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Curry County Tax Measure Fails, Leaders Contemplate Next Move

Voters in Curry County have rejected a $3.2 million public safety tax increase that would have tripled local property taxes to restore law enforcement services cut as the federal government ends timber subsidies.Read More »

Town's Attempt To Disband Fails

By Jim McCoy Wed 6th November NewsDamascusdisbandingelectionOregon
Less than a decade after their city was formed, Damascus residents have voted to disband the troubled suburb, but their efforts fell short anyway. The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1b7rEPC) a measure to disincorporate the city southeast of Portland failed Tuesday because it didn't gain a majority of all the registered voters in the city, as required by state law. Final, unoffRead More »

National Guard Plans Weekly Drone Flight

By Jim McCoy Wed 15th May NewsdronesNational GuardOregonPendleton
The Oregon National Guard plans to fly drones over the Eastern Oregon Airport in Pendleton and nearby wheat fields once a week to train for aerial surveillance in combat. The guard demonstrated one of its four drones Tuesday and said it was the first flight of an unmanned military aircraft through civilian airspace. The Oregonian reports the Guard is moving drone training to the Read More »

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