Category Archives: KOBI

Gov. Kate Brown visits Brookings with plans to help with recovery after the Chetco Bar Fire

Governor Kate Brown spent today in Brookings talking with local business owners about the impact of the Chetco Bar Fire, Oregon’s ninth largest fire in over 100 years. Now that the devastation has stopped, Governor Brown says she’s adamant that a thorough recovery process must begin. After the Chetco Bar Fire burned nearly 191,088 acres […]
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Oregon’s REAL ID Act compliance “under review”

The status of Oregon’s compliance with the federal REAL ID Act of 2015 is officially up in the air. If the state doesn’t secure another federal extension, a driver’s license won’t be enough to board domestic commercial flights come late January. The state was classified as “under review” after a previously extension granted by the […]
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Governor Kate Brown announces education goals

Oregon Governor Kate Brown said she’s making education a top priority after accepting the resignation of Salam Noor as acting Deputy Superintendent for Public Instruction. Source: Governor Kate Brown announces education goals – KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

Oregon politician concerned about Roseburg VA medical facility

An Oregon congressman is asking the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to address “substandard management” at the Roseburg VA hospital. Source: Oregon politician concerned about Roseburg VA medical facility – KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

Gov. Kate Brown to visit Brookings for wildfire “listening session”

Oregon Governor Kate Brown plans to head to Brookings for a “listening session” for those affected by wildfires. Source: Gov. Kate Brown to visit Brookings for wildfire “listening session” – KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

Oregon Governor mobilizes additional National Guard resources to Chetco Bar Fire

About 125 additional Oregon National Guard service members, along with support personnel, are scheduled to be activated in Curry County Thursday. Governor Kate Brown announced the mobilization of additional Oregon National Guard resources to support the response to the Chetco Bar Fire on Wednesday evening. Source: Oregon Governor mobilizes additional National Guard resources to Chetco […]
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Medford politician asks governor to reconsider Holly Theatre fund veto

A local politician is asking Oregon Governor Kate Brown to reconsider her decision to veto portions of a bill providing funds to Medford projects. Last session, the Oregon State Legislature passed House Bill 5006, which determines the amount of money authorized for financial agreements. Source: Medford politician asks governor to reconsider Holly Theatre fund veto – […]
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Elevated blue-green algae toxins detected in Upper Klamath Lake

High levels of blue-green algae toxins have been detected in Upper Klamath Lake. The Oregon Health Authority issued a health advisory on July 28 for Howard Bay, located in the southwest corner of the lake. People are advised to avoid areas that look foamy, scummy, thickened, or colored green, blue-green or brownish-red. Source: Elevated blue-green […]
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Illegal campfire leads to partnership in action

 As fire season progresses, Oregon State Police and Oregon Department of Forestry are taking advantage of a unique partnership. Over the years, the partnership has seen changes, but the goal is always the same – help each other do their jobs to keep you safe. Source: Illegal campfire leads to partnership in action – KOBI-TV […]
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Oregon bill could expand Medicaid to kids in the country illegally

Oregon lawmakers are moving forward with legislation to extend Medicaid to children brought into the country illegally. Senate Bill 558 would permit all eligible children residing in Oregon to enroll in Oregon’s Medicaid program, regardless of citizenship status. Source: Oregon bill could expand Medicaid to kids in the country illegally – KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV […]
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