Jackson County Sheriff Nathan Sickler said a 41-year-old man was jailed on two charges of arson for a fire that started Tuesday in the Phoenix area in southern Oregon. The fire burned hundreds of homes and also had an ignition point in Ashland near a spot where a man was found dead. Authorities said the man denied starting the fire. … [Read more...] about Dozens still missing in Oregon as weather helps fire fight
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The dry, windy conditions that fed the flames were likely a once-in-a-generation event, said Greg Jones, a professor and research climatologist at Linfield University in McMinnville, Oregon. The warmer world can increase the likelihood of extreme events and contribute to their severity, he said. … [Read more...] about What’s next? Devastating fires are latest challenge in West
Traditionally, caregivers organize when the people they care for are at risk—and at almost no other time. Perhaps this moment is different. I want an America where caregivers demand and can receive the basic dignity they offer without feeling like they are stealing it from someone else. To strike, health-care workers have to send a 10-day notice of warning so that emergency staffing can be arranged with an agency. Yet every nursing home worker who even mumbles about organizing gets grilled on how they could just walk out on their residents. There is no innate sense that staffing safely is the employer’s job; most CNAs think it’s theirs. … [Read more...] about Nursing Home Workers Were Underpaid, Overworked, and Denied PPE. And Then COVID Hit.
“This is a very important and significant step, but there’s other considerations that will go into our return to play. First and foremost, government approvals, public health authority approvals,” Scott said. “We still have six universities — our four California schools, our two Oregon schools — that don’t have the requisite health approvals from public health authorities to engage in contact practice. So, even if we were ready to start tomorrow, we couldn’t start what we think of as training camp and getting ready for the season.” … [Read more...] about Pac-12 Programs Differ on Reporting Student-Athlete Cases
Since the shooting, more than 450 people have filed lawsuits against MGM Resorts; Mandalay Corp.; Live Nation Entertainment, which promoted the music festival; Slide Fire Solutions, maker of the bump stock devices Paddock used in the shooting, and the gunman's estate. Many of the victims who have filed claims have questioned how the hotel staff didn't notice anything unusual about Paddock's behavior. … [Read more...] about Hotel staff interacted with Las Vegas shooter more than 10 times before massacre