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Recalled Weed Products

The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission has issued a recall for two retail vaping products that tested positive for pesticides. The products were sold by recreational marijuana licensed retailers to consumers across the state from June 10th of last year, to this past Tuesday, January 24th. As the products do not conform to state standards […]

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Umatilla Shooting Arrest

An investigation into a shooting on Tuesday in Umatilla County has led to an arrest. Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested 35 year old Travis Laib of Pendleton, on felony charges including Assault; Felon in Possession of a Weapon; and Unlawful use of a Weapon. The arrest comes after deputies responded to St. Anthony Hospital […]

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Guilty Plea to Environmental Violations in the Dalles

An Illinois-based company that operates an aluminum processing facility in The Dalles, pleaded guilty Wednesday to violating the Clean Air Act by negligently releasing a hazardous air pollution from its facility, endangering employees and those in the nearby community. Hydro Extrusion USA of Rosemont, Illinois, pleaded guilty to negligent endangerment by discharging a hazardous pollutant. […]

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Internet Speed Survey Underway

The Oregon Public Utility Commission is asking state residents to report their home internet speed data or lack of internet service as part of Faster Internet Oregon’s internet speed test and broadband mapping survey. They say the information will help secure infrastructure funding and ensure it is allocated so every Oregon resident has access to […]

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Officer Involved Shooting

An officer involved shooting is under investigation in Salem. It reportedly happened around 9am Monday, when Salem Police officers were involved in a deadly use of force incident resulting in the death of a suspect at the Walmart parking lot. Police say a confrontation in which the suspect fired at least once at officers led […]

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Grants Awarded for Tourism Marketing

The Oregon Tourism Commission has awarded more than $1.4 million through its Capacity and Small Project Grant Program to help destination marketing/management organizations and federally-recognized tribes with capacity building and targeted projects to enhance and expand economic impact through travel and tourism. All projects being funded by this program must be completed by December 31st. […]

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A Big Food Bill

A bill in the state capitol would address just who can receive food assistance in Oregon. Under federal law, people who are undocumented are excluded from programs such as SNAP, the country’s largest food assistance program. The proposed bill is called the “Food for All” bill and if passed, it would extend food aid to […]

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Grant Proposals Available Beginning January 30th

The Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund request for grant proposals opens on January 30 and closes March 27th. Interested applicants should visit the OCRF grants webpage at: www.dfw.state.or.us. The maximum allowable grant request per institution and/or organization is $50,000 per project. Any public or private nonprofit may request funds and must have a tax-exempt status. […]

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Camper Fire But No Injuries

On Saturday, Bend Fire & Rescue crews responded to a report of a small camper that was on fire on Hunnell Road. The pickup-style camper was fully engulfed when crews arrived. They were able to quickly put the fire out without it spreading. The total loss is estimated at $1,500. Nobody was in the camper […]

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Traffic Stop Near Bend Turns Into Drug Bust

A traffic stop by Oregon State Police lead to a drug arrest. Troopers pulled over an SUV for a lane use violation on northbound US 97 near milepost 132, just north of Bend. Criminal activity was suspected, so the trooper searched the vehicle, and found about 10 pounds of suspected methamphetamine and approximately five pounds […]

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