NEWPORT, Ore. — Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) and Representative Kurt Schrader (D-Oregon) met with the Newport Fishermen’s Wives and other Newport community leaders Tuesday to discuss the next steps in the battle to keep the Coast Guard air facility open. The air facility is scheduled to close Jan. 1, 2016. The community is fighting to … Continue reading »
SALEM, Ore. — Governor-to-be, Kate Brown, will be sworn in Wednesday morning before both House and Senate members. While it’s not technically a joint session, she is expected to address all the lawmakers. The chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court will administer the oath.
SALEM, Ore. — While many government workers had the day off, state lawmakers didn’t. On Monday, they took on a bill for paid sick time. Two bills would offer Oregonians paid sick time. The House bill would create a statewide standard, allowing workers to gain an hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked. … Continue reading »
NEWPORT, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescue two surfers from a Newport cliff. The pair got stuck south of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse on Saturday. Coast Guard crews were called out after receiving 9-1-1 calls from witnesses. The surfers were picked up and flown to a nearby beach. Rescuers say they weren’t hurt.
PORTLAND, Ore. — There’s no school Monday, but at Thurston High School, there’s a lot of celebrating going on. This weekend, the Thurston Coed Cheer Team won its third consecutive title. The team competed at the 2015 OSAA Championships in Portland. It is now on the way to national competition in Anaheim over spring break. … Continue reading »
COLTON, Ore. (AP) – The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says deputies shot and killed a man who charged at them with a hatchet. KGW reports that the man was shot in Colton, about 35 miles south of Portland, on Sunday. The sheriff’s office says deputies responded on Sunday morning after receiving a 911 call about … Continue reading »
ASHLAND, Ore. — The second location for the medical marijuana dispensary, Breeze Botanicals, was welcomed by the Ashland Chamber of Commerce on Friday morning. As reported earlier this week, the dispensary is branching out to Ashland after operating in Gold Hill for about eight months. On Friday, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon … Continue reading »
SALEM, Ore. — Several state officials and groups are reacting to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber’s decision to resign. Statement from Secretary of State Kate Brown: “This is a sad day for Oregon. But I am confident that legislators are ready to come together to move Oregon forward. I know you all have a lot of … Continue reading »
SALEM, Ore. — Embattled Oregon Governor Kitzhaber resigned from office in Salem Friday, following months of controversy and questions surrounding he and his fiancée Cylvia Hayes. This comes after key Democratic allies urged him to step down Thursday. Senate President Peter Courtney told reporters he and House Speaker Tina Kotek asked Kitzhaber to resign. Also, Oregon … Continue reading »
PORTLAND, Ore. – A man who is residing in Portland has pleaded guilty to the crime of accessory for the assistance he provided to individuals connected to the May 27, 2009, suicide bomb attack at the headquarters of Pakistan’s intelligence service in Lahore, Pakistan. Reaz Qadir Khan, 51, entered his plea before U. S. District … Continue reading »