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Part on the fourth; Art and eco development; Back to school; nursing scholarship; Minimum wage increase; Welsh visitors
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Part on the fourth; Art and eco development; Back to school; nursing scholarship; Minimum wage increase; Welsh visitors

June 28, 2016 10:46 pm News

Party on the Fourth of July The traditional Independence Day activities are planned for Florence on the Fourth of July.  Those include a rubber duck race in the Siuslaw River; watermelon and pie eating contests; and the community fireworks display from the Port of Siuslaw at dusk. As many as 2-thousand rubber ducks will be […]

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Latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports

June 28, 2016 7:53 pm Associated Press, Sports

AP-NW–Sports Right Now/770 PIRATES-MARINERS Mariners host Pirates in interleague series SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners tonight open a series at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma (6-6) makes his first career start against the Pirates. The Pirates will counter with Jonathon Niese. Seattle comes into the series off a Sunday loss to […]

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Latest Oregon news, sports, business and entertainment

June 28, 2016 7:50 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd Right Now/1193 INTERSTATE 5 SHOOTING Police investigate shooting between cars on Interstate 5 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say a man was found injured after calls came in reporting people in two vehicles were shooting at each other on Interstate 5 in North Portland. Portland police say while they were receiving reports of the […]

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Port property sales could benefit infrastructure; Bogus bills; Coast Guard City support sought; Swisshome man dies in Friday motorcycle crash; Minimum wage increase this week
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Port property sales could benefit infrastructure; Bogus bills; Coast Guard City support sought; Swisshome man dies in Friday motorcycle crash; Minimum wage increase this week

June 27, 2016 9:55 pm News

Proceeds from possible sales could pay port improvements Two properties owned by the Port of Siuslaw could be sold and turned into cash for that agency.  Port Manager Steven Leskin said the former District Office at 1499 Bay Street was the subject of an inquiry earlier this month.  As was a 40-acre piece of land […]

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Latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports

June 27, 2016 7:46 pm Associated Press, Sports

AP-NW–Sports Right Now/646 CARDINALS-MARINERS Cardinals hit 6 HRs in 11-6 win over Mariners SEATTLE (AP) — Matt Carpenter and Tommy Pham each homered twice as the St. Louis Cardinals went deep six times in an 11-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners Sunday. Jedd Gyorko and Matt Holliday also homered for St. Louis. Carpenter, Holliday, and […]

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Latest Oregon news, sports, business and entertainment

June 27, 2016 7:44 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd Right Now/1215 OREGON OCCUPATION-AFTERSHOCKS Oregon refuge takeover is over, but aftershocks remain BURNS, Oregon (AP) — Aftershocks are still shaking the high desert region of Oregon where militia members seized a wildlife refuge in January. Activists have now set up “Camp Freedom” where an occupier was killed, and organized a recall election this week […]

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Emergency Services Management Agreement Approved; Fireworks safety stressed; Donations sought for 4th display; Schools required to test for chemicals
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Emergency Services Management Agreement Approved; Fireworks safety stressed; Donations sought for 4th display; Schools required to test for chemicals

June 24, 2016 10:30 pm News

Fire Chief to assume management of ambulance district An agreement that would consolidate upper management of Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue along with Western Lane Ambulance has been ratified by both boards of directors. Fire board directors unanimously approved the deal last week. It would have Chief Jim Langborg as the top manager of both […]

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Latest Northwest sports for Alaska, Oregon and Washington state

June 24, 2016 8:01 pm Associated Press, Sports

AP-NW–Sports Right Now/1023 Latest Northwest sports for Alaska, Oregon and Washington state MARINERS-TIGERS Tigers win on walk-off wild pitch, earning sweep of Seattle DETROIT (AP) — Pinch runner Cameron Maybin easily scored on a bases-loaded wild pitch by Steve Cishek with two outs in the 10th inning Thursday, giving the Detroit Tigers a 5-4 win […]

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Latest Oregon news, sports, business and entertainment

June 24, 2016 7:58 pm Associated Press, News

Date: 06/24/2016 06:20 AM AP-OR–2nd Right Now/1068 Latest Oregon news, sports, business and entertainment at 3:20 a.m. PDT OIL TRAIN ACCIDENTS-THE LATEST The Latest: Union Pacific touts safety of fastening system PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A spokesman for Union Pacific Railroad says the company’s rail fastening system has an outstanding safety history. Spokesman Justin Jacobs’ […]

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Possible pot tax; North Bend disrupted by suspicious device; Operation Dry Water; Events Center pursuing exclusive caterer; Oregon schools required to test for lead
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Possible pot tax; North Bend disrupted by suspicious device; Operation Dry Water; Events Center pursuing exclusive caterer; Oregon schools required to test for lead

June 23, 2016 10:03 pm News

Lane Voters could decide pot tax The Lane County Board of Commissioners gave the initial nod of approval to a 3-percent county tax on recreational marijuana sales this week.  It would still have to be approved by voters in the fall before it would take effect. The tax would apply only on marijuana sales outside […]

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