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Land Use Board of Appeals upholds Jackson County marijuana regulations

MEDFORD — The state Land Use Board of Appeals has upheld Jackson County regulations that block medical marijuana growing on property zoned for rural residential use. The regulations have parallels to proposed rules in Josephine County.

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KLCAS gets $160K state grant for housing assistance

Klamath & Lake Community Action Services will soon add rental properties to their list of programs for those in need with help from a $160,000 state grant.

The funds were recently received from Oregon Housing and Community Services and much of...

Home sales continue to climb

Lane County’s residential real estate market remained vibrant in August, with the number of sales up nearly 19 percent over the same month last year. Sale prices kept rising, too.

The 536 closed sales for single-family homes in August were 18.8...

County sets sights on marijuana growing regulations

A week after Julie Schmelzer was hired as Josephine County's community development director, she was handed the task of creating land-use regulations governing one of the most divisive issues in Southern Oregon: marijuana.

The state allows the...

County sets sights on marijuana growing regulations

A week after Julie Schmelzer was hired as Josephine County's community development director, she was handed the task of creating land-use regulations governing one of the most divisive issues in Southern Oregon: marijuana.

The state allows the...

Letter: Process alone doesn’t mean democracy has been served

One week ago, Gearhart’s City Council passed an ordinance regulating less than 5 percent of Gearhart homeowners who rent their homes on a short-term basis. In getting the ordinance passed, the mayor and the city administrator applauded themselves in...

Low-impact living

Picking up her cat, Bear, Heather Borgaro walked around her south Eugene home through her gardens, reflecting on her work over the past year. A handful of visitors strayed behind her, listening intently to her story.

“We started with not much,”...

Guest Column: Gearhart coalition responds to short-term rental initiative

Open letter to short-term rental owners: On Wednesday evening, the Gearhart City Council unanimously passed an ordinance regulating vacation rental dwellings. This ordinance was a result of months of work by the Planning Commission, several public...

Obituary: Randal David Bowe

Astoria

June 3, 1949 — Sept. 2, 2016

Randy Bowe, a longtime Astoria resident, passed peacefully in his sleep at Legacy Emanuel Hospital due to heart complications.

Randy was born in Portland, Oregon, attended Madison High School and...

Forster to win Lake County DA after Flaherty withdraws

Former Deschutes County District Attorney Patrick Flaherty has withdrawn from the race for Lake County DA, leaving former Klamath County Deputy District Attorney Sharon Forster unopposed.

Flaherty dropped from the race prior to Friday’s deadline...

Shockley sentence exceeds 4 years

A former Eugene property manager was sentenced Tuesday to more than four years in prison, followed by three years of probation, for federal financial crimes that devastated many of his clients.

In U.S. District Court in Eugene, Judge Ann Aiken...

Public Safety Log (Sept. 6)

ALBANY POLICE

Bike theft — 4:12 a.m. Sunday, 2400 block Oak Street S.E. A caller reported that sometime during the previous night, his black Trek bike worth $1,200 was stolen. The caller did not know the bike’s serial number.

Stolen...

Tipping point to success

SPRINGFIELD — Plank Town Brewing Co., which opened in 2013 on the northwest corner of Fourth and Main streets, proves that downtown Springfield can support a business that attracts customers from around the area, including during evening...

A tale of one city center

SPRINGFIELD — After decades of decline, business people in downtown Springfield are riding a wave of renewal that first began to swell 10 years ago.

The Richard E. Wildish Community Theater opened in November 2006, making it one of the first...

Past is alive at old farm

Not many people get to their homes by driving through a historic covered bridge and then heading up the hill to a house that was built in 1863, but Carolyn Colson does.

She’s a member of the Mosby family, which staked its claim to land three...

Extreme poverty persists in rural Oregon

Misti Scott and a dozen others show up each Wednesday for a two-hour parenting class at the Faith Tabernacle church in Klamath Falls.

Scott can’t stay long after class to chat. As a 38-year-old single mother, she has three teenage boys to tend...

Parrott House starts new journey as restaurant

The house is one of the most recognizable in Roseburg, with its Queen Anne style, and octagon mode, and the prominent turret with views in all directions.

The iconic Moses Parrott House was built in 1891 along Parrott Creek, at the south end of...

Love of riding leads to Sweet Home Choppers purchase

SWEET HOME — David and Kellie Kem have turned their love of riding motorcycles into a business as the new owners of Sweet Home Choppers.

The Kems recently purchased the business at 4639 Highway 20 from founder Manny Victor. The shop first opened...

Donald A. Rhodes

Donald A. Rhodes, 89, of Milton-Freewater passed away August 30, 2016, at the Brookdale Assisted Living in College Place, Washington. Funeral services will be September 6, 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main St,...

Ilwaco homeowner upset over pond spray, but rules were followed, say officials

ILWACO, Wash. — When Barbara Bloom went to check in on the rental property she owns in the Vandalia neighborhood a few months ago, she noticed that some of the trees around a small pond in her backyard looked dead.

“What’s up with those trees?...

NeighborWorks Umpqua holds 25th anniversary block party on Kane Street on Saturday Sept. 10

Roseburg-based nonprofit NeighborWorks Umpqua will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with a community-wide block party from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 605 S.E. Kane St.

“We want people to come and have a good time and to learn...