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Crook County DA Cleared In Labor Complaint

A state investigation found no substantial evidence that the Crook County District Attorney's Office engaged in unlawful employment practices.

The Bend Bulletin reports (http://is.gd/HU53Tq ) that the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries checked out a November complaint filed by Traci Peterson, a former employee of the district attorney's office.

Peterson allegedRead More »

Air Bag Blamed For Loss of Oregon Man's Eye

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th April NewsairbagJose Luis Rodriguez-Medinalawsuit

An Oregon motorist filed a $2.7 million lawsuit against Nissan, alleging he lost an eye after an air bag opened in the car was driving.

The lawsuit was filed in Portland last week on behalf of 19-year-old Jose Luis Rodriguez-Medina.Read More »

Police Seeking "Military Mistress"

Oregon authorities are searching for the woman they've dubbed the "Military Mistress," saying she and her husband have been writing fraudulent checks in three states.

Bobbi Ann Finley of Dallas, Oregon, got her nickname in 2010, when national news outlets spotlighted allegations she went from one military base to the next, marrying service members to gain access to their bank aRead More »

Emails: Cylvia Hayes Got Involved In Govt. Business With Kitzhaber's Blessing

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th April NewsCylvia HayesGov. John Kitzhaber

The 94,000 emails between former first lady Cylvia Hayes and staff in the governor's office show Hayes regularly inserted herself in policy discussions with the blessing of her fiancee, then-Gov.Read More »

Grand Jury: Medford Police Justified In Fatal Shooting

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th April NewsAndrew Shipleyfatal shooting

A grand jury has found that last month's fatal shooting of an apparently mentally ill man by seven Medford, Oregon, police officers was justified.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports (http://is.gd/LGsOdA ) that the investigation showed the seven officers fired 62 rounds in about six seconds on March 17 after 49-year-old Andrew Charles Shipley fired at them.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Found Guilty

A jury has convicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of all 30 counts he faced stemming from the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon.

Tsarnaev was found guilty Wednesday on charges that included conspiracy and use of a weapon of mass destruction.Read More »

Suspect Arrested In Church Burglary

A man accused of breaking into Evans Valley Bible Church is behind bars.

Tuesday at about 5:05 a.m., Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary call at the Rogue River area church. Further investigation revealed that 32-year Zackuri Williams had been on foot and highly intoxicated near the church the night before.Read More »

Klamath Water Project Farmers Face Irrigation Cutbacks

Farmers on a federal irrigation project straddling the Oregon-California border are slated to get 65 percent of full deliveries this growing season, due to the lack of mountain snowpack that feeds reservoirs.

The allocation announced Tuesday by the U.S.Read More »

Portland Planning Commission Give OK To Propane Terminal

Portland's planning commission has narrowly approved a zoning change for a terminal that would export Canadian propane to Asia.

The Oregonian (http://bit.ly/1O95gcP ) reports the change goes to the City Council for final approval. A vote is likely in a few weeks.

At a six-hour meeting Tuesday, the commission at first deadlocked 5-5.Read More »

Judge Hears Arguments In Revived Climate Change Suit

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th April NewsClimate Change

An Oregon judge has heard arguments in a case brought by two Eugene teens who have spent years contending that the state is failing to take adequate steps to stave off climate change.

The Register-Guard reports (http://is.gd/loULRn ) that 19-year-old Kelsey Juliana and 14-year-old Olivia Chernaik and their lawyers want Lane County Circuit Judge Karsten Rasmussen to rule that the Read More »

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