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State bond issue heading to May ballot
Written by Larry Limpf   
Monday, 03 February 2014 12:59

Next stop the ballot.

A joint resolution to place an issue on the May ballot to continue funding for the State Capital Improvement Program has received bipartisan support in both chambers of the legislature.

The program is administered by the Public Works Commission and provides financing for local government infrastructure improvements, including roads, bridges, sewer systems, water treatment plants and other projects.

Student collects 100 pairs of shoes for the poor
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Monday, 27 January 2014 10:19

When most second graders are asked what they want for their birthday, it’s not uncommon for them to produce a seeming endless list of the latest toys and gadgets the market has to offer. But when Destiny Martinez – a second grader at St. Kateri Catholic Academy – was asked what she wanted for her birthday, she requested just one thing.

And that one thing wasn’t even for her.

Oregon’s road improvement fund comes in handy
Written by Kelly Kaczala   
Monday, 03 February 2014 13:01

As part of its major construction projects planned for this year, Oregon earmarked $800,000 for its roadway improvement program when it put together this year’s budget last November.

Roads had taken a backseat since the recession in 2008. As the local economy stabilized due to cost cutting measures and industrial development, city officials decided to ramp up the road program this year.

With area roadways littered with potholes in the midst of record low temperatures and snow accumulation, the timing couldn’t have been better. 

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