Wait times at the Employment Department Unemployment Insurance call centers have been extremely long. "We recognize that many Oregonians calling our unemployment insurance center are experiencing long wait times," David Gerstenfeld, assistant director for unemployment insurance programs said. "This is totally unacceptable to us. So, we took a long look at why this was occurring and what could be done to improve."
Public health advisories have been issued due to higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at Cannon Beach, Tolovana Beach and Short Sand Beach.
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today announced her fall town hall meeting schedule. The public events will occur throughout September around the 1st Congressional District. The schedule includes meetings in Clatskanie, Astoria, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Banks, Yamhill, Beaverton, and Sauvie Island.
The pool of family and friends to care for Baby Boomers as they age into their 80s will be less than half as deep as it is today, according to a new report from AARP. The report predicts the ratio of potential family caregivers to elders needing care will plummet from today's seven caregivers for each person over age 80 to fewer than three caregivers per elderly person in 2050.
The 2013 football season kicks off this weekend for both University of Oregon (UO) and Oregon State University (OSU), so the Oregon State Police (OSP) and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) urge football fans to start planning now for the upcoming season.
The Clatsop Forestry & Wood Products Economic Development Committee (CFEDC) invites the public to join them for their 23rd annual fall forestry tour, Thursday September 5th, from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm, starting at the Clatsop County Fair & Expo Center at 92937 Walluski Loop in Astoria.
Beach goers this summer should pack not only their sunscreen and favorite novel, but also a tsunami evacuation map. For the first time, Oregon's entire coast has maps showing where to evacuate in the event of a tsunami. This information could save your life and those you love.