KWSO News 3/22/19

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Human Services says that a data breach may have exposed the personal information of the 1.6 million residents the department serves. The department said on Thursday it isn’t sure exactly how many people had their information exposed after nearly 2 million employee emails were made vulnerable to unauthorized persons. Those emails could have contained sensitive client information, including full names and Social Security numbers.

The Oregon Department of Transportation is reminding drivers that studded tires season ends on Sunday, March 31, but urged motorists not to wait to remove them.  While studded tires are allowed in Oregon by law from Nov. 1 through March 31, ODOT encourages drivers to consider using other types of traction tires or to use chains to help minimize roadway damage caused by studded tires.  A 2014 study concluded studded tires cause about $8.5 million in damage each year to state highways.

It’s Spring Sports at Madras High School and here are some results. On Wednesday JV softball lost to Marist 5-11.  Varsity lost to Marist 2-16, Madras softball will play next in the Redmond Tournament on Monday. Baseball didn’t fare any better – losing to Marist Catholic Wednesday 9-0.  The boys will try and bounce back today when they travel to play at Mt View high School in Bend at 3.  Next Thursday thru Saturday the White Buffalos will host their Spring Break Baseball Tournament. Yesterday In Girls Tennis – Madras dropped a match to Ridgeview 2-6.  Winning players for the White Buffalos were Erica Olivera playing 2nd singles and the 4th doubles team of Lorina Macias and Natalie Ramos.   Boys Tennis hosts Crook County today.  Girls Tennis Travels to Prineville.