4 St. Charles nurses honored with DAISY Award for compassionate careFour St. Charles Health System nurses received The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Learn more here. BY CENTRAL OREGON DAILY NEWS SOURCES
St. Charles Health System announced Friday that four nurses have received The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, recognizing the outstanding, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day.
St. Charles says the nurses — which represent all four hospitals in Central Oregon — are nominated by patients, families and colleagues. A committee at St. Charles determines the recipients.Bend: Kirsten Chavez, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Madras: Labree Tolman, Emergency Department Prineville: Samantha Martin, Medical Services Redmond: Hillary Dunbar, Medical Services
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Oregon bans sales of new gas-powered passenger cars by 2035
The sale of gasoline-powered passenger vehicles will be prohibited by 2035. Learn more here.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Policymakers for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality on Monday approved a rule that prohibits the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger vehicles in Oregon by 2035.
The effort comes as Oregon plans to cut climate-warming emissions by 50% by 2035 and by 90% by 2050, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. The transportation sector accounts for nearly 40% of greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon.
The rule is based on vehicle emission standards California adopted in August. The standards require car manufacturers to sell a certain percentage of zero-emission vehicles — electric cars, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles — as part…
Summit Storm wins Oregon 5A high school football championshipThe Summit Storm football team won the state championship! Find out more here. BY CENTRAL OREGON DAILY NEWS SOURCES
The Summit Storm football team is bringing home the hardware as state champions.
The Storm defeated Wilsonville 35-28 in Hillsboro Friday night to take the Oregon 5A high school football title.
It was a tight game throughout and the teams went back and forth in second half before Summit was able to pull away to a 35-21 lead with just over three minutes to play.
Wilsonville scored in just a few seconds to make it a one score game, but Summit was able to play keep away in the final minutes to secure the title.
Summit finishes 12-1 on the…
Storm brings rain and snow to Cedar Creek Fire
Recent storms in Oregon have pushed the Cedar Creek Fire to 55% containment. Find out more here.
Fire crews working the months old Cedar Creek Fire have caught a break with the help from a strong storm that’s blown into the Oregon.
Saturday’s fire update listed accumulating snow instead of more acres burned.
“With much lower temperatures, higher relative humidity, and considerable precipitation expected over the next few days, fire activity is expected to decrease substantially, with the possibility of 3 – 5 inches of snow in the fire area. However, some smoldering will continue in the fire area,” the update read.
Firefighters will work patrol and mop up, but scouts will evaluate the impact of high winds and precipitation…