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State Tipoffs Involving Oregon Newsletter for Sunday March 15, 2020 ( 17 items )  

Eastern Oregon University Increases Response to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus
LA GRANDE, Oregon, March 14 -- Eastern Oregon University issued the following news: This morning, Eastern Oregon University reviewed the most recent directives from the Governor and met with student health, county public health and county emergency services to ensure campus plans align with the best guidance from these regional authorities. Out of an abundance of caution and increased concerns about exposure to the illness, EOU is making further accommodations for remote instruction and final   more

Eastern Oregon University: Coronavirus Response, Social Distancing Measures
LA GRANDE, Oregon, March 14 -- Eastern Oregon University issued the following news on March 12: Eastern Oregon University shared new information and guidelines that are focused on decreasing the transmission of COVID-19 on campus and in the community. EOU is open and plans to remain open and classes will continue this week as scheduled. Finals Week will take place as scheduled next week. EOU is aligning its direction for students and employees with new guidance announced earlier today by the   more

Govs Get It Done: Gov. Brown Takes Broad Action on Climate Change
WASHINGTON, March 12 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following news on March 11: Democratic Oregon Gov. Kate Brown yesterday issued an executive order that outlines state-level steps to combat climate change. The executive order sets new greenhouse gas emissions goals based on current science and directs state agencies to put new measures into effect to reach them. The sweeping climate order also covers power companies' wildfire risk, building and home appliance energy effici  more

Lewis & Clark College: Faculty Approve Creation of Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation Minor
PORTLAND, Oregon, March 8 -- Lewis and Clark College issued the following news: The faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences on March 3 unanimously approved the creation of a minor in entrepreneurial leadership and innovation. The strong support for the new program underscores the fact that the liberal arts and entrepreneurship share a common interdisciplinary approach rooted in understanding people, systems, and methods of creating positive change. Students interested in pursuing a minor i  more

New York Mayor De Blasio Issues Transcript on Appearance at CNN's News Day
NEW YORK, March 13 -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio issued the following transcript on March 12 on appearance at CNN's News Day: John Berman: As of this morning, California, Oregon, Washington State have now banned gatherings of more than 250 people because of the coronavirus pandemic, concerts, meetings, sporting events, you name it. What does that mean for America's biggest city, the heart and culture of major events in the United States? I of course, am talking about New York City. Joining m  more

Ore. A.G. Rosenblum Announces T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Settlement
SALEM, Oregon, March 12 -- Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum issued the following news release: Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced a settlement with T-Mobile, resolving Oregon's challenge to the company's merger with Sprint. The settlement includes terms to protect low income subscribers throughout the state, extend access to underserved communities and protect current T-Mobile and Sprint employees in Oregon. T-Mobile will also reimburse Oregon and other states who had sued  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Applauds Completion of First 2020 Census Count in Oregon
SALEM, Oregon, March 13 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: Governor Kate Brown applauded completion of the first 2020 Census count in Oregon, which is also the first day when 2020 mailers begin to arrive in mailboxes inviting Oregonians to participate in the 2020 Census. Selected by the U.S. Census Bureau, Warm Springs Indian Reservation was the location where the first Oregon 2020 Census questionnaire was completed. George Aguilar Sr., an 89-year-old Wasco elder   more

Ore. Gov. Brown Declares State of Emergency to Address Coronavirus
SALEM, Oregon, March 10 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: Governor Kate Brown declared a state of emergency in Oregon to address the spread of the novel coronavirus after the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) identified seven new cases of COVID-19 in Oregon, bringing the total to 14. The Governor authorized the state of emergency by verbal proclamation last night at 8:14 pm, and confirmed the executive order in writing this morning. "This news is concerning for all O  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Takes Climate Action
SALEM, Oregon, March 11 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release on March 10: * * * - New executive order outlines state-level steps to combat the effects of climate change * * * Governor Kate Brown announced and signed a new executive order on climate, setting new science-based greenhouse gas emissions goals and directing state agencies to put new measures into effect to lower the state's greenhouse gas emissions to meet Oregon's climate goals. "I've heard it loud an  more

Ore. Gov. Brown to Address Press on March 16 - 31 School Closures
SALEM, Oregon, March 14 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: * * * - Education leaders to join 11 AM phone availability * * * Governor Kate Brown will address the media and take questions at 11 AM on yesterday evening's announcement that schools will be closed statewide between Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 31. The press conference will take place via teleconference. Governor Brown will be joined on the call by Oregon Department of Education Director Colt G  more

Ore. Gov. Kate Brown to Hold Press Conference on New Coronavirus Response Measures
SALEM, Oregon, March 12 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release on March 11: Governor Kate Brown will be holding a press conference tomorrow, March 11, to announce new steps to stem the spread of the coronavirus in Oregon, addressing mass gatherings, social distancing, workplace practices, and other community-wide mitigation efforts to help slow the transmission of the coronavirus. The Governor will be joined by Oregon Health Authority Director Pat Allen, tri-county hea  more

Ore. Governor Brown Issues Orders on COVID-19
PORTLAND, Oregon, March 13 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: * * * - Guidance aims to slow spread of coronavirus in Oregon * * * Governor Kate Brown set new rules to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. She issued Executive Order 20-05 which outlines rules addressing large gatherings and social distancing. Governor Brown also issued guidelines for workplaces, schools, care facilities, and other community-wide mitigation efforts to help protect vulnerable and   more

Ore. State Rep. Tiffiny Mitchell Announces She Will Not Seek Re-Election
SALEM, Oregon, March 11 -- The Oregon House Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Oregon State Rep. Tiffiny Mitchell, D-Astoria: * * * - Rep. Mitchell represents House District 32 on Oregon's North Coast * * * Rep. Tiffiny Mitchell (D-Astoria) announced she would not seek reelection to her House District 32 seat in the Oregon House of Representatives. She issued the following statement: "I'm sharing an announcement that is bittersweet for me: I will not be a candidate fo  more

Oregon Commission Announces New Utility Program Director
SALEM, Oregon, March 10 -- The Oregon Public Utility Commission issued the following news release: The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) has selected PUC veteran Bryan Conway as the Commission's new Utility Program Director effective March 9, 2020. The role, overseeing the staff of regulatory employees who support the PUC in regulation of electric, natural gas, telephone, and water companies, will lead the agency's work addressing evolving regulatory and business issues affecting utility r  more

Oregon State University Receives Nearly $9 Million to Make Machines Learn Like Toddlers
CORVALLIS, Oregon, March 10 [TNSgrants] -- Oregon State University issued the following news: Oregon State University has received nearly $9 million to lead a four-year research project aimed at infusing artificial intelligence and robotic systems with more common sense. Machine-learning researcher Alan Fern of the OSU College of Engineering and two collaborators will develop and train a "machine common sense service" that will learn about its environment in a manner similar to that of a toddl  more

Oregon State University: Oregon Sea Grant Awards $1.15 Million to Researchers for Five Marine-Related Projects
CORVALLIS, Oregon, March 12 [TNSgrants] -- Oregon State University issued the following news: Oregon Sea Grant, a marine research, public engagement and education program at Oregon State University, has awarded $1.15 million to five OSU scientists to study beach grass, groundfish trawling, sea lions and oysters over the next two years. Oregon Sea Grant receives a share of congressionally appropriated funds every two years that it awards - via a competitive process - to scientists at Oregon uni  more

Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon Taking Action to Support Members Through Coronavirus Outbreak
PORTLAND, Ore., March 7 -- Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon issued the following news release: * * * - Eliminating barriers to care by covering testing costs, easing medication refills, offering new virtual care solutions and more * * * Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon is actively monitoring the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in communities across the state and taking action to reduce friction for members during this unsettling time. Specifically, Regence is supporting its  more