Oregon to Lose $65 Million in Timber Payments

Posted by Associated Press on January 19, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is telling governors in 41 states how much money they are losing after Congress ended subsidies paid the past 20 years to counties that contain national forest land.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday that the U.S. Forest Service is sending more than $50 million to 746 timber counties in February, with Oregon and other Western …

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Gasoline Slips Below $2.00 Per Gallon

Posted by Steve Herman on January 12, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — It is a sight for sore eyes. Gasoline prices dropped below $2.00 per gallon in the Portland metro area. Despite that the state still has higher than normal average of $2.34 per gallon, you can find several places with sub $2.00 prices.

Monday is a record 107th consecutive day prices have fallen. Nationwide prices are at $2.14 per …

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Portland Rally Supports France in Wake of Terrorist Attacks

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on January 11, 2015

Marches took place across the world on Saturday to show solidarity with France, following three days of terrorist attacks in the Paris area. In Portland Saturday, hundreds of people gathered at Pioneer Courthouse Square to chant and hold signs saying “Je Suis Charlie,” in honor of French cartoonist Charlie Hedbo who was murdered by terrorists for drawing cartoons of Mohammed. …

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Ducks Suspended Before Championship Game

Posted by Associated Press on January 10, 2015

DALLAS, Texas — Oregon was forced to bench two players because of failed drug tests days before the team competes in the first College Football Playoff title game, the latest hit to a roster already depleted by injuries.

Wide receiver Darren Carrington and running back Ayele Forde did not travel with Oregon for Monday’s national championship game against Ohio State after …

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GOP Takes Charge As New Congress Convenes

Posted by Associated Press on January 6, 2015
House Speaker John Boehner kisses House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi

WASHINGTON — Optimistic Republicans assumed full control of Congress on Tuesday for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome.

Before the new Congress was two hours old, a veto showdown with President Barack Obama was set as the White House announced he would reject legislation approving the long-stalled Keystone …

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