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Oregon “lunch shaming” bill introduced

Salem, Ore. – A so-called “lunch shaming” bill received its first public hearing in the Oregon House Rules Committee Thursday. The bi-partisan sponsored bill is intended to prevent students from being publicly “shamed” when their parent or guardian fails to pay their …

Washington fire threatens nearly 200 homes

Leavenworth, Wash (KIRO/CNN Newsource) – Fire crews are battling an uncontained fire that displaced residents of 170 homes. The Department of Natural Resources used helicopters and fire engines to battle the blaze. It started Tuesday in a log yard and spread to …

Construction on veterans’ housing complex begins

Medford, Ore. – A 17-unit housing complex for veterans should be complete December, 2017. Victory Place will consist of eight studio apartments and nine one-bedroom apartments dedicated to veterans. Community aid organization ACCESS helped secure the nearly $2 million grant to build …

Kitten found in ODF bulldozer

Grants Pass, Ore. – An Oregon Department of Forestry worker who heard meowing coming from inside his bulldozer discovered a kitten hidden inside the equipment Thursday morning. According to an ODF Southwest Oregon District spokesperson, the bulldozer operator had just returned Grants …

Modifications in the works for Hyatt Dam

Ashland, Ore. – The Hyatt Dam near Ashland is set to undergo modifications to limit the risk of erosion. According to the Bureau of Reclamation, a $4.4 million contract has been awarded to a California construction company that will begin work in …
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