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BLM Agrees To Revise Logging Plan

Federal forest managers have agreed to take another look at a timber sale outside Springfield after conservation groups complained that it amounts to a huge clearcut.

The Register-Guard (http://bit.ly/1CP6eaJ ) reports the lawsuit filed by Oregon Wild and Cascadia Wildlands has been put on hold while the U.S.Read More »

Uber Challenges Eugene Fines Saying They're Not A Taxi Company

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th March NewsEugeneride sharingUber

Uber has told a Eugene hearings officer it's not really a taxi company.

The city says Uber is a taxi company, so it's subject to city regulations and must get a city taxi license.

The Eugene Register-Guard (http://bit.ly/1GUqFCb) reports the city has fined Uber $64,000, which Uber has challenged.

The California tech company told the hearings officer Read More »

Razor Clam Harvesting Re-opens on Part of the Oregon Coast

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th March NewsHeceta Headrazor clams

Two Oregon state agencies have announced the reopening of recreational and commercial razor clam harvesting on a section of the central coast.

The Agriculture and Fish and Wildlife departments said Tuesday that clamming is reopening from the south jetty at the mouth of the Siuslaw River at Florence north to Heceta Head.Read More »

Evening News Update

By admin Tue 24th March News
Evening Update on the Airbus Crash, Rural Oregon Funding, and Earthquake Early Warning.
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Little Change, But New Generally Good Report In Regional Employment

By Jim McCoy Tue 24th March Newseconomyjobs

As the retail sector shed more jobs, construction began its seasonal upturn, resulting in a slightly better job picture for Jackson County. According to the Oregon Employment Department, the seasonally-adjusted rate for February was 7.0%, compared to 7.7% in January, and 8.6 for February, 2014.

Jackson County gained 559 jobs in February.Read More »

Oregon Prisons Part of Study on Solitary Confinement

By Jim McCoy Tue 24th March Newssolitary confinement

A New York-based criminal justice nonprofit says it will work with jails and prisons in five states to reduce the use of solitary confinement.

The Vera Institute of Justice said Tuesday that state corrections systems in Nebraska, Oregon and North Carolina as well as jails in New York City and Middlesex County, New Jersey, were picked for the two-year plan.

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Bills That Include County Timber Payments Winding Through Congress

Rep. Greg Walden says House Speaker John Boehner has agreed to include a two-year extension of subsidies to Oregon timber counties in a bipartisan agreement to reform the way doctors are paid by Medicare.

The Oregon Republican said Tuesday the House will vote on the bill on Thursday.

In the Senate, Oregon Democrat Sen.Read More »

Western Lawmakers Seek Funding For Quake Warning System

By Jim McCoy Tue 24th March Newsearthquake warning system

Three dozen members of Congress from California, Oregon and Washington are urging full funding of a West Coast earthquake early warning system.

The group on Tuesday sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee asking that the U.S.Read More »

Police Say Coos Bay Man's Death Is "Suspicious"

By Jim McCoy Tue 24th March NewsChristopher Koestersuspicious death

Police in the southern Oregon coastal community of Coos Bay say they're investigating a man's suspicious death.

Capt.Read More »

Extreme Makeover: Howard Prairie

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd March NewsHoward Prairie

Patched together over more than 50 years, the marina at Howard Prairie Resort seems like a project even extreme makeover shows might shun.

The ramps, which are not up to snuff with the Americans with Disabilities Act, lead to weathered docks with splinter-a-minute planks.Read More »

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