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Salem, Ore. – The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis (OEA) confirmed earlier this month a nearly $1.9 billion tax surplus, triggering a tax surplus credit, or “kicker,” for the 2021 tax year. Instead of kicker checks, the surplus will be returned to taxpayers through a credit on their 2021 state personal income tax returns filed […]

Canyonville, Ore. – On Tuesday, October 5th, 2021, members of the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team executed a search warrant at a large scale illicit marijuana growing operation in the 9000 block of Days Creek Cutoff Road in Canyonville. The activity was being conducted on two parcels of historical farmland along the South Umpqua River just […]

Roseburg, Ore. – On October 5, 2021, OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers out of the Roseburg Office were notified that a 5-point bull elk was left to waste on a BLM road between Turkey Creek and Upper Cow Creek Road in South Douglas County just east of Interstate-5 and Canyon Mountain. A preliminary investigation has […]

IDLEYLD PARK, Ore. – Searchers have recovered the body of Branda Hoyle who went missing on Saturday, September 25, 2021. 43-year-old Branda Hoyle was on an outing with family members when she walked away from the group. When she didn’t return, family became concerned and began looking for her. They later called 9-1-1 when they […]

When it comes to dating online, many will let down their guard when seeking a match. Most people are aware of usual dating scams that ask for money after awhile of correspondence, generally after the point where the victim shows interest in the scammer. However, for the LGBTQ+ community, the scam involves blackmail. A new […]

EUGENE, Ore.—On September 15, 2021, a coordinated law enforcement operation targeting the leader and several associates of a Lane County drug trafficking cell led to the seizure of 384 pounds of methamphetamine, the largest single methamphetamine seizure in Oregon State history and valued at over a million dollars. The operation, led by the U.S. Drug […]

Somewhere near 9:00 am Monday morning (PST), the social media giant Facebook went down. Users of Instagram and WHatsApp were also affected by the outage. Facebook sent out a Tweet on Twitter, “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing Facebook app. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, […]

Salem, Ore. – Starting Oct. 1, Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will see a permanent average increase of about $36 per month, per person to their regular SNAP benefits. This permanent increase is the result of federal changes to the Thrifty Food Plan. In addition, most SNAP recipients in Oregon will continue […]

Douglas County, Ore – The Douglas County Board of Commissioners recently issued a grant to Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center to help them reach their 2021 goal for their annual “Paws for a Cause” fundraiser. The grant made it possible for the animal shelter to proceed with plans to expand and remodel their on-site veterinary […]

Roseburg, Ore. – On Friday, October 1, UCC will hold its annual Day of Remembrance to reflect on the events of October 1, 2015. As granted by Oregon Governor Kate Brown, the campus flag will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset. Floral arrangements that collectively serve as a tribute to survivors and those […]