Director Of City-Owned Airport Resigns

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd July NewsBand AirportJeff Tripp

The director of a city-owned airport in central Oregon has resigned after leading the facility through a turbulent year.

The Bend Bulletin reports ( the directorship has passed to four directors in as many years, with Jeff Tripp staying for 13 months before he resigned Monday.

Redmond City Manager Keith Witcosky says there's solid team at theRead More »

Passengers Stuck In Portland Airport

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd July NewsCondor Airlines

Hundreds of passengers heading to Germany on Condor Airlines were stuck at Portland International Airport in Oregon for nearly 24 hours after an electrical smell forced the crew to stay put.

The Oregonian reports ( ) that the German-based leisure airline issued a statement saying the flight to Frankfurt was delayed Tuesday night until Wednesday.Read More »

Group Offers Competing Minimum Wage Proposal For Oregon

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd July Newsminimum wage

A divide is emerging among groups that want to raise Oregon's minimum wage that could lead to competing proposals on the 2016 ballot.

A group of labor unions and liberal activist groups said Wednesday it will push to set the wage floor at $13.50 while allowing cities to go higher.

Organizers of the Raise the Wage Coalition say their primary goal is to convince sRead More »

Dispensary Sues City Over Pot Sale Ban

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd July NewslawsuitmarijuanaMaryJane's Basement

Medford's ban on pot sales is facing a lawsuit from a medical marijuana dispensary.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports ( Circuit Judge Timothy Gerking shut down MaryJane's Basement and Attic a year ago, saying state laws did not trump the federal Controlled Substances Act.

Shop owners Richard and Marlene Nuckols were allowed to reopen the attic Read More »

Southern Oregon Man Arrested For Shooting 2 Neighbors

State police say a southern Oregon man has been arrested on charges he shot two neighbors.

Troopers arrested 65-year-old Donald W. Barrett on Tuesday evening in the community of Sunny Valley, located about 15 miles north of Grants Pass.

Authorities say that a man called 911 and said someone was pointing a gun at him.Read More »

Small Southern Wildfire Destroys Cars, Shed

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd July Newswildfire

A small wildfire in southern Oregon destroyed two cars and a shed.

The Herald and News of Klamath Falls reports ( ) one firefighter needed medical attention.

The lightning-caused fire scorched about 25 acres Tuesday afternoon near the California state line.

Deputy State Fire Marshal Scott Rice says three homes were threatened, buRead More »

News Update AM

By admin Wed 22nd July News
Gov. Kasich in GOP race, Death probe, Holmes sentencing, Medford Crime down, Oregon employment,Government building explosion, Spruce Goose stays, Flag half mast, Oregon gas prices.
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Oregon Employment Report

By admin Wed 22nd July News
From the coast to areas inland, jobs are being created in Oregon.
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Medford Crime Down

By admin Wed 22nd July News
Medford Police have a good report; crime appears to be on the downward trend in the city.
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Death Probe

By admin Wed 22nd July News
State Police in Texas have released the dashcam video of the traffic stop of an Illinois woman who was found dead in her cell three days later from what was ruled as a suicide hanging.
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