Medford hearing on parks grant program changes

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is conducting public hearings across the state on proposed rule changes to local government grant programs. The proposed wording changes are necessary to implement Senate Bill 342, passed by the 2011 Oregon Legislature. That legislation enacts Measure 76, a constitutional provision that sets aside 7.5 percent of net Lottery…

McLane, Whitsett to hold town hall meetings in EP and SC, Feb 25& 26

Sen. Doug Whitsett (R-Klamath Falls) and Rep. Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) will hold two town hall meetings in Jackson County this weekend. The events will allow citizens to express their views about issues pending before the Oregon Legislature and hear an update from Sen. Whitsett and  Rep. McLane. “These are the first town halls held…

New laws deal with metal thefts

One of several new laws taking effect January 1, 2010 addresses the continuing metal theft problem that impacts communities throughout Oregon.  Senate Bill (SB) 570 was passed by the 2009 Oregon Legislature making a number of changes and amendments to state statutes, and creating several crimes including one related to the transportation of metal property…