Good morning, it’s Thursday, July 24. Here are this morning’s headlines:
- About 49,000 Oregon health insurance consumers will be refunded $3.1 million — about $101 per family — from their health insurance carriers because the companies spent too much of their profits on administration costs.
- Klamath County commissioners denied aid to Sprague River residents and Moccasin Hill wildfire victims in helping with building permits, removing burned homes and repairing roads.
- Starting Thursday, Uber will offer free rides in Salem and Eugene as part of the rideshare app’s launch in the cities. The no-cost rides will end August 7.
- A new study finds that Oregon could produce $35.8 million in taxes if the state legalizes the sale of recreational marijuana.
- Four projects in Central Oregon will receive more than $850,000 in funding from federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grants.
- A five-year legal battle over a rodeo queen’s outfit is finally over. The pieces were originally worn in 1930 by Pendleton Round-Up Queen Lois McIntyre and were on display at a Pendleton museum until they were stolen in 2000.