Wyden, BLM Discuss Wildfire Risks

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Oregon could be in for another tough wildfire season after an unseasonably warm and dry winter. U.S. Senator Ron Wyden talked with local Bureau of Land Management and forest service leaders Thursday afternoon about the trends they’re seeing and how it might impact the season. Leaders say if drought conditions continue through … Continue reading »

Sen. Wyden Shares Focus for 2015 Session

EUGENE, Ore. — U.S. Senator Ron Wyden used the first few days of the new year traveling Oregon, talking about what he hopes to accomplish in the upcoming legislative session. He talked about his current town hall tour, which has included a lot of questions about the economy and quality of life. Senator Wyden also … Continue reading »

Organization Fighting Logging Bill

EUGENE, Ore. — Local environmentalists are speaking out against the proposed O&C Land Grant Act of 2013. The Organization Environment Oregon says the bill would do more damage than good. Representative Peter DeFazio and Senator Ron Wyden champion the bill as a balance between logging and conservation, but Environment Oregon says there is a long … Continue reading »

Senators Visit South Eugene High School

EUGENE, Ore. — U.S. senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden paid a visit to South Eugene High School Wednesday. They talked about the government shutdown and fielded questions from students. The government shutdown was the main issue Merkley and Wyden wanted to address with about 100 students there. Although many of these students right now … Continue reading »

Oregon Senator Joins Filibuster

WASHINGTON — Senator Wyden was the only democrat to back Senator Paul during the filibuster. He used Wednesday’s hearing to talk about his concerns over the drone program and government policies. “Senator Wyden went to the Senate floor yesterday during Senator Paul’s filibuster to make an important point–that the issue of American security and American … Continue reading »

Sen. Wyden Presents Museum with Flag

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Air and Space Museum received two special flags Saturday. Senator Ron Wyden presented the museum with a flag that was formerly flown at the U.S. Capitol building. The local VFW also presented a prisoner of war flag to the museum. Mayor Kitty Piercy along with around 150 people showed up … Continue reading »

EXCLUSIVE: Senator Ron Wyden on KEZI

EUGENE, Ore. — Senator Ron Wyden joined KEZI 9 News this morning to answer viewer questions. You can view the full interview above. Wyden was in Eugene for a town hall meeting Monday.¬†Wyden discussed a number of local issues and also thanked veterans who came to see him. Wyden has been holding the town hall … Continue reading »

Sen. Wyden Holds Town Hall Meeting

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon Senator Ron Wyden hosted a town hall meeting in Eugene Monday. The senator talked with people from throughout the county about local issues, including honored veterans. Students even took time out of their day so they could get involved in the political conversation. “It’s kind of cool that he’s here and … Continue reading »

Sen. Wyden Opposes Internet Sales Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of local entrepreneurs told U.S. Senator Ron Wyden Thursday they want Internet sales kept free of taxes. More than a dozen businesses owners met with Wyden in Eugene to express concern over a push by some in Congress to unravel the Internet Tax Freedom Act. If that happened, some Eugene … Continue reading »

Wyden to Meet with Online Entrepreneurs

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon Senator Ron Wyden will be in Eugene Thursday to meet with local online entrepreneurs. The senator is holding a roundtable discussion on keeping the Internet open for commercial and private use. Wyden says he opposes efforts to impose sales taxes on Internet sales transactions because he thinks it would kill jobs … Continue reading »