Cover Oregon

Cover Oregon launches new ad campaign

SALEM, Ore. — Cover Oregon is launching a second series of television ads to promote the online marketplace where consumers can shop for health insurance. The three ads launched yesterday are designed to educate the public about Cover Oregon. The ads show the ability to compare insurance plans, federal subsidies that lower the costs...
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Man hiding under a tree in storm is struck by lightning and dies

MADRAS, Ore. — A Central Oregon man returning from a weekend motorcycle trip through the Columbia Gorge died when he and his wife were struck by lightning. 50-year-old Bret Hemenway 49-year-old Connie Hemenway were heading home on Sunday on 97 when they stopped and waited under a tree for the storm to pass. Lightning...
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Medical marijuana committee in the works

A committee that makes recommendations to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program wants to add two prosecutors and an Oregon State Police official to the committee that will make the rules for medical marijuana shops. The Advisory Committee on Medical Marijuana has submitted more than a dozen names of candidates for the rules committee. The...
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Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail damaged by artifact hunters

BURLEY, Id. — A portion of the Oregon Trail in south-central Idaho near Burley has been damaged by people using metal detectors and shovels to illegally search for artifacts. BLM officials said they recently found about 400 holes over several miles of the trail, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places...
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Public asked for help in search of missing teen

RIDDLE, Ore. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing person. 18-year-old Johnathan Croom’s has been missing since last Wednesday. Croom had been visiting a friend in Washington and was supposed to return to Mesa, Arizona, but his 2000 Honda CRV was found abandoned on Yokum...
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Douglas Complex fires in mop up stages

  GLENDALE, Ore. — Fire officials are mopping up the Douglas Complex burning near Glendale. Crews say recent rainfall helped get a handle of the fire this week. A quarter to a third of an inch of rain fell in the area, and was enough to knock out a lot of the embers. Fire...
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High bacteria levels in the ocean at Alsea River Beach

LINCOLN COUNTY, Ore. — If you’re heading to the coast this weekend, you need to know that the Oregon Health Authority has issued an advisory because of higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in the ocean at Alsea River Recreation Area Beach in Lincoln County. The higher-than-normal levels were found in the river upstream of the...
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Bow Hunting

Hunters urged to use caution when hunting

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — This year the Oregon Department of Forestry is urging hunters to use extreme caution when they go out hunting this weekend. There are no new restrictions in place but previous restrictions are still in place. That means no power driven machinery during 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., no campfires, and...
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Police looking for missing Siskyou County woman

SISKYOU COUNTY — Police are searching for a missing 78-year-old woman. Sally Ann Nolan was last seen wearing white pants and a multi-colored blouse. She is 5 feet 3 inches tall, 170 pounds with short brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen Monday afternoon around 3pm leaving Lumgrey Creek area off Hwy...
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Wild Horse Running

Judge allows sale of mustangs by tribe

RENO,  Nv. — A federal judge has cleared the way for a Nevada tribe to sell 149 mustangs over the objection of critics who say that are federally protected wild horses that should not be auctioned off for possible slaughter. U.S. District Judge Miranda Du lifted an emergency restraining order she put in place...
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