September 2012

Goff Fire Fully Contained

By Jim McCoy Tue 11th September News

As of 6 p.m. last night, the Goff Fire in the Fort Complex was declared 100 percent contained. No further activity outside the perimeter is expected. Within the fire’s ring, burning may continue on in to October.Read More »

Port Dispute Places Drag on Economic Indicators

By Jim McCoy Tue 11th September NewsOregon economyPort of Portland

The impact of the summer labor dispute at the Port of Portland is showing up in a measure of Oregon's economic growth. But the economist who compiles the index says it's a blip in the numbers.

The Oregon Measure of Economic Activity for July fell. That was influenced heavily by a sag in volume at the port when shippers diverted their vessels.Read More »

Suspect Sought In Grants Pass Shooting Incident

By Jim McCoy Tue 11th September NewsGrants Pass newsshooting

At 10:19 p.m. last night, a man at 437 Marion Lane in Grants Pass called 9-1-1, reporting he received a grazing wound to his neck. Though medical attention was offered at the scene, the victim refused.Read More »

Lingering Coach Controversy Hangs Over Upcoming 49ers- Lions Game

By Jim McCoy Mon 10th September SportsDetroit LionsNFLSan Francisco 49ers

Jim Harbaugh would love it if his postgame handshake with Detroit coach Jim Schwartz last season were ancient history 11 months later.

     If only. Not this week. Not with two unbeaten NFC powers set to face off in prime time Sunday night, when the Lions visit the reigning NFC West champion San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park.
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Replacement Refs Blow Timeout Call in Seahawks- Cardinals Game

By Jim McCoy Mon 10th September Sportslabor disputeNFLofficials

The replacement officials' error that awarded an extra timeout to Seattle in the final minute of its loss at Arizona was the third such mistake in an NFL game in the last nine years. In 2009, the Cleveland Browns were mistakenly awarded four timeouts in the second half of a 16-0 home loss to Baltimore.Read More »

Paul Ryan Visits Portland

By Jim McCoy Mon 10th September News2012 electionPaul Ryanpresidential campaign

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has arrived in Portland on a Northwest fundraising swing. No public events are planned Monday as Ryan holds a private fundraiser at the Governor Hotel in Portland.
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Goff Fire Nears Containment

By Jim McCoy Mon 10th September NewsFort Complex FiresGoff Firewildfire

As of this morning, the Goff Fire in the Klamath National Forest is 92 percent contained, and may be fully contained by day's end. Firefighters are in the final stages of containing the northwest corner of the fire, working in the Red Buttes Wilderness in the area between Goff Butte and Butte Fork Trail.Read More »

State Agency Finds Most State Hires Are Temps

By Jim McCoy Mon 10th September NewsjobsOregon economy

About two-thirds of the workers hired by the state of Oregon since the 2008 recession have been temporary.

Figures from the Department of Administrative Services show that about 25,000 of the 40,000 jobs were seasonal workers, as in summer jobs with the Transportation Department, or temporary jobs of limited duration for a special purpose or project.Read More »

Gillnet Ban Organizers Drop Ballot Measure

By Jim McCoy Mon 10th September Newsenvironmental issuesfishing

The proponents of a ballot measure that would ban gillnet fishing on the Columbia River say they're dropping their effort and will support a compromise sought by Oregon Gov.Read More »

Casino Planned For Medford

By Jim McCoy Fri 7th September NewscasinosCoquille Tribe

An Oregon tribe that operates a casino in Coos County hopes to open one in Medford. The Medford Mail Tribune reports the Coquille Indian Tribe has quietly bought Roxy Ann Bowling Lanes and the vacant building that was once home to Kim's restaurant and has leased an adjacent golf course.
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