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Dec 23,2006
It didn’t take long for Kohl’s Department Stores to respond to complaints by Oregon Partnership about the sale and promotion of drinking games. “Be assured that the remaining games are being removed from all Kohl’s stores and online,” said Kohl’s spokeswoman Julie Landro in a call and e-mail to Oregon Partnership President/CEO Judy Cushing. This past week, Oregon Partnership, a statewide non-profit organization providing Alcohol and drug prevention education and treatment referral, asked that Kohl’s pull the ... [full story]
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Dec 23,2006
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) hosted a workshop in Pendleton on Dec. 15th to explain the new national Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) air quality standards for fine particulate matter and their possible impact on many Eastern Oregon communities. The event attracted county commissioners, city managers, local regulatory specialists, agricultural and forestry interests and fire marshals from ten counties in Central and Eastern Oregon and two Tribal Governments. “We are, indeed, pleased with the ... [full story]
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Dec 22,2006
The Oregon Department of Education announced today the release of corrected information in the Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) report, required under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The report shows whether or not Oregon school districts are making progress in meeting their targets to teach English to non-English speaking students, and the original report was issued on November 3, 2006. ODE discovered an error in the calculation of AMAO Objective 1. The error ... [full story]
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Dec 22,2006
Black ice is being blamed for seven crashes that occurred on Highway 219 Thursday morning, one of which resulted in the death of a Cornelius, Oregon woman, said Washington County authorities. Shortly before 7 a.m. on December 21, deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s office were dispatched to Highway 219 (also known as Hillsboro Highway) just south of Highway 10 (SW Farmington Road) to investigate a crash involving three vehicles. Witnesses reported that one person ... [full story]
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Dec 22,2006
Adolescents who use alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana while alone are more likely to have health and behavioral problems as young adults than their peers who consume the substances only in social settings, according to a RAND Corporation study issued today. Solitary alcohol, cigarette and marijuana users are less likely to graduate from college, more likely to have substance use problems as young adults, and tend to report poorer physical health by age 23 than their ... [full story]
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Dec 22,2006
The third annual Doernbecher Freestyle project reunites Nike and Portland, Oregon-based Doernbecher Children's Hospital in a fund-raising campaign that allows creative young patients the opportunity to design Nike footwear. The patients, who have battled serious illness, are granted complete artistic license as they work with Nike designers through the entire process of design, from selecting a shoe style to choosing materials, colors and patterns. Just in time for the holidays, this philanthropic partnership provides a ... [full story]
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Dec 22,2006
Governor Ted Kulongoski and Missouri Governor Matt Blunt will engage in a friendly wager over the outcome of the upcoming football match-up between the Oregon State Beavers and University of Missouri Tigers in the 73rd Annual Brut Sun Bowl. “Although I may feel a twinge of regret when my alma mater goes down, Governor Blunt has agreed to provide a nice selection of products from Missouri to help me savor our victory,” said Governor Kulongoski, who ... [full story]
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Dec 15,2006
They teased and tormented him, stole his schoolbooks and bullied him into bloody submission. At 4 feet 6 inches and 85 pounds in the 11th grade, Enrique Hernandez could pass for a punching bag. "I got beat up all the time," Hernandez said. Somehow, he was determined to stand up for himself even if he was head and armpits below his peers. His strategy was to substitute strength for stature. "You are going to be ... [full story]
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Dec 22,2006
Governor pledges support for strong budget to fight addiction and drug abuse Governor Ted Kulongoski and his Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs honored an individual and four organizations Tuesday, including the entire student body of the Hood River Valley High School, for their exemplary work against addiction and drug abuse. In a ceremony at the state Capitol, the Governor recognized the award recipients and pledged to seek funding to expand the state’s efforts to fight ... [full story]
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Dec 08,2006
THE AUTHOR Do you break out in a cold sweat when trying to decipher the menu in Vietnamese restaurants? Are you afraid that what you order could turn out to be too "adventurous?" "It's a language thing," food writer and newly published cookbook writer Andrea Nguyen says with a laugh.   ANDREA NGUYEN - Like most chefs and food writers, Andrea Nguyen’s love of food came from a family tradition. When her family fled Vietnam, Nguyen's ... [full story]
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