KWSO News Aug. 31, 2018

Madras Football hosts their first home game of the year tonight at 7pm against McLouglin/Griswald.  Head Coach Kurt Taylor is really pleased with the number of students that have turned out this season. The Buffs are playing in a new 3A Special District League which should allow Madras to play more competitively.  Tonight’s pregame will start at 6:45 and Kelly Simmilink will call the game live here on KWSO, online at and on your phone with the Tune in Radio app.

Madras High Soccer fared well yesterday – the Girls Varsity beat Crook County 5-2 and the Boys bested Crook County 9-1.

Oregon State opens its 2018 season with a blockbuster matchup Saturday against No. 5 Ohio State. The Beavers, 37-point underdogs in the game, are searching for their first road win since 2014. Time: 9:07 a.m. Channel: KATU 2

No. 24 Oregon takes on Bowling Green in its opener tomorrow at 5pm at Autzen Stadium. You can see that game on Pac-12 Networks.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Sen. Ron Wyden is proposing legislation for the federal government to pay for the hotel stays of people fleeing their homes because of wildfire smoke. The Mail Tribune reports the Democratic U.S. senator’s bill would open up an existing Federal Emergency Management Agency program, which covers temporary lodging for people who can’t immediately return home following a disaster, to include smoke as an eligible reason for lodging assistance.