Oregonians Tie Firebug to Tree During Extreme Heatwave

Oregonians Tie Firebug to Tree During Extreme Heatwave

Southern Oregonians detained a man accused of trying to set fires by tieing him to a tree. Reportedly, the firebug lit matches and tossed them into parched vegetation as temperatures soared. People living in West Coast states have reason to be wary after years of climate-crisis-induced drought. Extreme heatwaves dry the already wilting vegetation, thereby […]

Mask Mandate Ends for Most by End of February in Illinois

Mask Mandate Ends for Most by End of February in Illinois

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker is lifting the indoor mask mandate effective at the end of February if the COVID-19 cases continue to decline. There are, however, exceptions. Everyone must continue wearing them in schools, healthcare settings, long-term care facilities, daycare, public transportation, federal buildings, and congregate settings like prisons and shelters. While masks will not […]

Eastern Oregon School Superintendent Loses Job Obeying State Mask Mandate

Eastern Oregon School Superintendent Loses Job Obeying State Mask Mandate

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown reinstituted the mask mandate when it became apparent the COVID-19 Delta variant had infiltrated the state. School districts are expected to comply. However, in Adrian, Oregon, the divide among rules followers and rebels was great enough for one of the superintendents to be fired after adamantly pushing his district to mandate […]

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