WASHINGTON – Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman today named Ernest A. Conant director of the Mid-Pacific Region. Conant has nearly 40 years of water law experience and previously served as senior partner of Young Wooldridge, LLP.Read More
Washington D.C. - Consistent with his voting record on border security measures, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today voted against a Democratic short-term funding bill that lacked adequate resources to secure America’s borders and address illegal immigration.Read More
The moon will turn red over the United States on Sunday night during the last total lunar eclipse of the decade.
A total lunar eclipse occurs during a full moon when the moon passes directly through the Earth’s shadow, causing it to turn rusty orange or dark red in color.Read More
Washington, D.C. – Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley this week co-sponsored legislation that would expand federal background checks to all gun sales. The Background Check Expansion Act would fix federal law that unlicensed or private sellers are not required to conduct a background check prior to transferring a firearm.Read More
Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, with localized amounts up to 16 inches, are expected. Snow fall rates will increase again late this morning. Additional amounts of 6 to 10 inches, with localized amounts up to 14 inches, are expected.Read More
Strong low pressure will move into the coast on Saturday and this will produce very strong winds over much of the east side and northern California. The strongest winds will be in the mountains and Shasta Valley, but east side valley locations will also see strong, gusty winds Saturday afternoon and evening.Read More
The National Weather Service in Medford has issued an Air Stagnation Advisory which is in effect from 1 AM Tuesday to 10 PM PST Thursday. Air quality is expected to gradually deteriorate due to limited vertical mixing Tuesday through Friday morning as airborne particulates accumulate.Read More
Light to moderate snow showers expected today and tonight in and just east of the Southern Oregon Cascades, then a strong low will bring periods moderate to locally heavy snow. Periods of moderate snow showers are expected today and tonight with snow levels around 4500 to 5000 feet.Read More
Multiple Systems to bring extended period of steady snow accumulations.
Beginning late this afternoon into this evening, another system will bring more precipitation to the area with snow levels around 4500 feet. Another system will follow Sunday and a stronger system on Monday. Snow levels will hover around 4500 feet during this time period, resulting in an extended period of relatively steady snow accumulations. Impacts could be more significant due to increased traffic from holiday travel.Read More
National Weather Service, Medford Oregon has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for areas of the Cascade Mountains through 10:00PM Today, December 20, 2018. NWS has also issued a High Wind Advisory for the Klamath Basin for the same period.Read More
Another frontal system will bring moderate to strong winds to the coast this evening, the Shasta Valley tonight and some areas east of the Cascades late Tuesday morning.
The National Weather Service in Medford has replaced the High Wind Watch with a High Wind Warning...which is in effect from 10 AM to 10 PM PST Tuesday. A Wind Advisory has also been issued.
This Wind Advisory is in effect from 10 AM to 10 PM PST Tuesday.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) is examining how to boost resources available to sexual assault survivors in America’s hospitals. During a hearing yesterday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Walden focused on the availability of nurses and medical professionals trained to conduct rape kits and the challenges hospitals face in providing access to rape kits for survivors.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley today announced that after securing a $600 million investment in rural broadband in the 2018 spending bill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is launching a pilot program that will provide loans and grants to build broadband infrastructure across America—improving rural communities’ economies, health care, and quality of life.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Greg Walden today applauded H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (Farm Bill), but said that more work remains to improve forest management to prevent catastrophic wildfires in Oregon. Speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives, Walden said that while he intends to vote in support of the 2018 Farm Bill, he is disappointed that the legislation did not include the sweeping improvements to federal forest policy that he helped secure in the House-passed version of the bill.Read More
Freezing Fog Advisory through 8:00 AM Tuesday - Areas of freezing fog are expected in valleys and over some mountain locations this evening through early Tuesday morning. Freezing fog may be dense at times with visibility of less than a quarter mile.Read More
(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of Former President George H.W. Bush. In accordance with the proclamation by the White House and pursuant to U.S. Code (4 U.S.C. 7m), the flags should be flown at half-staff beginning immediately for 30 days.Read More
Friday evening through Saturday a strong cold front and associated area of cold low pressure will move in from the northwest bringing periods of heavy snowfall with lower snow levels across portions of southwest Oregon and northern California. Snow levels could drop briefly below 2500 feet in heavier showers.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley today introduced a bill that would ensure Americans do not pay more for prescription drugs than people do in other developed countries—helping to address a top concern among Oregonians and Americans who time and time again are facing the impossible choice between affording prescription drugs or other necessities.Read More