Category Archives: Regional News

SALEM:  GOP support is strong for 911 tax

SALEM: GOP support is strong for 911 tax

The 911 tax on telephones was instituted in 1991 at 75 cents, and it’s never increased. Now, a bill is moving through the Oregon Legislature that would double that tax for landlines and cell phones over time. SponsorsSee More

SALEM:  Considering fees for kayaks and canoes

SALEM: Considering fees for kayaks and canoes

If you use a kayak, canoe or another non-motorized boat longer than 10 feet, the Oregon Legislature is considering a new fee. The proposed two-year fee would charge non-motorized “boaters” $30. Kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards are moreSee More

PENDLETON:  BMCC hosts graduation ceremonies

PENDLETON: BMCC hosts graduation ceremonies

The 57th Blue Mountain Community College commencement will be Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Pendleton Convention Center. There are 325 graduates this year and 161 will participate in the ceremony. The age range of theSee More