Category Archives: Statesman Journal

Public meeting announced for I-5 Aurora-Donald interchange design

The public will have a chance to see the design officials say will better serve travelers during a public meeting. Source: Public meeting announced for I-5 Aurora-Donald interchange design

Train wreck near Salem in 1890 called ‘The Lake Labish horror’

“The air was made hideous by the shrieking of locomotives and the roar of special engines flying up and down the Southern Pacific track … “Words like “fatal disaster,” “horror” and “mournful” followed in a melodramatic newspaper report published 129 years ago on the front page of the Capital Journal. Source: Train wreck near Salem […]
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High cost daycare reason decline in preschool age kids in Oregon

In the last decade, the number of Oregonians aged birth through five years old dropped by almost 50,000. What happened? Children First for Oregon provides startling data for our state, and this year shows the continuation of a dramatic trend. In 2009, Oregon had 284,210 children aged 0-5. Ten years later, that number is down to 234,213. That is […]
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Three Sisters: Wilderness permits coming to Salem, Eugene Oregon

Hikers, backpackers and equestrians will have the chance to weigh in on a new permit system coming to three of Oregon’s most popular wilderness areas during a pair of open houses in Salem and Eugene. The proposed permit system will require many people entering the Three Sisters, Mount Jefferson and Mount Washington wilderness areas to […]
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Oregon counties sue state for $1 billion, claim poor forest management

The question of how Oregon should manage its state forests could receive an answer when a trial in Linn County wraps up this week between the state and 14 counties suing it for breach of contract. The counties, including Marion and Polk, claim they are owed about $1.4 billion because the state didn’t adequately manage more than […]
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Trust-land counties’ timber lawsuit seeks unfair advantage

It was about 80 years ago, in the year 1941, and before the Japanese Empire attacked Pearl Harbor. Thought of war among Oregonians was not as urgent a topic as the terrible forest fires, like the Tillamook Burn. That burn and others like it were on the minds of Oregonians, a huge cross-section of them that […]
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Oregon among grant recipients for high hazard dam funds

Smith Reservoir is among the first batch of dams nationally to get a slice of a new $10 million grant program run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for high hazard dams. Source: Oregon among grant recipients for high hazard dam funds

Coffee Creek prison admin building evacuated after suspicious mailing

Authorities evacuated the administration building of a women’s prison south of Portland, Oregon, after receiving an envelope with a white, powdery substance inside in the mail. Five people were working in the mail room of the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility when the envelop arrived Friday. Source: Coffee Creek prison admin building evacuated after suspicious mailing

Veterans Day celebration Monday afternoon at Oregon Capitol

The Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs will be host a statewide Veterans Day Celebration on Monday at 3 p.m. at the World War II Memorial in Salem on the State Capitol grounds. Source: Veterans Day celebration Monday afternoon at Oregon Capitol

Police seeking person that illegally shot bald eagle in southern Oregon

Oregon State Police want the public’s help to find the person responsible for illegally shooting a bald eagle in southwest Oregon. Police said they responded to Lower Cow Creek — southwest of Roseburg — and found the deceased eagle on Thursday. Source: Police seeking person that illegally shot bald eagle in southern Oregon