NEWPORT: Oregon’s congressional delegation says copter closure delayed 15 days – Its a Start!

 Several members of Oregon’s congressional delegation say the Coast Guard has agreed to keep a rescue helicopter at Newport until Dec. 15. The agency’s Newport air station had been scheduled to close Nov. 30 due to budget cuts. Crabbing season is scheduled to start the next day. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader say they spoke Tuesday,,, Read the rest here 21:40