“Retail gas prices are fairly flat in many markets this week. The national average for regular unleaded holds steady at $3.28 a gallon while the Oregon average slips half a cent to $3.29.” AAA Oregon/Idaho Public Affairs Director Marie Dodds says, “The national average has moved slightly lower in January, but pump prices at the state level are a mixed bag.Read More »
A new report shows Oregon with the third-highest percentage of job growth in the nation.
The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Tuesday says Oregon posted a 2.4 percent increase in 2013. Only North Dakota and Florida expanded at a faster clip.
Washington's job base grew by 1.9 percent.
A July 15 trial date has been set for a man accused of firing at five police officers during a shootout at a Roseburg motel in 2012.
24-year-old Jonathan Lackey has been charged with attempted murder, attempted assault and other crimes.
A three-day trial was scheduled to begin this week, but defense attorney Daniel Bouck asked for and received a new date.
Union Pacific Railroad crews are working to put two box cars back on the tracks following a derailment in far Northern California.
Union Pacific spokeswoman Calli Hite says four of 67 cars on a freight train heading from Roseville, Calif. to Portland, Ore. derailed around 4 p.m. Monday near Redding.Read More »