August 2012

Appeals Court Overturns Ruling Regarding Government vs. Al -Haramain

By Jim McCoy Tue 7th August News9th Circuit CourtAl-Haramain

A federal appeals court has overturned an order that the federal government pay the attorney fees of an Islamic group that claimed it was the target of the Bush administration's warrantless wiretap program.
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Central Oregon Homes Protected Successfully

By Jim McCoy Tue 7th August NewsCentral Oregon newswildfires

Firefighters have thwarted a fast-moving fire and protected a subdivision of weekend getaway homes in Central Oregon. An evacuation notice was lifted about 10 p.m. Monday in the Three Rivers development about 15 miles northeast of Sisters.
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Missing Boy's Mother Fights Delay

By Jim McCoy Thu 2nd August NewsKyron Hormonmissing child

  The biological mother of a missing Oregon boy says her civil suit against the boy's stepmother should move forward.Read More »

High Tech Crimes Task Force Leader Resigns

By Jim McCoy Thu 2nd August Newshigh tech crimes task forcepolice

Jackson County District Attorney Mark Huddleton says the police lieutenant who heads the Southern Oregon High-Tech Crimes Task Force has resigned amid an investigation.  Huddleton declined to describe the allegations against Josh Moulin, who was a member of the Central Point Police Department.
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Forest Service Announces Biomass Grants

By Jim McCoy Thu 2nd August Newsbiomassforestry

The U.S. Forest Service has made $1.3 million in grants for wood energy projects in the Pacific Northwest. One of their aims is help expand regional economies and create jobs. The grants are part of nearly $4 million in grants distributed nationwide.Read More »

Tsunami Dock Removal Crew Hits Snag

By Jim McCoy Thu 2nd August Newsdock removaltsunami debris

A salvage team has run into problems cutting up the Japanese dock that floated up on an Oregon beach after last year's tsunami.  Oregon Parks Department spokesman Chris Havel said Thursday morning that the team finished the first cut with a piece of equipment known as a wire saw, but a crane couldn't lift it onto a truck. So a whole new cut has been started.
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Cultural Trust Money Headed For Southern Oregon

By Jim McCoy Wed 1st August Newsgrants

$55,000 in development funding is headed for Southern Oregon to benefit organizations involved in the arts. The Oregon Cultural Trust has earmarked $35,000 dollars to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, while Josephine County Libraries Inc. gets $10,000.Read More »

Groundbreaking For New Bandshell in Phoenix

By Jim McCoy Wed 1st August Newscommunity events

Blue Heron Park in Phoenix will be the site for a groundbreaking ceremony tomorrow at 10 a.m. City officials, business people and community representatives will be on hand to celebrate the beginning of construction of a new bandshell. The public is invited to attend.Read More »

Panel To Review Ballot Initiatives

By Jim McCoy Wed 1st August Newsballot measurescitizen's review panel

Healthy Democracy, a nonprofit organization working on behalf of the Oregon Citizens' Initiative Review Commission, announced today two panels of voters from diverse perspectives and communities across Oregon that will meet in August to examine two November statewide ballot measures as panelists for the legislatively mandated Citizens' Initiative Review (CIR).
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Tsunami Dock Work Underway

By Jim McCoy Wed 1st August Newsdock removalJapanese tsunami

Workers have started cutting up the giant Japanese dock that was torn away by last year's tsunami and washed up on an Oregon beach. Oregon Parks Department spokesman Chris Havel said Wednesday that workers for Ballard Diving and Salvage got their wire saw working and decided to just go ahead with the first cut, rather than wait for afternoon.
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