One Oregon county’s insurance provider will pay $251,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a 48 year old former inmate, who claimed deputies sicced a police dog on him in retaliation for him calling one of them a disparaging name. Video shows a Columbia County deputy opening Christopher Bartlett’s cell door and sending in the dog, which then attacks him. The county’s insurance company refers to the settlement as “a business decision.”
Archives for October 2018
Glenn Casamassa is the new U.S. Forest Service regional forester for Region 6. Casamassa is a 30 year veteran of the Forest Service, and a former supervisor of the Arapaho and Roosevelt national forests and the Pawnee National Grassland in Colorado. He works out of Portland.
A grant means new instruments for Imbler High School’s music program. $9,236 in grant money comes after grant applications were submitted to the Wildhorse Foundation and Soroptomist International.
It’s World Stroke Day, and one Oregon survivor is talking about life after his stroke and what people can do to prevent its worst effects. Bill Monroe suffered a stroke at age 46 last year, and still is working to restore movement on the left side of his body. …
Tag: Monroe says it’s critical to remember the acronym FAST, used to recognize the most common warning signs of stroke. “F” stands for face drooping, “A” for arm weakness, “S” for speech difficulty, and “T” for ‘time to call 9-1-1’ if a person is showing any of these symptoms.
Matt Vogel, a health promotion specialist from Southern Oregon, says he never encourages people to use marijuana, but he acknowledges that people are going to use it. He also says, if you are one of them, be careful. Accidentally overdosing is surprisingly easy. Vogel spoke to about 30 EOU students, and said marijuana users are most likely to overdose while eating foods containing it instead of smoking it. The psychoactive effect of marijuana is not felt until 90 to 120 minutes after it is eaten, and he said a marijuana overdose is a nightmarish psychological experience.
The La Grande Farmers’ Market… a community staple for nearly half the year… is calling it for the season, and shutting down until at least next May. Thsi year the vendors were happy. The Tuesday market had 10-15 vendors — up to 20 sometimes this year. Only a few years ago, there were usually just five or so vendors at the Tuesday market.
Some people of color in Oregon are afraid racial profiling by police could become more frequent if a measure to repeal the state’s sanctuary status passes in November. Measure 105 would roll back a 31-year-old law that forbids the use of state and local resources to enforce federal immigration law and was originally passed to crack down on racial profiling. But 18 county sheriffs are supporting it, saying the sanctuary statute undermines respect for law in significant ways. Proponents of the measure say the state’s sanctuary statute is leading to more crime.
A proposed route that would make the future Boardman to Hemingway (B2H) 500-kilovolt transmission line less visible in the La Grande area is now getting a close look over by the Oregon Department of Energy to see if it meets state standards. The so-called Morgan Lake route would likely be the favorite of many La Grande residents.
The Cove School District plans to build a $1.5 million food service building. The new facility would be on the east side of campus between the elementary school and agricultural science building, and will replace the present cafeteria and kitchen at Cove Elementary School, which is no longer large enough… with a capacity of only 40 students, while the school district has 300 students.
Local vendors are invited to join a variety of health and wellness representatives at the Employee Wellness Fair at Eastern Oregon University tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Human Resources at 541-962-3087.