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Report: Oregon Gas Prices Up Slightly

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th June NewsAAAgas pricesOregon
The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $3.98. That's up 2 cents in a week and 9 cents in a month. It's 21 cents higher than a year ago and 30 cents higher than the current national average. Some metro prices from Monday's AAA survey: Portland $3.96, Salem $3.97, Eugene-Springfield $4.03, Medford-Ashland $4.03.

Gas Prices Uptick In Oregon, Nation

By Jim McCoy Tue 3rd June NewsAAAgas pricesOregon
The latest survey of gas prices by AAA show a slight increase just one week into the summer season. The national average is $3.67 for a gallon of regular unleaded, compared to $3.90 in Oregon. Geopolitical problems, refinery disruptions, or a severe hurricane season could quickly send gas prices higher. With that said, AAA is forecasting the national average to range between $3.55 and $3.70.Read More »

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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