June 2012

Bates Concerned About Board Members Under Threat of Lawsuits

The recent dispute between Southern Oregon University and the Jefferson Public Radio Foundation has State Senator Alan Bates concerned about volunteer members of boards being the targets of lawsuits. Bates says he is researching how effective current state laws are in protecting people who serve on boards. If legislation is needed, he will pursue it.

Man in I-5 Shooting Incident Once Lived in Roseburg

By Jim McCoy Wed 27th June NewsOregon State Policeshootings

Oregon State Police say a former Roseburg man who shot himself in the neck during a traffic stop is in fair condition at a Portland hospital. The State Police said 59-year-old James Harvey Beaver was hit twice.
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Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Awards Grants

By Jim McCoy Tue 26th June Newscharitable givingCow Creek Indian Tribe

56 non-profit organizations in southwest Oregon are on the receiving of over 440-thousand dollars in grant funding from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian  Foundation. 13 of them are in Jackson County.Read More »

Sheriff's Deputies Discover Cockfight at Egg Ranch

By Jim McCoy Tue 26th June Newsanimal abusecock fightingCrime

Jackson County sheriff's deputies broke up a cockfight and took nine people into custody at a farm at Eagle Point.
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Six Capitol Protestors Arrested

By Jim McCoy Tue 26th June Newsenvironmental issuesOregon news

Six people have been arrested in a demonstration at the Oregon state Capitol.

     Two of the demonstrators climbed flag poles Monday and attached homemade banners protesting plans to increase logging on state land.
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Lightning Strike Knocks Down Large Medford Tree

By Jim McCoy Tue 26th June Newsstorms

A lightning strike during yesterday’s storm shattered a large redwood tree on Shafer Lane in Medford. Ironically, it was a teenager named Storm who saw the incident.Storm told the Medford Mail Tribune a flash of light prompted him to look out his window, and he said it looked like the tree had exploded.Read More »

Capitol Demonstrators Protest Land Board Decision on Logging

Demonstrators protesting plans to increase logging on state land have invaded the Oregon Capitol.

     A handful of demonstrators chained themselves together Monday in the offices of State Treasurer Ted Wheeler and Secretary of State Kate Brown.  About two dozen others sang songs, chanted and marched through the Capitol. 
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Fatal Plane Crash In Lane County Kills Four, Names Released

By Jim McCoy Mon 25th June Newsplane crash

Four people who worked for the Oregon Country Fair have been identified as the victims of a weekend crash of a small airplane in Lane County.

     The fair is a three-day music and crafts gathering with roots in the counterculture. The 43rd fair is scheduled for mid-July at Veneta, west of Eugene.
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Can EPA Regulate Logging Roads?

The Supreme Court is getting down in the mud.
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Gas Prices Continue Downward Trend

By Jim McCoy Mon 25th June NewsAAAgas prices

The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gas in Oregon is $3.77.That's down 18 cents in a week and 47 cents in a month. It's 36 cents higher than the national average.
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