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BLM Closes Medford Office Over Protests

A call for help from a rural gold miner led more than 100 protesters, many of them armed, to gather outside Medford's Bureau of Land Management office.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1HA7lwh ) that BLM closed the office Thursday, citing safety concerns.Read More »

Bill Would Allow Motorcycles To Pass Between Cars In Traffic Jams

By Jim McCoy Fri 24th April NewsmotorcyclesOregon legislature

The Oregon Senate has backed a bill allowing motorcycles to pass between cars or trucks during highway traffic jams.

The Senate's 18-10 vote on Thursday sends the measure to the House.

Motorcycle and moped riders on a highway with a speed limit of at least 50 mph would gain the right to pass between vehicles if traffic moves at no more than 10 mph.

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"Military Mistress" Now Wanted In Wyoming

Wyoming is likely joining the list of states charging the so-called Military Mistress and her current husband with check fraud.

The Casper Star Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1OO0VtO ) employees at Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply told Casper Police 39-year-old Bobbi House wrote more than $1,000 in bad checks at the store.

House is accused of marrying at least a doRead More »

Barn Owls Delay Removal Of 41-ft. Nutcracker Near Roseburg

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd April Newsbarn owls

A barn owl family has taken a liking to the 41-foot-tall nutcracker in a park near Roseburg, putting plans to dismantle the giant statue on hold.

The News-Review reports (http://bit.ly/1HrDEyV ) that the 18,000-pound nutcracker erected to celebrate the Festival of Lights couldn't be removed Tuesday because the owls are a federally protected species.

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News - Background Check Bill

By admin Thu 23rd April News
After a bill requiring background checks on most private gun sales passed the Oregon senate, the house rules committee put on the brakes temporarily
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News -‘Earth Day’ USA

By admin Thu 23rd April News
‘Earth Day’ observances were part of yesterday’s schedule around the globe...
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News - ‘Earth Day’ Oregon

By admin Thu 23rd April News
An emphasis on world eco-issues has been the focus of ‘Earth Day’ globally...
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Morning News Update

By admin Thu 23rd April News
For all the latest news, here is Steve Johnson from theDove Newsroom! Catch up on the vote for nominee Loretta Lynch as Attorney General, learn about yesterday’s events locally and from around the US concerning Earth Day, and as always we’re covering local and statewide crime events.
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Small Grocers May No Longer Accept Federal Benefits

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd April NewsgrocersSNAP

Some small Oregon grocers may stop accepting payment in the form of government benefits for low-income people.

The Bend Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/1QofE2d ) that a provision in the 2014 Farm Bill is making it difficult for some small grocery stores to afford accepting customers using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps.

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Federal Agency Will Provide Statement on Oregon LNG in February

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd April NewsFERCLNG

An Oregon energy company that wants to export liquefied natural gas should have an environmental assessment from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by next February.

The Daily Astorian Reports (http://bit.ly/1GmdcUs) that an environmental impact statement from FERC will be critical as the federal government considers whether to allow the $6 million project.

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