Salem could lift water advisory before treatment solution is in place

Salem officials could lift the drinking water advisory on June 25 as initially hoped, heartened by 10 consecutive days of toxin tests deemed safe. Source: Salem could lift water advisory before treatment solution is in place

Hackers attack state email system

A phisher sent out 8 million spam emails from Oregon.gov and paralyzed state employees’ ability to reply to emails from the public. Source: Hackers attack state email system

Central Oregon unemployment rates reach historic lows

Unemployment rates in Central Oregon counties reached historic lows in May, the Oregon Employment Department reported Tuesday. In Deschutes County, the rate dipped to 3.8 percent, a new historical low, down from 4.2 percent in April. The county added 1,270 jobs, which was slightly more than expected for May. Most of the jobs added were […]
Read More »

Editorial: ODOT vs. Bend’s breweries

Agency that wasted millions on sinking overpass takes shot at city’s ‘drinking culture’ Central Oregon residents are a bunch of drunks, it seems, especially those of us who live in Bend. And our local culture is to blame. For shame, breweries! Source: Editorial: ODOT vs. Bend’s breweries; Agency that wasted millions on sinking overpass takes […]
Read More »

Tariff hikes hit Oregon products

Just last month, Oregon Beef Council CEO Will Wise was standing next to the meat case of a high-end grocery story in Shanghai and observed a consumer choosing U.S. beef. The steak that the woman chose cost the equivalent of about $50, he said. “It’s cool to see people picking up expensive U.S. beef,” Wise […]
Read More »

Federal government nixes Bend Parkway grant

A federal grant that local leaders hoped would provide $60 million to $70 million to re-route the Bend Parkway won’t come through, at least not this year. The Oregon Legislature in 2017 earmarked $50 million for safety improvements, including new traffic signals, at the congested intersection of U.S. Highway 97 and Cooley Road — a […]
Read More »

In Bend, child care may be harder to find than housing

When Wintress Lovering decided to return to work and started looking for child care for her young daughter in February, she heard the same response from several centers: they were full, but maybe she could try in the fall — of 2019. Lovering eventually found a program that will take her two children — a […]
Read More »

Trump defends Oregon monument expansion in lawsuit

The Trump Administration has asked for dismissal of a lawsuit challenging expansion of the Cascades-Siskiyou National Monument, claiming the president’s authority supersedes timber laws that would allow harvesting on monument Source: Trump defends Oregon monument expansion in lawsuit

Salem Tests A New Way To Remove Toxins From Drinking Water

After issuing two drinking water advisories for toxins produced by a harmful algae bloom, the city of Salem is testing out a possible solution. Source: Salem Tests A New Way To Remove Toxins From Drinking Water

Oregon Has Filed 16 Lawsuits Against Trump Administration … And Counting

The lawsuits mostly involve attempts to block Trump administration policies — including suits challenging the crackdown on sanctuary cities and efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Source: Oregon Has Filed 16 Lawsuits Against Trump Administration … And Counting