon, March 4 -- The Oregon House Democrats issued the following news release: * * * - House Democrats stand with immigrant communities, offer resources for support * * * Recent reports show a troubling trend in Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) involvement in Oregon, especially in Washington County. This is despite the state's longstanding Sanctuary State law, which was re-affirmed by the voters by a 27-point margin in 2018. Rep. Teresa Alonso Leon (D-Woodburn) said the   more

Oregon House Democrats: Civil Rights and Economic Justice Bills Poised to Fail Because of Republican Walkout
SALEM, Oregon, March 6 -- The Oregon House Democrats issued the following news release: House and Senate Democratic People of Color (POC) Caucus members released a list of over 40 civil rights and economic justice priority bills that are at risk due to Oregon Republicans' refusal to show up for work. "These bills have had broad, bipartisan support and represent countless hours of work that will have direct and immediate impact on Oregonians across the state," said Rep. Janelle Bynum (D-East Po  more

Oregon Republicans Receive Withering Local, National Press for Walking Off the Job
SALEM, Oregon, March 4 -- The Oregon House Democrats issued the following news release: As Oregon's Legislative Republicans continue their taxpayer-funded vacation to avoid facing Oregon's climate crisis, media has taken notice. The withering coverage of their walkout has been highlighted locally and nationally. Among the local and national attention legislative Republicans have received: "Republicans Lawmakers in Oregon Have Stopped Showing Up To Work To Avoid Voting On A Climate Bill", pu  more

Oregon State University: Chronic Environmental Stressors, Not Combat Exposure, Biggest Predictor of PTSD in Korean Vietnam Veterans
CORVALLIS, Oregon, March 3 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Oregon State University issued the following news: In the Vietnam War, the second-largest contingent of soldiers fighting North Vietnam came from Korea. Now, 45 years later, roughly 40% of Korean Vietnam veterans have post-traumatic stress disorder, a rate higher than their American counterparts. While PTSD is usually thought to stem from a single horrific experience, a new study from Oregon State University researcher Carolyn Aldwin and Korea  more

Oregon State University: Fight 'Big Four' Rose Problems With Prevention Strategies
CORVALLIS, Oregon, March 3 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: Charmingly mild weather this winter will most likely coax roses into bloom early, which means dealing with the usual diseases and pests earlier, too. When it comes to one of the country's most popular perennial plants, the "big four" vexations are powdery mildew, black spot, rust and aphids, according to Jay W. Pscheidt, a plant pathology specialist with Oregon State University Extension Service. More recently, do  more

Oregon State University: Quickly Unfolding Flash Droughts Present New Challenge for Weather Prediction
CORVALLIS, Oregon, March 3 [TNSenvironmentresearch] -- Oregon State University issued the following news: Flash droughts, which can develop in as little as two weeks and intensify rapidly, are drawing new attention as researchers work to identify and test the reliability of indicators that could help predict these weather events, a study published in Nature Climate Change indicates. Understanding the factors, including a warming planet, that lead to a flash drought and improving prediction cou  more

Oregon State University: Researchers Use Fish Collection to Detect Historical Infection of Salmon Parasites
CORVALLIS, Oregon, March 5 [TNSbiologyresearch] -- Oregon State University issued the following news: Decades-old fish stored at Oregon State University proved valuable in learning more about parasites that infect a family of fish that includes salmon and trout in the Pacific Northwest. An Oregon State University research team used the university's Ichthyology Collection, which includes 260,000 fish specimens dating back to the early 20th century, to confirm the historical presence and distrib  more

Oregon State University: Satellite Data Boosts Understanding of Climate Change's Effects on Kelp
CORVALLIS, Oregon, March 6 [TNSenvironmentresearch] -- Oregon State University issued the following news: Tapping into 35 years of satellite imagery, researchers at Oregon State University have dramatically enlarged the database regarding how climate change is affecting kelps, near-shore seaweeds that provide food and shelter for fish and protect coastlines from wave damage. And the Landsat pictures paved the way to some surprising findings: A summer of warm water isn't automatically bad news   more

Regence Paid $1.8 Billion for Member Care in Oregon in 2019
PORTLAND, Oregon, March 3 -- Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon issued the following news release on March 2: Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon paid $1.8 billion in medical care for its fully insured members in 2019, or $4,370 per member, according to unaudited figures filed March 2 with the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation. Regence spent more than 86 cents of every premium dollar received from members for doctor visits, hospital care, medications and other health care goods an  more

University of Washington Bothell: Zaneveld Receives $940,000 NSF CAREER Award
BOTHELL, Washington, March 5 [TNSgrants] -- The University of Washington Bothell campus issued the following news: Jesse Zaneveld, an assistant professor in the School of STEM's Division of Biological Sciences, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award worth more than $940,000 over five years to support his research in coral reef microbiology. The research uses data that Zaneveld and others compiled when he was a research fellow at Oregon State University. It's known as the Glob  more

Western Star Celebrates Production of 200,000th Truck
PORTLAND, Oregon, March 7 -- Western Star Trucks, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America, issued the following news release: Western Star celebrated the production of its 200,000th truck with a special event at its Portland Truck Manufacturing Plant. The 2020 4700SB truck rolled off the assembly line and was delivered to customer Joe Johnson Equipment of Innisfil, Ont., in a March 5 ceremony attended by Western Star executives, Portland Manufacturing Plant employees and customer represe  more