Formal Kitzhaber Investigation Requested

OREGON – This morning, lawyers for Rep. Dennis Richardson’s gubernatorial campaign filed a request with the U.S. Attorney’s office for a formal investigation into possible ethics violations by Governor John Kitzhaber and so-called First Lady Cylvia Hayes. According to the Washington D.C. Based attorneys, Governor Kitzhaber and Hayes appear to have violated federal and Oregon … Continue reading »

Weather Leaves Thousands Without Power

[UPDATE - 8:52 A.M.] Power to Glendale schools was restored about 8:30 A.M.. Schools started on late schedule. GLENDALE, Ore. – A weather-related power outage in the Glendale/Wolf Creek area left about 1,900 residents without power, and delayed the start of school. According to Pacific Power, downed lines and an unidentified mechanical issue were the cause of the outage. Crews were immediately dispatched to assess the … Continue reading »

OSU Studies Sea Lion Population Decline

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A new study out of Oregon State University suggests sharks could be to blame for a declining sea lion population. Scientists say it’s possible the Pacific sleeper shark are preying on the endangered Steller sea lions in Alaska. OSU researchers say sleeper sharks are a huge by-catch in Alaskan fisheries. But because … Continue reading »

Storm Hits Coast

NEWPORT, Ore. — Wind gusts as fast as 52 miles-an-hour blew through stormy Newport Wednesday morning, clearing the beaches and filling the bay with returning boats. Boats are tied up along the docks throughout coastal cities, while fishermen wait for the storm to pass before they can go back out to sea. “Today’s a day where … Continue reading »

Social Security COLA to Go Up in 2015

UNITED STATES – Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will start with benefits that more than 58 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2015. Increased payments to more … Continue reading »

Wells Fargo Offers Bank Robbery Reward

PORTLAND, Ore. — Wells Fargo announced today a reward of up to $5,000 for original information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who robbed Wells Fargo bank branches in Salem on Oct. 16 and in Cottage Grove on Oct. 17. Investigators are encouraging anyone with information to call their local police department or FBI office. All … Continue reading »

UO’s Largest Fundraising Effort Ever

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is trying to raise $2 billion dollars, the largest fundraising effort in State history. According to UO’s Vice President of University Advancement, the money will be used toward scholarships, student support services and recruiting faculties. The University already has $700 million dollars toward its goal and is now … Continue reading »

Disaster Loan Center Closes in Weed, CA.

WEED, Ca. — The Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Weed is closing on Thursday. The Center was established to help victims of the Boles Fire that damaged or destroyed more than 250 homes. Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners … Continue reading »

Dozens Rally Against Hateful Flyers

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield residents are taking a stand against what they say are hateful words popping up around town. The event’s organizer, Michael Carrigan, said a Springfield individual distributed flyers saying “diversity is white genocide” at Springfield High School and at Native American and Latino events. The man taking responsibility for those flyers is … Continue reading »

Search for Bank Robbery Suspect

SALEM, Ore. — Law enforcement officials are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspected three-time bank robber. The FBI says the suspect has robbed from banks in Salem, Eugene and Cottage Grove over a two day spree. The male suspect stands between 6’0″ – 6’2″, 200 pounds, medium build, in his late 30s … Continue reading »

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