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Deschutes County Growing Rapidly

By Jim McCoy Fri 27th March NewsDeschutes Countypopulation growth

The population of Deschutes County in Central Oregon is growing rapidly, faster than any other county in the state and faster than all but a few metro areas nationally.

The Bend Bulletin (http://bit.ly/1xCLy5j ) reports the county had a population estimated at more than 170,000 as of July 2014, an increase of 2.67 percent from the previous July.

That's the seventhRead More »

Shooting Suspect Arrested In Grants Pass

By Jim McCoy Fri 27th March NewsPeter HarrodshootingStephen Bryce Murphy

A 21-year old Grants Pass man was arrested Thursday night in the shooting of a 23-year old from Eagle Point. Stephen Bryce Murphy faces charges of attempted murder, first-degree assault, unlawful use of a firearm, and other charges.

The shooting incident occurred Tuesday around 7:13 p.m. at milepost 21 on Riverbanks Road.Read More »

News - Bergdahl Charged

By admin Thu 26th March News
Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl could be looking at life in prison if he is convicted of desertion and with misbehavior before the enemy.
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News - Kerry Iran Talks

By admin Thu 26th March News
If Nuclear talks to prevent Iran from building a nuclear bomb fails, Iran will continue its' efforts and sanctions will fail according to secretary of state, John Kerry
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News - Airbus Investigation

By admin Thu 26th March News
French investigators say from the audio evidence from a black box they've observed, the co-pilot of the doomed German Airbus A-320 locked the pilot out of the cockpit...
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Evening News Update

By admin Thu 26th March News
Evening Update on the Airbus Crash, Oregon Rural Funding, and Northeast Oregon Wildfires.
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House Passes Bill Containing Timber Payment Money

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th March NewsCongresscounty timber payments

The U.S. House has passed a Medicare bill that includes renewal of a program that pays subsidies to timber counties, especially in Oregon.

The House voted 392-37 on Thursday to pass the bill that permanently blocks physician Medicare cuts.Read More »

Legislature Considering Background Checks On Private Gun Sales

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th March NewsGun controlOregon legislature

Oregon Democrats are taking the first step toward requiring background checks on private gun sales.

A bill introduced on Thursday could begin moving through the Legislature as soon as next week.

Gun control advocates have tried for years to expand Oregon's background check requirement.Read More »

Archivists Fired by U of O

Two University of Oregon archivists are out of their jobs as a result of the release of thousands of pages of presidential documents.

A university spokesman, Tobin Klinger, says the employees, as he put it, "will not be returning to their positions in the library."

The school said the documents covering five years in the president's office hadn't been screened for Read More »

Wildfires Already A Concern In Northeastern Oregon

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th March Newswildfires

Firefighters in Eastern Oregon say they're already chasing grass fires, weeks earlier than usual.

The Hermiston fire department tells the East Oregonian (http://bit.ly/1Nj67oX) it's had five grass fires so far in March.Read More »

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