KOBI: Oregon releases new, online database showing police misconduct

KOBI: Oregon releases new, online database showing police misconduct. “A new database is now available showing Oregon law enforcement officers’ suspensions, open investigations, and who has lost their badge. It comes in the wake of George Floyd’s death and the passage of House Bill 4207 in the legislature in recent weeks.”

Willamette Week: Bracing for Another Spike, Oregon Officials Say They’ve Traced COVID-19 Outbreaks to a Fraternity Bash and a Bachelor Party

Willamette Week: Bracing for Another Spike, Oregon Officials Say They’ve Traced COVID-19 Outbreaks to a Fraternity Bash and a Bachelor Party. “Oregon health officials released another round of bleak projections for the spread of the COVID-19 virus, saying the state could see as many as 7,300 cases a day by the end of July. The dire new modeling works off the hypothesis that Oregon is only diagnosing about a quarter of its new viral infections—and that the state is already experiencing 1,100 new cases per day. (The official cases have yet to top 400 a day.) The Oregon Health Authority now warns if residents don’t stay home and wear masks, that number could increase to anywhere from 3,600 to 7,300 new cases each day.”

U.S. News and World Report: Spike in Oregon COVID-19 Cases Tied to Union County Church

U.S. News and World Report: Spike in Oregon COVID-19 Cases Tied to Union County Church. “Oregon’s coronavirus cases continue to rise, with 184 new cases reported Monday – the highest daily count in the state since the start of the pandemic. The Oregon Health Authority says a portion of the increase is due to an outbreak in Union County in the rural northeastern part of the state, where 99 people tested positive for COVID-19. A number of cases are associated with the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Union County, said Dr. Paul Cieslak, medical director for infectious diseases and immunizations at the Health Authority Public Health Division.”

OPB: Portland Takes Database Of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings Offline

OPB: Portland Takes Database Of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings Offline. “Want to find out if you live in a Portland building particularly vulnerable in an earthquake? You won’t be able to do it online any longer. Portland has quietly agreed to take down its online database detailing the approximately 1,600 old brick and stone buildings in the city considered likely to collapse in the next major earthquake.”

Jay Inslee: Inslee announces Colorado & Nevada will join Washington, Oregon & California in Western States Pact

Jay Inslee, Washington Governor: Inslee announces Colorado & Nevada will join Washington, Oregon & California in Western States Pact. “Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak are joining Washington, Oregon and California in the Western States Pact — a working group of Western state governors with a shared vision for modifying stay at home orders and fighting COVID-19.”

KTVL: My NeighbOR initiative helps over 200 foster families during COVID-19

KTVL: My NeighbOR initiative helps over 200 foster families during COVID-19. “According to Lynette Hasse, Every Child Director of Jackson County, ‘As of Friday, there have been 650 Oregonians that have stepped up to say they would like to help the foster care crisis and 207 foster families have stepped up to say “we need help.”‘ My NeighbOR was created to help foster children and foster families during the COVID-19 spread throughout Oregon.”

KGW8: The Oregonian launches database of grocery store grades

KGW8: The Oregonian launches database of grocery store grades. “Unlike other states, Oregon did not have a quick and easy way to get information on how local grocery stores where doing on routine state food safety inspections. That changed Jan. 10 when The Oregonian launched a searchable database that provides thousands of grocery store inspections online. Records are shown for stores that have a retail license and handle or prepare raw food, The Oregonian said.”

Travel Market Report: New Website Tool Helps Tourists Navigate Regions Affected by Wildfires

Travel Market Report: New Website Tool Helps Tourists Navigate Regions Affected by Wildfires. “State tourism organizations in California, Oregon, and Washington have rolled out an enhanced website to provide travelers and advisors with up-to-date information about the ongoing wildfires. [The site] now includes webcams and real-time air-quality information at key destinations and multi-state itineraries to inform travelers who may decide to reroute road trips or seek more planning ideas for trips to the West Coast.”

Confluence: New Digital Library Brings Indigenous Voices into the Classroom

Confluence: New Digital Library Brings Indigenous Voices into the Classroom. “A new digital resource library will give Oregon and Washington students access to Indigenous stories and perspectives to support lessons on the history, cultures and ecology of the Columbia River system. The Confluence Library is a collection of documentary shorts, interview excerpts, photo galleries and research papers that help educators teach a more inclusive understanding of our region.’

Blue Mountain Eagle: Grant will help archive Kam Wah Chung documents

Blue Mountain Eagle: Grant will help archive Kam Wah Chung documents . “The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland has been awarded a $39,610 grant by the State Library of Oregon to support a collaborative project between the college and the historic site called ‘Kam Wah Chung: A Historical Archive of Chinese Medicine in Rural Oregon.'”

Celebrating Terry Skibby: A Life with Camera (Mail Tribune)

Mail Tribune: Celebrating Terry Skibby: A Life with Camera. “Skibby has taken thousands and thousands of photographs of Ashland over the course of 73 years. Now, his photographs are being preserved in the Southern Oregon Digital Archives at Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library. The Terry Skibby Photograph Collection will be formally launched during an event from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in the Meese Room of the library.”

Source Weekly: Oregon’s Art Collection Gets Its Own Website

Source Weekly: Oregon’s Art Collection Gets Its Own Website . “Have you ever been out and about and wandered across a piece of art that made you wonder who created it or why it’s there? A new website from the Oregon Arts Commission has categorized and made accessible online all 2,400 works of art acquired and commissioned by the State of Oregon since 1975.

Linfield College: Oregon Wine History Archive debuts new projects

Linfield College: Oregon Wine History Archive debuts new projects . “The Oregon Wine History Archive (OWHA) at Linfield College has three new projects covering various aspects of Oregon winemaking and winemakers available on its website to the general public. The first is a series of themed oral history videos showcasing common themes in the Oregon wine industry. The series consists of 209 videos on 26 different topics, such as ‘Advice to Newcomers,’ ‘All About Pinot Noir’ and ‘Oregon Wine’s Pioneer Spirit.’ The videos were funded by the Oregon Wine Board, Oregon Heritage Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust, and are freely available to promote the wine industry. “