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Oregon receives second-most federal funds for highways

SALEM, Ore. — The state of Oregon is the recipient of nearly $16 million in federal funding for highway projects. The Oregon Department of Transportation says the funds are the second highest total of any state – only behind California. The Federal Transit Administration also provided $12.3 million for bus-related projects. Among the projects...
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OSP warms up for “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” – that is the message from Oregon State Police to help curb drunk driving now through the Labor Day holiday. Over 10,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide are participating in the program. OSP Superintendent Richard Evans says despite most people knowing it is dangerous, too many people get behind...
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Fires close parts of the Pacific Crest Trail

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Two wildfires broke out on the Diamond Lake Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest late Tuesday afternoon near Windigo Butte. The fires are burning in timber approximately six miles northeast of Lemolo Lake. Firefighting resources were quick to respond to the smoke reports. Rappel firefighters were lowered by helicopter to...
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Local businesses raise money for MDA

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — For over 20 years, the Muscular Dystrophy Association has been working with retail stores to help raise funds through the purchase of shamrocks. Local businesses such as Grange Co-Op made an impact this year. Grange Co-Op Retail Operations Manager Darren Davidson According to the National Institutes of Health, Muscular Dystrophy will affect...
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Update: Latest Lakeview fire size reported at over 40,000 acres

Updated: Aug. 15, 2012, 8:30 a.m. LAKEVIEW, Ore. — An updated information sheet from the Oregon 4 Interagency Incident Management Team has the Barry Point Fire at 43,677 acres and still only 25 percent contained. The report lists the resources count now at over 1,400. The fire is pushing to the south and east...
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Unemployment rate goes up, but Oregon adds jobs

SALEM, Ore. — A report released by the state Employment Department Tuesday says the unemployment rate has increased even though Oregon has added jobs. According to the released numbers, the unemployment rate is at 8.7 percent in July, up from 8.5 percent the month before. Despite the percentage change, the department reports payroll employment...
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Chili cook-off heats it up in Bonanza

This weekend, it’s going to get hot in Bonanza. And it’s not just from the hot weather. Full Story Audio – Cory Edmondson At Big Springs Park in Bonanza, heat is on with the Oregon State Chili Cook-Off & Southern Oregon Regional Chili Cook-Off. Bob Tyree with the Bonanza Volunteer Fire Department and a...
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Extra water coming for salmon run in lower Klamath River

REDDING, Calif. — Federal authorities plan to release extra water from the Trinity Reservoir in Northern California. Bureau of Reclamation’s Kevin Moore Water from the Lewiston Dam was released beginning Monday and the increased water releases will continue through late September. The move is aimed at preventing a repeat of a 2002 fish die-off that...
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Snowflake Festival Committee meets Wednesday

The Snowflake Festival Committee convenes on Wednesday to resume meetings, now on a monthly basis, for the wintertime parade and more. The group will be deciding more about the schedule of events. In order to have an event in the festival, you must register by Sept. 13. The meeting begins at noon with the...
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Average Oregon gas prices

PORTLAND, Ore. — The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $3.87. The latest figure is an increase of 20 cents in a week and 33 cents in a month. Oregon’s prices are 17 cents higher than the national average. The average price for gas in...
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