October 2012

Walden Holds Cyber Security Workshop In Medford

By Jim McCoy Tue 9th October NewsCyber SecurityRep. Greg Walden
Oregon Second District Congressman Greg Walden held a cyber security workshop in Medford today. The aim was to give the public a chance to learn about rising cyber threats, and how to be protected against them. Cyber security expert Bill Connor, CEO of Entrust, addressed the workshop. Connor addressed trends, cyber security threats, and how to combat them.Read More »

Cascade Christian vs. Creswell Football Game Canceled

The 6-0 Cascade Christian Challengers get an unexpected week off. The Creswell Bulldogs, scheduled to play the Challengers Friday, have forfeited the game. Melissa Bailey, assistant to Athletic Director Jared Osborne says injuries to Creswell players have depleted their roster.Read More »

South Medford Grad Wins Portland Marathon

By Jim McCoy Mon 8th October SportsPortland Marathon
A former South Medford soccer star captured the women's crown Sunday atthe 41st running of the Portland Marathon Sunday. Colleen Little, known in high school as Colleen Salisbury, won the race with a time of 2 hours, 51 minutes and 35 seconds. The time beats her prior personal best by 3 minutes.Read More »

Jackson County Sheriff's Department: Be Wary of New Scam

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is warning people to be extra vigilant about giving out personal information. Over the last week, they’ve received reports of callers to trying to use the Affordable Care Act as their reason for calling. The caller tells the intended victim they need to sign up for Obamacare and personal information is needed in the process.Read More »

Ex- Oregon Governors Oppose Ballot Measures

Four of Oregon's living former governors are coming out against two ballot measures that would authorize Oregon's first nontribal casino. Republican Vic Atiyeh and Democrats Barbara Roberts and Ted Kulongoski are joining opponents of the proposal. Current Gov.Read More »

Eugene City Council Considers Coal Train Resolution

By Jim McCoy Mon 8th October Newscoal trainsEugene news
The Eugene City Council is hearing from coal train opponents and supporters at Monday night's meeting as it considers a resolution opposing shipments from Wyoming and Montana to a proposed export terminal at the Port of Coos Bay. Opponents are concerned about unhealthy coal dust blowing off the trains the pass through the city.Read More »

Springfield Call Center Adds To Its Workforce

By Jim McCoy Mon 8th October Newsjobs
The Royal Caribbean call center in Springfield is hiring another 140 workers.Read More »

Ducks Find Balance

By Jim McCoy Thu 4th October Sportscollege footballOregon Ducks
With their speedy offense and tireless defense, the ultimate goal for the second-ranked Oregon Ducks is finding balance. They've recently shown that both sides of the ball are equally capable. When Washington State mounted a first-half challenge last weekend in Seattle, Oregon's defense stopped the Cougars from taking the lead before the break, making way for the Ducks' offense iRead More »

OSU Calls Off "Black Out"

By Jim McCoy Thu 4th October Sportscollege footballOregon State Beavers
Oregon State University has canceled its promotion to "wear black" at a couple of football games this season because it is seen by some as racially insensitive. The athletic department had printed "wear black" or "wear orange" on tickets, posters and its website to promote school colors at different games in Reser Stadium. The department decided to end the promotion after hearing concerns Read More »

Oregon Supreme Court: Campaign Finance Law "Unenforceable"

By Jim McCoy Thu 4th October campaign financeOregon Supreme CourtPolitics
The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that restrictions on campaign finance that Oregon voters approved in 2006 can't be enforced. The restrictions were approved in a 2006 ballot measure, but they've never been put to use because voters struck down a companion measure that would have changed the state constitution to allow such restrictions. Groups supporting campaign finance restrRead More »

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