KWSO News 8/16/19

Warm Springs Head Start has an open house planned for September 3rd. Meet the staff, your child’s teacher and get a look at their classroom. It will take about an hour to complete all of the stations. It’s Tuesday September 3 from 9am to 3pm at the Warm Springs.

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — State officials say it will be free to fish, crab or clam in waters around Oregon this weekend. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife declared Aug. 17 and 18 free fishing weekend. Fishing licenses or tags, including combined angling tags or the Columbia River endorsement, will not be required. While no licenses are required, all other fishing regulations and closures still apply. Officials remind people fishing for salmon, steelhead, or species like rockfish to check the weekly recreation report for the specific zone where they want to fish.

WASHINGTON –  Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., on Thursday welcomed the Federal Communications Commission staff recommendation to designate a new nationwide three-digit phone hotline for people facing a mental health crisis and for suicide prevention. Citing alarming suicide statistics from Oregon and throughout out the United States, Wyden had strongly urged the FCC in recent months to take such a step. Wyden noted that the statewide “Breaking the Silence” reporting project this year in Oregon found suicide kills more than 800 Oregonians a year and that suicide rates in the state and across the country have steadily increased since 2000.