Pet of the Week: Marco

EUGENE, Ore. — Marco, our KEZI 9 News Pet of the Week, is a Retriever/Lab mix. He is 4 years old and weighs 70 pounds. He is looking for a family that spends a lot of time at home because he prefers to be at home with people. He would do okay with older children, maybe 15 years … Continue reading »

Springfield Woman Wins ThanksGiveAway

EUGENE, Ore. — A Springfield woman finally knows what it feels like to win something. Judy King is the lucky winner of a $1,000 Visa gift card from Oregon Community Credit Union. It’s all part of the KEZI Ultimate ThanksGiveAway contest. King dropped by the OCCU headquarters on Chad Drive to pick up her prize, … Continue reading »

Tackling Tobacco Trends

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Smoking trends from the past few years show many Americans are choosing to quit, but health officials say that’s not enough. They’re still pushing for a tobacco-free society. “I was diagnoses with COPD, and I immediately started in pulmonary rehab,” said former smoker Carol Brittingham Clay. Clay smoked cigarettes on and off … Continue reading »

Interview: Create Something Day

EUGENE, Ore. — The crowds will rush out to malls all across the country the day after Thanksgiving, but there’s a greener alternative to Black Friday. It’s called Create Something Day put on by MECCA. People will be making gifts out of reuse materials in an effort to reduce our waste during the holiday season. … Continue reading »

Making a Difference: Tasha Roberts

EUGENE, Ore. — At about 7 a.m. every day, Tasha Roberts, the founder of Life 9 Rescue, begins her heart’s work. Usually that starts with trapping feral cats. “There is always a different colony that can take anywhere from four to eight hours,” Roberts said. She’s currently working on a colony at an undisclosed Eugene … Continue reading »

UO to Host Trombone Choir Concert

EUGENE, Ore. — The UO Trombone Choir stopped by KEZI 9 News Midday to talk about its upcoming concert. That concert happens, Sunday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Beall Hall at the University of Oregon. Admission is free. Click on the video above to watch our interview with them.

Maude Kerns Art Center Exhibit Opens

EUGENE, Ore. — More one-of-a-kind gifts go on sale Friday. Maude Kerns Art Center celebrates the opening of it annual exhibit–Art of all Seasons–this weekend. You’ll find a variety of art, all by local artists. Prices range from $3 to $4,000. The opening reception will be held Friday, Nov. 21 from 6 – 8pm. Work … Continue reading »

Preventing Holiday Package Theft

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police officers want to remind people of a few tips on how to keep your holiday packages safe this season. Holiday package deliveries: * Track your package and plan to be home when delivered * Have packages shipped so that signature is required, that way, packages won’t be left if you’re … Continue reading »

Holiday Market Opens in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Saturday Market is opening for the season. The indoor market features handcrafted items, international food and live music. It all happens at the Lane Events Center. There is free parking and free admission. The official grand opening is this Saturday. Kim Still, promotions manager with Holiday Market, joined us on KEZI 9 … Continue reading »

Profits of Panhandling: Part 2

On Tuesday we showed you the first half of our special two-part report on panhandling in Eugene. In our conclusion, we look at how much panhandling pays and who’s actually doing it. KEZI 9 News morning anchor Bob Schaper got a firsthand look at the profits of panhandling. EUGENE, Ore. — If you ever try … Continue reading »

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