Oregon Samples To Test For Mosquito Borne Illnesses

By Jim McCoy Tue 24th June Newscikugunya virusOregon Public Health
Oregon public health officials say federal laboratories are testing blood samples from two Lane County residents for a mosquito-borne virus that spread quickly in the Caribbean and is showing up in travelers from the United States. The virus is chikungunya. It causes painful symptoms, such as fever and joint pains.Read More »

Umpqua Bank To Close Over Two Dozen Branches

By Jim McCoy Tue 24th June Newsbank closuresUmpqua Bank
Umpqua Bank says it will close 27 branches by year's end as it consolidates operations after its April merger with Sterling Financial. The Roseburg, Oregon-based bank said Monday that more closures are possible in 2015.Read More »

Rainier Officer Recovering After Shooting

By Jim McCoy Tue 24th June Newsofficer shooting
A police officer shot during a traffic stop in Rainier, Oregon, is reported in fair condition at a Portland hospital. Authorities say Officer Russell George was shot Monday by a motorist he stopped on U.S. Highway 30.Read More »

Southern Oregon Jobs, Unemployment Rise

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd June Newseconomyjobs
It is an anomaly that occurs when an economy adds jobs, and more people resume looking for work: counties in Southern in Oregon added jobs, while unemployment rates also rose slightly. The Employment Department released its figures for the month of May today. Jackson County added 690 jobs in May, while the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly from 8.6 to 8.7 percent.Read More »

Morning News Update 06-23-14

By admin Mon 23rd June News
An update on John Kerry arriving in Iraq, Afghanistan's top electoral officer stepping down, a new way to spot wildfires across Oregon, and an update on Oregon state employees. Originally aired on theDove TV & Radio June 23rd 2014 See more at and
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Iraq Talks

By admin Mon 23rd June News
U.S. Secretary of state, John Kerry, has arrived in Iraq, where a nation that saw the departure of American troops just three years ago now faces threat of a civil war. Originally aired on theDove TV & Radio June 23rd 2014 See more at and
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Firefighters Line Bryant Fire

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd June NewsBryant Fire
Firefighters say they've got a line dug around a fire that began last week in a Southern Oregon logging operation. The Oregon Department of Forestry estimates the fire on holdings of Jeld-Wen Timber Resources is about 45 percent contained. It said Monday that operations have turned from bulldozing and hand-digging the line to extinguishing hot spots along the perimeter of the firRead More »

Early Raise For State Employees

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd June NewsState of Oregon
Oregon state employees are getting their cost-of-living pay increases a little early this year, based on the way benefits are calculated under the contract with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 75 contract. Union spokesman Don Loving told the Statesman Journal reports ( ) the state has agreed to give all state workers a 2 perceRead More »

ODFW Surveying Oregon Hunters On Lead Ammo

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd June Newshuntinglead ammunitionODFW
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife plans to ask hunters to share their opinions about using lead ammunition. The Register-Guard reports ( ) a survey is being mailed this month to a random sample of 4,200 hunters in the state.Read More »

Evening News Update

By admin Fri 20th June News
Evening update on the IRS Probe, the Ukraine Conflict, the growing fire in Klamath Falls, and the Interim College President for SOU
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