Congressman Says Oregon Will One Day "OK" Marijuana

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th January NewsmarijuanaRep. Earl Blumenauer
Congressman Earl Blumenauer says he expects Oregon voters will legalize marijuana within the next decade. He told a town hall meeting Sunday in Portland that legalization is gaining momentum after the approval by voters in November in Colorado and Washington. KATU reports Blumenauer wants Congress to clear up the government's response to states and not interfere with local voters who approRead More »

Homeowners Hold Burglar Until Authorities Arrive

By Jim McCoy Fri 25th January NewsBurglaryZenaido Quinonez-Aispuro
A White City couple caught a man breaking into their home and held him at gun point until police arrived. The suspect turned out to be a member of the Sureno gang. John and Christina Lewis were alerted at around 5 a.m. this morning and found 24-year old Zenaido Quinonez- Aispuro trying to break into his home in the 36-hundred block of Avenue G.Read More »

Southern Oregon Gold Miner Fined

By Jim McCoy Fri 25th January Newsmining
A federal magistrate in Medford has recommended a gold miner pay nearly $200,000 in fines and attorney's fees and stop working his claim on a Southern Oregon salmon stream. Donald Bean of Central Point told the Mail Tribune that he expected the finding filed this week in U.S.Read More »

Bend Agency Wants To Raise Lodging Tax

By Jim McCoy Fri 25th January NewsBend newstourism
Bend's tourism bureau wants to raise the lodging tax to raise marketing money and attract visitors from Northern California and Seattle. The idea is to help fill vacant rooms in the offseason with people beyond Bend's markets in Portland and Eugene, drawing people who would fly in. The Bend Bulletin reports the proposal would increase the tax from 9 percent to 11 percent.Read More »

Oregon-Collared Wolf Killed In Idaho

By Jim McCoy Fri 25th January Newswolves
An Oregon wolf known to biologists as OR-16 has been killed by a hunter in Idaho. It's the second gray wolf equipped with a tracking collar to be shot after leaving Oregon, where they cannot be hunted, or shot for attacking livestock. Oregon wildlife officials say OR-16 was a member of the Walla Walla pack in northeastern Oregon and crossed the Snake River into Idaho last month.Read More »

6 Hour Standoff In Merlin

By Jim McCoy Thu 24th January Newspolice standoffStephen Lester Powers
A 68-year old man is facing multiple charges after a 6 hour standoff with police Wednesday in Merlin. At around 5 p.m., authorities received a report that one man had shot another at a 4-plex on Peach Street. When troopers arrived at apartment where the incident occurred, the accused shooter, Stephen Lester Powers refused to cooperate. Because he had a firearm, a SWAT team was called out.Read More »

Man Arrested For Attacking Father With Ax

By Jim McCoy Thu 24th January Newsax attackHunter GoldbergJosiah Goldberg
An attempted murder charge has been filed against a Roseburg man accused of hitting his 73-year-old father in the head with an ax. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says 24-year-old Hunter Goldberg was arrested Wednesday after his mother called 9-1-1 to report that she was driving her injured husband to Mercy Medical Center. The victim, Josiah Goldberg, told deputies at the hospital that Read More »

Man Reported Missing Last Fall Found Dead Near Powers

By Jim McCoy Thu 24th January Newsmissing personStephen Foss
A Coos County man reported missing last fall only to be found alive in his van south of Powers has now been found dead in the same place. Sheriff's Sgt.Read More »

Radon Levels High In Portland, Myrtle Creek

By Jim McCoy Thu 24th January Newsenvironmental healthradon
New estimates show the rate of Portland-area homes with elevated levels of radon is double the national average. The Oregonian reports that a Portland State University professor and five students compiled radon tests from homes and businesses statewide. Their research suggests one in every four houses in the Portland area accumulates radon above the level the U.S.Read More »

Walden Backs "No Budget, No Pay"

By Jim McCoy Wed 23rd January NewsbudgetRep. Greg Walden
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed “no budget, no pay” with the support of Oregon Second District congressman Greg Walden. He points out that the last time his counterparts in the senate passed a budget, in 2009, the iPad had not been invented yet. Walden says if hardworking taxpayers don’t get paid for work they don’t do, then congress shouldn’t either. The deadline is April 15th.
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