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Oregon legislature considering new towing laws

Salem, Ore.- New bills being considered in Salem would target predatory towing and could keep auto theft victims from facing steep towing and storage fees to get recovered vehicles back. Oregon’s Attorney General is supporting the legislation. Amendments have been proposed to …

Senator Bates honored on Senate floor

Salem, Ore. — The Oregon legislature spent the morning honoring the late southern Oregon Senator Alan Bates. SCR 7 was the only measure the house and senate took up Thursday, as a way to honor and celebrate Bates’ life and service. “I can only …

Kevin Talbert to fill interim senate seat

Medford, Ore.- Jackson County Commissioners have chosen Kevin Talbert to fill the state senate seat left empty by Dr. Alan Bates’ death. Dr. Bates died Aug. 5, 2016 while fishing with his son in Douglas County. Jackson County Democrats gave the commissioners …

Common ground on gun control?

(NBC News) — The mass killing in Orlando has given new life to Washington’s war over gun control. For the first time in recent memory, bi-partisan support of new gun control laws seems to be a possibility. “I think something has happened,” …

Public weighs in on minimum wage in Salem

Salem, Ore. — A possible change in Oregon’s minimum wage is the hot topic in Salem. The Senate Workforce Committee heard from a wide range of business owners and organizations Tuesday as they consider a number of proposals. Among those is one from …
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