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Name: Laura Schwander
Date registered: April 16, 2012

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  1. Delinquent IRS Employees Paid Bonuses — April 23, 2014
  2. SCOTUS Rules on Online Child Porn Case — April 23, 2014
  3. Phone Scam Targets Bank of the Cascades — April 23, 2014
  4. New Proposals Could Impact Miners — April 23, 2014
  5. Roseburg Toddler Found with Meth — April 23, 2014

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  1. School Closures and Delays (Dec. 18) — 51 comments
  2. Cottage Grove Speedway Shut Down — 30 comments
  3. Eugene Man Found in Columbia River — 16 comments
  4. Other School Closures and Delays: Dec. 6 — 14 comments
  5. Cemetery Proposal Causes Concern — 10 comments

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Delinquent IRS Employees Paid Bonuses

(CNN) — Another black eye for the Internal Revenue Service. An audit revealed the agency paid bonuses to employees who were in trouble over tax issues. The audit was conducted by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. It found that over a two-year period, nearly $3 million was paid to employees who were disciplined … Continue reading »

SCOTUS Rules on Online Child Porn Case

(CNN) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it somewhat easier for victims of online child porn to recover limited financial restitution from some of those who download their images. The majority in the 5-4 ruling concluded that lower courts could use discretion in continuing to award damages, but restitution should be based on certain … Continue reading »

Phone Scam Targets Bank of the Cascades

MEDFORD, Ore. — A statewide phone scam has started targeting southern Oregon, and a local bank is urging people to protect their money. The scam is an automated phone call that claims to be from Bank of the Cascades. It asks people to put in their account numbers and other personal information. According to bank … Continue reading »

New Proposals Could Impact Miners

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — New rules are being proposed to deal with mercury levels in the Rogue River, but gold miners are not happy about it. At a hearing Monday night, miners said they are being blamed for a problem that is not their fault. They say the suction dredges they use also help to … Continue reading »

Roseburg Toddler Found with Meth

ROSEBURG, Ore. –  Douglas County sheriff’s deputies say a Roseburg mom and dad are facing charges after their 2-year-old daughter was taken to the emergency room and found to have methamphetamine in her system. Deputies were told that the victim’s parents, Michelle Burke and James Pohl, brought the child to the ER because she was not … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Rally

EUGENE, Ore. — On the eve of oral arguments in a major trial in U.S. District Court, supporters of same-sex marriage organized a rally on the steps of the Wayne Morse Courthouse in Eugene Tuesday night. Close to 100 people showed up for the rally, which was one of seven across the state in anticipation … Continue reading »

New Teacher Evaluations

EUGENE, Ore. — The state will roll out a new way to evaluate teachers, in the 2014-2015 school year. Teachers will be graded based on how children do on state tests. Teachers would be rated on one of four levels for professional practices, like teacher techniques and giving students feedback. They would also be ranked … Continue reading »

EWEB Repairs South Bank Bike Path

EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Water and Electric Board will repair a compromised section of the south bank bike path near it’s Willamette River property Wednesday. A water main break at East Eighth Avenue and Hilyard Street in December damaged the path, forcing a temporary closure. The main break disturbed the rock and soil supporting … Continue reading »

Pipeline Delay Impacts TransCanada

(CNN) — TransCanada’s stock took a hit after the U.S. announced another delay in the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline Project. TransCanada is the company developing the pipeline that would stretch from the tar sands in Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico. Shares of the Calgary-based company dropped 3 percent Monday. That was the first day … Continue reading »

Obama to Visit Washington Landslide Area

OSO, Wash. (CNN) — President Obama will visit Washington state Tuesday to mark the grim one-month anniversary since a devastating mudslide left behind a graveyard of debris. Obama will tour the area and meet with rescue crews and the relatives of victims. The rain-saturated hillside along the Stillaguamish River gave way on March 22. It unleashed … Continue reading »

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