#XtheTXT campaign features local seniors

Creswell, Pleasant Hill and Cottage Grove seniors are featured on a billboard on N. 9th St. in Cottage Grove. The seniors are, from left, Zoey Minium of Cottage Grove; Izzy Ramirez of Creswell; Kailey Cummings of Cottage Grove; Hannah Bettis of Creswell; and Ashley Anderson of Pleasant Hill. PHOTO PROVIDED/BRUCE BERG PHOTOGRAPHY

Offenses under the Oregon’s distracted driving law began counting toward elevated sanctions July 1. In the first offense, not contributing to a crash is a Class B violation with a fine up to $1,000. In . . .