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State Transportation Employee On Leave After Being Linked To Offensive Facebook Post

An employee of the Oregon Department of Transportation is being investigated for an offensive Facebook post involving immigrants.

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What’s Going On With Recycling In Oregon?

Most Oregonians pride themselves on being recyclers. After all, our state was a pioneer with the country’s first bottle bill. But, the market for recycling has tightened and many Oregon cities, including Eugene and Springfield, are no longer accepting most plastics for curbside recycling.

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The controversy over President Trump's executive order to end the policy of separating migrant families who cross into the U.S. illegally is shifting to the courts.

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If mosquitos love the taste of you, this summer may prove a challenge. Lane County Health officials warn a dramatic increase in the blood-sucking insects could lead to a banner year for West Nile and other viruses.

Mosquitos like warmer temperatures and wetter conditions. So, this year’s short winter and intermittent rains have helped the tiny vampires find breeding sites where they can multiply.

Oregon Approves Killing Of Eastern Oregon Wolf

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The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is permitting an Eastern Oregon rancher to kill one wolf from a pack that’s been injuring his cattle.

A Wallowa County rancher found three injured calves in a pasture on private land over a span of a few days last week. All three were confirmed wolf attacks.

Wildlife officials know of at least three wolves are in the area. The rancher has a permit to kill one wolf on that privately owned pasture or the adjacent stretch of public land where he is permitted to graze cattle. The kill permit expires July 10.

JUNE 19, 2018 - KLCC announced today that General Manager John Stark is retiring on August 31, after five years at the station and a 44-year career in public radio. Under Stark’s leadership, KLCC has obtained its largest audience, maximized local funding and launched the KLCC Public Radio Foundation.

KLCC also announced the program director, Terry Gildea has been tapped to become the first-ever executive director of Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI), and will therefore resign his position at KLCC at the end of June.

Earlier this week in Tacoma, Washington, police tactical squads staged coordinated raids on middle class homes converted into indoor pot farms. What the authorities found follows a recent pattern in West Coast states: all of the marijuana growers arrested were immigrants from China who spoke little or no English.

Days before a landmark Supreme Court decision is expected, Oregonians are launching an attack on a large public employee union.

Seven state, county and city employees filed suit in U.S. District Court earlier this week, claiming the state has infringed on their constitutional rights by forcing them to pay for collective bargaining and other services.

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Charles Krauthammer, the prominent Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post and commentator for the Fox News Channel, has died.

His death was confirmed by Fred Hiatt, the editorial page editor for the Post. The cause of Krauthammer's death was cancer. He was 68.

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An employee of the Oregon Department of Transportation is being investigated for an offensive Facebook post involving immigrants.

By a razor-thin margin, the House of Representatives passed its version of the farm bill Thursday as Republican leadership was able to round up just enough support from members of its conservative wing to clear passage.

The GOP-backed measure, which covers farm and food policy legislation, passed 213-211.

The $867 billion package renews the safety net for farmers across the country, but also includes tougher work requirements for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Program or SNAP, formerly known as food stamps.

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