Local News: Legislature Wraps Up; City preparing to pick up; and SBA offers to help clean up.

Oregon Legislature finishes for the year. Just one day short of their constitutionally mandated deadline lawmakers in Salem wrapped up their annual session.  Before the gavel fell late last night, they approved a compromise aimed at helping distressed homeowners facing foreclosure and a health insurance alternative for small businesses and […]

Local News: Three Rivers Foundation; Winter Weather; Legislature Missing Deadline? Despite Anemic Demand Gas Prices Shoot Up; Siuslaw Softball Seeking $$

Three Rivers Foundation Hands Out $75,000 Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch… the representatives of 17 western Oregon non-profit groups not only got a free lunch yesterday, but also went home with a check for anywhere between one and seven thousand dollars. Mark Ingersoll is the […]

NW Sports from the AP

AP-NW–1st SportsMinute,354 Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Charles Odum scored 22 points, including the go-ahead free throws with three seconds remaining, to lead Portland State to a 75-74 win over Northern Colorado last night. Michael Harthun had […]

Local News – Xavier announces run; Offer made to potential Port Manager; ODOT drops tank in highway; Two police agencies lose trucks on the beach

Mayoral Candidate Announces Intentions Even though the election is still nine months away, Florence City Council President Nola Xavier says she wants to be the next mayor of Florence. Xavier – “I might as well get out there and say it’s my intention to run and see if that won’t […]