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ODF Raises Fire Danger Level For Commercial Operators

By Jim McCoy Tue 8th July Newsfire dangerODF
The Oregon Department of Forestry has heightened regulations in the Southwest Oregon District with the recent high temperatures and dry conditions. Here are the rules now in place on ODF and BLM lands: •The use of fire in any form will be prohibited •The use of power saws will be prohibited, except at loading sites, between 1:00 p.m.Read More »

Tribes Oppose Coal Terminal Over Fishing

The developer of a proposed Columbia River coal export terminal is facing resistance from local tribes who argue the terminal's dock would interfere with their fishing rights.Read More »

Oregon Re-thinking Marijuana?

By Jim McCoy Tue 8th July Newsmarijuana legalization
Oregonians rejected legalization just two years ago but are all but certain to have a chance to reconsider this November. State elections officials haven't yet validated the signatures turned in last week, but advocates submitted far more than they needed. Neighboring Washington state began recreational pot sales today. Oregon has long been on the leading edge of the decRead More »

Morning News Update

By admin Tue 8th July News
Morning update on Israel, the Oregon Heat Advisory, the US Immigration problem, and the Curry County Sheriff.
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News - Israeli Offensive

By admin Tue 8th July News
The Israeli Military launched what could be a Long-Term Offensive against the Hamas ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday.
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News - Border Rejection

By admin Tue 8th July News
Most of the Unaccompanied Children who are arriving at the US Mexico Border aren't Likely to Qualify for Humanitarian Relief that would keep them from being sent back to their home countries.
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News - Oregon Heat Advisory

By admin Tue 8th July News
Southern Oregon is Under a Heat Advisory as Temperatures spike this week.
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Weekly Unemployment Benefits Increasing In Oregon

By Jim McCoy Mon 7th July Newsunemployment benefits
The weekly amount paid to those on unemployment in Oregon is increasing. The weekly maximum increases to 549 dollars a week, and the minimum is 128. It’s important to note this change affects new claims filed after June 29th; those with existing claims will continue to receive the same amount. The amounts are set as percentage of the average weekly wage made by Oregonians.Read More »

Fewer Die On Oregon Roads During the Holiday Weekend

By Jim McCoy Mon 7th July Newshighway fatalities
The state police say two motorists traveling on Oregon roads during the Fourth of July holiday period from July 3 to July 6, down from four last year. One driver- a 16-year old girl from St. Helens- died just after midnight Saturday on Highway 30. A 94-year old Hines woman died in a single-car crash on Steens Mountain Loop Road yesterday.Read More »

ODA Says It as Limited Authority Over GMO

By Jim McCoy Mon 7th July NewsGMOODA
Oregon agriculture officials say the state has no authority over genetically modified crops once they are deemed safe for commercial use by federal regulators. In a letter to Governor John Kitzhaber, the Oregon Department of Agriculture says state law allows it to create control areas to deal with pests and disease.Read More »

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