Archive for August, 2011

Outside factors influence Oregon tax revenue

August 29, 2011 3:56 pm News

Oregon’s tax collections will be down by about $200-million from projections for the two-year state budget cycle that began last month.  It’s unlikely that any immediate cuts in government spending will be required because of the down-turn. First of all, it’s still early in the cycle and second, because lawmakers had set aside significant reserves […]

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Still more news from the AP

August 29, 2011 3:54 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–3rd NewsMinute,264 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Pacific Power blames vandals for a power outage last night that left at least 7,000 customers in the Willamette Valley in the dark. The utility tells KVAL that the vandalism was a substation near Brownsville. The outage also affected […]

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More Oregon News from the AP

August 29, 2011 3:53 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute,271 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press CLARNO, Ore. (AP) – Weather conditions have improved for firefighters battling a 45,000-acre grass fire in central Oregon, after red flag warnings expired. Fire officials in Prineville said this morning that there were no flare-ups or problems overnight. More than 300 firefighters have […]

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The latest Oregon News from the AP

August 29, 2011 3:53 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–1st NewsMinute,285 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press WARM SPRINGS, Ore. (AP) – Firefighters worked under a “red flag warning” in central Oregon yesterday as they battled a complex of wildfires that has burned 33,000 acres. Pam Sichting of the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center says the critical fire weather could […]

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Emeralds back on top

August 29, 2011 3:51 pm News, Sports

The Eugene Emeralds re-took the lead in the West Division of the Northwest League with three straight wins… 1-nothing, 5-1, and 1-nothing… over the Spokane Indians over the weekend.  The Ems capitalized on a four game Everett Aqua-Sox losing streak to retake the advantage as they enter the final five game series of the year… […]

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Oregon Revenue Forecast Down $200-million

August 26, 2011 3:58 pm News

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon’s tax collections will be down nearly $200 million from projections for the two-year state budget cycle that has just begun. The latest forecast from state economists, released to lawmakers on Friday, is unlikely to require any immediate cuts in government spending because it’s early in the budget cycle, and because […]

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More Oregon News from the AP

August 26, 2011 2:57 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–3rd NewsMinute,304 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Starting today, Portland police are trying something new to crack cold cases: a publicity campaign on TriMet buses. One of the first cases being advertised on a bus billboard today is that of Brian Todd Mitchell, who was killed […]

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Boat owners facing mandatory inspections

August 26, 2011 1:49 pm News

Roadside inspection stations will be set up in several areas of Oregon next Friday to try and stem the tide of invasive species.  Oregon State Police will assist the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.  They’ll be directing anyone towing or hauling a boat to pull to the side of the road and have the […]

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Fourth Annual Rods and Rhodies two weeks away

August 26, 2011 1:48 pm News

Preparations are underway for the fourth annual Rods n’ Rhodies Invitational car show.  Organizers say more than one-hundred rods and cruisers will grace Old Town Florence for two days, September 10th and 11th.   Bay Street will be closed to traffic for the two-day event allowing pedestrians to stroll through the three-block area.  There’ll be a […]

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Blue-Green algae found in Coos County lake

August 26, 2011 1:47 pm News

Public health officials are warning residents and visitors to North Coos County to stay away from the water in South Tenmile Lake.  Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of toxic blue-green algae.  It can produce toxins harmful to humans and animals.  Experts say swallowing or inhaling water droplets should be avoided, as well as skin […]

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