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Oregon Cities Rush To Tax Pot Before It's Legal

By Jim McCoy Tue 7th October News
At least 20 cities and counties around Oregon are racing to approve local taxes on marijuana in case voters in November decide to legalize recreational pot. Most hope to boost their revenues, but a few want to give pot dealers a reason to stay out of town. The idea came to Ashland city administrator Dave Kanner last February, and it was approved by the City Council in August.Read More »

Oregon State Managers Jobs May Be Redefined

By Jim McCoy Tue 7th October NewsState of Oregon
About 4,000 managers in state agencies in Oregon might see their jobs and salaries change over the next year. The state is redefining jobs for a recalibration of salaries that goes into effect in 2016. The director of the Department of Administrative Services, Michael Jordan, tells The Statesman Journal (http://stjr.nl/ZbFhwB ) the goal is to have managerial positions that are coRead More »

Stranded Fish To Be Rescued

By Jim McCoy Tue 7th October NewsDeschutes Riverstranded fish
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says it will rescue stranded fish in the upper Deschutes River, moving them from isolated pools to the main channel. KTVZ reports (http://is.gd/eyHYWM ) fishery biologists with staff and volunteers from several agencies and organizations plan the operation the week of October 20 at Lava Island Falls. State fish biologist Brett Hodgson saRead More »

News - Oregon Real Estate Jump - theDove.us

By admin Tue 7th October News
Southern Oregon Prices for homes have seen a healthy Jump in the Past Year.
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News - ISIS Takeover

By admin Tue 7th October News
Warplanes have struck positions held by ISIS near the Syrian Border.
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News - Obama On Ebola

By admin Tue 7th October News
President Obama is saying some foreign countries are not doing enough to confront the Ebola Crisis.
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Morning News Update

By admin Tue 7th October News
Morning update on the Ebola Outbreaks, ISIS takeovers, a Real Estate Jump, and Biden in Portland.
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Voter Registration Deadline Looms

By Jim McCoy Mon 6th October Newselectionsvoter registration
The voter registration deadline for the November 4, 2014, General Election is October 14, 2014- next Tuesday- for people registering to vote in Oregon for the first time. If you are currently registered to vote in the state of Oregon, but have moved, changed your mailing address or name you will need to update your registration.Read More »

Fish & Wildlife: Pot Grow Poisons Affect Weasel-Like Animal

By Jim McCoy Mon 6th October Newsendangered speciesfishermarijuana
Citing the threat from rat poisons spread around illegal marijuana plantations, federal biologists are proposing Endangered Species Act protection for West Coast populations of the fisher, a larger cousin of the weasel. The U.S.Read More »

Search Continues For Medford Man

By Jim McCoy Mon 6th October Newsmissing personShawn May
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Jackson County Search and Rescue is currently searching for Shawn May, 42, of Medford. Shawn was last seen on Friday, October 3, 2014 around 5:30 p.m. in the Prospect area. He told his girlfriend he was going to take the back roads back into Medford. He hasn’t been seen since.Read More »

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