Oregon – Heart Of America Northwest http://heartofamericanorthwest.org/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 20:14:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-49.png Oregon – Heart Of America Northwest http://heartofamericanorthwest.org/ 32 32 Hiroshima bombing remembered in Oregon’s ‘Peace Trees’ campaign https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/hiroshima-bombing-remembered-in-oregons-peace-trees-campaign/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 20:14:03 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/hiroshima-bombing-remembered-in-oregons-peace-trees-campaign/ SALEM, Ore. – Hideko Tamura Snider was a 10-year-old girl in Hiroshima, Japan when the United States detonated an atomic bomb over the city on August 6, 1945, during World War II. On Wednesday, she described the horrors of that day as the guest of honor at a ceremony marking the culmination of a four-year […]]]>

SALEM, Ore. – Hideko Tamura Snider was a 10-year-old girl in Hiroshima, Japan when the United States detonated an atomic bomb over the city on August 6, 1945, during World War II.

On Wednesday, she described the horrors of that day as the guest of honor at a ceremony marking the culmination of a four-year campaign in Oregon to plant saplings from the seeds of trees that have also survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

An Oregon official involved in the campaign told the audience that recognizing the continued threat of nuclear weapons is particularly relevant today, with Russian President Vladimir Putin make veiled threats to use them in his war against Ukraine.

“So four years ago we thought it was us looking back at a past where atomic weapons were something that happened a long time ago. And today I think that’s a lot more relevant to us as we sit in this room today,” said Jim Gersbach, Oregon Community Trees board member and spokesperson for the state Forest Department.

In Hiroshima, arborist Chikara Horiguchi began growing saplings from seed in 1995. A total of 170 trees in Hiroshima that survived the bomb are believed to still be alive.

“I believe the best way for me to talk about peace is through A-bombed trees. A-bombed trees are symbolic of destruction and recovery,” Horiguchi says in a video for Green Legacy Hiroshima, which has sent seeds and saplings from surviving trees to dozens of countries around the world, including Chile, Ireland and Ethiopia. Green Legacy Hiroshima volunteers started collecting the seeds in 2011.

Arborist Mike Oxendine, of Ashland, Oregon, obtained the seeds from Green Legacy Hiroshima and germinated them. Oregon Community Trees and the Forest Department worked together to find homes for the trees. Communities everywhere have responded — coastal towns like Seaside, the mountain town of Bend in central Oregon, Hood River along the Columbia River, and La Grande in the east.

A total of 51 trees have been planted around the Pacific Northwest state, the densest concentration of Hiroshima Peace Trees outside of Japan, Gersbach said. Most are ginkgo trees with a few persimmons – both known for their hardiness.

Speaking at the ceremony at Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters, Tamura Snider said the effort and those who support it symbolized “ways to come together in peace, looking with great hope to the future of this world, rather than perish in the horrible nuclear”. blast.”

She described the morning of August 6, 1945, hearing an air raid alert and then a green light. But then the atomic bomb exploded in a blinding flash that shook the ground and destroyed buildings. His mother was in another part of town and perished. Alone, Tamura Snider crawled out of the ruins of the house in complete darkness and began to “run away from the fire and the terrible things in Hiroshima”.

“I walked and walked, and I couldn’t move,” she said. “And I collapsed in the middle of a small path in an open rice field. And I said to myself, ‘I don’t have the strength to take one more step, and if I die here, I have to.’

But she looked up at the sky, and saw a slice of blue sky “and that changed everything. I felt resurrected.

At the ceremony in Oregon, Tamura Snider, who emigrated to the United States decades ago and lives in Medford, stepped out to one of the peace trees, a ginkgo, on the grounds of the Department of forests, along with dozens of other people. She bowed to the tree and watered it with a ladle. Others lined up to spray it as well.

About 140,000 people, including those with radiation-related injuries and illnesses, died up to December 31, 1945 from the Hiroshima bombings, representing 40% of Hiroshima’s population of 350,000 before the attack .

“These peace trees not only convey a message of peace from the people of Hiroshima, they are also symbols of survival and resilience in the face of unimaginable destruction,” said Cal Mukumoto, state forester of Hiroshima. Oregon. He said they give him hope that Oregonians can persevere through difficult times.

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Judge rules against Oregon County ban on flavored tobacco https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/judge-rules-against-oregon-county-ban-on-flavored-tobacco/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 01:32:16 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/judge-rules-against-oregon-county-ban-on-flavored-tobacco/ HILLSBORO, Ore. — A judge in Washington County, Oregon has ruled against the county’s 2021 ban on flavored tobacco products, which means adults over 21 can still buy them . Circuit Judge Andrew Erwin wrote in his opinion this week that the decision to ban the licensed retail sale of such products must come from […]]]>

HILLSBORO, Ore. — A judge in Washington County, Oregon has ruled against the county’s 2021 ban on flavored tobacco products, which means adults over 21 can still buy them .

Circuit Judge Andrew Erwin wrote in his opinion this week that the decision to ban the licensed retail sale of such products must come from the state, not county by county, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.

“Certainly the county has broad power to regulate how sales are conducted, but they cannot outlaw them altogether,” Erwin wrote.

Commissioners voted last November to ban products intended to limit nicotine use among teens and young adults. County officials have argued that flavors such as chewing gum are hooking young people, who buy the products from retailers that don’t check IDs.

The county just west of Portland claimed it had the authority to enact the ban under Senate Bill 587, a 2021 law that gave public health agencies the power to regulate the sales of tobacco.

The first ban in Oregon went into effect in January but has not been enforced.

Jonathan Polonsky, CEO of the Plaid Pantry convenience store chain, collected enough signatures to put it on the Washington County ballot. Other retailers have challenged the ban in court.

Voters overwhelmingly backed the measure in May, but Erwin issued a preliminary injunction against it in July.

Washington County officials said in a written statement Wednesday that they may appeal the decision.

Tony Aiello, attorney for the retailers who filed the lawsuit, applauded the judge’s opinion but is preparing for a possible appeal, he said.

Jamie Dunphy, an Oregon lobbyist for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, said the group couldn’t be more disappointed.

In August, Multnomah County health officials in Portland said they were drafting a proposal to also ban the sale of flavored nicotine products.

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Wolves men’s soccer opens GNAC play in Washington starting Thursday https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/wolves-mens-soccer-opens-gnac-play-in-washington-starting-thursday/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 15:15:18 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/wolves-mens-soccer-opens-gnac-play-in-washington-starting-thursday/ History links Western Oregon (1-3-1) at Seattle Pacific (1-3-3) 4:30 p.m. Thursday | Interbay Stadium | Seattle, WALOOK | LIVE STATS Western Oregon (1-3-1) at #20 Western Washington (4-0-3) 7 p.m. Saturday | Harrington Field | Bellingham, WALOOK | LIVE STATS MONMOUTH, Oregon –— The Western Oregon men’s soccer team opens GNAC […]]]>
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MONMOUTH, Oregon – The Western Oregon men’s soccer team opens GNAC play on the road as Wolves hit the road to take on Seattle Pacific at 4:30 p.m. Thursday and No. 20 Western Washington at 7 p.m. Saturday.

WOLVES ENTER THE WEEK | 2022 STATISTICS
Western Oregon hasn’t played since hosting 10th-ranked Dominguez Hills — losing just 1-0 — on Sept. 9 before playing to a scoreless tie against Stanislaus State on Sept. 11.

Alex Grignon continues to lead WOU on three points with a goal and an assist while Abraham Villalobos has a goal to hit with a team-best eight shots and three on goal. Chester March leads the team in minutes – after playing all 450 Ben Mitchell is second on the team with 397. To the keeper, Juan Suarez played 426 minutes while making all five starts while averaging 1.69 GA, 30 saves, .789 save percentage and two shutouts while facing 78 shots.

SEATTLE PACIFIC ENTRY IN THE WEEK | 2022 STATISTICS
The Falcons went 1-0-1 last week, taking on Point Loma for a 3-3 draw on Thursday while earning their first victory of the season with a 5-1 victory over Concordia-Irvine on Saturday.

Seattle Pacific has a pair of players with three goals apiece in Demian Alvarez and Andrew Tran with Tran adding an assist to own a team-best seven points on the year. The team’s top two shooters this season are goalless this season in Alden Massey (16 shots) and Judah Johnson (11 shots). Orlando Erazo has a team record with two assists. As a goaltender, Lars Helleren has played all but nine minutes this season for the Falcons and has a 1.59 GAA, 22 saves, .667 save percentage and two shutouts while facing 106 shots.

WESTERN WASHINGTON ENTRY IN THE WEEK | 2022 STATISTICS
The Vikings are coming off a 1-0-1 week where they beat Concordia-Irvine 2-0 and tied Point Loma 0-0.

Albin Jonsson has beaten the WWU with three goals and two assists this season with a team-high 16 shots (six on goal). No other Western Washington player has had multiple goals, though Dakota Samnes has three assists and Andrew Rotter and Diego Alvarado have two assists apiece. Theo Steinmentz didn’t find the back of the net, but has the team’s second-most shots with 13. At goalie, Patrick Restum has played all 630 minutes and is averaging 0.43, 23 saves, an .885 save percentage and five shutouts in seven games.

WESTERN OREGON MEN’S FOOTBALL NOTES

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Wolves opened their program history in impressive fashion – beating a strong Pacific side from Hawaii 1-0 on August 26. The first goal in program history came from a freshman. Alex Grignon in the 74th minute to definitively give the advantage to WOU.

GNAC TEAM OF THE WEEK – RELEASE
The Western Oregon men’s soccer team was named GNAC Team of the Week on Aug. 29 after Wolves won their first game in program history. Wolves beat Hawaii Pacific, 1-0, at WOU Soccer Field on Friday – a Sharks side that had eight wins to their name a season ago and fired much of their starting lineup.

“My staff and team are honored to receive this recognition,” said the WOU Men’s Soccer Coach. Stan Rodrigues said. “It’s been a long time coming and building the first-ever team has seen many great moments. We know GNAC is fiercely competitive and we’re proud to be a part of it.”

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Invasive green crab conference examines its history on the southern Oregon coast in Coos Bay https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/invasive-green-crab-conference-examines-its-history-on-the-southern-oregon-coast-in-coos-bay/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 00:59:11 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/invasive-green-crab-conference-examines-its-history-on-the-southern-oregon-coast-in-coos-bay/ Invasive green crab conference examines its history on the southern Oregon coast in Coos Bay Published on 09/19/22 at 17:55By the staff of the Oregon Coast Beach Connection (Coos Bay, Oregon) — Oh, the lowly European green crab: that annoying invasive species along the Oregon coast that’s become a mix of pariah and growing culinary […]]]>

Invasive green crab conference examines its history on the southern Oregon coast in Coos Bay

Published on 09/19/22 at 17:55
By the staff of the Oregon Coast Beach Connection

(Coos Bay, Oregon) — Oh, the lowly European green crab: that annoying invasive species along the Oregon coast that’s become a mix of pariah and growing culinary delight. (Pictured above Manuela Durson)

On October 4, the Coos History Museum of the South Slough Coast of Oregon will host a presentation on the Junk Chunk in its first Tuesday, featuring Dr. Shon Schooler, lead scientist at the South Slough Preserve: Oregon Department of State Lands. He will speak on “The Story of the Green Crab Invasion of Coos Bay” at 6 p.m. that day.

The presentation will be a hybrid format: there are options to participate online via Zoom or in person at the CHM with doors open from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registration for this presentation is free for CHM members, $7 for non-members. members attending in person and $5 for non-members attending online.

Shon looks at the invasive European green crab with a new professional perspective. He will share information about the history of how this species came to inhabit our local coastal waters and how it could be potentially harmful to native species of the Oregon coast and its environment. Learn about the status of the green crab invasion, what has been learned about this crustacean in recent history, and what may happen as the green crab population grows.

The European green crab has recently been the subject of much discussion on the Oregon coast and the Washington coast, with wildlife officials in both regions dramatically increasing the crab’s catch limit, in hopes that the population can run out.

They are considered a threat to native shellfish, disrupting populations of crabs, clams, oysters, etc. larger recreational catches. In Oregon, ODFW felt it would be helpful to increase the daily bag limit from 10 to 35 this year. Officials hope this will encourage a larger harvest.

Growing numbers of recreational shellfish enthusiasts on the Oregon Coast are reporting growing green crab catches, and many have expressed support for their harvest.

On the east coast, restaurants are finding it an increasingly popular dish, and NOAA scientists are working to encourage a commercial fishing industry.

To register for this program, please visit the CHM website (cooshistory.org/events/first-tuesday-talks-oct-2022) or register at the Coos History Museum reception. You can also contact the museum by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 541-756-6320 x213.

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College football live scores and top 25 schedule: Oregon downs BYU, Michigan State vs. Washington live updates https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/college-football-live-scores-and-top-25-schedule-oregon-downs-byu-michigan-state-vs-washington-live-updates/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 01:04:00 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/college-football-live-scores-and-top-25-schedule-oregon-downs-byu-michigan-state-vs-washington-live-updates/ September 17, 2022 at 9:10 p.m. EDT LSU offense finds its way LSU goes there at 4th and 3rd, and Daniels hits Nabers on a 27-yard fade. What a play call. What a trap. Daniels and Nabers come in like hell this drive, and LSU leads Mississippi State 24-16 with 6:53 to go after Josh […]]]>

September 17, 2022 at 9:10 p.m. EDT

LSU offense finds its way

LSU goes there at 4th and 3rd, and Daniels hits Nabers on a 27-yard fade.

What a play call. What a trap. Daniels and Nabers come in like hell this drive, and LSU leads Mississippi State 24-16 with 6:53 to go after Josh Williams runs it.

Brody Miller·

Personal Editor, LSU

September 17, 2022 at 9:04 p.m. EDT

Disturbed watch alert

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September 17, 2022 at 9:04 p.m. EDT

crazy streak

Clemson blocked a long field goal attempt at Louisiana Tech, but Barrett Carter passed the ball back to the Bulldogs when he attempted a return.

Louisiana Tech took advantage by pushing deep into Clemson territory and getting on the board on a Jacob Barnes 35-yard field goal. Clemson leads 10-3 early in the second quarter.

The Tigers scored in their first two practices on a short field goal by BT Potter and a touchdown by Will Shipley, but they went three and one out in their last practice. Shipley has one touchdown in six straight games.

Daniel Shirley

Daniel Shirley·

Editor-in-Chief, College Football

September 17, 2022 at 8:57 p.m. EDT

Nice catch from Clemson WR Joseph Ngata

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September 17, 2022 at 8:55 p.m. EDT

FOOTBALL records

Kansas: 3-0

Kentucky: 3-0

North Carolina: 3-0

Duke: 3-0

Syracuse: 3-0

UCLA: 3-0

Indiana: 3-0

Nicole Auerbach

Nicole Auerbach·

Senior Writer, BFC

September 17, 2022 at 8:53 p.m. EDT

NC State leads 20-7 at halftime

NC State rebounded well after a tough first game against East Carolina when they very easily could (should?) have lost. The Wolfpack blew up Charleston Southern last week, and they’re doing a number on Texas Tech early tonight.

The Wolfpack led 20-7 at halftime on two field goals from Christopher Dunn, a 13-yard run from Demie Sumo-Karngbaye and an 84-yard interception return from Aydan White.

Daniel Shirley

Daniel Shirley·

Editor-in-Chief, College Football

September 17, 2022 at 8:50 p.m. EDT

Who wouldn’t like to see that?

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Athletic college football

September 17, 2022 at 8:44 p.m. EDT

LSU takes the lead

Jayden Daniels backs up, sees Kayshon Boutte covered, runs off and breaks a tackle for the 3-yard clutch touchdown. 17-16, LSU, as the Tigers finally capitalize on a missed Mississippi State punt. 2:11 p.m. to go.

Brody Miller

Brody Miller·

Personal Editor, LSU

September 17, 2022 at 8:41 p.m. EDT

michigan takeout

In the three weeks of the college football season, no team has dominated more or proven less than No. 4 Michigan.

The final score after three contract blowouts at Michigan Stadium was Michigan 166, Visitors 17. We didn’t need to see the Wolverines beat another overmatched team, but UConn was on the schedule, so we saw it anyway. After Saturday’s 59-0 victory, the Wolverines were there with the rest of the college football world, wondering what to make of that 3-0 start in which Michigan faced no measurable resistance.

“I don’t know how good we are,” said running back Blake Corum, who tied a school record in one game with five rushing touchdowns. “We look good. We haven’t faced any adversity so I really don’t know how good we’re going to be. I have a feeling we’re going to be great, but I can’t tell you that.

austin sweet

austin sweet·

Writer, Michigan

GO FURTHER

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September 17, 2022 at 8:40 p.m. EDT

NC state is disabled for warm start

David Ubben

David Ubben·

Personal Writer, College Football

September 17, 2022 at 8:38 p.m. EDT

UAB wins 35-21

Georgia Southern was unable to back up its win at Nebraska last week, losing for the first time in the Clay Helton era Saturday afternoon at UAB. The Blazers scored the game’s first 21 points early in the second quarter and held off a rally from the Eagles for a 35-21 win.

Both teams are 2-1 and the Blazers won despite winning 418-413 in total yards.

Daniel Shirley

Daniel Shirley·

Editor-in-Chief, College Football

September 17, 2022 at 8:35 p.m. EDT

This game is going to come down to what Jayden Daniels can do

The LSU defense is playing its best game in years and stopped three fourth Mississippi State attempts, keeping LSU in this game all night. But despite Jayden Daniels’ rushing 67 yards, he lacks open receivers and doesn’t notice any more. Other than one end of the half-handshake, LSU is not capitalizing. It comes down to Daniels here.

Brody Miller

Brody Miller·

Personal Editor, LSU

September 17, 2022 at 8:34 p.m. EDT

Mississippi State struggled in fourth downs

Mississippi State is now 1-4 on fourth downs, but just about everyone was the right choice.

Mike Leach is training with his floor pedal tonight. The Bulldogs don’t make it when they need to and leave LSU hanging around.

David Ubben

David Ubben·

Personal Writer, College Football

September 17, 2022 at 8:31 p.m. EDT

Kansas on the road

Kansas in last 4 road games: 3-1

Kansas in last 66 road games: 2-64

Kansas has won back-to-back double-digit road games for the first time since 1995

Lance Leipold is a wizard

Matte brown

Matte brown·

Editor-in-Chief, College Football

September 17, 2022 at 8:29 p.m. EDT

A special moment for Penn State Sean Clifford

Audrey Snider

Audrey Snider·

Staff Writer, Penn State

September 17, 2022 at 8:28 p.m. EDT

The wave in the rain

Scott Dochtermman

Scott Dochtermman·

Writer, Iowa

September 17, 2022 at 8:28 p.m. EDT

Tennessee WR Cedric Tillman – injured again.

And this time it looks more serious, an awkward landing on the left leg. Arguably as indispensable as anyone on the UT list.

Joe Rexrod

Joe Rexrod·

Senior Writer, Tennessee

September 17, 2022 at 8:23 p.m. EDT

Good views for Tennessee, up 21-0 in second quarter against Akron

Real freshmen Squirrel White and Dylan Sampson make early plays — White a 57-yard catch from Hendon Hooker, Sampson a touchdown. The worst possible sights in a game like this: starters getting hurt. Cedric Tillman and Jabari Small were hobbling early. Tillman seemed to be the lower body, the little top and Tillman is back.

Joe Rexrod

Joe Rexrod·

Senior Writer, Tennessee

September 17, 2022 at 8:22 p.m. EDT

Another TD for Iowa (doubling its previous total)

Scott Dochtermman

Scott Dochtermman·

Writer, Iowa

September 17, 2022 at 8:12 p.m. EDT

Disturbed watch alert

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Jon Wilner picks BYU-Oregon, Fresno State-USC matchups https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/jon-wilner-picks-byu-oregon-fresno-state-usc-matchups/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 17:10:00 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/jon-wilner-picks-byu-oregon-fresno-state-usc-matchups/ With Week 3 almost upon us, Pac-12 insider Jon Wilner gave his weekly picks. There are several draw games. BYU-Oregon, Michigan State-Washington and SDSU-Utah are the largest. Matchups between the Pac-12 and good Mountain West programs, like Fresno State-USC, are regularly interesting. USC is a heavy favorite against Fresno State, but we’ve seen the Bulldogs […]]]>

With Week 3 almost upon us, Pac-12 insider Jon Wilner gave his weekly picks. There are several draw games.

BYU-Oregon, Michigan State-Washington and SDSU-Utah are the largest. Matchups between the Pac-12 and good Mountain West programs, like Fresno State-USC, are regularly interesting. USC is a heavy favorite against Fresno State, but we’ve seen the Bulldogs make life difficult for Pac-12 teams over the years. In 2021, Fresno State won at UCLA in a September night game. USC needs to be on guard against the Bulldogs.

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Other games, like Colorado vs. Minnesota, should be lopsided, though we really never know in today’s era of college football.

Here is Wilner’s picks for Week 3 in his latest column for The San Jose Mercury News.

SOUTH ALABAMA AT UCLA

July 29, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; UCLA Bruins coach Chip Kelly speaks during the Pac-12 media day at the Novo Theater. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee – USA TODAY Sports

We expected a line closer to 20. While it’s understandable to question UCLA’s degree of interest and urgency with another creampuff, there’s also reason to believe the Jaguars will not hold the line of scrimmage in the second half. The Bruins’ running game should take control and top that 15.5 points.
Take: UCLA

CAL TO NOTRE DAME

September 10, 2022; Berkeley, California, USA; California Golden Bears cornerback Isaiah Young (41) celebrates with linebacker Oluwafemi Oladejo (10) and cornerback Collin Gamble (21) after intercepting a pass to end the game against the UNLV Rebels at FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita – USA TODAY Sports

An ideal situation for the Bears, with Notre Dame reeling from the opening loss at Ohio State, then the jarring collapse at home against Marshall. Everything revolves around the first trimester. The Bears need to make some big plays early to put the Irish on their heels. At that moment, doubt sets in and he rushes to the wire.
Take: Cal (+10)

BYU IN OREGON

September 3, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Oregon Ducks head coach Dan Lanning on the court during the second half game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine – USA TODAY Sports

The Cougars survived a major test last week, beating Baylor in overtime, and are set for another head-to-head win over the Pac-12. The line essentially represents home-court advantage for Oregon. If played at a neutral site, no team would be favored by more than one point. We suspect the outcome depends on the special teams – either big plays or big mistakes.
Take: BYU

COLORADO IN MINNESOTA

October 2, 2021; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Karl Dorrell calls a timeout in the second quarter against the USC Trojans at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve been burned twice by Colorado’s incompetence on offense, first against TCU and then against the Air Force. (The Buffs scored 23 points, overall, in the two games.) If CU covers, good for those brave enough to take all the points. We’ll believe it when we see it.
Take: Minnesota

COLORADO STATE AT WASHINGTON STATE

November 13, 2021; Eugene, Oregon, USA; Washington State Cougars head coach Jake Dickert walks onto the field during a first half timeout against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen – USA TODAY Sports

Situation of massive disappointment for the Cougars after the decisive victory in Wisconsin. Look for a tight game in the fourth quarter, when the WSU defense shuts the door on a CSU offense that lacks playmakers in the passing game and can’t make the only leap forward that could fuel an upset .
Take: state of colorado

SAN DIEGO STATE IN UTAH

September 10, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Utes running back Jaylon Glover (1) celebrates a fourth quarter touchdown against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

Sounds like a few points too many to give a program of SDSU’s caliber, except we have vivid memories of Utah quarterback Cameron Rising coming off the bench — a quarter too late, by the way — and slicing the defense of the Aztecs at the start of last season. . Our guess: He picks up where he left off, and the Utes retaliate with a stunning performance just before the start of conference play.
Take: Utah

MICHIGAN STATE IN WASHINGTON

September 3, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; Washington Huskies head coach Kalen DeBoer talks to quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) during the first quarter against the Kent State Golden Flashes at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Washington quarterback Michael Penix. Jr. faced the Spartans in Indiana and should feel comfortable throughout. The key for UW (besides turnover avoidance): Enough yards on first down to give DeBoer and offensive coordinator Ryan Grubbs plenty of options on third. Keep the MSU defense on the field and the UW defense off.
Take: Washington

FRESNO STATE AT USC

December 21, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; General view of the Las Vegas Bowl between the Fresno State Bulldogs and the Southern California Trojans at Sam Boyd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee – USA TODAY Sports

The Bulldogs have a full roster of Southern California players and generally perform well during visits to USC and UCLA. They won’t stop Caleb Williams and Co. but should move the ball effectively against the revamped Trojans defense – just like Stanford did last weekend. USC has been more opportunistic than robust so far. We think FSU protects the ball and keeps it close.
Take: Fresno State +12.5 (SU: USC)

EASTERN MICHIGAN TO ARIZONA STATE

PROVO, UT – SEPTEMBER 18: Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Herm Edwards speaks into his BYU Cougars helmet during their September 18, 2021 game at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Logan, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

It looks like a trap game for the Sun Devils after their loss at Oklahoma State and with Utah arriving next week. But the Eagles couldn’t hang on to Louisiana and were understaffed to tie ASU in four quarters, especially in the Heat.
Take: Arizona State

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Oregon State Football: After Fresno State win, Beavers get more votes in college football polls https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/oregon-state-football-after-fresno-state-win-beavers-get-more-votes-in-college-football-polls/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 19:04:34 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/oregon-state-football-after-fresno-state-win-beavers-get-more-votes-in-college-football-polls/ The new college football rankings have just been released, and while the Beavers haven’t made it to the top 25, they’re getting more attention. After receiving 5 voting points in last week’s AP poll, Oregon State received 42 points in Week 3. They would currently be tied with state of florida in 32nd place if […]]]>

The new college football rankings have just been released, and while the Beavers haven’t made it to the top 25, they’re getting more attention. After receiving 5 voting points in last week’s AP poll, Oregon State received 42 points in Week 3. They would currently be tied with state of florida in 32nd place if the ranking went that far.

The Beavers did the same in the coaches’ poll, amassing 24 points after getting 3 points last week. According to the coaches, they are currently tied for 37th place with Texas technology.

Other Pac-12 teams have mostly held steady in the polls. In the AP, USC made the biggest leap, moving up three spots to No. 7 after their 41-28 win over Stanford. Utah actually fell one spot to 14 despite losing Southern Utah. The Utes were skipped by several teams that had big wins yesterday, including Arkansas, BYU and Kentucky. Oregon held on in 25th place as the Ducks’ 70-14 loss in Eastern Washington didn’t change voter sentiment much.

Outside the Pac, there was a lot of movement. Georgia and Alabama traded the top two positions in the AP standings after the Bulldogs beat Samford while the Tide struggled against Texas. In the Coaches poll, Bama barely managed to retain the top spot, with 1,592 points and 39 first-place votes, compared to Georgia’s 1,574 points and 25 first-place votes.

In both polls, Kentucky made the biggest jump. After their victory over Florida, the Wildcats moved up 11 places in the AP poll, to 9th place, and 10 places in the coaches poll, to 10th place. our Lady took the biggest fall. After being ranked 8th by the AP and 9th by the coaches, the Fightin’ Irish dropped out of both Top 25 following their loss to Marshall.

Next week, Oregon State has a great chance to move to 3-0 when they face Montana State in Portland. Unfortunately, a win over an FCS probably won’t get much attention from either poll, but OSU should at least be able to maintain its position. The real chance to break into the top 25 will be the following week, when the Beavers host USC at Corvallis.

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Oregon State edges Fresno State 35-32 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/oregon-state-edges-fresno-state-35-32/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 08:02:31 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/oregon-state-edges-fresno-state-35-32/ Jack Colletto scored on a 2-yard rush on the final play of the game and Oregon State rallied for a 35-32 victory over Fresno State on Saturday night. The Beavers (2-0) initially looked set to go for a game-tying field goal before coach Jonathan Smith opted to bet for the win after a Fresno State […]]]>

Jack Colletto scored on a 2-yard rush on the final play of the game and Oregon State rallied for a 35-32 victory over Fresno State on Saturday night.

The Beavers (2-0) initially looked set to go for a game-tying field goal before coach Jonathan Smith opted to bet for the win after a Fresno State (1-1) timeout.

“They called a time out and I kept saying to myself, ‘We came here to win the game, not to go to overtime,'” Smith said. we did.”

Fresno State coach Jeff Tedford said he wasn’t trying to ice the kicker when he called the timeout, but just wanted to avoid confusion among his players.

“(The Beavers) were going back and forth with the placement and going there, so we had to have the right people on the field,” he said.

The Bulldogs didn’t have the players to stop Colletto. He took a straight snap and ran it for the score that gave the Beavers their first 2-0 start since 2014.

“I was like I thought this might work,” Colletto said of his reaction when Smith called his number. “We’ve had success with the games we’ve had and it’s worked perfectly.”

He capped off a crazy final part of the game that featured three lead changes in the final 1:50.

Chance Nolan threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Tre’Shaun Harrison with 1:50 remaining to give Oregon State a 29-26 lead on the 2-point conversion.

Jake Haener needed just 45 seconds to respond, completing a 45-yard pass to Jalen Moreno-Cropper who set the score 4 yards to Erik Brooks with 1:05 left.

Abraham Montano missed the extra point and the Beavers had a chance to tie it with a field goal or win it with a TD.

A 28-yard pass from Nolan to Luke Musgrave brought the ball to the 14, then a pass interference call set up the final call for Smith and the winning score.

Nolan went 14 for 27 for 219 yards and a TD.

Colletto ran for two scores and Silas Bolden and Deshaun Fenwick also had TD runs for Oregon State.

Jordan Mims rushed for 122 yards and two scores, and Haener threw for 360 yards for the Bulldogs, who were looking for their first 2-0 start since 2013.

Oregon State: The Beavers won for the first time in six trips to Fresno State and rode through a tricky opening streak against Boise State and Fresno State with two wins.

“It’s big,” Smith said. “They are two quality teams that we have just played. Our main goal is not to be a big unconference. But those two games set us up. The type of Pac-12 style compared to these two teams is not much different.

Fresno State: The Bulldogs were hoping for their first home win against a Pac-12 team in 10 years, but missed too many chances. They have traveled to Oregon State 25 times or more seven times and turned those trips into just two touchdowns. Montano missed a 34-yard field goal after a red-zone drive, and Fresno State settled for field goals four more times for 12 points. Mims’ TD in the third quarter provided the only TD until Haener’s final TD.

“We moved the ball well and did a lot of good things, but you have to score touchdowns,” Haener said. “Part of that is on me. I have to do a better job with decisions in the red zone.

Oregon State: Hosts Montana State next Saturday.

Fresno State: Visit No. 10 Southern California on Saturday in the Bulldogs’ first game against a top-10 team since losing to No. 6 Washington and No. 1 Alabama in 2017.

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Oregon Ducks Football: Don’t Count Bo Nix Out Yet https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/oregon-ducks-football-dont-count-bo-nix-out-yet/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 09:05:07 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/oregon-ducks-football-dont-count-bo-nix-out-yet/ Let’s face it. Last Saturday wasn’t just lousy. That embarrassing afternoon in Atlanta, Georgia was perhaps one of the worst outings in recent memory for the Ducks, and on paper it looks even worse. But that’s no reason to lose faith in this team and which coach Dan Lanning built. Realistically, that’s about as difficult […]]]>

Let’s face it. Last Saturday wasn’t just lousy. That embarrassing afternoon in Atlanta, Georgia was perhaps one of the worst outings in recent memory for the Ducks, and on paper it looks even worse.

But that’s no reason to lose faith in this team and which coach Dan Lanning built. Realistically, that’s about as difficult as any first assignment you could be given in college football. It looked like the Ducks tried to take the final exam on the first day of the semester.

Fortunately, we have a long season ahead of us and there is plenty to be excited about. Again tomorrow Our beloved ducks are to come out against a much less talented roster in eastern Washington.

But today we’re going to go over some areas of concern with our Ducks so far, as well as areas where we should brake if we overreact.

Ranking my concern in three core areas of our Oregon Ducks football program

Tom Corno

While Nix had a horrible day against Georgia, we shouldn’t discount him just yet.

1. Bo Nix and the Oregon quarterback

Concern: Down

This may surprise some of you who just watched the box score. I like what I saw from Nix in a few flashes.

While we can’t win football games with flashes, we can’t attribute this loss to Bo either. He had moments that seemed to give me glimmers of hope, and that was against a tough, tough team. I expect the coaching staff to regroup on this loss and install the skill position elements around him in order to achieve more offensive continuity as a unit, rather than just focusing on Nix himself.

However, he is going to have to clean up the decision-making if we are to succeed this year. I can see him turn the tide tomorrow and show us why he’s starting our superstar talents of the future all over again.

Tom Corno

I love what I’ve seen of Byron Cardwell, but we’ve seen far too little of him.

2. The racing game

Concern: Medium

To be fair to Oregon, the Bulldogs came in with some serious skill on the defensive line (even after several declared for the NFL Draft this past offseason). It was the biggest test the offensive line will receive all year, and given the score, they had to drop out of the race early anyway. I’m not so concerned about the score right now.

What worried me the most was the rotation. It seemed like all that offseason preparation was for naught, and we never got to see what this team was capable of on the field, in part due to poor rotation. Byron Cardwell ended up with four door assembly (and two catches for eight yards), and Seven McGee had of them total hits (both captures). While I was not expecting a “cow bell back“To emerge by all means, we have to be more creative in getting the ball to our playmakers.

Jordan James can no longer lead the backfield in runs (and especially not Nix, who made eight carries against Georgia, leading the team). This translates to our Ducks staff needing better offensive line play, but also more confidence in our emerging point guards. Spreading the ball is only good if it turns into points.

Tomorrow I need to see the offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham putting his best foot forward with our attack. There’s no excuse not to run against Eastern Washington in Autzen.

Georgia dominates in the passing game against Oregon in Atlanta, GA

Tom Corno

The defense was outplayed in the passing game, but what worried me the most was the tackle (or lack thereof).

3. Defense

Concern: High

At the start of the season, we expected our defensive line to look a little weaker. But What was it the tackle performance on Saturday? The entire defense seemed to have missed drills for the better half of the last five months. We have to be better on the open ground if we want to win football games this year.

I don’t expect a difference between night and day tomorrow, but I do expect at least an afternoon. Noah Sewell and justin flowe need to play more controlled and take initiative as leaders in this defence. Our pass rush looked like they were trying hard, but proved to be as ineffective as possible. Our core linebacker and secondary are going to have to step up in a major way to help this defensive line get under their control.

All in all, there is a lot to improve and a lot to learn. Let’s get in shape, Ducks. That’s it “focus” game that should not be taken lightly. Set the tone early and let’s see what this team is capable of this year.

What do you think? What bright spots are you looking for tomorrow? At what point should are we talking about Nix, the racing game and defense?

Alex Huh
Los Angeles, California
Top photo by: Tom Corno

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Oregon pot income allocations ‘transformed entire systems’ https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/oregon-pot-income-allocations-transformed-entire-systems/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 23:39:05 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/oregon-pot-income-allocations-transformed-entire-systems/ Hands Across the Bridge is held annually in September PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Every September for the past 21 years, people have lined the Interstate Bridge holding hands and reciting the prayer of serenity. It’s a great gesture to promote a simple message. “Recovery is possible for every person, every family, and every community,” said […]]]>

Hands Across the Bridge is held annually in September

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Every September for the past 21 years, people have lined the Interstate Bridge holding hands and reciting the prayer of serenity. It’s a great gesture to promote a simple message.

“Recovery is possible for every person, every family, and every community,” said Erica Gregson of 4D Recovery.

September is National Recovery Month and is used to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices.

LaKeesha Dumas, Consumer Engagement Coordinator for Multnomah County Mental Health and Addiction Services, was among the crowd on the bridge. She said she was a homeless crack addict, but had been clean and sober for 10 years. She is now giving back to the community as part of an oversight and accountability board created after Oregon voters approved Measure 110 in 2020.

LaKeesha Dumas, Consumer Engagement Coordinator for Multnomah County Mental Health and Addictions Services, September 5, 2022 (KOIN)

This board is responsible for deciding which treatment and recovery centers receive funding from Oregon‘s marijuana tax fund. She acknowledged that the brand new process – which will allocate around $300 million – has been slow.

“It had never been done like this before, so it took a little longer,” she told KOIN 6 News. “But we managed to transform a whole system.”

These allocations were eventually made, giving 41 behavioral health resource networks in Multnomah County $59 million. 4D Recoverywhich serves 18-35 year olds, also made the cut.

Measuring 110 behavioral health grant recipients in 2022

“Meeting people my age in recovery has changed my life,” said Elton Frice. “My first experience of recovery was going to a meeting and seeing a lot of old people and I didn’t feel like I could connect. And so meeting other people my age changed my life completely. .

4D Recovery also serves residents of Washington and Clackamas counties.

Behavioral Health Resource Networks in Clackamas County received $14.5 million, while those in Washington County received just under $21 million.

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