Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Oregon Report: Bits of news and views


Good Day World

Because I live in Oregon (Medford to be specific) I like to know what’s happening in my adopted state.

I’ve found that readers from all over enjoy viewing news and views from the Beaver State.

(Rogue's Brett Joyce and brewer John Maier were the grand marshals of the 2014 Oregon Brewers Festival.- FoystonFoto)

Here’s a sampling:

In the world of beer, Oregon is lager than life: Guest opinion

By Jim McGreevy

“In this season of giving thanks for our nation's bounty, it's fitting to acknowledge Oregon's unique contributions to our nation's table, particularly with Oregon's role in beer and brewing.

When the first locomotives lumbered out of the Oregon rail yards in the late 19th century, they carried with them a variety of agriculture offerings indicative of the state's diverse landscape.

Today, Oregon continues to play an important role in feeding, clothing and fueling our nation. And it also helps quench our thirst.

In fact, Oregon is one of four states that account for one-third of all breweries in the nation, most of them small brewers who supply their local communities.”

(read full article here)

Oregon police dog fired for poor performance

CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — A 2-year-old Belgian Malinois was supposed to be the ninth member of the police force in the Oregon coastal town of Cannon Beach, but "Cash" just didn't have what it takes.

The dog was dismissed from the force before seeing any action or gaining any glory.

Cash was skittish, afraid of heights and had a barking problem. Noises would scare him. When he had to jump onto counters in search of drugs, he showed too much resistance.

Crows found dead, ill in downtown Portland

Portland police and firefighters were called Wednesday morning to investigate a mass die-off of crows in parts of downtown.

UPDATE: Audubon Society investigating mysterious crow die-off, fears poisoning

Time for me to walk on down the road…

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