Category Archives: KOIN

No rain November? Monitoring possible Oregon drought conditions

So far, there’s been no rain for the month of November, and we may have a hard time getting to our monthly average. Improvements are the name of the game when it comes to chipping away at our drought conditions, and that is what we did the last two months; however, it may have been […]
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Kids could lose free school lunches under SNAP changes

A newly-proposed government rule could eliminate automatic eligibility for tens of thousands of kids in Oregon and Washington who qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches. Source: Kids could lose free school lunches under SNAP changes |

Oregon GOP senator accuses Dems of hostile work environment

An investigation into formal complaints submitted by a Republican lawmaker in the Oregon Senate against multiple Democratic lawmakers has found no basis for allegations of a hostile work environment in the wake of another Republican lawmaker making threats against state troopers. Source: Oregon GOP senator accuses Dems of hostile work environment

‘Racial taunts’ prompt new, required announcement before games

Students, coaches and spectators will hear a new message before high school sporting events this year in Oregon. The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) has ad… Source: ‘Racial taunts’ prompt new, required announcement before games |

KOIN posts special report on Francke killing

Channel 6 News uses website for interactive, multu-media presentation on the lingering questions surrounding the murder of the Oregon corrections department director. KOIN 6 News has posted in an-depth, interactive, multi-media special report on the unanswered questions surrounding the 30-year-old murder of Oregon Department of Corrections Director Michael Francke on its website. Source: Pamplin Media […]
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Broken Dome: Oregon prison chief Michael Francke slain

Prison corruption. Murder of a state official. A possibly innocent man behind bars. Source: Broken Dome: Oregon prison chief Michael Francke slain |

Chinook Winds opens Sports Wagering Lounge

The Oregon State Lottery also plans to offer sports betting games. Source: Chinook Winds opens Sports Wagering Lounge

Gov. Brown signs renewable gas bill

New bill outlines goal to have as much as 30% renewable natural gas into pipeline system by 2050. Renewable natural gas is set to have an increasingly large part in Oregon’s energy supply after Gov. Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 98 on Wednesday. Source: Gov. Brown signs renewable gas bill |

Milepost 97 fire spreads to 6,000 acres

Fire near Canyonville continues to grows larger. The “Milepost 97 Fire” is estimated to be about 6,000 acres large in southern Oregon near Canyonville. Thursday night, the fire was only 750 acres in size. Since then, it has mainly grown south of the original blaze. Seven helicopters, 2 large air tankers and two single air […]
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Oregon’s legislative session has ended

Oregon’s legislative session ended Sunday afternoon. he Oregon State Legislature adjourned Sunday evening after senators considered a flurry of bills in two days. The 160-day session adjourned after sending Gov. Kate Brown a new two-year state budget and dozens of policy priorities. A fuller picture of the two-year budget won’t be made available until July. […]
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