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Politics Reedsport looking to get storm water system up to standard (Video)
The City of Reedsport is looking at ways to fund its levee certification and get its storm water system up to federal standard. City officials say if the levee isn't certified, it has to look at paying mandatory flood insurance with a price tag of $1-3 million a year.
Politics Oregon voting begins as ballots hit mailboxes Oregon voting begins as ballots hit mailboxes
State election officials begin dropping more than 2 million ballots in the mail on Wednesday, and tens of thousands of Oregonians will vote each day between now and Nov. 4.
Politics Oregon Equal Rights Amendment: Necessary or merely symbolic? Oregon Equal Rights Amendment: Necessary or merely symbolic?
Though there is no organized opposition to Measure 89, the ACLU of Oregon contends the amendment is unnecessary because the state Constitution says: "No law shall be passed granting to any citizen or class of citizens privileges, or immunities, which, upon the same terms, shall not equally belong to all citizens."