Nearly a year after 'heartbreaking' closure, Cave Junction sawmill will reopen, retool with $5 million in government backing
A Josephine County sawmill will reopen nearly a year after it closed, adding back dozens of jobs to a pocket of rural Oregon where one in 10 are out of work.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
Transparent Airfares Act Introduced By Rep. Graves, Bipartisan Group
Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House Thursday will restore transparency to the advertising of U.S. airline ticket prices and ensure that airfare advertisements are not forced to hide the costs of government from consumers.
The Washington Post
House bill gives airlines flexibility in advertising ticket prices
Two years ago, federal regulators changed the rules on how airlines advertise their ticket prices, saying the change would make the cost of flying more transparent.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
The Huffington Post
Bernie Sanders: I Would Be A Better President Than Hillary Clinton
MARCH 07: U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders holds a news conference to announce their proposed legislation to strengthen Social Security March 7, 2013 in Washington, DC.
HOH: DeFazio Swears Small-Brewers Caucus Is Legit
During last night's debut of Web talk show " Bills and Brews ," congressional reporter Matt Laslo quizzed Oregon Democrat Peter A. DeFazio about his duties as chairman of the House Small Brewers Caucus.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
HOH: 'Bills and Brews' Pours Itself Into Politics of Drinking
Congressional reporter Matt Laslo may only have one episode of his new Web show, " Bills and Brews ," in the can, but he's already got designs on exporting the barley-and-hops-fueled gabfest to a brewery near you.
Dancing Around the Collapsing Edges of Industrial Civilization
"It has never been our job to create solutions to these environmental problems, and we were never very good at it anyway.
Boehner not dusting off his drilling plan
Speaker John Boehner won't revive his 2011 proposal to use oil drilling revenue for infrastructure when the House takes up a new highway bill later this year, lawmakers and aides say.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Oregon advocacy team sets strategy for Capitol Hill lobby day
Oregon residents at the National Bike Summit listen to state delegation leader Rob Sadowsky discuss the lobbying day strategy.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Oil train risks can't be assessed fast enough: Editorial
Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio is no stranger to complexity in the Byzantine ways of federal regulation.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Oil train safety: U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio pushes for deadline to remove less-safe rail tank cars
Oil trains are unloaded at the Columbia Pacific Bio-Refinery in Port Westward, an industrial park near Clatskanie.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio shows his love of craft beer
Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio is a huge champion of the craft brewing industry -- as well as an avid home brewer.
Slaughter of downer calves; lawmakers, workers against USDA poultry...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has banned the slaughter of "downer" cows weighing 400 pounds or more but allows calves to be butchered.
Activist Alert 2-27-2014
Grupo Latino de Accin Directa is planning a community meeting with Springfield Police Chief Timothy Doney and Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner from 5:30 to 7:30 pm Thursday, Feb. 27, at St. Alice Catholic Church, 1520 F St. in Springfield.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Rail cars used to ship oil called 'unacceptable'
In this Dec. 30, 2013 file photo, a fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment in Casselton, N.D. Rail cars being used to ship crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region are an "unacceptable public risk," and even cars voluntarily upgraded by the industry may not be sufficient, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board said ... (more)
Rail chief: Metro-North didn't 'get
Joseph Szabo, administrator of the Federal Railway Administration, said in a House hearing Wednesday that he was frustrated "back in May, after the first series of accidents" when he approached Metro-North Railroad officials to suggest the railroad participate in a voluntary close-call reporting system.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Feds ban small number of tank cars carrying crude, rail industry says
Tuesday's emergency order, issued on the eve of a hearing in Congress Wednesday on rail safety, also requires that crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region be tested and properly labeled.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
In Roseburg, veterans and the VA flare up again over the hospital's lack of intensive care
Raymond Velez, a Junction City veteran who died following a routine hernia operation at the Roseburg VA Medical Center last June, is seen with other members of his American Legion Post 61, Junction City.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Members of Congress Urge for Strong Environmental Protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Representative Earl Blumenauer and Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Peter A. DeFazio , along with 120 other members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, urging him to continue to push for a robust, fully enforceable environment chapter in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.