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Timeline was short for public input on Oregon's new redistricting maps

discuss the Oregon Legislature’s proposed voting maps closed this week. After receiving detailed census data in August, lawmakers released their recommended redistricting maps on September 3rd....

 

Rain cleared the air for Run's return

MCKENZIE BRIDGE: Organizers of the annual McKenzie River Trail Run faced triple threats this year that could have lead to cancellation of the event. Hurdles to overcome included increased safety...

 

Buch files for re-election to board

Last Thursday, Lane County Commissioner Heather Buch (District 5) filed to run for a second term representing the East Lane County district. As Chair of the County Commission in 2020, Buch led Lane Co...

 

Air quality faces dual threats from wildfires, gas appliances

Wildfire season has obvious effects on air quality outside, but hidden impacts on air quality also are lurking inside some homes. Environmental and health groups - as well as the Oregon Health...

 

Podcast, news from rural America - Sept. 16

Lawsuits stall debt relief for America's Black farmers; Idaho hospitals using "critical care" protocols; grant money boosts rural towns in Utah and more conservation acreage could protect the iconic...

 

"First Five" almost didn't get to run

Thinking back, Robert Cox recalls, "The weather was nice and fairly warm but I was out of shape. Despite that, he and his brother George joined three other men to spend a day in the late 1980's...

 

Lynching of innocent man kicked off Vigilante rule in Crook County

It was the Ides of March - March 15, 1882. A.H. Crooks and Stephen Jory were blazing the boundary lines of some land - cutting big marks in trees to mark what they claimed was the property line -...

 

Sheriff's report - Sept. 16

Sept. 3: 5:54 p.m: Threat, Harassment - 37300 block, Parsons Creek Rd. Caller advised a family member threatened the caller. Sept. 4: 9:08 p.m: Suspicious Conditions - Mohawk River Rd. & Marcola Rd. Caller concerned about nearby campers twirling...

 

OSP Report - sept. 16

Sept. 5: 22:55 Crash - Non-injury – 38000 block, McK. Hwy. Dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on Hwy. 126E at milepost 10. Vehicle #1 was traveling eastbound when the left front tire and wheel fell off the vehicle and struck two parked...

 

McKenzie Fire Report - Sept. 16

Sept. 6: 10:54: 41000 block, McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 17:24: 88000 blk, Miller Avenue. Lift Assist. Lifting Assistance Provided. 22:07: 37000 blk, Camp Creek Rd. Police Assist. Staged & EMS Assistance Provided. Sep...

 

Upper McKenzie Fire Report - Sept. 16

Sept. 2: 18:57: Motor Vehicle Accident – 56000 block, McK. Hwy. No injuries, not blocking. Sept. 3: 10:33: Medical – 52000 blk, McK. Hwy. Female, Conscious, Breathing. Sept. 4: 06:54: Deceased Subject – 51000 blk, McK. Hwy. Female, Not...

 

Be safe: Develop good habits from garden to table

As more people pick up a hoe to grow their own produce, food safety becomes a concern. "Most people can't believe that their own habits could possibly be the source of problems and are not aware what...

 

Direct Answers

o. Four years ago, I met a wonderful guy. Unfortunately, our career paths took us to two separate continents. We have been "together" off and on for the last four years, but physically with each other...

 

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

After the COVID-19 outbreak, Brent Norgaard cancels his trip to the U.K. But why is his travel agency keeping the money for his BritRail passes? Last year, I bought a BritRail eight-day pass through...

 

Tech-enhanced life for seniors

Kitchens are especially important for smart home features because there are some quite major things that can easily go wrong if you are not completely on the ball. For example, the stove being left...

 

Crossword Puzzle - Sept. 16

ACROSS 1. Ridden or pushed around yard 6. Chlorofluorocarbon 9. Spiral-horned antelope 13. Make a canyon, e.g. 14. Much of this about nothing? 15. Forest destroyers 16. Basic belief 17. Popular...

 

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