Oregon Embarks On Pay-Per-Mile Experiment

By Jim McCoy Wed 20th May Newsmileage tax

Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive.

The program will test whether the state can raise more revenue to pay for road and bridge projects at a time when gasoline tax revenues are declining because of greater fuel efficiency and the increasing popularity of green vehicles.Read More »

Josephine County Voters Reject Levy

By Jim McCoy Wed 20th May News

For the fourth time since 2012, voters in Josephine County have rejected a tax increase to restore cuts in law enforcement made when the federal government slashed timber subsidies.

The Grants Pass Daily Courier ( reports the Tuesday vote was 54 percent to 46 percent against a five-year levy to raise $9 million a year for the sheriff's office.Read More »

Oregon Job Growth Is Strong

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th May Newseconomyjobs

State officials say growth in services for the elderly, in high tech design and manufacturing, and in food and restaurant businesses helped push Oregon job numbers higher in April and the unemployment rate lower.

The state Employment Department said Tuesday that the state added 7,600 jobs in the month, on track with the rapid job growth the state recorded since September.

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Allegedly Under The Influence Of Drugs, A Woman Threatens Her Mother

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th May News

A California woman has been accused of ending a verbal argument by pouring cooking oil on her mother and then threatening to set her on fire.

The Oregonian reports ( ) that 38-year-old Elsa Roberts was visiting her mother in Medford Monday when the two began arguing about when Roberts would return to California.

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Jeep Gets Torched In Medford

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th May Newsvehicle explosion

An offense between two men has reportedly led to a Medford man setting another's Jeep on fire. Monday night at 9:38, police received a call that 26-year old Matthew James Christian had three Molotov cocktails and was talking about torching another’s vehicle. At 10:03, there was a report of a Jeep on fire in the 800 block Ellendale Drive.Read More »

News - Amtrak Crack

By admin Tue 19th May News
Federal Investigators have gotten a better look at the Grapefruit sized crack on the windshield of the Amtrak Train
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News - Kerry On ISIS

By admin Tue 19th May News
John Kerry says he's confident about the fight against the Islamic State Group.
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News - Waco Shooting

By admin Tue 19th May News
Police in Waco, Texas say the threat remains high following Sunday's Violent Clash Between Rival Motorcycle Gangs.
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Morning News Update

By admin Tue 19th May News
Morning Update on the Waco Shooting, John Kerry On North Korea, Obama's Trade Deal, and Hikers found on the Pacific Crest Trail.
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