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Fallen Bear Gets Another Chance

By Jim McCoy Wed 21st January NewsbearODFW
A scrawny bear cub that fell out of a tree in southern Oregon will have a chance to return to the wild. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department is sending the bear to the Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary near McCall, Idaho. The Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1Gv0FkC ) it will be kept from human contact this winter so it can be released next spring back in a remote area of Jackson Read More »

Two University Employees Illegally Release Docs, Now On Leave

The University of Oregon says that two unnamed employees have been put on leave after the illegal release of 22,000 pages of records from the president's office. A university spokesman, Tobin Klinger, says the records weren't reviewed to see whether releasing them would violate privacy laws. He says the material is in electronic form and includes correspondence between the univeRead More »

BREAKING NEWS: Oregon Unemployment At 6-Year Low

By Jim McCoy Wed 21st January Newseconomyjobs
The Oregon Employment Department has released it figures for December, and it shows Oregon's unemployment rate at its lowest point since August of 2008. Oregon payrolls grew by 8,200 employees and the unemployment stood at 6.7 percent, down from November's rate of 7.0. The report shows what is described as broad-based growth- with seven major industries adding at least 800 jobs each.Read More »

Arrest Made In Bly Murder Case

Authorities have arrested a suspect in the slaying last May of a 61-year-old man shot in his rural home outside Klamath Falls. The Herald and News reports (http://bit.ly/1zuhCbb ) that 21-year-old Richard Henry Tallent of Klamath Falls was indicted by a grand jury last week on charges of murder and being a felon in possession of a handgun.Read More »

Klamath Falls Death Considered A Homicide

By Jim McCoy Tue 20th January NewsDonald Clinton Blackhomicide
Authorities say a homicide investigation has begun into the death of a man in Klamath Falls. District Attorney Rob Patridge identified the victim as 49-year-old Donald Clinton Black. He says the killing was reported early Tuesday. Patridge says investigators hope to learn more about a white vehicle that may have left the place of the killing.

Oregon's Biggest Medical Marijuana Grow Is In Southern Oregon

By Jim McCoy Tue 20th January Newsmedical marijuana
The biggest medical marijuana grow site in Oregon doesn't even serve Oregonians. The site in the Josephine County community of Selma produces medical marijuana for 104 Oregon medical marijuana patients - all living in California. The Oregonian analysis of 2014 state medical marijuana grow site data (http://bit.ly/1Bb4Z2G) shows the next-largest grow site is located in southeast PRead More »

A New Cash Crop For Oregon & Idaho?

By Jim McCoy Tue 20th January Newspumpkin seeds
Eastern Oregon and western Idaho already produce many of the nation's decorative pumpkins.Read More »

Portland Pro-Life Rally Has Punk Rock Flair

Hundreds of people attended an anti-abortion rally Sunday in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square. The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1EhyIIj ) the rally organized by Oregon Right to Life reflected the city's hipster vibe, featuring a speaker with a punk rock sensibility. Bryan Kemper sported elaborate arm tattoos, ear piercings and a faded T-shirt as he addressed the crowd andRead More »

U of O Student Has Virus That Causes Meningitis

By Jim McCoy Mon 19th January Newsmeningoccemia
A University of Oregon student is in a hospital with a bacterial infection that causes meningitis. KVAL reports (http://bit.ly/1EhBf56 ) the woman was taken to the hospital last week with the potentially life-threatening infection in her bloodstream, meningococcemia. The University of Oregon has notified students who had a class with the woman and Lane County Public Health is aleRead More »

Large Bird Attacks Oregon Jogger, May Have Been Owl

By Jim McCoy Mon 19th January Newsowl attackRon Jaecks
An Oregon jogger thought someone knocked him in the head or he got hit by lightning or may have suffered a stroke when he felt a big blow to the head last week as he was jogging in Bush's Pasture Park. When the 58-year-old man, Ron Jaecks of Salem, was struck a second time he saw a large winged animal he thought was a massive bat. Willamette University biology Professor David CraRead More »

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