Police Want Penalties For Sellers Of Known Stolen Goods

By Jim McCoy Mon 20th April Newssedon-hand storesselling stolen goods

Medford Police want to be able to charge pawn shops and other second-hand dealers who knowingly buy stolen goods for resale.

The Mail Tribune reports ( police want to add a component to a law that went into effect March 22 making those who knowingly receive stolen goods culpable.

The ordinance currently requires pawn shops and second-hand deaRead More »

Les Schwab Granddaughter Plans To Close Forest Access Road

By Jim McCoy Mon 20th April News

A granddaughter of tire magnate Les Schwab plans to close a gravel road in Central Oregon that leads to some of the best elk hunting grounds in the West.

The Bend Bulletin ( reports the private road southeast of Prineville provides access to the Ochoco National Forest.

Julie Waibel's family has long owned the Les Schwab Ranch.Read More »

NOAA Proposes Taking Most Species Of Humpback Whale Off Endangered List

By Jim McCoy Mon 20th April NewsEndagered Species Acthumpback whalesNOAA

The federal government is proposing removing most of the world's humpback whale population from the endangered species list.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries wants to reclassify humpbacks into 14 distinct populations, and remove 10 of those from the list.

The federal agency said in a release announcing its proposal that protection and restRead More »

News - Islamic Killing

By admin Mon 20th April News
A video released by the Islamic State group appears to show the killing of two different groups of captured Ethiopian Christians in Liby
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News - Obama Threat

By admin Mon 20th April News
This Wednesday marks ‘Earth Day’, and in light of that commemoration President Obama says there is no bigger threat to the planet than global warming…
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News- Libyan Survivors

By admin Mon 20th April News
The Maltese Army says an Italian coast guard ship has brought the bodies of 24 victims of what could be the Mediterranean’s deadliest migrant tragedy to Malta…
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Morning News Update

By admin Mon 20th April News
Morning update with the terror investigation in Minnesota, the recent speech that Obama made concerning Earth Day and global warming.
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Tsunami Debris Boat Found With Passengers

By Jim McCoy Fri 17th April News2011 Japanese Tsunami

The wreckage of a fishing boat that appears to be debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami was carrying some unexpected passengers - fish from Japanese waters - when it was spotted off the Oregon coast.

Scientists say 21 yellowtail jacks and one Asian striped knifejaw hitched a cross-Pacific ride in the bow of the boat.

Fish washed up in debris can bring parasites andRead More »

Medford City Council Drops Beehive Ban

By Jim McCoy Fri 17th April Newsbeehives in Medford

The Medford City Council has voted to drop a ban on beehives.

The Mail Tribune reports ( ) the council voted 4-3 to allow up to three beehives in a residential yard. The ordinance will come back for a second reading.

Bees have only been allowed in in areas zoned for agriculture.Read More »

Group Launching $15 Oregon Minimum Wage Initiative

By Jim McCoy Fri 17th April News15 Now Oregonminimum wage

A Portland-based activist group has filed paperwork for a ballot measure boosting the statewide minimum wage to $15.

The group, 15 Now Oregon, revealed plans Friday for a statewide campaign next year. It proposes gradually raising the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019.

Oregon currently has the nation's second-highest wage floor at $9.25 an hour.Read More »


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