Coos County has received two-thirds of its normal rainfall this year, making it one of the driest years on record.
July 1st will mark the start of implementing Douglas County’s new budget. With a lack of safety net and reserve funding, the county will be seeing new fees and many program cuts.
In 2012, the state board of educators voted to ban Native American mascots, giving schools until 2017 to make the change, or they would lose state funding.
The City says it consistently increases rates in anticipation of future projects; about $80 million in projects will be spent over the next 20 years.
Many positions on fire boards and education boards featured just one person running unopposed.
The final unofficial results are in from the Coos County Special District Election with just 26 percent of county voters turning in ballots.
Officials say ballot returns are light in Coos County -- as of Friday just 17 percent of Coos County ballots had been returned.
"It’s very unenforceable," says Commissioner Chris Boice. "Even if we wanted to enforce it, there's no way for us to go out into the community and know that these transactions are taking place."
People rallied at the Douglas County Courthouse Wednesday morning in protest against the Pacific Connector Pipeline, which would transport natural gas to the proposed Jordan Cove LNG Terminal. Protestors we spoke with say they're here because they want recognition from county commissioners.
KVAL News sat down with the new governor to talk about government ethics reforms, gun control, education - and ice cream.
Beverly Brandt was appointed to the position initially, but it was discovered that her residence isn’t within the proper boundary.
County Clerk Terri Turi says the elections office has had several calls from people asking about voter’s pamphlets.
The ordinance would preserve the right to “keep and bear arms as originally understood in self-defense and preservation and in defense of one's community and country.”
Wednesday night, law enforcement experts voiced their opinion of the bill that would require background checks for nearly all gun sales.
The group, 15 Now Oregon, revealed plans Friday for a statewide campaign next year. It proposes gradually raising the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019.