Sen. Wyden Pushes for More Logging

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine County voted down a tax hike last week to restore public safety, but help could soon be on its way if lawmakers pass an upcoming bill. Senator Ron Wyden is pushing for a new plan to increase logging on O&C lands. Wyden is proposing to keep the lands under federal … Continue reading »

Southern Oregon Honors Fallen Soldiers

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — More than a hundred people gathered at the Eagle Point National Cemetery to honor fallen soldiers this Memorial Day. Veteran Emmitt Patterson attended the service to remember his father who served in World War II and his friends who didn’t make it back from Vietnam with him. “It makes me feel good … Continue reading »

Senator Wyden Meets With State Officials

MEDFORD, Ore. — Early Friday afternoon Senator Ron Wyden met with officials from across Southern Oregon this afternoon to discuss the upcoming fire season, “When you have fires all over the West, which is what these maps in back of me really tell you, it’s a real juggle.” Wyden met with officials from a variety … Continue reading »

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 »

Senator Hosts Town Hall Meeting

ASHLAND, Ore. — Jackson County residents had the opportunity to have their number called and ask Senator Ron Wyden a question or make a suggestion or comment on what they would like to see happen this year in Washington D.C. “There was many students in the audience that had really pressing questions and I think … Continue reading »