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Woman dead, three injured in eastern Oregon highway crash

ONTARIO, Ore. - An Ontario woman was killed and three other people were injured in a head-on collision Wednesday in eastern Oregon. Oregon State Police say 41-year-old Roberta Chandler was driving southbound on Highway 201 at milepost 21 in a Pontiac Sunfire when she drifted into the northbound lane


Ashland businesses already thinking about smoke season

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Oregon politicians react to Mueller report

Oregon politicians have released statements regarding the Thursday release of the report from special counsel Robert Mueller. Here’s a sampling of opinions. “Now that we have seen the contents of the Mueller report, it is abundantly clear that Attorney General Barr’s actions several weeks ago and th


Ashland cottage development receives push back from neighbors

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland City Council members are taking a closer look at plans for a new development at their meeting Tuesday night. The city plans to demolish an existing property on N. Laurel Street in order to build a 12-unit cottagehousing development.


Minimum wage set to increase across Oregon starting July 1

SALEM, Ore. — Minimum wage workers are set to receive a boost this July when a planned increase for the entire state of Oregon goes into effect. The actual amount of the increase and overall minimum hourly wage varies — largely by county. According to the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI), the i


Wolves attack cow in eastern Oregon

BAKER COUNTY, Ore. – A cow had to be euthanized after being severely injured by wolves in eastern Oregon. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said on the morning of April 16, a rancher in rural Baker County reportedly saw two wolves while riding into private pasture land to check on cattle.


Second screening added for locally made film

Due to popular demand, a second screening has been added for the Klamath Falls premiere of the movie “Phoenix, Oregon,” which was primarily filmed in Klamath Falls. Produced by Joma Films, an Ashland-based film studio, “Phoenix, Oregon” made its world premiere at the Ashland Independent Film Festiva


Oregon not ready to 'spring forward' on its own

SALEM — Oregon may not go it alone on switching to daylight saving time year-round. In the latest legislative proposal, Oregon would only stop "falling back" in November if neighboring California and Washington were to do the same.


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New variety of zebra chip disease threatens potato production in southwestern Oregon

Named after the dark stripes that form inside potatoes after they are cut and fried, zebra chip disease is a potentially devastating affliction that can result in yield losses up to 100% for farmers.


How fast are Oregon counties growing — or shrinking? All 36, ranked

Central Oregon is by far the fastest growing part of the state, new census data show. Not anywhere near the top of the list? The Portland metro, which previously led the way. As the Portland area's economic growth has slowed, its population growth followed. That's not unexpected, given a yearslong s


Oregon lawmakers weigh bill allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses

SALEM, Ore — Dozens of supporters and opponents attended a public hearing in Salem to voice their opinions on a bill that would allow non-citizens in Oregon to obtain driver's licenses.


Hit and run suspect sought by Medford police

MEDFORD, Ore. – Police are trying to track down a woman involved in a hit and run incident in Medford. The Medford Police Department shared images of a woman who ran over a 74-year-old man riding a bicycle while she was driving away from a Dutch Bros. Coffee stand at the corner of Biddle Road and Ma


Central Oregon’s three newest hotel options

It’s not just that high desert climate that makes Central Oregon such a hot spot. It’s the craft breweries, mountain sports, hiking trails, dude ranches and golf resorts, too. Now, a new slew of lodgings has opened in Bend and beyond, joining the lineup of hotels, B&Bs and charming inns. Among the n


Dad who abandoned baby naked and injured in Oregon woods takes plea deal

BEND, Ore. — The father of a 1-year-old boy who was left outside in central Oregon with a broken leg, cracked skull and meth in his system has accepted a plea deal that will send him to prison for over two years.


Hornbrook residents wait for decision on Klamathon Fire suspect

HORNBROOK, Calif.– The San Franciso man charged with starting the deadly Klamathon Fire in Sisikiyou County made an appearance in court Wednesday. During the hearing, attorneys on both sides agreed this case is a complicated one, mired in factual and legal issues that could cause it to be very lengt


Sheriff who dealt with Oregon wildlife refuge standoff announces resignation over budget

BURNS, Ore. – Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward announced Wednesday that he's stepping down because of the county's substantial budget shortfall. Ward became a household name in 2016 during the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge protest when he asked Ammon Bundy and his followers to leave.


Hwy 140 outside of Medford closed due to crash

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — UPDATE (3:00 p.m.) All lanes are now open and crews have cleared the area. ODOT says that traffic is getting through on the highway, but Kershaw Road is blocked.


Classes canceled at Oregon coast school after students test positive for carbon monoxide

Classes were canceled at a Waldport elementary school Wednesday after an odor prompted parents to take their children to the emergency room. At least 14 children’s parents took them to the emergency room to have their blood levels tested for exposure to carbon monoxide, Karen Fischer Gray, superinte


Manhattan Beach feels like a secret, tucked-away treasure on the north Oregon coast

Turn off U.S. 101, cross the railroad tracks and look for the retro wooden sign welcoming you to Manhattan Beach Wayside, one of the least-visited, tucked-away parks on the Oregon coast between Nehalem Bay and Rockaway Beach.