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Oregon Judge Rules Against Teens In Climate Change Lawsuit

By Jim McCoy Tue 12th May NewsClimate Change
Two Oregon teenagers who sought to force state lawmakers to work harder on a plan to reduce carbon emissions and help stave off climate change have struck out a second time with a state judge.

On Monday, Lane County Circuit Court Judge Karsten Rasmussen agreed with the state argument that a judge lacks authority to essentially rewrite state laws.Read More »

Roseburg Man Pleads No Contest For Grandfather's Murder

A Roseburg man involved in the 2012 killing of his grandfather pleaded no contest to aggravated murder.

The Roseburg News-Review reports (http://bit.ly/1ctxDo7 ) that 25-year-old Jonathan Lackey also pleaded no contest Monday to first-degree arson and pleaded guilty to five counts of attempting to commit murder.

As part of the deal, Lackey will be serving life in pRead More »

News - LGBT Police Training

By admin Tue 12th May News
Training on interaction with lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender populations with law enforcement officers has been the focus of a class in southern Oregon.
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Missing Ca. Girl Turns Up In Astoria

Police say a missing California teenager who met a Washington state man online has turned up at a McDonald's on the Oregon coast and reported she'd been abducted.

Police said the 15-year-old girl from Sanger, California, and the 48-year-old man parted Monday night when he walked away from his pickup truck and she walked into the Astoria restaurant to notify authorities.

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Oregon Gas Prices Hit $3 Mark On Average, Still Better Than 2014 Though

By Jim McCoy Tue 12th May NewsAAAgas pricesOregon

If you're taking a road trip this week, plan to pay more at the pump. “Drivers are paying the highest prices of the year for gasoline, but are still enjoying prices that are the lowest since 2010. For the week, the national average for regular unleaded adds three cents to $2.66 while Oregon’s average gains four cents to $3.00.Read More »

State Senate Votes To Ban E-Cig Sales To Minors

By Jim McCoy Mon 11th May Newse-cigarettesOregon legislature

The Oregon Senate has approved a measure aimed at keeping electronic cigarettes out of the hands of children.

The bill would bar the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and prohibit their use in bars, workplaces and other public spaces where cigarettes are forbidden.

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Mother Of Autistic Teen Sues Airline

An Oregon woman says her family was removed from a United Airlines flight because her autistic teen daughter was deemed "disruptive."

Donna Beegle told KOIN-TV (http://is.gd/V0Mjqn ) it happened last week when her family was flying back to Portland.

Beegle says she had asked to buy a hot meal for her 15-year-old daughter and after some back and forth, the flight aRead More »

Judge Won't Stop Killing of Double-Crested Cormorants To Save Salmon

By Jim McCoy Mon 11th May Newsdouble-crested cormorantssalmon

A judge has refused to block a plan to shoot more than 10,000 double-crested cormorants in the Columbia River estuary.

The plan was released earlier this year by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It wants to stop cormorants from eating millions of baby salmon.

Conservation groups sought a preliminary injunction.Read More »

Body Camera Video Slowing Courts

By Jim McCoy Mon 11th May Newsbody camerascourts

As body cameras become more prevalent in police forces and sheriff's offices, the extra evidence is disrupting workflow for the Linn County Circuit Court system.

The Albany Democrat-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1QA3bHY) that Sweet Home and Lebanon Police officers use body cameras and the added footage has been delaying trials and creating hours of processing.

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News - Weekend Weather

By admin Mon 11th May News
Officials say that two groups of people in North Texas had to be rescued by helicopters after rising floodwaters left them to be stranded.
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