theDove.us - Radio | TV | Mobile | Internet http://www.thedove.us/afternoons en Oregon Panel Recommends Moving To Federal Exchange http://www.thedove.us/news/2014/04/24/oregon-panel-recommends-moving-federal-exchange <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-story"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.thedove.us/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.thedove.us/sites/default/files/images/oregon health care copy_14.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=21761">oregon health care copy.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> An advisory panel has recommended that Oregon drop its trouble-plagued online health exchange for private policies and have Oregonians shop for them instead on the federal online marketplace. A top Cover Oregon official, Alex Pettit, said Thursday that fixing the existing system would be too costly at $78 million, would take too long, and would be too risky. He says switching to the federal system would cost $4 million to $6 million. Oregon would continue using its current technology for Medicaid enrollments, but not for people who are buying private policies. The recommendation comes more than six months after Oregon's online site was supposed to go live. The full Cover Oregon board takes up the recommendation Friday. http://www.thedove.us/news/2014/04/24/oregon-panel-recommends-moving-federal-exchange#comments News Cover Oregon Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:10:25 +0000 Jim McCoy 7442 at http://www.thedove.us Drug-Related Deaths Stable In Oregon http://www.thedove.us/news/2014/04/24/drug-related-deaths-stable-oregon <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-story"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.thedove.us/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.thedove.us/sites/default/files/images/Medical.Examiner.logo_.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=66222">Medical.Examiner.logo_.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> According to report just issued by the Oregon Medical Examiner's Office, there were 222 drug-related deaths in Oregon in 2013, compared to 223 the year before. Most of those deaths are not overdoses, but generally traffic deaths, drownings and other trauma while under the influence. Heroin-related deaths were down 25 percent to 111, cocaine related deaths were down to 12, the fewest recorded since 2000. Deaths related to meth jumped by 32 percent to 123. In Josephine County, drug related deaths increased from one to four. In Coos County, it increased from four to eight. Jackson County saw drug related deaths dropped from 19 to 11. Of those, seven were related to heroin. Statewide, deaths due to opioid-related drugs such as methadone and oxycodone decreased, while deaths due to hydrocodone rose. http://www.thedove.us/news/2014/04/24/drug-related-deaths-stable-oregon#comments News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:08:04 +0000 Jim McCoy 7441 at http://www.thedove.us Company Stopped From Accepting Abortion Waste http://www.thedove.us/news/2014/04/24/company-stopped-accepting-abortion-waste <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-story"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.thedove.us/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.thedove.us/sites/default/files/images/power outage copy_2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=17199">power outage copy.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Marion County commissioners have given final approval to an order to stop a company from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to prevent the burning of fetal material to generate power. While taking the action Thursday, commissioners said they were horrified and disgusted to learn that Covanta Marion was burning abortion waste to generate electricity. Commissioners Sam Brentano and Janet Carlson made the decision at an emergency hearing. Both strongly oppose abortion rights. The facility is owned and operated by Covanta in a partnership with the county. It processes 550 tons of municipal solid waste a day, with only a small portion coming from medical sources. Covanta Marion did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment. The firm did not have a representative at the hearing. http://www.thedove.us/news/2014/04/24/company-stopped-accepting-abortion-waste#comments News abortion waste Covanta Marion Marion County Commissioners Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:57:56 +0000 Jim McCoy 7440 at http://www.thedove.us Apparent Lightning Strikes Near Mt. Bachelor Lifts http://www.thedove.us/news/2014/04/24/apparent-lightning-strikes-near-mt-bachelor-lifts <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-story"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.thedove.us/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.thedove.us/sites/default/files/images/lightning strike storm fire -gfx copy_3.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=13112">lightning strike storm fire -gfx copy.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> It appears that lightning struck at least twice in nearly the same place, disabling two lifts on the west side of the Mount Bachelor ski area. Spokesman Andy Goggins says lightning strikes are what he calls "super rare" during the ski and snowboard season, The Bend Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/1iRy9Mm) the apparent strikes happened after the close of operations Monday. Goggins says the lifts' electrical systems were disabled, but no other damage was observed. One lift, Pine Marten, began operating on auxiliary power, and the ski area planned to restore primary power. It was listed as open Thursday on the area's website, which also reported a storm in progress. The other lift, Red, is often run as a backup to Pine Marten and was listed as closed. http://www.thedove.us/news/2014/04/24/apparent-lightning-strikes-near-mt-bachelor-lifts#comments News Mt. Bachelor Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:55:26 +0000 Jim McCoy 7439 at http://www.thedove.us News - US Troops in Poland http://www.thedove.us/news/2014/04/24/news-us-troops-poland Amid Escalating Tensions in the Ukraine, a Group of US Army paratroopers have landed in Poland.<div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><iframe id="media-youtube-html5-1" title="YouTube video player" class="media-youtube-html5" type="text/html" width="630" height="366" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/r4Eewks86FA?autoplay=0&rel=0&hd=1" frameborder="0" allowFullScreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.thedove.us/news/2014/04/24/news-us-troops-poland#comments News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:42:34 +0000 admin 7438 at http://www.thedove.us News - Earthquake Preparedness http://www.thedove.us/news/2014/04/24/news-earthquake-preparedness Recent Earthquake activity along the Oregon and California Coasts is helping to keep an interest in Emergency Preparedness in the Northwest.<div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><iframe id="media-youtube-html5-2" title="YouTube video player" class="media-youtube-html5" type="text/html" width="630" height="366" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/KLArDoU_oyU?autoplay=0&rel=0&hd=1" frameborder="0" allowFullScreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.thedove.us/news/2014/04/24/news-earthquake-preparedness#comments News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:40:27 +0000 admin 7437 at http://www.thedove.us News - Obama in Japan http://www.thedove.us/news/2014/04/24/news-obama-japan President Obama is opening a four country visit to the Asia Pacific region in Japan. <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><iframe id="media-youtube-html5-3" title="YouTube video player" class="media-youtube-html5" type="text/html" width="630" height="366" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZNm7_GlT90o?autoplay=0&rel=0&hd=1" frameborder="0" allowFullScreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.thedove.us/news/2014/04/24/news-obama-japan#comments News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:38:02 +0000 admin 7436 at http://www.thedove.us News - Mt Everest Walkout http://www.thedove.us/news/2014/04/24/news-mt-everest-walkout Sherpa Guides have packed up their tents and left Mount Everest.<div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><iframe id="media-youtube-html5-4" title="YouTube video player" class="media-youtube-html5" type="text/html" width="630" height="366" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jo4vj1kp4ic?autoplay=0&rel=0&hd=1" frameborder="0" allowFullScreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.thedove.us/news/2014/04/24/news-mt-everest-walkout#comments News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:33:27 +0000 admin 7435 at http://www.thedove.us Morning News Update http://www.thedove.us/news/2014/04/24/morning-news-update Update this Shareathon Morning on US Troops, Earthquakes, Arrests and more<div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><iframe id="media-youtube-html5-5" title="YouTube video player" class="media-youtube-html5" type="text/html" width="630" height="366" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/y2-j7UOtP2w?autoplay=0&rel=0&hd=1" frameborder="0" allowFullScreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.thedove.us/news/2014/04/24/morning-news-update#comments News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:26:26 +0000 admin 7434 at http://www.thedove.us Evening News Update http://www.thedove.us/news/2014/04/23/evening-news-update Evening Update on Strikes Against Al-Qaida, Obama visits Japan, and Medfords Child Abduction Response.<div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><iframe id="media-youtube-html5-6" title="YouTube video player" class="media-youtube-html5" type="text/html" width="630" height="366" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/91YIftfg2ys?autoplay=0&rel=0&hd=1" frameborder="0" allowFullScreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.thedove.us/news/2014/04/23/evening-news-update#comments News Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:33:19 +0000 admin 7433 at http://www.thedove.us