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State lawmakers hear proposed gun safety bills

Grants Pass, Ore., — The legislature took public testimony today on three bills aimed at creating stricter rules surrounding guns. Lawmakers say the bills close loopholes, and would make communities safer. But one local gun shop owner says he’s unsure about some …

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 …
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