Homeless in Newport – A Newport News-Times Documentary

Lincoln County Public Health is proud to participate alongside other community agencies in Project Homeless Connect, Lincoln County’s annual homeless outreach event, that took place on Friday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Newport Church of the Nazarene.

Source: Newport News Times | Homeless in Newport

Clean energy jobs is topic of presentation

Lincoln County residents who are interested in making a constructive effort to combat climate change are invited to learn about an ambitious state legislative bill that will cap the amount of greenhouse gases allowed to be emitted in the state of Oregon over the next 35 years.The Newport group of the nationwide Citizens’ Climate Lobby will be sponsoring presentations about the Clean Energy Jobs bill at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Newport Recreation Center, 225 Avery St.

Source: Newport News Times | Clean energy jobs is topic of presentation

Oregon voters overwhelmingly pass health care taxes

Oregon’s Medicaid program survived intact Tuesday, after voters approved hundreds of millions of dollars in health care taxes in a special election. Measure 101, which led 64 percent to 36 percent with returns partially tallied, was the only issue on the ballot. It will raise $210 million to $320 million in taxes on Oregon’s largest hospitals and many health insurance policies by 2019.

Source: Oregon voters overwhelmingly pass health care taxes | OregonLive.com

Amid Threats to ‘Roe,’ State Lawmakers Push to Protect Access to Abortion Care

“If Roe is reversed, the legality of abortion is left up to the states and, at present, only seventeen states affirmatively protect the right to abortion. That’s why lawmakers are acting now.”

Source: Amid Threats to ‘Roe,’ State Lawmakers Push to Protect Access to Abortion Care – Rewire