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After sinking under a sea of debt with $2.1 million in negative assets just 11 months ago, Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR) is resurfacing to once again sail on the seas of financial solvency. Thus beginning a “new era of Special Olympics Oregon,” according to Britt Carlson Oase, who was hired

For the past three years, the Messenger has gathered songs from local musicians and presented them as a compilation. It is part of our mission to try and build “community.” This year, we are including 22 different tracks from 22 different musicians. It is a collection as varied as southern

In the era of climate change, not all industries are making the changes they need to. While construction methods and materials now exist to make homes and other buildings more energy efficient than ever before, legislation and regulations often struggle to keep up, resulting in many people avoiding green construction.

It’s May, the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health has long been, and still partially remains, a stigmatized part of human health. The days of old when mental health issues were either ignored or simply had their existence denied aren’t far in the past and remnants of them

Oregon legislators are currently considering legislation that would make obtaining a driver’s license a possibility for any resident of Oregon, regardless of their immigration status. Of course, anyone looking to get a driver’s license will still need to pass a driver’s test and meet the other DMV requirements. For the

With spring weather finally here, people are itching to get outside and enjoy it. But if you find yourself doing the same outdoor activities every spring, you may be looking for something new to do. So here are a few simple ways to enjoy the outdoors this spring. Go on

Rogue Valley Messenger: Sanctuary One takes care of cats, dogs, horses, rabbits and even alpacas. What is the oddest animal you have been requested to take care of? Megan Flowers: We bring in companion and farm animals, but recently someone asked us to take in a buffalo. Unfortunately, we weren’t

HVAC systems play a major role in the lives of Americans. From the bitter cold of the Northeast to the sweltering heat of the southwest, people have relied upon their HVAC units to keep them warm in the winter and cool in the summer. These machines run year-round to ensure

As the world becomes more environmentally conscious, data centers have come under scrutiny. The massive buildings contain tens of thousands of electronic servers which not only need energy to function, but require an incredible amount of energy to prevent overheating; in fact, an estimated 80% of data centers are interested

Rogue Valley Messenger: The adage is never act with dogs or kids! Can you make a good counter-argument?    Yes! Especially if you’re working with a kid who is pretending to be a dog, then you get the best of both worlds. Okay, we can’t really speak to the dog