GMO Issue on Benton County Ballot

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A measure to ban GMOs out in the open will be on Benton County ballots in May. Last month, Benton Food Freedom submitted an initiative to get the measure on the ballot. It had enough valid signatures to move ahead. Organizers say the measure is about protecting area soil, water, air, and … Continue reading »

Sister City Program Picks Up Trees

MEDFORD, Ore. – Saturday and Sunday, the Medford Alba Sister City Association is picking up Christmas trees in Jacksonville and within Medford city limits. Donations collected will help send 29 students from North Medford, Saint Mary’s and South Medford High Schools to Alba, Italy in March, for their student exchange program. The students are hoping … Continue reading »

Reedsport Fined for Sewage Leak

REEDSPORT, Ore. — The City of Reedsport is facing major fines to the tune of $2,000. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued the fines after they say the city released raw sewage into Providence Creek. They also cited the city for not telling the public in a timely manner. The leak was caused by … Continue reading »

OSU Holds Surplus Sale at Co-ops

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University’s co-ops closed down this year, and now you can get good deals on remaining furniture. The sale is at Avery House and Azalea House through Wednesday on the corner of Madison Avenue and 11th Street. You can get bargains on tons of items, such as used couches, refrigerators and … Continue reading »

Christmas Tree Recycling

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s that time of year–Christmas tree recycling. Lane Forest Products in Eugene started taking trees on Friday. They’re open seven days a week and take all trees, including flocked trees, but they request folks to remove all decorations before dropping them off. “We recycle all the trees. We grind them up and … Continue reading »

Yes on Measure 92 Supporters Concede

SALEM, Ore. — Supporters of a measure requiring labels on genetically modified foods in Oregon are conceding defeat. The Yes on 92 campaign says there are no other legal options left that could lead them to victory. Measure 92 was defeated by just 812 votes out of 1.5 million, triggering an automatic recount. With just … Continue reading »

Bike Path Hearing to Continue

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The conversation about a proposed bike path in Benton County is still on the table, after Tuesday’s planning commission meeting about the issue was for the second time set to continue at a later date. Last week, the Benton County Planning Commission wrapped up public testimony in favor of the project. On … Continue reading »

‘Yes on 92′ Protests Ballot Recount

EUGENE, Ore. — Supporters of the Yes on 92 campaign protested outside of the Lane County Election’s Office Tuesday, asking for more than 4,000 votes across the state that had signature issues to be counted. Protesters say of the 4,600 ballots not counted in the state, 480 were not counted in Lane County. Measure 92 … Continue reading »

Public Hearing for Albany-Corvallis Bike

CORVALLIS, Ore. — There will be more public testimony Tuesday over a proposed bike path between Albany and Corvallis. The Benton County Planning Commission scheduled the additional public hearing after the huge turnout at last week’s meeting where about 150 people attended. The planning commission will decide whether to allow a permit for a path … Continue reading »

Corvallis-Albany Bike Path Proposed

CORVALLIS, Ore. — There’s a debate in Benton County over a proposed bike path that would connect Albany and Corvallis. On Tuesday night, the planning commission will talk about the issue. The question of a bike path is: where would it go? The county has been working on this project for years and has already … Continue reading »

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