Oregon

Oregon Unemployment Rate
4:49 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Oregon's Unemployment Rate Virtually Unchanged In September

New data released Tuesday by the Oregon Employment Department show the state's unemployment rate held steady in September, coming in at a seasonally adjusted 8.7 percent. Economists blame the results on weaker than expected seasonal job growth.

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Oregon House Race
6:18 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Democrats, Republicans Vie For Control Of Oregon House

Republican Bruce Hanna and Democrat Tina Kotek are in contention to be the next Oregon House speaker.
Photos courtesy Oregon Legislature

Oregon is not considered a battleground in the Presidential election. President Obama is strongly favored to win the state’s seven electoral votes. What’s more, Democrats also hold every single statewide office in Oregon and far outnumber Republicans in terms of voter registration. But there’s an exception to the one-party dominance: The Oregon House is evenly divided. 30 Democrats to 30 Republicans. And both parties are hard at work in legislative battlegrounds to swing the majority in their direction. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports.

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Oregon Logging Panel
5:45 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Oregon Governor’s Panel Will Explore Logging Proposals for Railroad Lands

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has created a panel to try to end a stalemate over federal forest lands that once belonged to a corrupt railroad. Amelia Templeton explains.

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Klamath Basin Wetlands
6:19 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Conservationists Want More Water in Klamath for Migrating Birds

Conservation groups say one of the largest wetlands on the west coast has been allowed to go virtually dry this fall.

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Oregon Non-Profit Loses Grant
6:03 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Eugene Non-Profit Faces Loss Of Federal Stimulus Grant

Photo of Eugene, Oregon
Photo Credit: Wiki Commons

EPA auditors are recommending that federal stimulus funds granted to a Eugene non-profit be taken back. They say Cascade Sierra Solutions, which works to clean up the US trucking industry, has problems with its books.

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Paul Ryan Speech
6:12 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Ryan Fundraiser Draws Protesters

Protesters greeted Republican vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan on his fundraising visit to Portland Monday. Rob Manning of Oregon Public Broadcasting has more.

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Gillnet Ban
6:43 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Tribes Oppose Oregon Measure to Ban Gillnetting

Columbia River Indian tribes are opposing a ballot measure that would ban commercial gillnet fishing in Oregon. Reporting for EarthFix, Courtney Flatt has more.

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Fertilizer Fraud
5:09 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Oregon On The Lookout For Fertilizer Fraud

Many fertilizer products are used to cultivate marijuana.
Oregon Drug Enforcement Administration

The state of Oregon is on the lookout for fraudulent fertilizer. State regulators say it’s a growing problem for indoor gardeners. The Oregon Department of Agriculture recently cracked down on a California company that it says was selling a potentially harmful product.

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West Nile Virus In Oregon
5:31 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Third Oregon County Detects Presence Of West Nile

Health officials in Morrow County say they've detected West Nile Virus in mosquitoes trapped at county two test sites. That makes Morrow the third Oregon county this year to detect the presence of the virus.

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Oregon GOP Resignation
5:52 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Fall-Out From Topless Bar Visit Not Clear

State representative Kevin Cameron.
Photo courtesy the Oregon Legislature

Reaction has been muted to news that several high-ranking Oregon House Republicans visited a topless bar while on vacation. It does explain why one GOP leader stepped down mysteriously. But as Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports, additional implications are not yet clear.

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