Three Oregon medical organizations said Monday they want Republican gubernatorial nominee Knute Buehler to retract a statement he made last week calling for parents to have more latitude to exempt their children from medical vaccines. "As a physician I certainly believe in the benefits of vaccination, but I certainly believe that parents should have the right to opt out," the Bend legislator said in response to a prerecorded question from a voter during a televised debate. Buehler, an orthopedic surgeon, did not elaborate on why he believes that. On Monday, leaders of the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians, the Oregon Pediatric Society, and the Oregon Chapter of the American College of Physicians called on Buehler to reverse his position. They noted the American Medical Association, like many other national medical organizations, accept the scientific consensus recommending a full slate of childhood vaccines. "Studies show that 95 percent of the community needs to be vaccinated in … [Read more...] about Medical groups ask Buehler to retract vaccine stance
LSU fans rush the field as LSU wins 36-16 against Georgia in an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)LSU's Greedy Williams (29) poses for a selfie as fans rush the field after the Tigers 36-16 win over Georgia in an NCAA college football in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)LSU fans rush the field after the Tigers 36-16 win over Georgia in an NCAA college football in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)LSU fans rush the field after the Tigers 36-16 win over Georgia in an NCAA college football in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)LSU's Foster Moreau (18) is surrounded as fans rush the field after the Tigers 36-16 win over Georgia in an NCAA college football in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)LSU tight end Foster Moreau, left, poses for a selfie as fans rush the field after the Tigers 36-16 … [Read more...] about SEC fines LSU $100K for fans on field after Georgia win
CSA IMAGES / GETTY IMAGESREGISTER TO VOTE HERE BY TOMORROW, TUESDAY OCTOBER 16! DOUBLE CHECK TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE REGISTERED TO VOTE HERE! Need more convincing? Here are three reasons why it's super important that you're registered and vote in this particular election. 1) KNUTE BUEHLER'S CHANCES AT BECOMING GOVERNOR ARE CLOSER THAN YOU MIGHT THINK. According to a recent poll performed by the Oregonian and KGW, Republican Buehler is only four points behind Democrat Kate Brown—and the poll is supposedly accurate within +/- 5 points. That's not good, guys. Buehler is portraying himself as a moderate to scoop up independent votes, but rest assured that if he gets into office, he'll be singing a very different tune. 2) A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE IS BEING VOTED ON IN THIS ELECTION. Measure 106, which would "prohibit spending public funds directly/indirectly for abortion." In short, this is a backdoor method to ban abortion for an entire class of women, specifically those in the lower … [Read more...] about Hey Oregon! Register to Vote By Tomorrow, Tuesday October 16!
By Nitin Rai Providing start-up funding to the next group of break-out entrepreneurs is only part of what I believe that venture capitalists and other investors should do. We also need to be committed to inclusion, period. Working to ensure inclusion -- while providing mentorship and funding to entrepreneurs from under-represented and underserved communities -- is a vital part of building thriving business communities in Oregon. But it's also a responsibility for us all. Portland, sometimes called one of the whitest cities in America, needs a wake-up call. Our business community needs more companies led by women, entrepreneurs from communities of color, other underserved communities, veterans and immigrants. Why? Because they are a vital part of our communities. As the Oregonian reported recently, our investment in RFPIO, a locally-based, minority entrepreneur-led startup that offers request-for-proposal software, paid off big thanks to the hard work of co-founders Ganesh Shankar, … [Read more...] about Opinion: Oregon investors must focus on inclusion, mentoring minority entrepreneurs
The No. 12 Oregon Ducks spent Saturday celebrating a big 30-27 overtime win over the No. 7 Washington Huskies. Before the dust had settled, Mario Cristobal and his program learned ESPN's College Gameday would be heading to Pullman next week to feature Oregon's game against No. 25 Washington State. Suddenly, just two years after an embarrassing 70-21 loss to Washington, Oregon feels like it's back in the Pac-12 Conference's driver's seat. On hand to witness that changing of the guard Saturday were several of Oregon's top recruiting targets in the classes of 2019, 2020 and 2021, including Seth Figgins, the nation's No. 7 tight end. On Monday, the 6-foot-6, 235-pound pass-catcher announced he is ready to make his college decision, and will end his recruiting process at 8 p.m.: Figgins, the No. 2 tight end in the West region for the class of 2020, holds early offers from Arizona State, Oregon, Texas, USC and Utah. So, who will it be? Prediction: Oregon Ducks I've made predictions in … [Read more...] about Prediction: Who will land Seth Figgins, the nation’s No. 7 TE in 2020, on Monday?