• RDM Gains More Direct Flights To Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

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    From KTVZ.com by Barney Lerten

    REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Redmond Municipal Airport kicked off 2020 by announcing several new direct flights to California destinations being added by Alaska Airlines, including RDM’s first non-stop flights to San Diego. See the VIDEO HERE. 

    Starting next Tuesday, Alaska Airlines will add two new daily direct flights to Los Angeles and San Diego. The new service to San Diego will be the 10th non-stop destination offered at RDM, officials said Thursday.

    Alaska also will increase its daily service from Redmond to San Francisco, beginning March 19, bringing their total direct flights to 12 a day.

    “Increased commercial air service options is good news for Central Oregon travelers,” Airport Director Zachary Bass said. “In the long run, when…

  • Viral Video of Young Fast Food Worker’s Drive-Thru Demeanor is Infectiously Positive

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    This should start your week off on a “Positive Note”. Kindness with a smile.

    From the Good News Network by McKinley Corbley

    It’s always good to recognize hard working employees—but this 20-year-old fast food worker has gone viral for his infectiously positive attitude. See the VIDEO HERE.

    Since Jeremiah Murrill began working at the Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Wilmington, North Carolina a few years, he has become somewhat of a local celebrity.

    Every day that he is on the clock, rain or shine, Murrill is taking customer drive-thru orders outside of the restaurant with a cheerful smile and amiable attitude. He even tries to remember the names of repeating customers as a personal labor of love.

    Murrill recently gave permission…

  • Modest Seattle Woman Donates Entire $10 Million Fortune Earned From Trading Stocks to 17 State Schools

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    From The Good News Network by Andy Corbley

    North Seattle College, Seattle Central College, and 15 other community schools of higher education around Washington State were each shocked to find a check worth $550,000 sitting in their mailboxes.

    The return address was the estate of Eva Gordon, a Eugene, Oregon native who recently passed away at the age of 105, atop a $10 million fortune she had accumulated entirely by savvy investing.

    “She was a very intelligent woman, meticulous record keeper, very organized, and had the wherewithal to buy stocks and hold on to them—that a lot of people at that age didn’t really do too much,” said John Jacobs, Gordon’s godson and personal representative for the estate, according to…

  • Mitigating Climate Change: The Game!

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    From Reasons To Be Cheerful

    The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been called a “deafening” alarm and an “ear-splitting wake-up call” about the need for sweeping climate action. But will one more scientific report move countries to dramatically cut emissions?

    Evidence, so far, says no. Countless scientific studies have been published since the 1970s on the dangers of climate change, many offering similar projections. And social science research shows that showing people research doesn’t work. So, if more reports and information don’t spark action, what will?

    In a recent study led by the University of Massachusetts Lowell Climate Change Initiative, we identified a promising approach: Playing…

  • Study: People Who Only Drink Bottled Water Ingest 90,000 Microplastic Particles Per Year

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    The positive news here is that if you are not drinking bottled water then you are not ingesting microplastics from plastic bottle.

    From CNN

    Studies show humans consume tens of thousands of tiny, little pieces of plastic each year known as microplastics. But if you’re drinking water primarily from plastic water bottles, that number increases significantly.

    A new study published in the Environmental Science & Technology journal found Americans ingest between 74,000 and 121,000 microplastic particles each year through what they breathe in, drink or eat depending on age or sex.

    For someone in Lendra Brown’s shoes, who primarily drinks bottled water, the intake of microplastics jumps to 90,000 particles annually. Compare that to 4,000 microplastics annually for those who…

  • This Insect Has The Only Mechanical Gears Ever Found in Nature

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    To the best of our knowledge, the mechanical gear—evenly-sized teeth cut into two different rotating surfaces to lock them together as they turn—was invented sometime around 300 B.C.E. by Greek mechanics who lived in Alexandria. In the centuries since, the simple concept has become a keystone of modern technology, enabling all sorts of machinery and vehicles, including cars and bicycles.

    As it turns out, though, a three-millimeter long hopping insect known as Issus coleoptratus beat us to this invention. Malcolm Burrows and Gregory Sutton, a pair of biologists from the University of Cambridge in the U.K., discovered that juveniles of the species have an intricate gearing system that locks their back legs together, allowing both appendages to…

  • Students, Schools Give to Those in Need This Holiday Season

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    From Cascade Business News

    From collecting food to singing at senior living facilities to hosting blood drives, Bend-La Pine Schools’ students, staff and families are giving back to the community in a variety of ways during December.

    “We care deeply about developing our students’ character and teaching them to be generous, kind and empathetic individuals,” said Superintendent Shay Mikalson.

    The following is a partial list of giving efforts currently underway in our schools:

    Amity Creek Magnet at Thompson School is collecting donations for students and families in need. Bend Tech Academy at Marshall High School students are hosting a special blood drive on Christmas Eve in honor of a local woman who needed many blood transfusions after recently giving birth.…
  • ‘Friendship Over Business’: Coffee Shop Owner Helps Competitor Stay Open During Hospice Treatment By Good News Network - Dec 28, 2019

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    From the Good News Network

    These two Oregon coffee shops have always maintained their competition for business—but that didn’t stop one of them from offering a friendly hand when financial difficulties arose for the other. See the KATU VIDEO HERE. 

    It has been one year since Dave and Tina McAdams opened up The Local Coffee Company in Oak Grove, Portland.

    Unfortunately, Dave was forced to celebrate the milestone while he was in hospice care.

    This is the third time that Dave has been diagnosed with cancer, although this most recent bout has been declared inoperable—and terminal.Rather than let the McAdams couple cope with the diagnosis and medical bills on their own, Pixie Adams of the Moonlight Coffee café on…
  • Stores Around The State Begin To Prepare For Oregon’s Plastic Bag Ban

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    From OPB by Monica Samayoa

    Oregon’s statewide plastic bag ban takes effect on Jan. 1, and some cities around the state have already begun to make changes.

    Chester’s Thriftway in John Day has already stopped providing plastic bags for its customers.

    “We quit ordering roughly about two weeks ago and we have transitioned to using only paper bags and offering our customers the option to purchase reusable bags,” store manager Robert Hunt said.

    Store employees have been educating shoppers about the 5 cent paper bag fee by handing out flyers during check out. The store is also offering other options for reusable bags.

    “We will have options for all of our customers to purchases bags. We went all the…

  • Yellowstone National Park Appoints First Female Chief Ranger In Its 147-Year History

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    From A Mighty Girl

    The iconic Yellowstone National Park has just appointed its first female chief ranger in its 147-year history! When she takes on her new role in December, Sarah Davis will be the 18th chief ranger of the vast 2.2 million acre park. “Sarah is an outstanding leader with a track record of high performance, strategic thinking, and collaboration,” Superintendent Cam Sholly said in a statement announcing Davis’ appointment. “We’re lucky to have her join the Yellowstone team.”

    In her new role as chief of Resource and Visitor Protection, Davis will manage the over 275 employees in “Yellowstone’s Resource and Visitor Protection division who perform law enforcement and emergency medical services, search and rescue, wildland and structural fire,…

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