September 2012

Ducks' Mariota Says Ducks Are Ready For Arizona

By Jim McCoy Wed 19th September Sportscollege footballOregon Ducks

Quarterback Marcus Mariota believes the No. 3 Ducks were tested enough through their first three games to be ready for Pac-12 play. Oregon faced Arkansas State, Fresno State and lower-division Tennessee Tech in its nonconference schedule, defeating all of them handily.Read More »

Coach Says Fans, Media Won't Determine Tebow's Playing Time

By Jim McCoy Wed 19th September SportsNew York JetsNFLRex RyanTim Tebow

Rex Ryan says Tim Tebow's playing time with the New York Jets will be determined by the team - not anxious fans or media. With the popular backup quarterback seeing just three snaps on offense in the Jets' 27-10 loss at Pittsburgh on Sunday, many wonder whether Tebow is being used enough.Read More »

Agency Expands Foreclosure Prevention Services

By Jim McCoy Wed 19th September Newsforeclosures

The Oregon Department of Housing and Community Services has launched a new foreclosure resources website, www.OregonHomeownerSupport.gov. The new website is designed to help distressed homeowners by providing information about existing programs and increasing access to certified foreclosure counselors.Read More »

Strike May Have Hurt Test Scores of Eagle Point Students

By Jim McCoy Wed 19th September NewsEagle Point School District. teacher strike

Administrators in the Eagle Point School District say a May strike might be why students showed no growth on state assessments. The Medford Mail Tribune newspaper reports the district showed improvement on state tests for three years straight until data released last week ended the trend.
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Asante Hosting Emergency Preparedness Event

By Jim McCoy Wed 19th September Newsemergency training events

As a part of National Emergency Preparedness Month, Asante is holding a special event on the topic today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Asante has a new mobile emergency medical tent facility was on display, along with a new de-contamination trailer.

A demonstration is also performed using de-contamination equipment.Read More »

Debate Heating Up Over Economic Benefits of Legal Marijuana

By Jim McCoy Wed 19th September Newslegalized marijuanaMeasure 80

Marijuana legalization pending in three states this fall could turn the drug into a serious cash crop and a tax windfall. But there are more questions than answers about the tax implications of legalization measures before voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington.
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Ducks, Wildcats The Marquee Matchup As Pac-12 Opens Play

By Jim McCoy Tue 18th September Sportscollege footballOregon DucksPac 12

The Pac-12 season got off to a rousing start with Stanford outlasting Southern California in a game that had streamers and fans flowing onto the field at Stanford Stadium.

     The conference gets into full swing this week with five games, including a marquee-grabber that has the potential to top the Stanford-USC opener.
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Suspended Driver Re-Instated by NASCAR

By Jim McCoy Tue 18th September SportsAJ AllmendingerNASCAR

A.J. Allmendinger has been reinstated by NASCAR after completing its "Road to Recovery" program.
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Oregon Gains Jobs, But More Are Unemployed

By Jim McCoy Tue 18th September NewseconomyOregon jobs

Oregon's jobless rate has increased to almost 9 percent. The state Employment Department said Tuesday the unemployment rate for August was 8.9 percent - up from 8.7 percent in July and 8.5 percent in June.

Despite the higher rate, Oregon gained 8,800 jobs in August. The agency says it's the sixth consecutive month that payroll employment has grown.
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Buckley Speaks In Support of Measure 80

By Jim McCoy Tue 18th September Newsmarijuana legalizationMeasure 80Peter Buckley

A prominent state lawmaker has given his support to Measure 80, an initiative that would legalize marijuana use by adults. State Rep. Peter Buckley has served as co-chairman of the Legislature's Ways and Means Committee for the past two sessions.
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