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Oregon World War II Memorial construction underway

The onsite construction of Oregon’s World War II Memorial will begin on the grounds of the State Capitol, on Monday, February 3. A formal dedication ceremony at the memorial is planned this year on June 6, the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings on the beaches of Normandy, France on D-Day. World...

U.S. House passes long awaited Farm Bill

After more than two years of disagreements, the Farm Bill passed the U.S. House and is now on its way to Senate. The Farm Bill, which covers food and farm policy, contains a small cut in food stamps and preserves most crop subsidies. This five year Farm Bill will support Oregon’s farmers, ranchers, and...

Oregon report shows more opportunities for job seekers

There is great news for people seeking employment this year, as Oregon’s private-sector employers reported more job vacancies in fall 2013 than in prior years. According to a Job Vacancy Survey recently completed by the Oregon Employment Department, there were 32,300 job vacancies estimated...

Most hunting reports due end of January

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife requires that hunters who purchased 2013 big game or turkey tags needs to report their hunt results by the deadline of January 31, 2014. Whether hunters were successful or not, they are still required to report on each deer, elk, cougar, bear, pronghorn, and turkey...

New year means new laws in Oregon

With 2014 here, there are many new laws and revisions to look at in order to avoid higher fines and fees. This year there will be an increase on cigarette taxes, raising the current tax 13 cents to $1.31 a pack. Cigarette taxes are used to support the Oregon Health Plan and the state general fund. Most of...

Oregon agriculture makes for great gift ideas

Want to give a gift special and from the heart? Then why not make a homemade present this holiday season! If you are struggling with figuring out what to do then no worries, Oregon agriculture can help you do-it-yourself. The perfect present for friends and family might include locally-grown items. Laura...

Phone scammers impersonating Oregon State Police troopers

The Oregon State Police has received complaints regarding telephone calls from individuals claiming to be OSP troopers or representatives seeking money in association with dropping criminal charges, clearing arrest warrants, or threats of arrest if demands are not met. Reports from other law enforcement...

Amber Alert activated for missing Kennewick girl

UPDATE: Oregon is ending it’s participation in the AMBER ALERT for the child abducted from Kennewick, Washington. Authorities believe the parties are no longer in Oregon. For further information in regards to this incident contact the Kennewick Police Department at (509) 528-9131. At the request of...

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