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Salem, Ore., — Minimum wage workers will get a raise when Oregon’s minimum wage rates go up on July 1. “Oregon’s minimum wage increase is more important than ever this year, as people work tostay afloat with increasing national costs,” says Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle. As of July 1, Oregon minimum wages will be: Portland […]

NEWPORT, Ore – The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and ODFW closed all razor clam harvesting from the Washington border to the California border. Recent lab results indicate the marine biotoxin domoic acid exceeded the closure limit along the entire Oregon coast. Mussel harvesting remains closed from the Columbia River to the north side of the […]

You Buy One, We Plant One campaign donates $1 from every purchase to plant one tree Portland, Ore. – Once again, four leading Oregon craft beverage producers are teaming up with Oregon Parks Forever to raise funds to replant 25,000 trees in Oregon’s parks and forests. Between record breaking fires caused by a freak windstorm […]

Abortion remains legal, accessible in Oregon in wake of Supreme Court ruling Decision has no effect on Oregon’s Reproductive Health Equity Act that guarantees right to receive abortion, health care providers’ right to provide it PORTLAND, Ore. — Following a U.S. Supreme Court decision today that overturns Roe vs. Wade, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is reminding […]

Douglas County, Ore. – Changes to the voting process to begin as soon as the May, 2022 election. First, a new Oregon law (House Bill 3291) known as the “postmark rule” went into effect on January 1, 2022.  The new law changed Oregon’s mail-in voting laws and states that any mail-in ballot postmarked by the […]

Azalea, Ore. – In the evening hours of Monday, April 18th, 2022, detectives with the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT) executed a search warrant on a rural property in Azalea, Oregon and located an illegal marijuana operation. Detectives seized 1,702 marijuana plants, and approximately 23.5 pounds of processed marijuana.  Detectives also located 4 high end […]

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – The Southern Oregon Child Exploitation Team (SOCET) joint inter-agency task force alongside Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) patrol deputies, served a search warrant this morning at a residence on Westover Boulevard in Central Point. Detectives from JCSO, Oregon State Police (OSP), Medford Police Department (MPD), Grants Pass Police Department (GPPD), and […]

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon will lift mask requirements for indoor public places and Oregon’s schools on March 19, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced today, as hospitalizations drop and are projected to reach levels below those at the start of the Omicron surge. Earlier this month, OHA announced that the general indoor mask requirement would be […]

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) announced that as of Feb. 14, the emergency response program has paid out $282.4 million in federal emergency rental assistance (ERA) to 39,797 households, up from $278.3 million and 39,303 applicants last week, through the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP).  OERAP continues to be one of […]

PORTLAND, Ore.—A federal grand jury in Portland returned an indictment today charging a former resident of Newberg, Oregon with calling in hoax bomb threats to three schools and one hospital in Oregon. Sean Case McGinley, 40, has been charged with four counts of making interstate threats involving explosives and four counts of conveying false information […]