Unregistered Voters to Receive Postcards

SALEM, Ore. — Unregistered Oregon voters should expect to get a postcard in the mail this week. Election officials say 900,000 Oregonians who have a driver license or state ID card will be getting postcards reminding them to register if they haven’t already. Officials say it’s all part of an effort to expand participation. If … Continue reading »

Oregon Adds Jobs, But Unemployment Rises

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s unemployment rate moved up from 6.9 percent in July to 7.2 percent in August. This was the highest unemployment rate since November 2013. The primary measure of employment in Oregon, seasonally adjusted non-farm payroll employment, increased by 2,900 jobs in August. Professional and business services added 900 jobs while manufacturing added … Continue reading »

Happy Camp Complex at 111,942 Acres

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. — Temperatures have been slightly cooler around the Happy Camp Complex, but dry conditions are not making things easier for crews. This morning’s report shows the complex has grown to nearly 112,000 acres. It’s now 55% contained. Fire officials expect to have the complex fully contained by next weekend. Eight structures have … Continue reading »

Happy Camp Evacuations Changed

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. – Mandatory evacuations for certain areas near the Happy Camp Complex changed to advisories on Saturday. Starting at 2:00 P.M. the Siskiyou County Sheriff Office has changed the Mandatory Evacuations to Advisory Evacuations in the following areas on Scott River Road. The area between Scott Bar Post Office at 27233 Scott River Road to … Continue reading »

“Pay it Forward” for Tuition Program

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon is moving forward with an innovative new program, to help residents pay for college. The “Pay it Forward” program would allow students to attend an Oregon college tuition free in exchange for a percentage of their future income. Members of the Oregon higher education commission are recommending a trial run of … Continue reading »

ODF Warns of Increased Fire Activity

SALEM, Ore. — As we move closer to fall, fire officials are getting ready for fire activity to pick up. The Oregon Department of Forestry says with cooler temperatures at night, fire officials are noticing more warming fires being starting by campers and early morning hunters, despite ODF officials saying fires outside of camp grounds … Continue reading »

Hit List Surfaces at Sherwood High

SHERWOOD, Ore. — Just a week after school started at a Portland-area high school, a hit list has surfaced that has parents and students concerned. Police say a Sherwood High School student wrote up a list of 23 students, but the list didn’t include any information about specific threats. That’s why police say they aren’t … Continue reading »

Yellow Point Fire Update

  COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – Mop up is in full gear at the Yellow Point Fire which is approximately 25mi west of Cottage Grove. Roughly, 25mi of hose have been dragged through the mountainous terrain in an effort to extinguish the fire. Crews are worried about the dry air and gusty afternoon winds that are … Continue reading »

Kroger Has Program to ‘Pour it Forward’

PORTLAND, Ore. — More than 12.5 million families face hunger and malnutrition in America and look to local food pantries to provide their essential food items. And while milk is one of the most requested items, it is also one of the least-donated items, creating a milk gap. The Kroger Company, including Fred Meyer and QFC, … Continue reading »

Turkey Sandwich May Be Cause of E-Coli

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. — New information has been released on the two children who got sick after eating at an Oregon restaurant. 5-year-old Brad celebrated Labor Day in Lincoln city with friends and relatives. Including 4-year-old Serina Profitt. The pair shared a turkey sandwich. Days later, both children developed what seemed to be flu-like symptoms. … Continue reading »

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