Cascade Health Alliance Invests in Children with Expansion Grant to Oregon Tech Behavior Improvement Clinic

Cascade Health Alliance Invests in Children with Expansion Grant to Oregon Tech Behavior Improvement Clinic

Oregon Institute of Technology, has announced a generous community investment of $150,000 from Cascade Health Alliance (CHA), for the critical expansion of Oregon Tech’s Behavior Improvement Group Applied Behavior Analysis (BIG ABA) clinic. Focusing primarily on the treatment of children with autism or pervasive developmental disorder diagnosis, the Oregon Tech BIG ABA clinic began serving…

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SOS Richardson Provides an Update on Brain Tumor [VIDEO]

SOS Richardson Provides an Update on Brain Tumor [VIDEO]

In June 2018 Oregon Secretary of State, Dennis Richardson announced he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Today SOS Richardson provides an update on his condition and on his treatment.

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Walden Holds Hearing on Boosting Hospital Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors [VIDEO]

Walden Holds Hearing on Boosting Hospital Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors [VIDEO]

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) is examining how to boost resources available to sexual assault survivors in America’s hospitals. During a hearing yesterday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Walden focused on the availability of nurses and medical professionals trained to conduct rape kits and the challenges hospitals face in providing access to rape kits for survivors.

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Merkley Announces Launch of a New Rural Broadband Program

Merkley Announces Launch of a New Rural Broadband Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley today announced that after securing a $600 million investment in rural broadband in the 2018 spending bill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is launching a pilot program that will provide loans and grants to build broadband infrastructure across America—improving rural communities’ economies, health care, and quality of life.

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Oregon Senate Confirms Boeing VP, Mike Starr; Reappoints Jessica Gomez of Medford for Oregon Tech Governing Board

Oregon Senate Confirms Boeing VP, Mike Starr; Reappoints Jessica Gomez of Medford for Oregon Tech Governing Board

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Senate confirmed a new trustee for the governing board of the Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” on Dec. 13. Mike Starr is the vertical leader of actuation of Boeing Global Services and an Oregon Tech alumnus from Klamath Falls. Trustee Starr will begin his term on the board on December 17.

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Candlelight Vigil to Remember Those Lost to Drunk Driving Crashes, Dec. 15

Candlelight Vigil to Remember Those Lost to Drunk Driving Crashes, Dec. 15

The Klamath County DUII Task Force will be holding a candlelight vigil to remember those who have lost loved ones or friends to drunk driving crashes. This will mark the 25th annual candlelight vigil.  Victims, survivors and interested community members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Leading by Example

Leading by Example

If you want advice and tips on how to improve your public speaking, ask Ximena Lemus-Hernandez.

Ximena, a senior at Lost River Junior-Senior High School, was the expert FBLA and DECA chapter advisors turned to when they needed someone to conduct a workshop on public speaking at the Business Skills Academy Tuesday at Klamath Community College.

And for good reason.

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Honing the Skills of Business

Honing the Skills of Business

Henley High School DECA members Andrew Wilcher and Dylan Huynh had 15 minutes to come up with a marketing plan that would increase book donations at the Perry Public Library.

“Our biggest restriction is we weren’t allowed to give money in return (for donations),” Wilcher said. “The underlying challenge is coming up with an incentive to get people to donate.” They came up with an extension of due dates and a competition – a system that publicly recognizes top donors.

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Oregon to Update Driver License, ID Card Design [VIDEO]

Oregon to Update Driver License, ID Card Design [VIDEO]

SALEM – The next time you renew your Oregon driver license or identification card you may see a new design with new security features. DMV is rolling out a new card design starting this winter and early 2019.

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Walden Applauds 2018 Farm Bill, Calls for Greater Action on Forest Management Reform [VIDEO]

Walden Applauds 2018 Farm Bill, Calls for Greater Action on Forest Management Reform [VIDEO]

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Greg Walden today applauded H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (Farm Bill), but said that more work remains to improve forest management to prevent catastrophic wildfires in Oregon. Speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives, Walden said that while he intends to vote in support of the 2018 Farm Bill, he is disappointed that the legislation did not include the sweeping improvements to federal forest policy that he helped secure in the House-passed version of the bill.

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Oregon Tech-OHSU Program Graduates 48 Practitioners from State’s Only Medical Lab Science Degree this Saturday

Oregon Tech-OHSU Program Graduates 48 Practitioners from State’s Only Medical Lab Science Degree this Saturday

WILSONVILLE, Ore. – This Saturday, 48 new Medical Lab Science graduates will enter the region’s workforce after graduating from a rigorous bachelor’s degree program at Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” and OHSU. The MLS program has a stunning job placement rate of nearly 100 percent within three to six months of graduation. Approximately half of the graduates have jobs at graduation; many are offered immediate positions from their externship sites.

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Merkley, Wyden Urge FAA to Implement and Improve Airport Contract Tower Program

Merkley, Wyden Urge FAA to Implement and Improve Airport Contract Tower Program

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden are urging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to implement a provision in this year’s FAA spending bill that would allow airports that utilize the contract tower program to become eligible for Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants from the small airport fund. 

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Live Chat with a Champion

Live Chat with a Champion

Olympic bobsledder Carlo Valdes smiled from the screen at the front of Dena Morosin’s fourth-grade classroom, answering thoughtfully as students asked him questions ranging from his favorite position on the bobsled to what he struggled with when he was as student in school.

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Missing Snowboarder on Mt. Ashland [UPDATE]

Missing Snowboarder on Mt. Ashland [UPDATE]

ASHLAND, Ore. – A Medford man who spent two nights in the elements on Mt. Ashland was found alive Tuesday morning.  Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) search and rescue (SAR) officials say snowboarder Eli Kepsel, 27, was cold but in good spirits when rescuers found him just before 10:30 a.m. on December 11, 2018.

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Oregon State Parks Plans First Day Hikes

Oregon State Parks Plans First Day Hikes

Chiloquin OR – For the eighth year in a row, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is partnering with America’s State Parks to offer free guided First Day Hikes in state parks across Oregon on New Year’s Day. Information about the special hike hosted at Collier Memorial State Park is below.

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