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Oregonians Cautioned About Working In Hot Weather

By Jim McCoy Tue 9th June Newsweatherworker safety

Those Oregonians who must work outdoors in the heat are being warned to be careful.

The Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services says people working in fields such as construction, landscaping and agriculture are all at risk of heat illness if precautions aren't taken.

Penny Wolf-McCormick is health enforcement manager for Oregon OSHA.Read More »

Feds Warn Oregon About Letting Students Easily Skip Common Core

Oregon schools stand to lose $140 million a year or more in federal funding if state lawmakers vote to enable parents to opt out of standardized testing more easily, a top U.S. education official is warning.

Legislation headed for Oregon Senate approval as soon as Wednesday could trigger serious sanctions that include the loss of federal funding, Assistant U.S.Read More »

Wolf Creek Inn Closed For Construction

By Jim McCoy Mon 8th June NewsWolf Creek Inn

The historic Wolf Creek Inn in southern Oregon will be closed for construction this season.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department bought the place in 1975, and says a new climate control system will allow better management of temperature and humidity.Read More »

Jo County Home Once Owned By Steve Miller Going On Registry

By Jim McCoy Mon 8th June News

A modern-style Oregon house once owned by Steve Miller of the Steve Miller Band has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The William J.Read More »

Feds Release Plan To Restore Snake River Sockeye

By Jim McCoy Mon 8th June NewsconservationSnake River Sockeye

Federal authorities have released their final recovery plan for Snake River sockeye salmon, a species that teetered on the brink of extinction in the early 1990s.

Authorities say the plan released Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will create a self-sustaining population of sockeye over the next 50 to 100 years.

The run was listed as endRead More »

Group Plans Affordable "Micro Housing" For Eugene

By Jim McCoy Mon 8th June Newshousingmicro housing

A neighborhood near downtown Eugene may be getting new affordable micro-housing units on a vacant lot purchased by a community development group.

The Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/1KWHp0R) nonprofit organization Opportunity Village Eugene bought a 1-acre lot late last month for $306,000 with the goal of putting 15 small bungalows there for people who would otherwise not hRead More »

Jackson County Mosquito Fighting Efforts To Focus On Larvae

Technicians in southwest Oregon's Jackson County are going after larvae instead of adult mosquitoes in their control efforts this year.

The Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1dXJxbh) Jackson County Vector Control manager and biologist Jim Lunders says verifying what types of mosquitoes are present and then targeting those insects at their source will help eliminate populationsRead More »

Crews Continue Work On Red Dog Fire In Josephine County

By Jim McCoy Mon 8th June NewsRed Dog Fire

Fire activity at the Red Dog Fire in Josephine County is being described as “moderate.” Virginia Gibbons from the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest says the 10-acre blaze was likely started by lightning- possibly a “holdover” from a previous storm.

Personnel on the scene include the Rogue River Inter-Agency Hotshots, the Winema Hotshots, a 5-person hand crew and 2 20-person initialRead More »

News - New York Fugitives

By admin Mon 8th June News
The Manhunt is continuing for two convicted murders who broke out of a maximum-security prison in upstate New York
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News - G7 Summit

By admin Mon 8th June News
The G7 summit is underway and President Obama in Meeting with World Leaders on Trade and Terrorism.
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