Senator Wyden Talks With High Schoolers

PHOENIX, Ore. — High school students in Phoenix and Ashland tackled some tough government issues on Thursday. Senator Ron Wyden visited two schools in his “Listening to the Future” tour. Senator Wyden is explaining what’s been going on in Congress for the last three weeks to local high schoolers; everything from the government shutdown, medical … 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 »

Wyden Suggest Land Transfer to Tribes

COOS BAY, Ore. — The control of 30,000 acres of federal timber lands could return to two Indian tribes. The area in Southern Oregon is part of the O&C lands. The Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians says the transfer of control would right an old wrong. The tribes … Continue reading »

Oregon Prepares For Sequester

MEDFORD, Ore. — Politicians in Washington are facing a deadline for what’s being called the government sequester. If a deal isn’t reached by March 1st, massive spending cuts kick in. The sequester was originally intended as an incentive for Congress to trim almost $1.5 trillion in spending over the next decade. If Congress can’t come … 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 »

Wyden Supports Local Tax

SALEM, Ore. — Senator Ron Wyden is weighing in on the budget issues being seen in counties where timber payments have been cut. Raising local taxes is one of seven principles he has submitted to a new advisory committee appointed by Governor John Kitzhaber that is overseeing the issue, but one member says that increased … Continue reading »

Wyden Talks Healthcare At RCC

MEDFORD, Ore. – Senator Wyden was in Southern Oregon on Thursday to talk healthcare and jobs. The Senator toured the Nursing and Dental Program at Rogue Community College Thursday morning. RCC recently received a $3 million federal grant that will help it train hundreds of more students in the healthcare field. Wyden says millions more … Continue reading »

Women Veterans Honored In Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. – It was a celebration of women veterans on Thursday. The Southern Oregon Veterans Affairs honored the women who served our country. Organizers say the celebration is in its 26th year. What started out with just ten women veterans has grown ever since. More than 100 women representing all military branches attended the … Continue reading »

Wyden Backs Away From Ryan’s Plan

MEDFORD, Ore. – Senator Ron Wyden says a Medicare plan he proposed with Congressman Paul Ryan is not the same plan Ryan is putting forward as the vice presidential candidate. Ron Wyden says he and Paul Ryan worked together on a Medicare proposal, but some big changes made by Ryan is making Senator Wyden back … Continue reading »

Women’s Shelters Could Face Cuts

By Sharon Ko MEDFORD, Ore. — Services helping millions of women suffering from domestic violence are in danger of being cut. Thousands of dollars pour into Community Works each year through the Violence Against Women Act. Funding supports domestic violence shelters which house about 300 women and children every year. But services like that are … Continue reading »