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 By Eric Tegethoff    News    April 8, 2021

"Scam Jam" Comes to Oregon as Fraud Cases Rise

Oregonians have opportunities this month to find out how to protect themselves from fraud. The Oregon Scam Jam is taking place virtually each Friday this month, starting April 9. Doug Shadel, the...


Giving back to the River

Della Cantrell was at the coast when the Holiday Farm Fire started along the McKenzie River. It was a full week before she found out what happened to her house near Finn Rock, the one she bought to...


Not all hiding in Oregon were running from the law

Sometime in 1915, a 40-year-old Black woman named Frankie Baker stepped off the train at Portland's Union Station. She had come to stay; Oregon would be her home for the rest of her life. At that time...

 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    April 8, 2021

Hydroponics: Speed fresh vegetables to the table by growing in water

Ask experienced gardeners what makes their garden grow and they'll come up with the same response: great soil. Good answer, but not the only one. The same crops grown in soil thrive in water, too, as...


Angling opportunities coming at Discovery Center

LEABURG LAKE: The Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife's Restoration and Enhancement Board has awarded a $20,000 grant to the McKenzie River Discovery Center for the restoration/conversion of the old hatchery pond into a community fishing pond. The...


Sweet wreck gummed up traffic

LEABURG: The eastbound lane of Hwy. 126 was blocked until 3:30 p.m. following a single vehicle wreck on April 31st. According to Oregon State Police reports the non-injury wreck happened at...


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