Category Archives: Statesman Journal

Klondike Fire roars to life, threatens homes in Southern Oregon

Oregon’s largest wildfire isn’t finished yet. The Klondike Fire roared to life Sunday afternoon, bringing new evacuations to the small town of Agness in the Rogue River canyon. Source: Klondike Fire roars to life, threatens homes in Southern Oregon

Time is right to have conversation about outdoor responsibility in Oregon

Love of outdoor recreation binds Oregon together. We find value in the time spent outside. Whether it’s storm watching on the coast, skiing on Mt. Hood, hunting in Eastern Oregon, or bird watching at the Malheur refuge, the connection to the outdoors bridges all demographics. People live here because beautiful, challenging landscapes sustain us and […]
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Two Views: Finding balance between personal and landowner responsibility

Large, bright signs caution visitors at Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon Coast to stay behind fencing and not to step out on the sandstone bluff. Despite the danger and signs, it’s common to see people taking a risk to be one with Oregon’s natural beauty. More than a half dozen people have died since 2009 at Cape Kiwanda […]
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Measure 104: Campaigns argue protecting tax deductions, maintaining working legislature

A ballot measure that would broaden which bills require a supermajority to pass through the Oregon Legislature could have significant implications. Source: Measure 104: Campaigns argue protecting tax deductions, maintaining working legislature

Oregon wildfire costs hit record high of $514 million in 2018

The cost of fighting wildfires in Oregon reached an all-time high $514.6 million in 2018. The costs skyrocketed past last year’s record. Fueled by wildfires that started early and threatened communities all summer, Oregon’s costs skyrocketed past last year’s record-setting total of $447 million. Source: Oregon wildfire costs hit record high of $514 million in […]
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More than 100 cremated remains from state hospital reunited with families

Oregon State Hospital hosts ceremony to celebrate reunification of remains with relatives for the first time since the memorial was dedicated in 2014. Sunlight shimmers through niches of brass on the gray wall at Oregon State Hospital. The reflection embodies the tireless work done to memorialize those once lost and forgotten. The light transcends the dark […]
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Brown, Buehler talk new topics alongside state’s top issues in debate

State Library Ed. Note: Story is included to convey candidate viewpoints for the role of governor in the state of Oregon. With the occasional repeating of phrases from previous debates, Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and Republican Rep. Knute Buehler continued their pitch to voters Tuesday night during the third and final scheduled debate between Oregon’s top candidates for governor. […]
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Should Oregon taxpayers’ money be used for abortions? Voters decide in November

In November, voters will decide if public money should be used to fund elective and late-term abortions in Oregon by voting on Measure 106. Ballot Measure 106 would prohibit the use of taxpayer dollars to pay for elective and late-term abortions. While supporters say this measure only limits what money could be used for abortions, opponents fear it is […]
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Supreme Court rejects appeal from suspended Marion County Judge Vance Day

The U.S. Supreme Court is refusing to hear an appeal from a Marion County judge who was suspended following allegations that he had refused to marry gay couples and had broken gun laws. The justices on Tuesday left in place the three-year suspension against Judge Vance Day, who had argued that he was singled out […]
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Silver Falls parks explains use of private concessions company

Groups in Oregon looking to get away from it all at an affordable price have reason to celebrate: The New Ranch group-use building at Silver Falls State Park is open and taking reservations, albeit only for the remainder of 2018. This means the public can enjoy their holidays at the park. Source: Silver Falls parks explains […]
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