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Six Capitol Protestors Arrested

By Jim McCoy Tue 26th June Newsenvironmental issuesOregon news

Six people have been arrested in a demonstration at the Oregon state Capitol.

     Two of the demonstrators climbed flag poles Monday and attached homemade banners protesting plans to increase logging on state land.
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Springfield Activists Rally Against Hate Crime

By Jim McCoy Thu 7th June Newshate crimesOregon news

   The reaction continues in Springfield to allegations that four young white people threatened a biracial teenager walking downtown on Memorial Day.
 The Eugene Register-Guard reports community activists held a rally on Wednesday, and people who attended asked downtown business owners to post "Hate Free Zone" leaflets.
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Review: Communication An Issue in Portland Police-Involved Shootings

By Jim McCoy Thu 7th June NewsCrimeOregon newspolice shootings

An outside review of seven shootings by Portland police officers found the biggest problem was a breakdown in communications.

     The Los Angeles-based Office of Independent Review presented findings Wednesday to the city council. The study covered shootings between 2004 and 2010.
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Fake ID Scheme In Eugene

By Jim McCoy Wed 30th May NewsID theftOregon news

Authorities say they've thwarted a fake identity scheme in Eugene that echoes the counterculture the city is known for.
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Economists: Oregon Economy Stable, Though Revenue Short

By Jim McCoy Tue 22nd May NewseconomyOregon newsrevenuetaxes

Oregon's budget appears stable for now.

     Economists said Tuesday that tax and lottery collections are
down slightly from their earlier projections. But the declines were
offset by legal settlements and accounting maneuvers approved
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"No Fly" Lawsuit Heard In Portland

By Jim McCoy Fri 11th May Newshomeland securityIslamOregon news

A federal appeals court in Oregon will hear arguments in a lawsuit filed by 15 men who say their rights were violated because they are on the U.S. government's no-fly list.Read More »

More Details Surface In Death of State Hospital Worker

More details are surfacing in the on the job death of an Oregon State Hospital employee who died Wednesday night. 36-year old Matthew Barron of Salem reportedly died of natural causes between 6 and 6:30p.m. An autopsy is pending. Barron is survived by a wife and 3 children. He had worked for nearly three years as a mental health security technician.Read More »

Report: Gas Prices Rise Further

The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $4.11. That's up 5 cents in a week and 16 cents in a month. It's 18
cents higher than the national average. Some metro prices from the AAA's Monday survey: Portland $4.09, Salem $4.11, Eugene-Springfield $4.15,
Medford-Ashland $4.17.Read More »

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