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Will Northwest Winds Hinder Oregon's Free Fishing Weekend?
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JUNE 2, 2018

Port of Brookings Harbor

Today and tomorrow, June 2 and 3 mark one of Oregon's trademark events - free fishing weekend.  On these two days, anyone fishing in Oregon can crab, fish or clam to their heart's content, and without having to tag fish such as Pacific halibut or salmon.  All you have to do is follow the rules listed in the Oregon Sportfishing Regulation pamphlet. The...
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The Southwest Regional Council of the Access and Habitat program will host a public meeting on June 4 at noon to discuss renewal of the Jackson Access and Cooperative Travel Management Area (JACTMA), and the Territorial Youth Deer Hunt. Renewal of the Jackson Access and Cooperative Travel Management Area (JACTMA) would continue enforcement of existing winter road closures to increase habitat...
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The fifth annual California Invasive Species Action Week is scheduled Saturday, June 2, through Sunday, June 10. Action Week is a statewide event that promotes public participation in the fight against invasive species that harm our environment, agriculture and native species. Numerous state agencies, non-profit organizations and other organizations across the state are teaming up to host events this year. Opportunities include...
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In this episode of Deeply Talks, Tara Lohan, Water Deeply’s managing editor, speaks with University of California, Davis fisheries experts Peter Moyle and John Durand about the challenges and opportunities for fish restoration in the California Delta. The Delta is a critical artery for California’s water. The estuary is the outlet for two of the state’s most important rivers – the...
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The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announce the closure of razor clamming from the mouth of the Yachats River to the north jetty of the Umpqua River as domoic acid levels have risen above the closure limit. The harvesting of razor clams is now closed for elevated levels of domoic acid frombthe...
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Insurance fraud is no accident
Before and After
by Don Stec, JUNE 1, 2018

I was in my office when I heard loud tapping noises at the front door.  The door is glass and as I looked up I saw a man wearing a neck brace and holding a cane.  He was struggling to open the door. His cane was tapping against the glass each time he pulled the door handle making the noise. He...
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