Defazio Pushes for Rail Car Safety

Springfield, Ore. — Congressman Peter Defazio says it’s time for the federal government to act when it comes to rail car safety. That was the focus of a tour Thursday, at a site where rail tank cars are manufactured and repaired. At the event, Defazio said old, dangerous train cars dominate US railways, and as seen … Continue reading »

Keystone Pipeline Bill Fails

WASHINGTON D.C. — The controversial Keystone Pipeline Bill won’t be heading to President Obama’s desk, at least not anytime soon. The bill failed to pass in the Senate Tuesday by one vote. The nearly 1,200 mile pipeline would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The house passed it overwhelmingly last week. Supporters say … Continue reading »

Court in Session at Springfield High

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. —    Court was in session Wednesday for more than 100 Springfield High School students. The Oregon Court of Appeals “Traveling Bench” visits schools around the state, trying to give students an opportunity to see court in action. The students, who are all enrolled in Springfield’s Government class, witnessed three genuine cases, where legitimate … Continue reading »

Govt. Shutdown Impacts Oregon

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Wednesday was the second day of the government shutdown and it’s impacting quite a few people in our area. The Bureau of Land Management and Oregon Department of Agriculture offices were closed Wednesday; but, it’s not just people who work directly for the federal government who are impacted by the government shutdown. “I … Continue reading »

Bank of America Faces Fraud Lawsuits

(CNN) — Bank of America is facing two lawsuits filed by the U.S. government. America’s second largest bank is accused of defrauding investors in mortgage-backed securities–the kind at the center of the financial crisis of 2008. Parallel lawsuits filed by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission allege the bank lied about the … Continue reading »

Bill Allows Native American Mascots

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Senate will hear details of a proposed bill Wednesday that would give schools the ability to continue using tribal logos and images. Their is a stipulation; the schools must reach an agreement with the nearest tribal government. At Rogue River High School, the principal says the chieftan name and heritage … Continue reading »