The State of Oregon
Oregon enjoys a diverse scenic landscape. It consists of the pacific coast
line, the volcanoes of
rugged and glaciated Cascade Mountain range, dense evergreen forests, and
a partial desert
area across the eastern portion of the state.
Crater Lake National Park
Salem is the Oregon state's capital and third-most-populous city. Portland is the largest city,
with an estimate population of about 580.000. A total population in the
state of Oregon is
379,000 in 2008.
Source: University of Texas Libraries
Crater Lake National Park is located in southern Oregon. This National Park was established
in 1902. This park encompasses the Crater Lake caldera, which rests in
the remains of a
destroyed volcano and the surrounding forest land and hills. The lake is
in 594 m depth,
which makes it the deepest lake in the United States. Crater Lake has no streams flowing
into or out of it. All water that enters the lake is eventually lost from
evaporation or sub-
surface seepage. The lake's water commonly has a striking blue hue, and
the lake is re-filled
entirely from direct precipitation in the form of snow and rain.
Crater Lake National Park: This picture was taken by Dr.Junhaku Miyamoto
in August 1962.
(L) Crater Lake National Park, photographed in August 1962.
(R) Details of features beneath the surface of Crater Lake constructed
using data from the 2000 bathymetry survey.
(L) Conger Street Clock museum, Eugene, Oregon (R) Downtown Eugene
Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act
Oregon's smoking ban in restaurants and bars
Smoke-free Workplace Law Oregon took effect in January 2009. Under Oregon's
Workplace Law, smoking is prohibited in most public places and work places.
Place of employ-
ment means every enclosed area under the control of a public or private
employees work frequently during the employment.
Workplaces and public places that must be smoke-free include but are not
- Bars and taverns, including bar areas of restaurants
- Bowling centers
- Bingo halls
- Private and fraternal organizations
- Employee break rooms
- Private offices and commercial office buildings
- Retail and wholesale establishments
- Manufacturing plants and mills
- Truck stops
- Child and adult day-care
- Assisted living facilities
- Movies theaters and indoor entertainment venues
- Hotels and motels (Exception: up to 25% of guest rooms may be designated
- as smoking rooms by the owner or entity in command )
- Work vehicles that are not operated exclusively by one employee.
Most bars complying with Oregon smoking ban
Despite some grumbling by smokers and bar owners, Oregon's new smoking
ban in bars and
taverns appears to be drawing wide compliance around the state. The Department
Services sent investi-gators to bars and bowling alleys this summerand found the majority of
establishments were following the state's indoor smoking ban. It was approved
by the 2007
Legislature in an effort to protect patrons of bars and taverns as well
as people who work there
from the effects of second-hand smoke. Some bars and taverns have said the smoking ban
has hurt business. However, advocates say the health benefits of banning
smoking inside those establishments outweigh those considerations.
Source: November 11, 2009 Salem, Oregon, Associated Press
最大の都市はポートランド( Portland )で、オレゴン大学のあるのがユージーン( Eugene )で、オレゴン
州内で２番目に大きな都市圏である。このユ−ジーンで2001年７月に喫煙規制法( Clean Air Act ) が
Total Smoking Ban in USA and Canada
Condominium of California
State of Washington
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The report was written in September 2008, photographs used in part of this
article were taken
in August 1962, by Junhaku Miyamoto, MD, PhD.