Challenge to Cut Back On Driving Miles

EUGENE, Ore. — Point2Point at Lane Transit District is back this year with the Oregon Drive Less Challenge, which kicks off on Monday. Coordinators were at the Oakshire Public House Sunday in Eugene, launching this year’s statewide challenge. Participants are asked to cut back their driving from October 6-19 and log the miles reduced on … Continue reading »

Groups to Clean Up Willamette River

EUGENE, Ore. — Saturday is supposed to be a beautiful day, and people will be out making the Willamette River a little more beautiful. The Great Willamette Cleanup starts at 8 a.m. Volunteers from all over Oregon will be out removing litter and debris along 187 miles of the river. In Lane County, the cleanup … Continue reading »

Volunteers Remove Concrete, Plant Trees

EUGENE, Ore. — Near downtown Eugene, concrete is coming out and trees are going in. Volunteers will remove 12-inch blocks on Almaden Street near Seventh Avenue on Saturday. It’s located off the corridor of the new West Eugene EmX line. LTD plans to remove about 250 trees as part of the project, but it will … Continue reading »

BRING Reuses Pieces of Eugene City Hall

EUGENE, Ore. — Deconstruction of Eugene’s former City Hall building is once again under way, and project managers are aiming to reuse or recycle 95 percent of the old building. A large part of the building was saved Friday. A part that some people may have looked over, but a part that anyone who visited … Continue reading »

Vendors Suspected of Buying Wholesale

(CNN) — Are those fruits and veggies really from your local farm? California is spending a million dollars to make sure the produce at farmers markets is truly locally grown. California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a law that will send a small group of inspectors to the markets to check up on vendors. This … Continue reading »

Video: Great Willamette River Cleanup

EUGENE, Ore. — This weekend is the 6th Annual Great Willamette River Cleanup. Cleanup efforts are taking part across 187 river miles. Volunteers are needed to help clean up trash. Willamette Riverkeeper Michelle Emmons joined us on KEZI 9 News Midday to talk about the event. Click here to sign up.

Shop Holds Kids Consignment Sale

  EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of Lane County parents are getting ready to race through the racks at a massive consignment sale. Volunteers are putting the finishing touches on the Itty Bitty Boutique Sale set to open Wednesday night at Camp Harlow. You’ll find hundreds of consigners selling their merchandise. There are 20,000 pieces of … Continue reading »

Bag Ban Initiative Petition Fails

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Corvallis residents trying to get rid of the city’s plastic bag ban will have to deal with it a bit longer. The Benton County Elections Office says a recent petition to get rid of the ban failed. A petitioner submitted signatures to the city earlier this month, hoping to send the matter … Continue reading »

Going Green for Halloween

EUGENE, Ore. — Next month trick-or-treaters will be hitting the streets. A question for many right now is, what will your child, or you, be for Halloween? We have some great ideas re-fashioned costumes. It’s a new line from St. Vincent de Paul. Mitra Chester, the designer of the collection, joined us on KEZI 9 … Continue reading »

Interview: Friends of Trees

EUGENE, Ore. — The group Friends of Trees is turning 25 years old. And guess who gets the gift? You can. The nonprofit is offering a variety of street trees for just $25. It’s for residents in Portland, Vancouver, Salem and Eugene. Jennifer Killian, the group’s volunteer programs manager, joined us on KEZI 9 News … Continue reading »

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