Gov. Kate Brown has signed the country's second-ever statewide producer responsibility bill into law. Plastic producers in Oregon will now be required to cover some of the costs of managing the waste their products become — a crucial step toward cutting out single-use plastics altogether and moving our communities toward zero waste.
Oregon has passed legislation that requires a plan for the implementation of a public option for health care, and requires proof of reduction of consumer costs before medical consolidations. OSPIRG applauds this and other progress state lawmakers have made for the public interest.
Cutting wasteful handouts to special interests that prop up polluting industries related to these categories will reduce pollution and free up money that can be spent on modern infrastructure investments.
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Until recently, I did not have estate and end-of-life planning in mind, but it was the natural next step in my quest to be a responsible adult, with a nudge from the existential threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday evening that a nationwide Salmonella outbreak stems at least in part from whole onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico, and distributed in this country by ProSource Inc.
Advance directives are legal instructions that include a living will (different from a regular will) and a health care proxy. In them, you state what treatments you do or don’t want at the end of your life and who you want making health care decisions for you if you can’t.
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve taken steps for all of our staff to work remotely for safety reasons. But rest assured, we’ll keep advocating for you as we work for a healthier, safer world.