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State Tipoffs Involving Oregon Newsletter for Sunday April 12, 2020 ( 8 items )  

Ohio State Rep. Sykes: Immediate Action Needed by General Assembly to Benefit Families, Stabilize Economy Amid Pandemic
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 7 -- The Ohio House Democrats issued the following statement by Ohio State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes, D-Akron, on the announcement of the Ohio 2020 Task Force to study the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic: Rep. Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) will serve as Vice Chair of the OHIO 2020 Task Force. Democratic members Reps. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire), Tavia Galonski (D-Akron), David Leland (D-Columbus), Jessica Miranda (D-Forest Park), Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon), and   more

Ore. Gov. Brown Aligns Dates on Dine-in Prohibition With Stay Home, Save Lives Order
SALEM, Oregon, April 8 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release on April 7: Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order 20-14, aligning the effective date for the prohibition on dine-in food and drink consumption in Oregon with that of her Stay Home, Save Lives order. The dine-in prohibition, originally established by Executive Order 20-07, will remain in effect until lifted by the Governor. Restaurants, bars, and other businesses can continue to serve food for take-out or  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Announces Distribution of First COVID-19 Rapid Testing Instruments in Rural Oregon
SALEM, Oregon, April 10 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: Governor Kate Brown announced that Oregon has distributed its first Abbott ID NOW rapid testing instruments to rural Oregon hospitals. The first hospitals to receive the COVID-19 rapid testing instruments are Curry General Hospital in Curry County, Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Morrow County, and Lake District Hospital in Lake County. The point-of-care COVID-19 testing machines are capable of returning posi  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Convenes COVID-19 Medical Advisory Panel
SALEM, Oregon, April 8 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: * * * - Dr. Renee Edwards of OHSU, former OHA Director Dr. Bruce Goldberg among advisors on coronavirus response efforts * * * Governor Kate Brown convened the first meeting of her COVID-19 Medical Advisory Panel, a group of doctors, infectious disease experts, and medical professionals from across the state who will review the status of COVID-19 in the state and make recommendations to the Governor on fu  more

Oregon Health & Science University: Novel Treatment, Social Services Program Improves Outcomes for Opioid-Dependent Mothers
PORTLAND, Oregon, April 8 -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release: * * * - Study finds Oregon's Project Nurture is associated with lower rates of child maltreatment, foster care placement, increased prenatal visits * * * The rate of pregnant women with opioid use disorder, or OUD, when giving birth more than quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This indicates a significant public health concern related to  more

Oregon Health & Science University: Novel Treatment, Social Services Program Improves Outcomes for Opioid-Dependent Mothers
PORTLAND, Oregon, April 9 -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release: * * * - Study finds Oregon's Project Nurture is associated with lower rates of child maltreatment, foster care placement, increased prenatal visits * * * The rate of pregnant women with opioid use disorder, or OUD, when giving birth more than quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This indicates a significant public health concern related to  more

Oregon State University Partners With USGS on Electrical Mapping Project to Help Protect Power Grid
CORVALLIS, Oregon, April 8 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: Oregon State University will carry out large-scale mapping of the electrical properties of Earth's crust and mantle beneath the southern and southwestern United States under a new two-year, $2.5 million cooperative agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey. The project plays an important role in protecting the electrical grid from currents generated in the ground and in built infrastructure by extreme solar storms  more

Southern Oregon University Archaeological Research Leads to Historic Designation for Britt Gardens
ASHLAND, Oregon, April 8 -- Southern Oregon University issued the following news: Seven months after the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology was awarded a grant to analyze the Peter Britt Gardens, the site was accepted into the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service. The Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology conducts archaeological research throughout southwest Oregon, allowing students to gain practical experience toward their anth  more