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Kitzhaber Will Address Board Of Forestry

Governor John Kitzhaber will address the Board of Forestry about his vision for federal forestland management in Oregon when the panel meets on January 8th. A board subcommittee has developed an action plan intended to serve as a road map for federal forest reform, with the aim of increasing the pace and scale of restoration [...]


Friday December 27 2013

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Cigarette Tax Increases January 1st

The Oregon Department of Revenue reminds smokers that the tax on cigarettes will be increasing on January 1st. Legislation that was enacted in a legislative session this fall increases the state tax on a 20-count pack of cigarettes by 13 cents: from $1.18 to $1.31. Chris Wytoski, the manager of Oregon’s tobacco tax program says, [...]


Thursday December 26 2013

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NWS: Sneaker Waves Possible Through Tonight

The National Weather Service reports there is the potential for sneaker waves along the Southern Oregon coast for December 26th, in the afternoon and through the night. This is being caused by long period ocean swelling. Sneaker waves can result in sudden beach inundation and strong unexpected rip currents. The NWS urges all beach-goers [...]


Thursday December 26 2013

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OSP Asking For Public’s Help In Investigation Of Deer Poaching

The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for help from the public in solving a deer poaching case. A reward of up to $250 is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. OSP is investigating the unlawful shooting of a large Columbian White-tailed buck deer found in [...]


Thursday December 26 2013

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Douglas County DUI Enforcement Underway

A holiday DUI enforcement campaign is underway in Douglas County. The campaign is running from now, through January 2nd, 2014. As part of the campaign, the Sheriff’s Office is increasing traffic patrols directly focusing on DUI related investigations. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office along with the Oregon Department of Transportation encourages all drivers to celebrate [...]


Monday December 23 2013

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Umpqua Lighthouse Open For Holidays

To help celebrate the season, from now through Sunday, January 5th, the museum is open and the guides are leading lighthouse tours. The Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum is at 1020 Lighthouse Road in Winchester Bay. Admission to the museum is free. Guided lighthouse tours are $5 for Adults, $3 for Seniors & Students; Children ages [...]


Monday December 23 2013

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ODFW Releases 2014 Winter Steelhead Guide

With the first winter steelhead of the season arriving at some coastal rivers, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife released its 2014 Winter Steelhead Guide. The guide offers novice steelhead anglers an overview of where and when to fish during the winter steelhead season. For more experienced anglers, the guide also includes updates on [...]


Friday December 20 2013

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Court Of Appeals Upholds McGuffin Conviction

The Oregon Court of Appeals has announced its decision in the case of the State of Oregon vs. James McGuffin. The Court of Appeals has affirmed the conviction of McGuffin without issuing a formal opinion. McGuffin was convicted of First Degree Manslaughter in 2011, for the death of Leah Freeman. McGuffin is currently serving the remainder [...]


Wednesday December 18 2013

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Jobless Rate Falls To Lowest Point In Five Years

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent in November from 7.6 percent, in October.The Oregon Employment Department reports that November marked Oregon’s lowest unemployment rate since September 2008, when the rate was 7.2 percent. Rapid declines in Oregon’s unemployment rate over the past three months have put Oregon’s rate closer to the national rate, which [...]


Wednesday December 18 2013

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OSP: Beware Of Phone Scammers

The Oregon State Police receives infrequent complaints regarding telephone calls from individuals claiming to be OSP troopers or representatives seeking money in association with dropping criminal charges, clearing arrest warrants, or threats of arrest if demands are not met. Recently, male callers with foreign accents have been calling citizens in Oregon identifying themselves as members [...]


Tuesday December 17 2013

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