Category Archives: KVAL

Oregon weighs multiple new restrictions on firearms

For the Oregon Legislature, it’s not a question of whether any firearms legislation will pass this session. It’s really a question about what will pass. Gov. Kate Brown has made firearms legislation a priority. Democratic leadership, in the majority, is backing her up. Lawmakers also have ideas of their own. So do high school students […]
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Spring forward – and stay put: Should Oregon abolish daylight saving time?

Spring forward. Fall back. Spring forward. Fall back. Spring forward – and stay put. Source: Spring forward – and stay put: Should Oregon abolish daylight saving time?

Should Oregon outlaw coyote hunting tournaments and similar events?

The Humane Society of the United States released undercover video Wednesday that the organization says investigators recorded in eastern Oregon during the “Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) 1st Annual Coyote Hunting Tournament” last December. The Society also heralded new legislation introduced in the Oregon Senate to outlaw such events. Source: Should Oregon outlaw coyote hunting […]
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Government shutdown may play a role in firefighting efforts this year

Some fire agencies in the U.S. may or may not be affected by the government shutdown for this year’s fire season. Resources can affect training efforts and even the hiring of new fire fighters, but the Oregon Department of Forestry says for this time of year, so far so good. Source: Government shutdown may play […]
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New Senate Bill would allow export agreement for Oregon marijuana

Oregon’s cannabis industry is in peril according to members of the Craft Cannabis Alliance. And they say the only solution is to begin exporting the product. Cannabis began as a way for Travis Mackenzie to help his wife through a traumatic brain injury. Source: New Senate Bill would allow export agreement for Oregon marijuana | […]
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‘We worry about outbreaks from measles kind of like a wildfire, it just spreads’

Two cases of measles have been confirmed in the northwest; one in Vancouver, Washington, the other in Portland. Source: ‘We worry about outbreaks from measles kind of like a wildfire, it just spreads’

CRESA apologizes for mistakenly sending alert for 911 outage in Washington to Oregonian

Counties across Washington state Friday worked to get 911 services restored after an hours-long outage prevented people from reporting their emergencies with calls to the three-digit line. CRESA, the emergency management and 911 dispatch for Clark County, first announced the outage about 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Source: CRESA apologizes for mistakenly sending alert for 911 outage […]
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Lawmakers look ahead to 2019 Oregon legislative session

In a little over 30 days, the Oregon Capitol will be jumping. That’s when the Oregon Legislature gets down to business. Democrats will have super-majorities in both chambers. Source: Lawmakers look ahead to 2019 Oregon legislative session

Oregon breweries sign to designate land as wilderness or recreation areas

More than 50 Oregon breweries have signed a letter of support for protecting our state’s waters. They say the natural simplicity of Oregon beer could be at stake. Jamie Floyd is the co-founder of Ninkasi Brewing Company in Eugene. “We live in a really special place,” he says. Source: Oregon breweries sign to designate land […]
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ODOT’s plan for a toll along I-5 and I-205 moves through state commission

State transportation officials are moving forward in the process to start tolling part of two Oregon highways – Interstate 5 and Interstate 205. If approved, the tolling would not start for at least five years. Source: ODOT’s plan for a toll along I-5 and I-205 moves through state commission