Rep. Knute Buehler, Republican nominee for governor, has announced a seven-point plan to end the burgeoning homeless population with the aim of ending unsheltered homelessness by 2023. Nearly 14,000 people are considered homeless in Oregon, an increase of 6 percent between 2015 and 2017, according to a survey in early January 2017 by Oregon Housing and Community Services.August 14, 2018 3:13 p.m. read more..
SALEM — Amid a strong economy and a tightening labor market, private employers across Oregon are struggling to fill job openings. And while state officials say there's no definitive data on the subject, anecdotal evidence suggests that state government is having similar problems.August 14, 2018 3:04 p.m. read more..
SALEM — Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is seeking public comment on proposed rules that would allow the agency to implement flexible rates for state park campsites. The proposed rule would allow OPRD to vary campsite rates within a set range.August 14, 2018 2:10 p.m. read more..
ROTA, Spain – A 1997 Sherman High School graduate and Wasco native is serving in the Navy, living on the coast of Spain, and participating in a critical NATO ballistic missile defense (BMD) mission while assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross, according to a press release from the Navy Office of Community Outreach. Chief Petty Officer Phillip Lovell is a machinist’s mate aboard one of the four advanced warships forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, a small village on the country’s southwest coast, 65 miles south of the city of Seville.August 14, 2018 2:08 p.m. read more..
A Nevada corrections official and the former warden of the state prison in Montana are the two finalists for administrator of the regional jail. They are John DeVaney, now a corrections lieutenant for the city of Henderson, Nev., and Michael Fletcher, who most recently served as warden of the Montana State Prison.August 14, 2018 1:46 p.m. read more..
Governor Kate Brown has declared the Memaloose 2 Fire, burning near the Memaloose State Park east of Mosier, a conflagration. The declaration cleared the way for the state fire marshal to mobilize firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire. The Office of State Marshal’s Blue Incident Management Team, and six structural task forces from Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Clatsop, Columbia, and Marion counties will arrive early afternoon and begin working to protect structures. An estimated 100 homes are at risk, according to media reports. Evacuations for Wasco County are as follows: <strong>LEVEL 1 (GET READY) evacuation notice for the following: </strong> Starting at the bottom of the Rowena Loops to the west end of Tooley Lake, both sides of Interstate 84 and both sides of Hwy 30 as well as Mayor State Park. <strong>LEVEL 2 (GET SET TO GO) evacuation notice for the following: </strong> The intersection of State Road and Marsh Cutoff to Dell Road. This includes both sides of the road. <strong>LEVEL 3 (GO NOW) evacuation notice for the following:</strong> The intersection of Highway 30 and Marsh cutoff all the way east to the bottom of the Rowena loops, this includes both sides of the Highway 30, Rowena Dell, Rowena Overlook, Canyon Way all the way down to Rowena Ferry Road. Starting at the bottom of the Rowena Loops to the west end of Tooley Lake, both sides of Interstate 84 and both sides of Hwy 30 as well as Mayor State Park.August 11, 2018 5:11 p.m. read more..
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