Good morning, it’s Tuesday, Oct. 28. Here are this morning’s headlines:
- The Oregon Department of Transportation plans to launch a new pay-per-mile road tax and is seeking 5,000 drivers to test the program.
- A visitor from West Africa is currently being monitored for Ebola in Multnomah County, but officials said the person has shown no signs of the virus yet.
- Last weekend’s storm caused at least $1 million in damages to the port of Port Orford.
- Salem’s City Council may consider modifying licensing rules to allow rideshare service Uber to operate legally in the city alongside taxi companies.
- Crater Lake National Park experienced record numbers of visitors this year. As of the end of September, the park had counted 536,749 visitors for 2014.
- Umatilla County is considering a tax on the sale of recreational and medical marijuana before voters decide on Measure 91, which would allow adults in Oregon to grow, possess and sell marijuana under state regulation.