50 Years of KEZI 9 News: 1985

EUGENE, Ore. — The year 1985 was a year of promise for the city of Eugene. There were several business developments that had city leaders excited. But from the vantage point of 2010, the celebrating might have been premature. Bob Zagorin brought this report.

50 Years of KEZI 9 News: 1962 World’s Fair

SEATTLE, Wash. — In 1962, the Seattle World’s Fair opened with great fanfare. The hope was it would lead to a cleaner, brighter downtown and give people in the Northwest a brand new place to visit, a sort of one-time-only Disneyland. It even had a monorail like the Disney park in southern California, but what … Continue reading »

50 Year of KEZI 9 News: UO Professors Visit Chernobyl

In 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Russia suffered a meltdown that still ranks as one of the worst man-made disasters in history. The accident at Chernobyl killed four workers instantly and sickened much of the rest of the local population. Seven years later in 1993, KEZI 9 News traveled to the region with … Continue reading »

50 Years of KEZI 9 News: Beached Whale Blown Up

FLORENCE, Ore. — Fifty years is a lot of time to cover, but that’s what we’re doing in our “50 for 50″ project, one story for each of the 50 years KEZI 9 News has been on the air. This one is a whale of a tale. Some of you will remember this story from … Continue reading »

50 Years of KEZI 9 News: The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens

Many historical events define the Pacific Northwest¬† including Mount St. Helens’ eruption in 1980.

50 Years of KEZI 9 News: 1996

As KEZI celebrates 50 years on the air, we take a trip back in time to Mapleton, 1996, courtesy of reporter Doug Barber. Elvin Huntington was just one of 30,000 residents displaced by the floods of ’96. Heavy rains in January of that year saturated the ground. That was followed by a blizzard that padded … Continue reading »

50 Years of KEZI 9 News: 1976

EUGENE, Ore. — In the midst of the 2010 election season, KEZI 9 looks back at what happened in Eugene during the presidential campaigns of 1976. In that year, Jimmy Carter beat Ronald Reagan to become president.¬† Reagan would go on to win the presidency four years later.

Nurse Midwifery Birth Center Provides Natural Birth Options

By Melissa Frey SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Receiving the news that your pregnant begins an exciting time. A lot of choices lie ahead, such as picking a name and a nursery theme. But more importantly, moms and dads to be are faced with many options for medical care. In the heart of Lane County, Springfield has … Continue reading »