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Rainfall Sets Records In Parts of Oregon

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th September Newsrain
A big storm on the last weekend of the month helped make for the wettest September on record in many parts of Oregon. The National Weather Service reports the 6.21 inches recorded through Sunday in downtown Portland was the most since record-keeping began in 1872. The previous record was 5.52 inches in September 1927.Read More »

Heavy Rain May Mean Soggy Harvest Of Grapes

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th September Newsagriculturegrapesweather
Heavy rains may make for a soggy harvest in Oregon's wine country. In the southern Willamette Valley, for instance, the Eugene Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/1bV9Yuh ) that with heavy precipitation the past two weeks, September rainfall is more than four times the local average. That threatens grapes with mildew, rot, dilution and splitting. Cold days and nights sRead More »

Senate Seeks To Reverse Law On Engineered Crops

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th September NewsGMOUS Congress
The Senate is seeking to reverse a controversial law that allows farmers to harvest genetically modified crops even when the crops are caught up in legal battles. The law was passed as part of a spending bill earlier this year and has become a flashpoint in the national debate over genetically engineered foods. It would expire at the end of the federal budget year, on Monday, andRead More »

News - Northwest Weather

By admin Mon 30th September News
Portland General Electric Crews have had a busy weekend as strong winds caused power outages.
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Morning News Update

By admin Mon 30th September News
Stories this update: Northwest Weather, Portland Power Outage, Budget Deadline, UN Weapons Inspections
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News - Oregon Special Session

By admin Mon 30th September News
Oregon's Special session begins today as Lawmakers look at cutting state pensions, raising taxes for some while at the same time cutting some business taxes.
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News - Budget Deadline

By admin Mon 30th September News
The White House and Congressional Democrats say House Approval of a delay in President Barack Obama's Health Care Law does nothing but push teh Government Closer to Partial Shutdown.
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Evening News Update

By admin Fri 27th September News
The Inspectors who will be responsible for tracking down Syria's Chemical weapons stockpile and verifying its destruction are planning to start work in Syria by Tuesday. Surviving an Earthquake and the resulting Tsunami impact has been part of a road tour for Oregon Emergency Officials. Oregon Counties could see checks early next year from a one-year extension of Federal Timber Payments.Read More »
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Oregon Timber Payment Money Expected In Early 2014

By Jim McCoy Fri 27th September Newsfederal timber payments
Oregon counties could see checks early next year from a one-year extension of federal timber payments. President Barack Obama is expected to sign a bill to maintain a federal helium reserve, a move aimed at avoiding a worldwide shortage of a gas used in industrial processes. The extension of aid to timber-dependent counties was added in Oregon Sen.Read More »

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