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Oregon Lawmakers Ready To Write Their Own Pot Legalization Measure

By Jim McCoy Thu 12th September NewsmarijuanaOregon legislature
With momentum growing behind the idea of legal marijuana, leaders in the Oregon House are saying the Legislature should write the bill itself. Even opponents of legalization say that's a better course than risking voter approval next year of a poorly written measure. Two years ago, Oregon voters rejected a measure written by pot activist Paul Stanford - the same year voters in ColorRead More »

City of Medford Settles With Former Fire Chief

Medford city officials agreed to pay former Fire-Rescue Chief Dave Bierwiler nearly $72,000 to head off a potential age discrimination lawsuit. City Manager Eric Swanson released the termination agreement Wednesday at the request of the Mail Tribune (http://bit.ly/19KTMaU). The city denies it fired the 63-year-old because of his age.Read More »

News - Forest Policy Bill

By admin Thu 12th September News
A plea to pass a bill allowing forests to be harvested for local revenue has been endorsed by an Oregon Congressman.Read More »
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News - 9/11 Remembrances

By admin Thu 12th September News
For President Barack, the prospect of more US Military Action in the Middle East hang over his observance of the anniversary of the September 11th attacks.Read More »
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News- Boulder Flooding

By admin Thu 12th September News
Flooded streets, mudslides, evacuations and destroyed homes have followed days of heavy rains in Colorado. Emergency Officials in Larimer County say an earthen dam in the Big Elk Meadows area has given way and residents of two communities, Pinewood Springs and Blue Mountain, should be ready to evacuate.Read More »
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Morning News Update

By admin Thu 12th September News
Flooded Streets, Mudslides, Evacuations and destroyed homes have followed days of heavy rains in Colorado, The Victims of the 9/11 attacks have again been remembered at events in New York, Pentagon, and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, On the anniversary of last year's American Embassy Bomb Blast in Libya, a car bomb exploded Outside a foreign ministry Building, and an Oregon Congressman has made hRead More »
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Evening News Update

By admin Wed 11th September News
Stories this update: The Victims of the 9/11 attcks are again being remembered today, On the Anniversary of last year's American Embassy Bomb Blast in Libya, a Car Bomb exploded outside a Foreign ministry Building; A Plea to pass a bill allowing Forests to be harvested for local revenue has been endorsed by an Oregon Congressman; Five public schools and a private school in the Portland-Vancouver aRead More »
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Man Rescued From Ravine in Southern Oregon

By Jim McCoy Wed 11th September NewsIllinois Valley Fire Departmentravine rescue
Rescuers have pulled a man out of a remote ravine in Southern Oregon where he lay for two days after a fall. Illinois Valley Fire Chief Dennis Hoke says the man is lucky to be alive. A couple went to the remote area on federal land outside Cave Junction to watch the sunrise Wednesday and heard him yelling.Read More »

Southern Oregon Logger Struck By Lightning Returns To Work

By Jim McCoy Wed 11th September NewsRicky Jonesstruck by lightning
A 25-year-old Southern Oregon logger is sore and drinking a lot of water to flush the toxins from his body - all a result of getting hit by lightning. Ricky Jones of Winston tells the Roseburg News-Review he was holding a steel choker cable used to haul logs Thursday in a Coos County forest. A thunderstorm descended quickly.Read More »

94-Year old Gold Hill Woman Gets Her License

By Jim McCoy Wed 11th September NewsHelen Mary ThomasOregon driver's license
A 94-year-old Southern Oregon woman who uses a car to pick up her medication now has a renewed Oregon driver's license after four months of uncertainty. When Helen Mary Thomas of Gold Hill was born in rural Tennessee, no doctor was present and no birth certificate was issued. But since 2008, as a guard against terrorists getting phony ID, the state of Oregon has been requiring drRead More »

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