Local News

Weekly Unemployment Benefit Payments Increase

SALEM, OR — The amount paid to people filing for unemployment insurance benefits has increase slightly.  The maximum an individual can receive each week has increased to $549, a 2% increase, while the minimum increased to $128, a 1.6% increase.  Craig Spivey with Read More

Crews To Work On Bend Parkway Ramps

BEND, OR — City of Bend crews will make overnight repairs to several ramps connecting to the Parkway this week. On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, crews will close the Parkway intersection at Powers Rd. During the early morning hours of Wednesday, crew will pour Read More

Three Arrests During Power Plant Protests

EUGENE, OR — Three people were arrested during a Monday protest at a wood-burning power plant in Eugene.  The demonstration included several dozen environmental activists associated with Earth First! and Cascadia Forest Defenders.  The protesters spoke out against Read More

ODOT To Test Per-Mile Tax Program

SALEM, OR — ODOT has unveiled a driver pilot program set to debut next summer that would tax drivers by the mile rather than at the pump. Five thousand drivers will receive a per-mile credit toward the gas tax. While this voluntary pilot program doesn’t begin Read More

Online Public School Gets High Marks

SCIO, OR — Parents looking for alternative schooling options and greater schedule flexibility are highly satisfied with an online Oregon public school option, a recent survey shows. Eighty-Nine percent of parents with students enrolled in the Oregon Connections Read More

Single Car Accident Sends Sisters Man To Hospital

SISTERS, OR — A Sisters man was rushed to the hospital Sunday evening after his SUV struck a tree.  Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies were called to West St. near 1st Ave. east of Sisters, where Cory Lee Madsen, 46, was trapped inside of his vehicle, Read More