Abortion, gender-affirming care bill heads to the Oregon SenateA bill regarding abortion and gender-affirming care makes it way to the Oregon Senate. Find out more here. By Sydney Wyatt, Salem Statesman Journal
Legislation to allow minors younger than 15 to get abortions without parental approval, expand state coverage of medical services for transgender individuals and make several other changes to state laws regulating reproductive and gender-affirming care has passed the Oregon House of Representatives, despite Republicans’ repeated attempts to block House Bill 2002.
It now needs approval from the state Senate before going to Gov. Tina Kotek for her consideration.
House members spent nearly 10 hours on the floor Monday, primarily on the 46-page bill’s third reading…
Winter weather advisory issued for Oregon mountain passes, snowpack 191% of normalA winter weather advisory has been issued for Oregon mountain passes. Learn more here. By: Zach Urness, Salem Statesman Journal
Winter isn’t finished with Oregon’s mountains.
A winter weather advisory has been issued into Tuesday due to close to a foot of snow forecast on Oregon’s Cascade Mountain passes. Some snow could fall as low as 1,000 feet.
In general, the system is forecast to bring 3 to 11 inches of snow, according to the warning, but amounts could be larger in isolated areas.
Winds also will be strong, up to 35 mph, meaning travel could be difficult, the advisory said.
“The convective nature of…