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Gas Prices Continue Falling

By Jim McCoy Mon 27th October NewsAAAgas pricesOregon
Gas prices are continuing their descent throughout Oregon, and the southern region has the lowest prices of surveyed metro areas in the state in the latest report from AAA/Oregon-Idaho. The average for Oregon is $3.22 for unleaded regular, while it is $3.13 in the Medford- Ashland area. Nationally, the average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.04.Read More »

Gas Prices Make Double-Digit Decrease

By Jim McCoy Mon 13th October NewsAAAgas pricesOregon
The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $3.52. That's down 11 cents in a week and 32 cents in a month. But it's 32 cents higher than the national average. Some metro prices from AAA's Monday survey: Portland $3.49, Salem $3.54, Eugene-Springfield $3.53, and Medford-Ashland $3.45.

Gas Prices Fall As Fall Sets In

By Jim McCoy Tue 23rd September NewsAAAgas pricesOregon
Pump prices are falling to start fall with the national average reaching a seven-month low and the Oregon average at a five-month low. For the week, the national average for regular unleaded falls four cents to $3.34 a gallon while Oregon’s average plummets seven cents to $3.75 per gallon. Drivers in the Pacific states continue to pay the highest prices in the country.Read More »

Oregon Gas Most Expensive In Lower 48

By Jim McCoy Tue 26th August NewsAAAgas pricesOregon
For the second week in a row, Oregon has the most expensive gasoline in the 48 contiguous states. Only drivers in Hawaii and Alaska are paying more. For the week, the national average for regular unleaded falls one-and-a-half cents to $3.43 while Oregon’s average edges down a penny to $3.89 per gallon.Read More »

Oregon Gas Prices Among Highest In The USA

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th August NewsAAAgas pricesOregon
Oregon drivers are paying the third highest price for gasoline in the country, while drivers in many other states are seeing pump prices drop. An update from AAA Oregon/Idaho says that for the week, the national average for regular unleaded falls three cents to $3.45 while Oregon’s average edges down a penny to $3.90 per gallon.Read More »

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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