Both Sides of GMO Issue Rally in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two rallies on both sides of the GMO debate were only separated by about an hour Tuesday morning in downtown Medford. Supporters of Measure 15-119, which would ban the growing of genetically modified crops in Jackson County, hit the streets across from Medford City Hall around 10:30 a.m. Supporters chanted and waved … Continue reading »

Effort to Approve Keystone Collapses

(CNN) — A bipartisan Senate effort to approve the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline collapsed Monday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who opposes Keystone, agreed to allow a vote on the bill to approve Keystone. In exchange, Reid wanted Republicans to clear the energy efficiency bill. When GOP senators insisted on additional amendments to the Energy … Continue reading »

Group Pushing for GMO Labeling

SALEM, Ore. — The consumer advocacy group Oregon Right To Know is working to require all GMO products in the state to be labeled. On Thursday, the Oregon Supreme Court certified a ballot title for the groups plan to try and get its GMO labeling initiative on the November ballot. The group released a statement … Continue reading »

Biking to Work Up 60% in Last Decade

(CNN) — Have you noticed more cyclists on the road lately? A report from the U.S. Census Bureau says the number of people biking to work has increased about 60 percent over the last decade. A 2008 to 2012 survey found about 786,000 Americans said they biked to work. That’s up from the 488,000 who … Continue reading »

Air Cars on the Move

EUGENE, Ore. — About 45 students from three Springfield middle schools took part in the 14th annual Air Cars competition Wednesday morning at Thurston Middle School. The students have been learning about Newton’s laws of motion. Then they were given a motor, wheels, and propeller and asked to design a mini-car for fastest speed. “It … Continue reading »

Ashland Bans Plastic Bags

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland City Council says businesses will have six months to get rid of all remaining stock of single-use plastic bags and switch to either paper bags or offer reusable options. The ordinance passed Tuesday night on a 5-1 vote that will ban all plastic bags from being distributed, and all paper bags … Continue reading »

Commute Challenge Holds Fashion Show

EUGENE, Ore. — We’re less than a week away from the Business Commute Challenge. Tuesday morning, organizers gave commuters the red carpet treatment with paparazzi and a bit of posing. This was the second annual fashion show and runway walk along the south Willamette River path at the Campbell Center. Organizers say the event is … Continue reading »

New Green Toyota Facility in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Toyota-Subaru dealership in Corvallis is getting a green makeover within the next year, and on Friday, it held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate. Toyota executives met with the owners of the store on Friday morning at the dealership’s site on NW 5th St. in Corvallis for the celebration. “We are so excited … Continue reading »

Awbrey Park Hosts Wildflower Celebration

SANTA CLARA, Ore. — You can enjoy native plants at Awbrey Park this Sunday. Neighborhood volunteers are hosting the fifth annual Wildflower Celebration. This city park has come along way in five years. Once overrun by invasive species of plants, now it’s thriving. Volunteer Brandi Ferguson joined us on KEZI 9 News Midday to talk … Continue reading »

OSU Earth Day Celebrations

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University students, staff, faculty, and members of the Corvallis community went from booth-to-booth at OSU’s 14th annual Earth Day Community Fair on Tuesday, learning more about how to live more sustainably. Dozens of booths promoted sustainability in different ways, including the promotion of buying locally and recycling. “We should be … Continue reading »

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