News - Veteran Apology

By admin Wed 25th February News
Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald says integrity and character "Is part of who I am," and apologized anew for erroneously claiming he served in the Military's Special forces.
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Oregon Seeking To Force Oracle To Continue Hosting Medicaid System

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th February NewsMedicaidOracleState of Oregon
Oregon says Oracle Inc.'s plans to terminate hosting of the state's Medicaid system would halt health insurance signups for thousands of low-income Oregonians. The argument was made Tuesday at the Marion County Courthouse in Salem during the first day of a two-day hearing. Oracle's hosting contract with Oregon expires Feb. 28.Read More »

Pedestrian Seriously Hurt On Rogue River Highway

A 43-year old Grants Pass man is hospitalized in critical condition after he was hit by a car while on foot, crossing Rogue River Highway. The accident occurred at 8:12 p.m. Tuesday night. Chris Addington suffered serious head injuries when he was hit by a 1999 Subaru driven by 62-year old Katherine Smith of Grants Pass near Cloverlawn Drive.Read More »

Bill Would Allow Raw Milk To Be Advertised In Oregon

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th February NewsOregon legislatureraw milk
Raw milk producers in Oregon are asking legislators to let them legally advertise their product. Oregon is among 30 states that allow the sale of unpasteurized milk, but it sets tight restrictions. A law on the books since the 1950s says sellers of raw milk can't advertise.Read More »

$400,000 Grant Program For Oregon Entreprenuers

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th February NewsBusiness Oregongrants
Oregon's economic development agency has a new $400,000 fund to help entrepreneurs develop their products to the point they could win larger federal grants. Applications are now open on the Business Oregon website for as many as 20 companies. Director Sean Robbins tells The Oregonian reports ( ) the goal is to help state companies apply for funds through the Read More »

Evening News Update

By admin Tue 24th February News
Evening Update on a California Train Crash, Medford's Pot Vote, the Kitzhaber Investigation, and a Medford Photo law.
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University of Oregon Vaccinating Thousands of Students

By Jim McCoy Tue 24th February NewsmeningococcemiaUniversity of Oregon
The University of Oregon has moved a vaccination clinic to Matthew Knight Arena as it steps up a fight against a blood stream infection that can cause a form of meningitis, called meningococcemia. The university hopes to inoculate as many as 22,000 students. The disease is believed to be responsible for the death of one student last week and for making three other students seriouRead More »

Cleanup Of Contaminants At Coos Head Nearly Complete

By Jim McCoy Tue 24th February NewsCoos HeadThe Confederated Tribes of Coos
Ten years after The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians regained the 43 acres located near Charleston known as Coos Head, the area has reached a point where it is 80 percent cleaned up from the various contaminants left behind.Read More »

Homeless Campers Near Bend Have 2 Weeks To Leave

By Jim McCoy Tue 24th February NewsHomeless camping
The Oregon Department of State Lands has posted emergency closure signs on land east of Bend that's been home to transient campers. The Bulletin newspaper reports ( ) the campers have been given two weeks to leave. Deschutes County Sheriff's Capt.Read More »

Second-Hand Store Owners Oppose Medford's Photo Law

The Medford City Council is being asked to amend a new ordinance that requires pawn shops and second-hand stores to photograph their merchandise. The Mail Tribune newspaper reports ( ) the council approved the ordinance in December and it takes effect March 22.Read More »


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