Pacific Northwest

Wolf pups confirmed in Wasco County

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed Wednesday that a recently documented pair of wolves on the Warm Springs Reservation in Wasco County had at least two pups this year.

August 31, 2018 1:54 p.m. read more..

Independent candidate invited to first debate

All three major political party candidates have been invited to the first of three major gubernatorial debates before the Nov. 6 general election. Children First for Oregon, along with television station KOIN and Pamplin Media Group, will host the first major debate of the election season Oct. 2 with an atypical format: Children will pose all of the questions to the three candidates.

August 28, 2018 2:03 p.m. read more..

Brown unveils school plans

Gov. Kate Brown released her seven-step education policy agenda on Monday, components of which will be included in her proposed 2019-21 state budget, her spokeswoman said. “The governor strongly believes that in order to effect change for Oregon’s students, a multi-pronged approach is vital,” said Kate Kondayen, a press secretary in Brown’s office.

August 28, 2018 1:12 p.m. read more..

TD hosts wolf plan talks

SALEM — ODFW will host a meeting with Wolf Plan stakeholders on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at The Dalles Screen Shop, 3561 Klindt Drive. Stakeholders deeply involved with the Wolf Plan update have been invited to attend. A public comment period is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. on Thursday during the meeting.

August 24, 2018 1:48 p.m. read more..

Hood River fire destroys iconic home

The third structure fire within a week occurred Saturday in Hood River. Aug. 11 saw a destructive blaze in a Hood River residential neighborhood, on Aug. 14 came a garage fire in a rural area west of Hood River, and the latest was at the edge of a cliff, mostly unreachable by foot.

August 21, 2018 2:25 p.m. read more..

Staffers for GOP campaign quit

SALEM — Core campaign staff for the Republican candidate to represent Oregon’s 5th district in Congress resigned earlier this month. Two former staffers for the campaign said Monday that they resigned in early August due to “unrecoverable issues” in the Mark Callahan campaign.

August 21, 2018 2:22 p.m. read more..

How could toll revenue be used?

PORTLAND — If it cost $3.50 when a driver crossed Interstate 205’s Abernethy Bridge, the toll would yield about $50 million per year and support the sale of enough bonds to pay for a significant share of the widening and seismic reinforcement of the bridge, according to an analysis by WSP USA.

August 21, 2018 2:20 p.m. read more..

Primary sets up key district vote for Wash. state

Primary election night in Washington came and went, with a mixed bag of results for both Republicans and Democrats as the two parties set their sights to November’s general election. In the 3rd Congressional District, Republican incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler looks to be facing her toughest re-election campaign since she first won her seat to the House of Representatives in 2010.

August 21, 2018 1:29 p.m. read more..

State to digitalize Wash. newspapers

With a new $280,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant, the Office of Secretary of State Kim Wyman will break fresh ground in its nationally-recognized project of digitizing historic newspapers.

August 21, 2018 1:28 p.m. read more..

One Community Health to build $15.6M HR clinic

One Community Health (OCH) will break ground Thursday to replace its current health center in Hood River. The groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting ceremony, an invitation open to the public, takes place from 9:30-10 a.m. at 849 Pacific Ave. The future facility will be located just east of the current Hood River site and on the same property, which has served as OCH’s Hood River home since 1991.

August 21, 2018 1:25 p.m. read more..

Oregon: Check wage withholding

The Oregon Department of Revenue is urging Oregon employees to check their wage withholding to ensure enough is held back from each paycheck to cover their 2018 Oregon income tax liability. This is particularly important for anyone who filled out the 2018 federal Form W-4 and provided it to their employer.

August 17, 2018 4:04 p.m. read more..

Fire safety team eyes camp sites

There have been 200 abandoned campfires in the past several weeks within the Mt. Hood National Forest and a special team of fire prevention experts is now on the move to educate visitors about safety restrictions in place during hot and dry weather. “Everybody needs to be aware of the dangers of wildfire, while still enjoying the many recreational benefits the national forest provides,” said Mark Wiles, leader of the Mt. Hood National Forest NW Area Fire Prevention Team.

August 17, 2018 1:45 p.m. read more..

With strong economy, state jobs go unfilled

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..

OR parks and rec seeks comments

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..


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