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Re-Vision Florence; Mapleton gets 3rd Nike grant; Cold Weather Shelter to open again; 40th anniversary of discovery that changed oceanography
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Re-Vision Florence; Mapleton gets 3rd Nike grant; Cold Weather Shelter to open again; 40th anniversary of discovery that changed oceanography

February 24, 2017 11:58 pm News

Highway facelift for Florence still a year away The facelift for Highway 101 in the core downtown area; known as “re-vision Florence”; is moving forward with construction scheduled to begin a year from now.  Florence City Manager Erin Reynolds says the Oregon Department of Transportation will likely pay about 35-percent of the nearly $10-million cost. […]

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Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press

February 24, 2017 9:22 pm Associated Press, Sports

Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 33 points, C.J. McCollum added 22 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Orlando Magic 112-103 Thursday night to snap a three-game losing streak. The Trail Blazers spoiled Terrence Ross’ debut with the Magic […]

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Latest Oregon news, sports, business and entertainment

February 24, 2017 9:21 pm Associated Press, News

  STATE BIRD Oregon lawmaker looks to replace meadowlark as state bird (Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com) SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon lawmaker says the current state bird is unoriginal, and instead wants to replace it. The Statesman Journal reports that state Sen. Fred Girod sponsored a resolution to replace the western meadowlark as […]

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Economic outlook brighter; Summer eclipse brings spring plans; Gas prices stable; PeaceHealth Lab jobs lost; Rock fall blocks rail line
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Economic outlook brighter; Summer eclipse brings spring plans; Gas prices stable; PeaceHealth Lab jobs lost; Rock fall blocks rail line

February 24, 2017 12:55 am News

Economy helps lawmakers with revenue… but not much Oregon lawmakers applauded Oregon’s economic performance, but warn that budget cuts are still on the horizon. State economists told legislators in Salem this week that strong economic growth is expected to continue for at least the next two years.  In turn, that will provide an additional $195-million […]

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Latest Oregon news, sports, business and entertainment

February 23, 2017 8:46 pm Associated Press, News

  NORTHWEST ATTORNEYS GENERAL-RESISTANCE-THE LATEST The Latest: AG says state needs protection from travel ban SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has filed a motion in federal court to intervene in a lawsuit filed by Washington state against an immigration ban imposed by President Donald Trump. Rosenblum said in the motion filed […]

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Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press

February 23, 2017 8:44 pm Associated Press, Sports

  BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Dillon Brooks hit a 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds to play to cap a comeback from 16 points down and No. 6 Oregon beat California 68-65 on Wednesday night to keep its hopes alive for a Pac-12 title. The Ducks (25-4, 14-2) trailed by 16 points early in the second half […]

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Cold Weather Shelter to open this week; Lane County improves bond rating; Florence Fest ’17 to debut; PeaceHealth Lab Layoffs; Gas prices steady
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Cold Weather Shelter to open this week; Lane County improves bond rating; Florence Fest ’17 to debut; PeaceHealth Lab Layoffs; Gas prices steady

February 23, 2017 12:43 am News

Cooler weather prompts opening of shelter The Florence Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be open tonight and tomorrow… and if cooler overnight temperatures persist, it could open Friday night as well. The shelter this evening will be housed in the Presbyterian Church of the Siuslaw at 3996 Highway 101. Greg Wood with the Presbyterian Church […]

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Latest Oregon news, sports, business and entertainment

February 22, 2017 8:52 pm Associated Press, News

  FATAL POLICE SHOOTING 2 Beaverton police officers shoot, kill man on roof BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — A Beaverton police spokesman says two officers have shot and killed a man standing on a roof. Officer Mike Rowe said Tuesday the man was waving a gun and pointing it at people from his position on the […]

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Weekly suppers; lots of rain; slide closes 101; Around the world with PTA; See birds, sea birds!
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Weekly suppers; lots of rain; slide closes 101; Around the world with PTA; See birds, sea birds!

February 22, 2017 12:44 am News

Weekly suppers offer food and fellowship Four area churches have gathered together to offer dinner to anybody and everybody each Wednesday evening. Greg Wood – “We just thought it would be good to bring people together and that’s what we do.  The target audience is lonely seniors or families or anybody that wants to… wants […]

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Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press

February 21, 2017 8:49 pm Associated Press, Sports

  PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gabe Taylor and Jazz Johnson scored 13 points apiece and Portland cruised to a 96-58 win over NAIA Walla Walla last night. D’Marques Tyson and Xavier Hallinan each scored 12 points and Philipp Hartwich added eight with 12 rebounds for Portland (10-19), which snapped a 14-game skid. A jumper by […]

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