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ODOT extends studded tire season

Salem, Ore.- Oregon Department of Transportation has extended studded tire season until the end of the day Sunday, April 15. Typically in Oregon, travelers can use studded tires from November 1 through March 31. State law grants each state’s transportation department the …

New airline rules: Late bags, no fees?

Washington, D.C. (NBC News) — The Department of Transportation has issued a new set of rules for airlines that officials hope will mean an upgrade for travelers. The changes announced Wednesday are designed to protect passengers and promote more competition, and ultimately …

Medical marijuana workshops held in Josephine Co.

Josephine County, Ore. — Local medical marijuana growers were given a crash course on the latest rules from state officials on Tuesday. Representatives from the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, or the O.M.M.P., held two workshops at the library in Grants Pass. They …

Overtime rules expand for millions

Washington, D.C. — More than 4 million Americans who are not eligible for overtime pay will now have expanded protections. The Department of Labor announced it would expand overtime pay protections and boost wages for workers by 12 billion dollars over the …