January 2013

Coach Adelman Returns To Timberwolves

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th January SportsNBARick Adelman
A person with knowledge of the situation says coach Rick Adelman, a former Portland Trail Blazer player and coach, has returned to the Minnesota Timberwolves after spending the last three weeks with his ailing wife.Read More »

State Land Board Distributes Common School Fund Money

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th January Newseducation fundingOregon Land Board
The Oregon Land Board has announced the disbursement of 26 million dollars to the Common School Fund. That’s 10 percent more than was given out at this time last year. The money comes from the management of public lands- including range lands, forest lands, and water ways. The fund was established when Oregon became a state in 1859.Read More »

Age Progression Photo of Kyron Horman Being Unveiled

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th January NewsKyron Hormanmissing child
It's been nearly three years since Kyron Horman disappeared from a Portland school where his stepmother says she dropped him off. An age-progression photo to show what he would look like now has been released in a poster from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The poster will get added publicity by being displayed on the Gordon Trucking fleet of trucks in Washington anRead More »

Congressman Says Oregon Will One Day "OK" Marijuana

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th January NewsmarijuanaRep. Earl Blumenauer
Congressman Earl Blumenauer says he expects Oregon voters will legalize marijuana within the next decade. He told a town hall meeting Sunday in Portland that legalization is gaining momentum after the approval by voters in November in Colorado and Washington. KATU reports Blumenauer wants Congress to clear up the government's response to states and not interfere with local voters who approRead More »

SF Mayor Looking To Curb Super Bowl Related Violence

By Jim McCoy Fri 25th January SportsNFLSuper Bowl
San Francisco officials are taking tougher measures to prevent potential fan violence on Super Bowl Sunday when the 49ers battle the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans. Police will be monitoring crowds and bars at multiple hotspots in San Francisco.Read More »

Stevie Wonder Added To List of Super Bowl Performers

By Jim McCoy Fri 25th January SportsNFLSuper Bowl
Stevie Wonder is the latest in a parade of entertainers that will perform in New Orleans Super Bowl weekend. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer is headlining an outdoor concert near the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel on Feb. 2, the evening before the big game. A spokeswoman for the event said Friday that Bud Light is sponsoring the concert.Read More »

Homeowners Hold Burglar Until Authorities Arrive

By Jim McCoy Fri 25th January NewsBurglaryZenaido Quinonez-Aispuro
A White City couple caught a man breaking into their home and held him at gun point until police arrived. The suspect turned out to be a member of the Sureno gang. John and Christina Lewis were alerted at around 5 a.m. this morning and found 24-year old Zenaido Quinonez- Aispuro trying to break into his home in the 36-hundred block of Avenue G.Read More »

Southern Oregon Gold Miner Fined

By Jim McCoy Fri 25th January Newsmining
A federal magistrate in Medford has recommended a gold miner pay nearly $200,000 in fines and attorney's fees and stop working his claim on a Southern Oregon salmon stream. Donald Bean of Central Point told the Mail Tribune that he expected the finding filed this week in U.S.Read More »

Bend Agency Wants To Raise Lodging Tax

By Jim McCoy Fri 25th January NewsBend newstourism
Bend's tourism bureau wants to raise the lodging tax to raise marketing money and attract visitors from Northern California and Seattle. The idea is to help fill vacant rooms in the offseason with people beyond Bend's markets in Portland and Eugene, drawing people who would fly in. The Bend Bulletin reports the proposal would increase the tax from 9 percent to 11 percent.Read More »

Oregon-Collared Wolf Killed In Idaho

By Jim McCoy Fri 25th January Newswolves
An Oregon wolf known to biologists as OR-16 has been killed by a hunter in Idaho. It's the second gray wolf equipped with a tracking collar to be shot after leaving Oregon, where they cannot be hunted, or shot for attacking livestock. Oregon wildlife officials say OR-16 was a member of the Walla Walla pack in northeastern Oregon and crossed the Snake River into Idaho last month.Read More »

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