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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »