Hare’s I.T. experience questioned

Siege SchatzaIVN copy editor Both administrative actions that were set to be tackled during the Feb. 21 Board of Josephine County Commissioners weekly business session at Anne G. Basker Auditorium were tabled, but several hot topics were discussed during requests and comments from citizens.The first of the tabled matters was[Read More…]

A housing shortage is testing Oregon’s pioneering land use law. Lawmakers are poised to tweak it

Claire RushAssociated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A severe lack of affordable housing has prompted Oregon lawmakers to consider chipping away at a 1970s law that made the state a national leader in leveraging land use policy to prevent suburban sprawl and conserve nature and agriculture.The so-called urban growth boundary,[Read More…]

Today in History: Associated Press

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2024. There are 307 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Feb. 28, 2013, Benedict XVI became the first pope in 600 years to resign, ending an eight-year pontificate. (Benedict was succeeded the following month by Pope Francis.)On this date:In[Read More…]

Good Shepherd Lutheran

“If any want to become my followers….” – Mark 8:31-38I can just imagine a reunion of the disciples and they’re talking about the good old days, laughing, teasing, and reminiscing the way friends who’ve shared a life changing experience often do. Then one of them looks at Peter and says,[Read More…]

Tales from the Rural Patrol

(Editor’s note: Factual information for ‘Tales’ is provided by the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed.) *Publisher’s Note: For decades, Illinois Valley News has published our unique version of the log entries from[Read More…]

Horoscopes: by Sean Sky

Pisces:Feb. 19 – March 20Pisces, you are often very indecisive due to the fact that you are such a daydreamer—should you do this, should you do that? Don’t you just want to float on a cloud? Wouldn’t it be easier? Well you don’t have time to float on a cloud[Read More…]

Oregon ‘stumbling into future’ on wildfire funding, lawmaker says

Alex BaumhardtOregon Capital Chronicle Democratic lawmakers approached the February short session intending to create sustainable wildfire funding but their options have narrowed as the state nears another wildfire season with inadequate funding.The Oregon Department of Forestry and State Fire Marshal’s Office currently have $87 million for the next two seasons,[Read More…]