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E-bikes and ODOT’s new electric vehicle infrastructure study

Their use is on the rise, so too should places to charge them.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) As electric bikes continue to win over fans in Portland and beyond, the need for public charging locations will increase. As we shared in a guest post yesterday, one of the conundrums facing e-bike users is that having a motor on their bike increases the range of destinations, but it can also increase anxiety about not making it home on one charge. Slide from ODOT’s Transportation Electrifica...
Tags: Oregon, General Motors, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Electric Vehicles, Portland, AAA, Electric Bikes, Brown, Oregon Department of Energy, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, E-bikes, Jonathan Maus, Jonathan Maus BikePortland


How Dozens of Trump’s Political Appointees Will Stay in Government After Biden Takes Over

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Christopher Prandoni was just 29 when he joined President Donald Trump’s administration as associate director for natural resources at the Council on Environmental Quality. Last year, he hopped over to the Interior Department and became a close adviser to Secretary David Bernhardt, sometimes attending multip...
Tags: Utah, Chris Christie, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Oregon, Senate, White House, United States, House, Department Of Justice, Biden, Interior Department, Donald Trump


The best ski vacation rentals in the US

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb As we get into the ski and snowboard season, trips to ski resorts will look different this year due to COVID-19. Most ski areas have introduced new COVID-related safety precautions, and face coverings, physical distancing, reservations for lift tickets, and daily capacity limits will be common practices. Planning ahead and booking early will be essential to get the most out of your ski holid...
Tags: Utah, Cdc, Montana, Washington, Oregon, New York City, US, Trends, Manhattan, Airbnb, Epa, Lake Tahoe, Pacific Northwest, Southwest, Northstar, Whitefish Montana


US Used Patriot Act To Gather Logs of Website Visitors

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: The government has interpreted a high-profile provision of the Patriot Act as empowering F.B.I. national security investigators to collect logs showing who has visited particular web pages, documents show. But the government stops short of using that law to collect the keywords people submit to internet search engines because it considers such terms to be content that requires a warrant to gather, according to letters produced by the O...
Tags: Congress, Montana, Oregon, Senate, US, Tech, House, New York Times, Times, Wyden, Justice Department, Ron Wyden, Trump, Steve Daines, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court


Drones Being Used To Replant Forests Damaged By Wildfires

(CBS13/CNN) — The United States has had its most devastating wildfire season on record, with more than 8 million acres of land burned across the country this year. In California, 1.4 million acres of vegetation have burned. That’s almost 1 million more acres than the five-year-average. The August Complex wildfire, which started in August, was the biggest California wildfire on record and burned 1,032,649 acres. Regenerating the forests that sat on much of that land would ordinarily take years an...
Tags: Technology, News, California, Washington, Oregon, California News, Cnn, United States, Drones, New Zealand, West Coast, Seattle, Federal Aviation Administration, SCHMIDT, California wildfires, DroneSeed


21 virtual wine tastings hosted by vineyards, experts, and winemakers from around the world

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Getty Images Although states have continued phased reopenings, some states are experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 cases, and many people are still turning to online experiences for socializing.Wineries, winemakers, and wine connoisseurs are bringing the vineyards and tasting rooms straight to living rooms with virtual wine tastings.Many of the virtual tastings are free to join, and some ship wine r...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Kitchen, Home, Facebook, Instagram, California, France, Oregon, Alcohol, US, Trends, Catalonia, Features, New Zealand, Wine


Watchdog group urges appeals court to lift secrecy on disability pensions for government workers

The most famous culprit may be Randy Adams, who secured a promise from the city of Bell to support his future disability retirement even before he became police chief. The city of San Fernando said police Sgt. William C. Bailey was, indeed, disabled, paving the way for his disability retirement. It wasn’t until years later that an audit by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System discovered that the city actually had terminated Bailey for cause — lying about his educational background ...
Tags: News, California, Oregon, Retirement, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New Jersey, Courts, Court of appeal, Pensions, Orange, Bell, Southern California, Gary, California Public Records Act


New Pew report highlights how "States Can Shorten Probation and Protect Public Safety"

This important new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts, titled "States Can Shorten Probation and Protect Public Safety," provides a great accounting of key data and good policy in the probation area.  Here are excerpts from the report's overview: More than 3.5 million, or 1 in 72, adults were on probation in the United States at the end of 2018 — the most recent year for which U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) data is available — more than triple the number in 1980.  Nationwide, on any ...
Tags: Law, Oregon, United States, South Carolina, Pew Charitable Trusts, Council of State Governments, Douglas A Berman, The Pew Charitable Trusts, National Conference of State Legislatures NCSL, Protect Public Safety, U S Bureau of Justice Statistics BJS, Maxarth LLC


How officials will ensure the COVID-19 vaccine stays cold enough in transit

Fair distribution of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines is especially challenging because they need to be stored at extremely cold temperatures.Back in 2018, the WHO reported that over half of all vaccines are wasted worldwide due to lack of cold storage, and they were only talking about vaccines that need to be chilled or kept at standard freezer temperatures. Real-time logistics data, location tracking, and information about movements are crucial to track shipment progress, product temperature an...
Tags: Oregon, Global, Eu, UPS, Innovation, Switzerland, Who, Pfizer, Washington State, Pharma, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Louisville Kentucky, Kuehne Nagel, Amy Maxmen, Deutsche Post DHL, Moderna


Mitch McConnell poured cold water on the $908 billion COVID-19 stimulus plan, arguing that Trump would veto it

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in September 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images Mitch McConnell has suggested that only one COVID-19 stimulus plan has a chance of getting past President Trump: his one.  McConnell's statement came as all sides called for bipartisanship — and many rallied round a more substantial deal, backed by top Democratic leaders and a bipartisan group of senators. Before the election, Trump called for far bigger stimulus spen...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Congress, Oregon, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Gop, United States, Washington Dc, House, News UK, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, US Senate


Pelosi and Schumer ditched the secret COVID-19 stimulus plan they sent direct to Mitch McConnell when they publicly backed the $908 bipartisan package instead

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Alex Wong/Getty Images Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have given up on a secret COVID-19 stimulus proposal they sent directly to Mitch McConnell. In a joint statement on Wednesday, they said they would instead focus on a $908 billion plan proposed by a bipartisan group of senators. McConnell has rejected both proposals, arguing instead for his slimmed-down bill with limited spending. Visit Business Insider's homepage for ...
Tags: Post, Politics, Congress, Washington Post, Oregon, Senate, Trends, House, News UK, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Mccarthy, Ron Wyden, Democratic Party, Pelosi


Pelosi and Schumer ditched the secret COVID-19 stimulus plan they sent direct to Mitch McConnell when they publicly backed the $908 billion bipartisan package instead

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Alex Wong/Getty Images Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have given up on a secret COVID-19 stimulus proposal they sent directly to Mitch McConnell. In a joint statement on Wednesday, they said they would instead focus on a $908 billion plan proposed by a bipartisan group of senators. McConnell has rejected both proposals, arguing instead for his slimmed-down bill with limited spending. Visit Business Insider's homepage for ...
Tags: Post, Politics, Congress, Washington Post, Oregon, Senate, Trends, House, News UK, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Mccarthy, Ron Wyden, Democratic Party, Pelosi


Pelosi and Schumer ditched the secret COVID-19 stimulus plan they sent directly to Mitch McConnell when they publicly backed the $908 billion bipartisan package instead

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Alex Wong/Getty Images Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer gave up on a secret COVID-19 stimulus proposal they sent directly to Mitch McConnell. On Wednesday, they said they would focus on a $908 billion plan proposed by a bipartisan group of senators. McConnell has rejected both proposals, arguing instead for his slimmed-down bill with limited spending. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. House Speaker Nancy P...
Tags: Post, Politics, Congress, Washington Post, Oregon, Senate, Trends, House, News UK, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Mccarthy, Ron Wyden, Pelosi, Schumer


‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’ confront coronavirus in new episode

Frankly, there really wasn’t much of interest on “The Real Housewives of Orange County” episode that aired Wednesday, Dec. 2 until the final few minutes of the show. Then the impact of the coronavirus pandemic hit home when on March 14 the production shut down as the real world intruded into a reality TV series in ways it normally does not. Executive producer Thomas Kelly contacted each of the six housewives via video calls. “We might be looking at, I don’t know, a month, two months down,” Kelly...
Tags: Oregon, Disney, Sport, Tom Hanks, Things To Do, Soccer, Ncaa, John, Orange County, Palm Springs, Southern California, Elizabeth, Kelly, Sean, Rick, Orange County Register


What will 'psychedelic therapy' look like when it's legalized?

In November, Oregon voted to legalize psilocybin therapy.Psilocybin is already being used in clinical research settings, but it remains a controlled substance on the federal level.At the 2020 Web Summit, two experts in the field of psychedelic research and therapy shed light on what the future of psilocybin therapy might look like. For millennia, humans have been using psychedelic drugs for medicinal and spiritual purposes. But today, most nations have criminalized psychedelics, including the U...
Tags: Health, Drugs, Oregon, Mental Health, Brain, Depression, Anxiety, Innovation, Emotions, Oakland, Denver, DMN, Ramsden, Compass Pathways, Ekaterina Malievskaia, Malievskaia


Ramos, Tasmanian tigers and Teague, oh my: SCOTUS debates retroactivity of jury unanimity rule in Edwards oral argument

The Supreme Court often seems to have a Wizard-of-Oz like quality, especially now that we are all behind a COVID curtain, and so I could not resist an Ozian title for this post noting today's interesting oral argument in Edwards v. Vannoy.   At issue in Edwards is whether the Court’s decision last Term in Ramos v. Louisiana, holding that the Sixth Amendment establishes a right to a unanimous jury that applies in both federal and state courts, applies retroactively to cases that have already bec...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Oregon, Court, Tasmania, Louisiana, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Department, Puerto Rico, John Roberts, Edwards, Lane, Alito, Barrett, Stephen Breyer, Breyer


Argument analysis: Complex retroactivity issues divide justices in jury-unanimity case

The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Wednesday in the case of Thedrick Edwards, a Louisiana man serving a life sentence for his role in a series of crimes in 2006. The jury that convicted Edwards, who is Black, was not unanimous; the lone Black juror voted to acquit him. In April 2020, the Supreme Court ruled in Ramos v. Louisiana that the Sixth Amendment establishes a right to a unanimous jury that applies in both federal and state courts. The court in Ramos was divided on both the result a...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Oregon, Louisiana, Woods, Puerto Rico, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Edwards, Howe, Lane, Alito, Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Kagan


Did 500,000 ex-Californians help Biden win the White House?

A half-million more Californians left the state than arrived during President Donald Trump’s first three years in office. Was that outflow from a state where Trump lost badly twice a factor in his failure to win re-election? Everybody’s got a theory about what swung the White House to former Vice President Joe Biden. The pandemic. Racial injustice. The economy. Women. Folks with college degrees. Just to name a few. Let me add California to that mix. It’s not that Biden won the state by 5 million...
Tags: Business, Politics, Texas, News, California, Washington, Oregon, Senate, White House, California News, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Idaho


Arizona State on track to host UCLA after 3 weeks off

Few college football teams have been affected by the coronavirus as much as Arizona State (0-1), which will host UCLA (2-2) on Saturday after having three consecutive games canceled due to COVID-19 outbreaks and contact tracing. Arizona State’s only game was a season-opening 28-27 loss to USC at the Coliseum on Nov. 7, and Saturday’s home game will be the Sun Devils’ first in more than a full calendar year. ASU coach Herm Edwards, who contracted COVID-19 like some others on his team and has sinc...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Oregon State, Usc, Rose Bowl, Ucla, Asu, Chip Kelly, Kelly, Bruins, Brown


At your next eye exam, there could be a vaccine shot, too

By Rachel Bluth | California Healthline With multiple COVID-19 vaccines rapidly heading toward approval, optometrists and dentists are pushing for the authority to immunize patients during routine eye exams and dental cleanings. Across the country, these medical professionals say their help will be needed to distribute the vaccines to millions of Americans — and they already have the know-how. “When you look at what dentists do, and how many injections they give day in and day out, I think they’...
Tags: Business, Minnesota, California, Oregon, Sport, Soccer, Porsche, Astrazeneca, Vaccinations, Pfizer, Illinois, Wood, Kaiser Health News, Gavin Newsom, Vanderbilt University, Whittier


At your next eye exam, there could be a flu or COVID-19 vaccine shot, too

By Rachel Bluth | California Healthline With multiple COVID-19 vaccines rapidly heading toward approval, optometrists and dentists are pushing for the authority to immunize patients during routine eye exams and dental cleanings. Across the country, these medical professionals say their help will be needed to distribute the vaccines to millions of Americans — and they already have the know-how. “When you look at what dentists do, and how many injections they give day in and day out, I think they’...
Tags: Business, Minnesota, California, Oregon, Sport, Soccer, Porsche, Astrazeneca, Vaccinations, Pfizer, Illinois, Wood, Kaiser Health News, Gavin Newsom, Vanderbilt University, Whittier


Discount brokerage REX takes aim at ‘real estate cartel’

The brokerage is suing Oregon officials, including Gov. Kate Brown, for "antitrust" practices, alleging a law that bans brokerages from providing rebates harms consumers.
Tags: Lawsuit, Oregon, Regulations, Radio, Antitrust, Rex, Kate Brown, NAR, Jack Ryan, Brokerage, Select, Buyer Broker Commission, Buyer Rebate


After a fatal shooting over loud music, Oregon activists 'demand stronger policies that protect Black lives'

Robert Paul Keegan was arrested on a murder charge after Aidan Ellison was found fatally shot in the parking lot of an Oregon hotel on Nov. 23.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Oregon, Usa Today, Robert Paul Keegan, Aidan Ellison


Guest Post: Marilyn Miller

Each of us has a story to tell. I have so appreciated and enjoyed each story being shared. Here is my story.     As a young girl, I dreamt of being a fashion designer. I would design clothes from scraps of cloth for my dolls. My family didn’t understand that desire to be a creative soul, so after a while, my dream left me, but it must have really just been tucked away in a corner of my heart.     As I was approaching forty years old I began evaluating...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Etsy, California, Oregon, Nike, Portland Oregon, Corey, Marilyn Miller, French la Vie


Ohio State still 4th in College Football Playoff rankings despite cancellation

Ohio State held on to the fourth spot in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday after having its previous game canceled, landing behind No. 1 Alabama (8-0), No. 2 Notre Dame (9-0) and No. 3 Clemson (8-1) for a second straight week. The selection committee’s top seven teams were unchanged from last week’s rankings after the playoff contenders either won comfortably or didn’t play because of COVID-19 issues. The Buckeyes (4-0) had to cancel their game at Illinois last week following an i...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Texas, Maryland, Colorado, Washington, Kentucky, Oregon, Sports, Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, Iowa


Southern Oregon confronts its 'problem with racism' after fatal November shooting of Black teen Aidan Ellison

Robert Paul Keegan was arrested on a murder charge after Aidan Ellison was found fatally shot in the parking lot of an Oregon hotel on Nov. 23.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Oregon, Usa Today, Robert Paul Keegan, Aidan Ellison


10 tax moves to make in December 2020

We need to follow Santa Claus' example this month. Just as he checks his naughty or nice list, we need to check on tax moves to make by Dec. 31. It's December. 2020 and its craziness is almost over! Are you ready? Specifically, are you ready for the holidays? For those of us still committed to pandemic precautions, it's going to be a different, and yes, a bit less jolly, season. But one thing is the same as in previous Decembers. We still need to make some tax moves before Jan. 1. Some De...
Tags: Taxes, Congress, California, Oregon, Alabama, Joe Biden, Iowa, Santa Claus, Ira, Louisiana, Biden, Sam, Agi, Irs, Mother Nature, Internal Revenue Service


Mitch McConnell is said to be circulating a stimulus plan that doesn't include any extra federal unemployment benefits

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to the media after attending the Republican weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill July 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Senate Republicans are circulating a slimmed-down coronavirus relief plan that omits federal unemployment benefits, The Washington Post reported. It would also provide for a one-month extension of an unemployment program for gig workers as well as traditional state benefits. Democrats trashed the pr...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Oregon, Senate, White House, Trends, Markets, Economy, Policy, Democrats, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell


Case preview: Justices will hear argument on whether unanimous jury ruling applies retroactively

In April, the Supreme Court ruled in Ramos v. Louisiana that the Sixth Amendment establishes a right to a unanimous jury that applies in both federal and state courts. On Wednesday in Edwards v. Vannoy, the justices will hear argument on whether inmates whose convictions became final before that decision can now take advantage of it. Although only two states, Louisiana and Oregon, have allowed non-unanimous jury verdicts in recent years, those states say that a ruling for the inmates could “seri...
Tags: England, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Oregon, Court, Ireland, Louisiana, Illinois, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Puerto Rico, The Supreme Court, Edwards, Gideon, Howe, Baton Rouge


Portland region faces tragic spike in road user fatalities

A 1.8-mile stretch of SE Stark has seen four deaths since July. Graphic by BikePortland with data from Portland Police Bureau. Despite our Vision Zero plans, projects, and proclamations, the Portland region is failing to curb traffic deaths. The City of Portland and Multnomah and Washington counties are grappling with alarming spikes and fatality trends in 2020 — even with a major traffic reduction due to the pandemic and with four more weeks left in the year. The Portland Police Bureau ...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Crashes, County, Sheriff s Office, Multnomah County, Portland Police Bureau, Washington County Sheriff s Office, Multnomah, North Plains, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland