Governor Kate Brown is calling on Oregonians who have an interest in serving the state to apply for membership on any of the 150 state boards and commissions that are actively recruiting new members.
SALEM — The Oregon Department of Forestry’s aviation unit held its annual multi-mission aircraft training last week in Salem. The opportunity gave the department a chance to train personnel who will help with wildfire detection using its Partenavia P-68 Observer — an airborne fire detector.
Classrooms and study were moved to the outdoors for 55 FFA high school students Monday morning. They participated in the Oregon State FFA Forestry Competition and were challenged by tests in eight different areas involving forestry and natural resources. The event was held on the Umpqua Comm…
PORTLAND — Governor Kate Brown signed the bipartisan Private Forest Accord package, Senate Bills 1501 and 1502, and House Bill 4055, at the World Forestry Center in Portland on Wednesday.
Oregon’s unemployment rate reached its lowest level in more than two years. Edging down to 3.7% in April, from 3.8% in March, the rate is now close to Oregon’s record low of 3.4%, which occurred in each of the four months of November 2019 through February 2020. The U.S. unemployment rate was…
Today is the day. Oregon Primary Election Day is here. In Douglas County, voters will cast their ballots by 8 p.m. today for a number of candidates in statewide and local races, as well as five different measures ranging from school bonds to expanding the Idaho state border to include Dougla…
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission is expected to decide if the North Umpqua summer steelhead hatchery production should continue, be modified, or be eliminated effective this month, as part of its meeting happening Thursday and Friday in Astoria.
For the first time in 10 years, the Bureau of Land Management has changed the fees it charges visitors at nearly two dozen recreation sites in northwest Oregon. The changes, which went into effect at the beginning of April, include increases and new fees at existing day use and overnight rec…
For the first time in more than a decade, Oregon lawmakers are examining the state’s high school graduation requirements. As they work to determine what kinds of changes need to be made, a widespread effort is now underway to give people in all of Oregon’s communities a voice when it comes t…
Claim the money you are due. That’s the latest word from the IRS as the deadline approaches to file a federal income tax return for 2018.
When he announced his decision to step down as Oregon Republican Party chair earlier this week, Dallas Heard told The News-Review that a small group within the organization, including Republican National Committeeman for Oregon Solomon Yue, had been conspiring against him.
Rural Democratic candidate for governor Patrick Starnes, of Brownsville, will be available to meet with voters at 6 p.m. Thursday at Bangkok West at 2521 W. Harvard Blvd. in Roseburg.
After Democratic state legislators last week offered rural legislators across the state $100 million for local projects, state Rep. Christine Goodwin, R-Canyonville requested funding for two Douglas County projects.
Republican gubernatorial candidate and Salem oncologist Bud Pierce believes Oregonians should respect COVID-19, but they don’t need to fear it.
The Department of Justice says the Flying Lark’s plans for 225 historic horse racing machines would make it a casino.
In 2016, volunteers Carol Hunt and GiGi Grimes Shannon were shocked to find unclaimed veteran remains. Abandoned and forgotten, they’d sat on a Roseburg mortuary’s attic shelves — some for as long as 44 years.
PORTLAND — The Oregon Health Authority is expected to file permanent rules Friday that keep in place requirements for using masks indoors in K-12 schools and requirements for school and school-based program staff to be vaccinated.
SUTHERLIN — Sandy Mayor Stan Pulliam told area residents he’s running for governor because he has seen the impact of state COVID-19 mandates on small businesses across the state.
Two state legislators told the state House Committee on Business and Labor this week that healthcare workers, grocery checkout clerks and others who worked in high-risk jobs during the pandemic should get one-time relief payments from the state.
Stan Pulliam, mayor of Sandy and candidate for Oregon governor, will visit Sutherlin Friday morning during a campaign tour of Southern Oregon.
State Rep. Christine Goodwin will run for the state Legislature this year, but not in the district she currently serves.
A host of new laws passed by the Oregon Legislature last year took effect on Saturday.
Greater Idaho will be on the May ballot in Douglas County.
The state Department of Justice has been illegally spying on opponents of the Pacific Connector Pipeline, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Oregon Circuit Court in Marion County.
State Sen. Dallas Heard was removed from the Senate floor at the end of Monday’s special legislative session because he was not wearing a mask.
Citizens for Greater Idaho President Mike McCarter brought a box filled with sheets containing 3,689 signatures to the elections office at the Douglas County Courthouse Tuesday.
In February 2020, 13 environmental groups and 13 timber industry groups began holding a series of meetings around a virtual table.
The Oregon People’s Rebate would put about $750 in the pocket of every person — adult or child — in the state each year. For a family of four, that would be $3,000.