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News - Rural Oregon Funding

By admin Wed 25th March News
Federal funds for rural areas of Oregon could be extended for up to two years as a result of a plan from an Oregon senator and the house speaker.
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News - Oregon Recovery

By admin Wed 25th March News
There's good news on Oregon's economic front. New figures from state economists show tourism, for example, showing pre-recession levels since 2008 occurring in areas like Jackson county.
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News - Flight Investigation

By admin Wed 25th March News
The investigation into the Airbus A-320 crash in the French Alps will now focus on the flight recorder's conversations. Here is Steve Johnson with more on this breaking story.
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Crater Lakes Gets Good Snow, Needs More

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th March NewsCrater Lakesnow

After a warm, mild winter, Crater Lake National Park has recorded nearly 2 feet of snow in recent days, but the seasonal total is still a third of normal.

The Klamath Falls Herald and News (http://bit.ly/19lwWvo) reports the park usually has 119 inches of snow on the ground as of March 24.Read More »

BLM Agrees To Revise Logging Plan

Federal forest managers have agreed to take another look at a timber sale outside Springfield after conservation groups complained that it amounts to a huge clearcut.

The Register-Guard (http://bit.ly/1CP6eaJ ) reports the lawsuit filed by Oregon Wild and Cascadia Wildlands has been put on hold while the U.S.Read More »

Uber Challenges Eugene Fines Saying They're Not A Taxi Company

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th March NewsEugeneride sharingUber

Uber has told a Eugene hearings officer it's not really a taxi company.

The city says Uber is a taxi company, so it's subject to city regulations and must get a city taxi license.

The Eugene Register-Guard (http://bit.ly/1GUqFCb) reports the city has fined Uber $64,000, which Uber has challenged.

The California tech company told the hearings officer Read More »

Razor Clam Harvesting Re-opens on Part of the Oregon Coast

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th March NewsHeceta Headrazor clams

Two Oregon state agencies have announced the reopening of recreational and commercial razor clam harvesting on a section of the central coast.

The Agriculture and Fish and Wildlife departments said Tuesday that clamming is reopening from the south jetty at the mouth of the Siuslaw River at Florence north to Heceta Head.Read More »

Evening News Update

By admin Tue 24th March News
Evening Update on the Airbus Crash, Rural Oregon Funding, and Earthquake Early Warning.
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Little Change, But New Generally Good Report In Regional Employment

By Jim McCoy Tue 24th March Newseconomyjobs

As the retail sector shed more jobs, construction began its seasonal upturn, resulting in a slightly better job picture for Jackson County. According to the Oregon Employment Department, the seasonally-adjusted rate for February was 7.0%, compared to 7.7% in January, and 8.6 for February, 2014.

Jackson County gained 559 jobs in February.Read More »

Oregon Prisons Part of Study on Solitary Confinement

By Jim McCoy Tue 24th March Newssolitary confinement

A New York-based criminal justice nonprofit says it will work with jails and prisons in five states to reduce the use of solitary confinement.

The Vera Institute of Justice said Tuesday that state corrections systems in Nebraska, Oregon and North Carolina as well as jails in New York City and Middlesex County, New Jersey, were picked for the two-year plan.

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