The Medford Police Advisory Committee says a "breed specific" dog ban would be unenforceable. Maureen Swift, the chair of the committee, commented on recommendations to the Medford Mail Tribune.
Statistics show that pit bulls are involved in most biting incidents. Swift says if a breed specific ban were enacted, another breed would take its place.Read More »
A federal government report on Oregon's botched health insurance exchange faults the state's main information technology contractor for not providing key information to Cover Oregon and blames the exchange for lax management.Read More »
Oregon parks officials say it's nearly prime viewing season for the annual gray whale spring migration, visible from the Oregon coast.
Parks officials say northbound whale numbers usually peak about the last week of March so they've designated March 22-29 as Spring Whale Watch Week.Read More »
Portland police say a man an officer fatally shot near a high school on Wednesday was a suspect in a January kidnapping and in bank robberies.
The police said Thursday the man's name would be released after an autopsy is performed and his relatives are notified.
The wounded officer was identified as John Romero, a school resource officer. He was hit in the arm and hand.Read More »