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Ashland City Council considering event tax

Ashland, Ore. —  The City of Ashland is considering a new tax. It’s called the event tax, and would tack on an extra charge for plays, concerts and more. Discussions are still in their early stages, but the City of Ashland knows …

OSF lays off workers

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is one of the organizations still dealing with the effects of the smoke–it announced layoffs last week. It’s an uneasy situation for employees. “When you’re finishing your season, any company finishing in a significant shortfall, …

Grants Pass elementary school burglarized

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Someone broke into Fort Vannoy Elementary School in Grants Pass this weekend, according to Josephine County Sheriff’s Office. A teacher reported the crime Sunday when she showed up on campus.  The front gate was open and a window …

Portland relaxes rules for tiny houses, RVs

  PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Portland is in the middle of a homeless crisis, but one local lawmaker thinks she has found at least a temporary solution. Joan Grimm is a tiny home activist. She said, “There’s thousands of bedrooms every night …

Police seek school burglary suspects

RUCH, Ore. – Police need your help identifying two people suspected of burglarizing a local elementary school. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said the two suspects broke into Ruch Elementary School on the morning of October 1. They stole items from a …

Phone scam reported in Klamath County

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – If you suddenly get a call out of the blue from someone saying you’ve been awarded a government grant, it may be a scam that’s been reported locally. Someone claiming to work with mygovernmentgrants.com will cold call residents …

Oregon sues DHS for not disclosing immigration records

SALEM, Ore. – The State of Oregon is suing the Department of Homeland Security for failing to disclose information about detention and deportation of immigrants. In June, ten state attorney generals–including Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum–filed a Freedom of Information Act request …

Employment numbers down in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. – Employment numbers in Oregon have declined for the second time since rapid gains were seen earlier this year. The Oregon Employment Department (ODE) said nonfarm payroll employment dropped by 3,800 jobs this September. This follows a revised loss of …
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