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Air pollution monitoring to increase for Oregon communities

Monica SamayoaOregon Public Broadcasting PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two of Oregon’s most economically disadvantaged and racially diverse communities — one in Portland and the other on the south coast — are getting a boost in their fight against air pollution.The air-quality challenges facing “environmental justice communities” are being highlighted by[Read More…]

Life in the Valley of Riches

I would like to give a big thank you to all the folks who donated their time and or money to pull off the community Thanksgiving dinner hosted by The Replay. The Replay staff worked hard and supplied food along with Trillium Bakery. As I watched Courtney Arts and Laura[Read More…]

From the mayor’s desk: by Meadow Martell

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. I was catching up on local doings in the Illinois Valley News. It helps keep me informed about what is happening in our community. I especially like the tactile part of reading and drinking a cup of coffee.[Read More…]

Today in History: The Associated Press

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 30, the 334th day of 2022. There are 31 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Nov. 30, 1782, the United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris for ending the Revolutionary War; the Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783.On this[Read More…]

Nifty Tidbits: by Chuck Rigby

Originally printed in the Feb. 12, 2003 edition of the Illinois Valley News Before the invention of telescopes, astronomers were aware of five objects in space which did not move the same way as stars. They called these objects planets, from the Greek word “piano” which means wandering. Mercury, Venus,[Read More…]

Sheriff Dave Daniel speaks out about 114

As your sheriff, it is my obligation to protect our citizens lives, property and every Amendment within the Constitution of Oregon and the United States Constitution. The Sheriff’s Office has received many inquiries about voter-approved Measure 114 and where I stand on it. Like many rural counties, Josephine County soundly[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.) Sunday, Nov. 20*The driver of a 2008 Ford pickup truck ran from Josephine County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO)[Read More…]

Good Shepherd Lutheran

Are You Ready?Christmas is a time of waiting, watching, and expectation. We wait for friends and family to arrive. We stay up late listening for the rumble of a car in the driveway, or the announcement of an airplane at the gate. Children try to keep droopy eyes open to[Read More…]

Tee Tattler

I have had a few requests to translate the golfers’ nomenclature so here is a little dictionary defining certain terms and slang that us golfers use.“FAIRWAY” -the center part of the playing surface, shortly cut grass, the easiest surface on which to hit the ball. The fairway is marked with[Read More…]

Sheriffs to spurn parts of Measure 114

While a slight majority of Oregon voters elected to approve Measure 114 – which would require permits to buy all firearms and ban high capacity magazines – the legislation was overwhelmingly unpopular in most rural counties.Voters in 29 of Oregon’s 36 counties voted against it. In Josephine County, 114 was[Read More…]