$1 Million on the Way for Water Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oregon Senator’s Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have announced that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will award $1 million to jumpstart a major water infrastructure investment for the Southern Oregon Water for Irrigation, Streams and the Economy (WISE) project. Merkley, a newly-appointed member of the Senate Appropriations Water and Energy Subcommittee, and … Continue reading »

Senator Merkley on Affordable Education

MEDFORD, Ore.– For the first time in eight years the GOP is in control of congress. Several leaders were sworn in for their new terms on Capital Hill, Tuesday. Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley was sworn in for his second term. He joined Newswatch 12’s Ashley Hall to explain what he thinks about the new congress … Continue reading »

Klamath Water Management Moves Forward

KLAMATH BASIN — An agreement on Klamath water management made its way out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today. Oregon lawmakers are calling it historic. The Klamath Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act now moves to the full Senate, moving it one step closer to becoming law. Oregon’s senators Jeff Merkley and … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Merkley and Wehby

  MEDFORD, Ore.– Senator Jeff Merkley and his challenger Dr. Monica Wehby have been two key players in the┬árace for U.S. Senate┬áduring this November’s election. Each candidate spoke separately with Newswatch 12, and explains plans for Southern Oregon if elected, and their campaign so far.

Fight to Expand Oregon Wilderness

WASHINGTON D.C. — Oregon lawmakers are once again trying to expand the amount of Oregon wilderness that is protected under federal law. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced several bills Thursday in Washington D.C., hoping to break gridlock that has defeated them in the past. The bills would expand the Oregon Caves National Monument … Continue reading »