GMO Labeling Measure on November Ballot

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Right to Know Initiative officially qualified its Measure 92 for the November Ballot on Wednesday. The Right to Know Initiative requires that genetically engineered foods must be labeled in stores. The campaign submitted over 156,000 signatures, nearly double the required 87, 213 collected in only six weeks. “The labeling measure … Continue reading »

Oregon State Police Investigate Death

MORROW COUNTY, Ore. — Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing to investigate the death of a road construction worker Wednesday night. The work site was on Interstate 84 about 7 miles west of Boardman in Morrow County. Information released today by OSP showed that on Wednesday, July 23 at about 11:15 p.m., OSP, Morrow County … Continue reading »

Siskiyou County on Alert for Fires

YREKA, Ca. — A storm moved through Siskiyou County and the western portion of Klamath National Forest Tuesday night causing a significant amount of lightning. Nearly 600 down strikes were recorded, according to a press release sent by the CAL Fire Department. As of Wednesday morning, the lightning had resulted in at least ten new … Continue reading »

Lightning Strikes Hit Douglas County

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — A lightning storm moved over the Douglas Forest Protective Association’s eastern border Tuesday evening, producing about 100 lightning strikes, according to a press release sent out by the DFPA. As of Wednesday morning, one fire has been located on DFPA protected land near Tiller. The fire is about 1/5th of an … Continue reading »

Marijuana Qualifies for November Ballot

PORTLAND, Ore. – Marijuana is officially on the November ballot. Oregon voters will get to decide whether to regulate, tax and legalize marijuana for adults 21 and over. In a press release from the New Approach Oregon campain Tuesday morning, it said the Oregon Secretary of State certified that the petition has enough valid signatures to … Continue reading »

Mill Employees Meet Following Fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A fire at the Springfield Plywood and Veneer mill left about 250 people without a job. Those employees met Monday afternoon at Springfield High School for an employee meeting. Employees say they were told their insurance is good through the end of the month and they will get one-one-one meetings with management about 401(k)s. They … Continue reading »

Governor Victor Atiyeh Dies at 91

SALEM, Ore. — Governor  Kitzhaber ordered all flags at public institutions statewide be lowered and flown at half-staff Monday until date of interment in honor of former Governor Victor Atiyeh. He served from 1979 to 1987 in Oregon. Governor Atiyeh passed away on Sunday, July 20, at the age of 91. “I am deeply saddened … Continue reading »

Oregonians Protest Illegal Immigration

SALEM, Ore. — A demonstration on immigration took place far from the U.S./Mexico border. About 1,000 miles away, on a highway overpass in Salem, about two dozen people lined up with American flags, this weekend. Others held signs, protesting illegal immigration. The protest was organized by the group, Oregonians for Immigration Reform.

Fatal Crash at Oregon/California Border

NEAR BROOKINGS, Ore. — Oregon State Police are investigating a fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of one man along Highway 101 just north of the Oregon/California border. Police say the crash was first reported around 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, off Highway 101 near milepost 362. Oregon State Police say 29-year-old Joel Ramos … Continue reading »

Springfield Mill Fire Fully Contained

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Thursday’s massive fire is now fully contained, but not before devastation. Crews from eight different jurisdictions worked to put out the fire, but also battled high temperatures winds and low humidity. Then there were the technical difficulties. “The sprinkler system as the building collapsed broke open, so we had open pipes flowing … Continue reading »

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