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The Student News Site of Oregon State University

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Avery Sinks (she/her) poses in front of a laptop and wifi router on July 18. Students use
the internet for their studies all the time, this money will potentially aid better overall

Nearly $700 million will be funded to Oregon for internet access

Hannah Lull, News Contributor
August 7, 2023

Approximately $700 million  will be provided  to Oregon to improve internet access by dispersing these funds in areas lacking internet connectivity and speed.  The Biden-Harris Administration launched...

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Three proposals are being considered for temporary, permanent, emergency housing in Corvallis

Adriana Gutierrez, Reporter
October 24, 2022

Three local Corvallis organizations have applied for up to $1 million dollars of funding allocated to the city of Corvallis to support projects that can create emergency shelter, traditional housing and...

Katie Fast, executive director of Government Relations at Oregon State University, serves as the “conduit” between the university and elected officials. She most frequently works with the state legislature as well as the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

OSU seeks continued, added funding from state legislature in 2022 short session

Sam Misa, News Contributor
February 7, 2022

On Feb. 1, the Oregon Legislature began the 2022 short session, a 35-day process which will affect both Corvallis, Ore. and Oregon State University.  Short sessions are legislative sessions which occur...

The Corvallis Budget Inn can be seen on the Corvallis 99 West road. With the city of Corvallis purchasing the south town motel, the city is now repurposing to building to support the ever-growing local homeless population.

Corvallis’ Budget Inn Motel purchased under Corvallis Housing First to serve as homeless shelter this month

Angela Tam, News Contributor
April 1, 2021

With $2.475 million in funds provided by Project Turnkey and allocated by Oregon legislature, Corvallis Housing First purchased the Corvallis’ Budget Inn Motel for use as a temporary homeless shelter.  According...

A hand holding a lit cigarette in front of 7 Eleven. One of the new laws in Oregon has increased the tax on cigarettes and cigars as well as established a tax on e-cigarettes and vaping products.

New laws for the new year, Oregon sees changes in its legislation for 2021

Artur Silva, News Contributor
January 21, 2021

As a new year begins, new laws start to take effect in the state of Oregon from drugs being decriminalized, increased taxes for cigarettes, vapes and e-cigarettes, to changes in acquiring a driver’s...

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