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  • Is the TikTok Law a Violation of the First Amendment?

    Kevin Goldberg|May 9, 2024

    On April 24, 2024, President Biden signed as part of a foreign aid package passed by Congress a law that could ban the video app TikTok. But can the federal government ban an entire social media platform or other form of communication? Or does that violate the First Amendment? Because it’s almost certain that one or more lawsuits will be filed, we explore whether banning TikTok violates the First Amendment. What does the TikTok law do? The law was originally proposed as HR 7521, the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled A...

  • Customers could lose electrical service

    May 2, 2024

    EUGENE: EWEB reports it is modernizing utility infrastructure to enhance efficiency, reliability, and sustainability. The initiative includes upgrading to smart meters, which commenced in 2018, as part of ongoing efforts to improve service delivery and meet evolving industry standards. However, the utility says a small but vocal faction of smart grid opponents is obstructing EWEB’s ability to install the new meters on their properties, resorting to threats against utility workers and tactics t...

  • Support Fire Levy

    Conrad Brown, President Deerhorn Ranch Acres Community Organization|Apr 18, 2024

    McKenzie Fire & Rescue is asking us to maintain current emergency responses by approving a levy of $1.05 per $1,000 assessed property value for five years starting in 2025. This would replace - not add on to the current levy of 60 cents per $1,000 which our community approved in 2018. There were 804 emergent calls to the stations during 2023! Fires, vehicle accidents, and medical assistance were responded to by skilled personnel- in all kinds of weather, day and night. These calls for help have more than doubled during the past ten years! Our...

  • Containers and raised beds offer options for gardeners

    Nicole Sanchez|Apr 11, 2024

    Not every yard is suited for in-the-ground gardening. Sometimes containers or raised beds are better options. In rental situations or areas with poor or thin soil, garden space must sometimes be “created.” Internet articles often make both sound incredibly easy, possibly because the content creators were gardening in a different climate. Like many horticultural dilemmas, no one answer fits every situation. Considering the pros and cons from a variety of gardening perspectives may help the ind...

  • What's the real story? Garden myths debunked

    Kym|Apr 4, 2024

    Reality can get skewed when there are so many sources of information – books, magazines, newspapers, nurseries, and, most of all, the internet and social media open up lots of room for contradiction. So, how do you find the right answer to gardening questions? Nine experts from Oregon State University Extension Service stepped up to bust some common gardening myths. Read on to get some research-based answers to 10 common misconceptions. MYTH: You should top a tree to control its height. R...

  • Offer robins what they need and they'll stick around

    Kym Pokorny|Mar 21, 2024

    American robins are a favorite harbinger of spring, but most people take this ubiquitous Oregon native for granted. Though still abundant, robins are declining in urban settings and could use some help from homeowners. Oregon State University Extension Service wildlife experts encourage Oregonians to learn about these underappreciated native birds. They’ve developed the following information to help people foster robins in their landscape. * Robins (Turdus migratorius) seen in the winter months...

  • Sheriff's Report - March 21

    Mar 21, 2024

    March 11: 11:19 a.m: Welfare Check - 55600 blk, McK. River Dr. 12:23 p.m: Attempt To Locate Drunk Driver - Marcola Rd. & Camp Creek Rd. 6:12 p.m: Criminal Mischief - 89500 blk, Douthit Dr. Fiber optic lines were cut, causing over $8,000 in damage. Criminals have continued to target these lines for scrap metal since the ice storm, causing severe disruptions to internet and phone service, including access to 911. Residents are encouraged to call in any suspicious activity around phone or power lines. March 12: 11:50 a.m: Citizen Contact - 91500...

  • Debriefing after a disaster

    Feb 8, 2024

    RAINBOW: “We thought it would be a great idea to get together as a community and try to figure out what went wrong and what we could do better,” was the way Upper McKenzie Community Center president John Carlile kicked off a “Disaster Debriefing” last Saturday. He also detailed some challenges the organization faced when it was decided to open the building as a warming center following a severe ice storm that delivered a hard hit to the region. “All the redundancies that we thought were in p...

  • Will internet discount program end this spring?

    Alixel Cabrera, Oregon Capital Chronicle|Feb 8, 2024

    A COVID-era program allowed 22.5 million low-income households across the country to get discounts on internet services. But, the funds allocated for it are running out and if Congress doesn’t take action, the program may end this spring. The Affordable Connectivity Program, a high-speed internet initiative, provides discounts of $30 to $75 a month on internet bills. It also allows a one-time discount on the purchase of a laptop, desktop, or tablet computer. Oregon has received nearly $100 m...

  • Echoes from the Past

    Feb 8, 2024

    Day before birthday, man survives 300-Foot plunge off Highway 20 SANTIAM PASS: A Salem man survived a morning crash last Thursday in the Santiam Pass area in which he lost control of his sport utility vehicle, crashed through a guardrail, and traveled approximately 300 feet down an embankment before coming to a stop. He was extricated from his vehicle and brought back up to the highway by fire and medical personnel before being transported for non-life-threatening injuries. According to Oregon S...

  • McKenzie Sports Report - Feb. 1

    Cliff Richardson|Feb 1, 2024

    McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week The McKenzie Varsity Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball teams host Eddyville Charter on Tuesday, January 30 with the Boys game starting at 5:30 pm and the Girls following at 7:00 pm. The Eagle Boys team travel to Siletz Valley on Thursday, February 3 for a game tipping off at 6:00 pm. The McKenzie Girls game with Siletz Valley has been canceled. The McKenzie teams host Triangle Lake on Saturday, February 3. The Boys game will begin at Noon and the Girls game will follow, starting at 1:30 pm. Eagle...

  • Briefs

    Jan 25, 2024

    Spfd schools Most Springfield schools were to open on Tuesday for students. Only three will remain closed: Thurston High and Briggs and Agnes Stewart Middle Schools. Briggs, All three were expected to have power by Monday evening. Staff were to report to BMS, ASMS, and THS on Tuesday to prepare for an anticipated return to school for students on Wednesday. Transportation staff drove bus routes on Monday to check for any safety hazards. Most bus routes will run as normal on Tuesday. District...

  • Direct Answers

    Wayne and Tamara Mitchell|Jan 25, 2024

    I work in a factory, and we have supervisors who play favorites. They have about six girls who can do no wrong, and they have easier jobs than the rest of us. These girls go out after work to bars, and that is why they are in with the supervisors. The boss over these supervisors will not do anything because his boss is the father of one of these supervisors. So long as “Daddy boss” is still there, this boss will not do anything. One girl played around and made the machinery malfunction for an...

  • Direct Answers

    Wayne and Tamara Mitchell|Nov 23, 2023

    My sister and I are very close, and we don't keep things from one another. Recently she shared with me concerns about her sex life, or lack thereof. She feels like there is something wrong with her because her husband is not attracted to her. They have been married for 15 years. A couple of weeks ago I was on the Internet and highlighted my brother-in-law's name to send him a message. Well, when I did a box appeared, and it stated where he was online. At first, it said he was in a bisexual...

  • Oregon receives $157 million to expand broadband access

    Julia Shumway, Oregon Capital Chronicle|Oct 5, 2023

    Oregon will receive $157 million from the federal government to help connect about 17,000 homes and businesses to the internet, the White House announced Wednesday. The money, which comes from the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package passed by Congress in 2021, follows an earlier allocation of $688 million for broadband in Oregon through the $1.2 trillion infrastructure law, also passed in 2021. “Between those two programs, I would expect that we’re going to get all Oregonians that are cur...

  • Guest Opinion

    Rusty Bentz, Columbia Basin Bulletin|Oct 5, 2023

    Oregon will receive $157 million from the federal government to help connect about 17,000 homes and businesses to the internet, the White House announced Wednesday. The money, which comes from the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package passed by Congress in 2021, follows an earlier allocation of $688 million for broadband in Oregon through the $1.2 trillion infrastructure law, also passed in 2021. “Between those two programs, I would expect that we’re going to get all Oregonians that are currently unserved access to service,” Oregon broad...

  • Planning now brings a good tomato season next year

    Kym Pokorny|Sep 7, 2023

    For most gardeners it’s been a normal or above-average year for the country’s most popular vegetable. “It was a fairly decent season for tomatoes,” said Brooke Edmunds, horticulturist with Oregon State University Extension Service. “We got warm enough and didn’t have any early cold spells. If you were irrigating, you probably had a pretty good year.” Some things – like weather – you can’t control. Tomatoes, which are actually a fruit, thrive at ambient temperatures between 65 and 85 degrees and...

  • Myth vs. reality

    Kym Pokorny, OSU Extension|Jul 20, 2023

    Reality can get skewed when there are so many sources of information - books, magazines, newspapers, nurseries, and, most of all, the internet and social media open up lots of room for contradiction. So, how do you find the right answer to gardening questions? Experts from Oregon State University Extension Service stepped up to bust some common gardening myths. Read on to get some research-based answers to 10 common misconceptions. For additional questions, call the OSU Extension master...

  • Sheriff's Report - May 25

    May 25, 2023

    May 14: 8:05 a.m: Theft - 59200 blk, N. Belknap Springs Rd. Two bicycles were reported to have been stolen from a truck in a parking lot. They are described as a ‘Switchblade’ mountain bike that’s blue with red lettering and a ‘Mach429’ bike that’s green with white lettering. May 15: 11:31 a.m: Theft, Follow Up - 59200 blk, N. Belknap Springs Rd.5:46 p.m: Assist Fire department - 7500 blk, Thurston Rd. May 16: 11:26 a.m: Assist Public - 88800 blk, Bridge St. 12:00 p.m: Theft - 59200 blk, N. Belknap Springs Rd. 8:36 p.m: Shots Fired - 39000 blk...

  • A 25-year legacy

    May 18, 2023

    Nearly 25 years after, mentions of the Thurston High School shooting bring back painful memories for local residents. For most it was hard to comprehend a mass shooting could happen here, much less in a school. Since then, and Columbine a year later, fatal shootings have become more frequent, while debates on making schools safer, gun control, and sentencing juvenile offenders remain unresolved. Articles from the May 26, 1998 edition of McKenzie River Reflections Thurston High remembers its own By Leah Carlson Two days after a tragic shooting...

  • Crossword

    Feb 16, 2023

    ACROSS 1. Pampering places 5. *____ de trois 8. Lend a criminal hand 12. Toy block 13. As old as time? 14. Milan's La ____ 15. Drug addict 16. Craving 17. Some primatologists' study object, for short 18. *Shoe, not a titular character in Henry James' novel 20. What spirits and culprits have in common 21. Falstaffian in body 22. Jack Kerouac's ___ Paradise 23. *Shoe, not lazy person 26. Concealing plant, in a painting (2 words) 30. Not leg 31. ____ ____ help 34. Poet Pound 35. *Sound of...

  • Myth vs. reality: What's the truth behind some common gardening practices?

    Kym Pokorny, OSU Exyension|Feb 9, 2023

    Reality can get skewed when there are so many sources of information – books, magazines, newspapers, nurseries, and, most of all, the internet and social media open up lots of room for contradiction. So, how do you find the right answer to gardening questions? Nine experts from Oregon State University Extension Service stepped up to bust some common gardening myths. Read on to get some research-based answers to 10 common misconceptions. For additional questions, call the OSU Extension master g...

  • How's your broadband?

    Feb 2, 2023

    The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) is encouraging Oregonians 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. Officials say the data will help secure infrastructure funding and ensure it is allocated so every Oregon resident has access to fast, affordable internet service. The bipartisan broadband infrastructure funding bills developed by Congress are distributing billions to the s...

  • Online spaces are ripe for harassment

    Eric Tegethoff, Oregon News Service|Jan 5, 2023

    It can be challenging for parents and caregivers to shield their children from bigotry and hatred online, but there are a few tips they can follow. Lindsay Schubiner, Momentum program director at the Western States Center, said the work is especially crucial because white nationalist groups are using the internet to recruit people. She pointed out young people are developing identities and ideas in relationship to everything around them, including what they see and hear online. "As hate...

  • Crossword

    Oct 27, 2022

    ACROSS 1. Tart spicy quality 5. *Senators each represent an area on it 8. Jamaican rub 12. Succulent medicinal plant 13. Tiny piece 14. Home to Burj Khalifa 15. Sail support 16. Sensory input 17. Bedazzle, e.g. 18. *One making SCOTUS nominations 20. Grape holder 21. Japanese cartoon 22. Drunkard's sound? 23. *First Lady, acr. 26. Singer, songwriter, musician Jon ____ 30. Stumblebum 31. Kind of monkey 34. In a little while, to Shakespeare 35. Speedily 37. M in rpm, abbr. 38. North face, e.g. 39....

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