Firefighters are continuing to make steady progress on wildfires burning in southern Oregon. The Douglas and Whiskey Complex Fires are now 55 percent contained, while the big windy complex stands at 15 percent containment.Read More »
Oregon Zoo elephants Packy and Rama are balking at treatment for tuberculosis.
The zoo veterinarian started giving them medications about three weeks ago after the disease was detected in Rama and tests indicated it may be latent in Packy.
Rama began refusing the oral portion of his drugs on Saturday so keepers are mixing the powder in pudding and other treats.
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Secretary of State auditors estimate if all high-risk criminal offenders in Oregon received drug treatment, state programs and crime victims would have saved nearly $22 million between 2008 and 2011.
The audit released Tuesday tracked about 4,500 offenders who were the most likely to re-offend and who had a serious drug problem.Read More »
An earthquake drill is scheduled for October 17, at 10:17 a.m. with what organizers are hoping are millions across the United States for the "Drop, Cover, and Hold" event in the Great ShakeOut, designed to teach people how to prepare for an earthquake.Read More »
A meeting will be held tonight (Wednesday August 14th) at Tiller School in relation to the fires in the Whiskey Complex- six miles east of Tiller. Among other topics, defensible space and preparedness will be discussed.
The fires in the complex have burned 11,471 acres as of this morning. It stands at 55-percent containment.Read More »