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News - Police Memorial

By admin Thu 14th May News
An Observance of those Police Officers who have died in the line of duty has been held in Oregon.
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News - Amtrak Investigation

By admin Thu 14th May News
The Amtrak train the Crashed in Philadelphia was going twice the maximum speed allowed in that curve.
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Bend Residents Prepare For Fire Season With Yard Cleanups

By Jim McCoy Thu 14th May Newsfire preparation

Programs that collect yard debris are thriving as Deschutes County residents respond to warnings of a potentially early and prolonged wildfire season.

The Bend Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/1K8cjmm ) that so far this May, the county's FireFree program has collected 3,300 dump truck loads of pine needles, branches, brush and tree limbs.

Participation at Bend coRead More »

Morning News Update

By admin Thu 14th May News
Morning Update on the Amtrak Investigation, the Aftermath in Nepal, a a Police Memorial for those who have Fallen.
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Newly Engaged Woman Perishes In Car Wreck

By Jim McCoy Thu 14th May NewsJake ZeliffMelissa Hudsonvehicle crash

A Grants Pass woman was killed in a car crash hours after accepting her boyfriend's wedding proposal at Whaleshead Beach.

The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports (http://is.gd/zjeLCa ) that 28-year-old Melissa Hudson died Sunday and her new fiance Jake Zeliff was seriously injured when the 2002 Jeep they were driving veered into the left hand turn lane and collided head-on with anRead More »

Judge Throws Out Case Against Former High Tech Crimes Cop

A judge has thrown out a criminal case against the former head of the Southern Oregon High-Tech Crimes Task Force, saying investigators destroyed evidence in the case by ignoring computer search protocol.

The Medford Mail tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1Jdwtu2 ) that a Jackson County Circuit Judge Kelly Ravassipour on Friday dismissed the charges against former Central Point poliRead More »

Oregon Drops Raw Milk Advertising Ban

By Jim McCoy Wed 13th May NewsOregon legislatureraw milk

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that allows advertising of raw milk.

Oregon is among 30 states that allow the sale of unpasteurized milk, but it can be sold only on the farm.Read More »

State Testing Exemptions Jump At Portland Public Schools

About 3 percent more Portland Public School students are opting out of taking the state's new standardized test.

The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1H3QnTi) the Smarter Balanced test is meant to measure whether kids are meeting challenging Common Core standards adopted in 2010, but Oregon teachers and students have pushed back against the tests in the last month.

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Microsoft Backs Plan To Connect Hillsboro To Asia

The Taiwenese company Chunghwa Telecom announced that construction has started on a Microsoft-sponsored plan to build an undersea cable connecting Hillsboro to four Asian nations.

The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1bPxFWX ) that Microsoft and Chunghwa are members of a consortium constructing the 8,000-mile long cable including telecommunication companies from China, South KorRead More »

Incoming U of O Prez Visiting Campus

By Jim McCoy Wed 13th May NewsMichael SchillUniversity of Oregon

The University of Oregon's incoming president is spending this week touring the campus, meeting with faculty and talking with students in preparation for his July 1 start date.

The Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/1Pjpftj) Michael Schill said he wants to engage Oregon lawmakers to renew the relationship between the university and the legislature.

He has a meeRead More »

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