Over the past 5 years during the holidays, 14 people died in crashes and half of those were alcohol-involved crashes.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Members of the Governor’s Advisory Committee on DUII are reminding motorists this holiday season about the dangers of driving under the influence, which includes alcohol and other impairing drugs, such as cannabis (marijuana).
“Impaired driving is completely preventable,” said Chuck Hayes, chair of the Governor’s Advisory Committee on DUII.
This is the strongest storm of this type in quite a while.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - An unusually strong winter storm will bring mixed precipitation across much of Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon that will have significant impacts spreading North over the area Thursday.
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.
"We will not fight tonight, we will dance!" -Rami Bald Eagle, Cheyenne River Lakota Tribal Leader
(SALEM, Ore.) - Moments ago, the Secretary of the Army contacted tribal leaders and announced the easement has been denied.
Thousands of U.S. Veterans have boots on the ground at the Standing Rock Protest, many more than expected. Tim King, former editor of Salem-News.com, is there and heard the announcement. It looks like the AMERICANS have won, after all.
1 to 3 inches above 500 feet, with a trace to less than an inch below 500 feet is expected.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Snow levels may drop down to close to the valley floors late tonight and Monday morning. Accumulations at the valley floors will be highly dependent on how fast roads cool off and the snow begins to stick, according to the National Weather service.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Central Willamette Valley, including the cities of Salem and McMinnville, and those in the vicinity.
(CANNON BALL, N.D.) - The following statement was released by Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II:
“Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will not be granting the easement to cross Lake Oahe for the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. Instead, the Corps will be undertaking an environmental impact statement to look at possible alternative routes...."
Carry chains as well as extra provisions should you travel through the Cascades this weekend.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Snow amounts could reach 8 - 15 inches at higher elevations such as at Timberline ski resort and at Mount Hood meadows. Amounts at the passes through the Cascades could reach 4 - 8 inches.
The period of the heaviest snow in the south Washington Cascades will be from midnight Saturday night until noon Sunday.
the period of the heaviest snow in the north and central Oregon Cascades will be on Sunday.
The OHA says the temporary rules provide relief for the industry while maintaining "public health protection".
(SALEM, Ore.) - The outcry has apparently been heard. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced today it is modifying testing standards for medical and recreational marijuana products with new, temporary rules.
According to those most affected, testing costs have driven up consumer prices, created product shortages, and caused some processors to actually cease operations (temporarily) and furlough employees just as the holidays are upon us.
Five-year plan focuses on testing, prevention, treatment
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Oregon today launched an initiative that will end new HIV infections in the state, building on decades of foundational work to introduce a new five-year plan focused on testing, prevention and treatment.
The initiative, called End HIV Oregon, envisions a state in which all new HIV infections are eliminated and where all people living with HIV have access to high-quality care, free from stigma and discrimination.
Trump has widely spoken about his plans to cut taxes for businesses, with the hope it will stimulate the economy.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Not all of the details of his proposed plans are known yet, but in a general sense, most expect the President-elect will be calling for income tax cuts across all areas including for individuals, businesses, and investments.
The plan Trump’s presenting calls for reducing tax brackets from seven to three, with rates that would be 12 percent, 25 percent, and 33 percent. The current top rate is 39.6 percent.
Oregon’s recent legalization of marijuana is attracting a new industry and new group of entrepreneurs to the state.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Although business owners may complain about high fees and high capital gains tax rates, the lack of state sales tax and low corporate tax actually make Oregon very attractive to businesses.
In a recent study by Ernst & Young for the Council on State Taxation, Oregon tied with Connecticut for the lowest effective business tax rate.
The election of Trump as the next U.S. president has some investors nervous
(SALEM, Ore.) - Marijuana and its legalization remain controversial in the eyes of many people in the U.S., but initiatives are moving forward in many states to make it legal and accessible regardless.
Investors have been eyeing marijuana-related stocks and investment opportunities for quite some time, particularly considering 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the possession and distribution of medical marijuana.
(EUGENE, Ore.) - Helfrich coached the Ducks to a 37-16 record after taking over from Chip Kelly in 2013.
After reaching the College Football Playoff championship game after the 2014 regular season, the Ducks fell to 9-4 in 2015 and then 4-8 this season, which ended Saturday in Oregon's first loss to Oregon State in nearly a decade.
Themes that are comforting and contemporary, with a feeling of tradition and history running through them.
(SALEM, Ore.) - The Pacific coast of America has a great reputation for influencing the wider cultural landscape of the US in many ways, although it might surprise some residents to find that a unique approach to interior home decoration styles is one of them.
We all know that using different colors, fabrics and accessories can combine to create a particular feeling or atmosphere in a home to really help generate a distinct mood.
(POLK COUNTY, Ore.) - About 6 pm, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to the crash at the intersection of 99W and Suver Road.
The preliminary investigation revealed a 2002 Ford F250 was traveling westbound on Suver Road when it attempted to cross Highway 99W, where it was t-boned by a southbound 2010 Honda. After the impact both vehicles came to rest on the roadway.
Now that the election is over, anybody moving to Canada?
(Pender Island, BC) - When I started at the University of Calgary in the late 1960s the majority of my professors were American expatriates who were largely fleeing the Vietnam War. Not all, of course.
If Donald Drumpf became president, many Americans publicly declared that they would leave the country. How many have left by now (if any) or are making plans to actually leave, is not known.
The Heaviest Snow is expected this evening through early Monday morning.
(SALEM, Ore.) - SW OREGON: High Wind Warning remains in effect from 7 PM this evening to 10 AM PST Monday. Wind Advisory remains in effect from 7 PM this evening to 1 PM PST Monday.
Locations In the warning area include: Highway 31 between Paisley and Summer Lake, Highway 299 near Cedar pass. Highway 140 east of Lakeview and the higher terrain near Summer Lake and the Warner Mountains.