JEFF BARNARD

Gunman opens fire at Oregon community college, killing 13

ROSEBURG, Ore. - A gunman opened fire at an Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least 13 people and wounding 20, authorities said. The shooting happened at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, about 180 miles south of Portland. Read more

Applications for Oregon marijuana dispensaries growing

GRANTS PASS, OR - Applications for permits to open new medical marijuana dispensaries are growing as the Oct. 1 date approaches allowing them to offer retail sales of marijuana to anyone over 21. Read more

Oregon growers look to era of retail marijuana

WILLIAMS, Ore. - On the third Thursday of each month, veteran medical marijuana growers and hopeful newbies gather in the old Williams Grange hall in a small rural Oregon valley long known for growing some of the best cannabis on the planet. Read more

Agency bans new commercial fisheries for forage fish

Federal fisheries managers on Tuesday unanimously adopted a West Coast ban on new commercial fisheries for forage fish, the little fish that big fish and seabirds depend on for food. Read more

Timber industry sues to lift shutdown ban

GRANTS PASS, Ore. - Western timber companies have gone to court to lift the logging ban on national forests due to the government shutdown, arguing the government has no authority under timber sale contracts to force loggers to stop working. Read more

Government shutdown stops timber sales

GRANTS PASS, Ore. - The U.S. Forest Service confirmed Friday it is shutting down logging operations on national forests across the country due to the partial shutdown of the federal government. Read more

My Turn: Changing things will take some time

Like many I was content to look the other way at all the stories in the news about gun violence, thinking that nothing could ever change. For me that changed with The New Town School massacre. Read more

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