Good morning, it’s Wednesday, Aug. 6. Here are this morning’s headlines:
- Residents of Imnaha are preparing to evacuate a moment’s notice. The Five Mile wildfire burns less than two miles south of the town in Wallowa County.
- Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is proposing to add toll ways to city highways, which would help pay for road maintenance. Toll ways exist in 35 U.S. states, but Oregon is not among them. Hales wants to add the tolls to I-5 and Highway 26.
- The Festival of Eugene secured a Lane County owned lot for its upcoming concert series, but it still doesn’t have any money. As the substitute for the annual Eugene Celebration, Festival of Eugene is $12,200 short of paying for an event that’s only 16 days away.
- A new 600-home subdivision in southeast Bend concerns nearby residents who say that the old roads in the area won’t be able to handle the influx of people.
- Medford’s lone medical marijuana dispensary has reopened, but it does not have prescription cannabis on hand. MaryJane’s was shut down in May when Jackson County revoked the shop’s business license.
- Wildfire fighters have made some progress of the West’s largest blazes: The Oregon Gulch wildfire is now 30 percent contained and the Carlton Complex in Washington is 90 percent contained.