Onsite Septic Program

BENTON COUNTY, Ore. — When looking at a business or home people probably aren’t thinking about its septic system; but if it’s not put in correctly, you could be in for a messy situation, not to mention one that could come with some illnesses. The homes in a Benton County subdivision are beautiful and big; … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenges Nearly Over

EUGENE, Ore. — The Business Commute Challenge is nearly complete. Friday was National Bike-to-Work Day, and organizers are helping contestants pedal their way to the finish line. The Wheels by the Willamette event is going on from 4-6 p.m. Volunteers are at the River Bike Path at Aspen and D Street in Springfield. You can … Continue reading »

UO Showcases Student-Built House

EUGENE, Ore. — A home in west Eugene, designed and built by students, will soon go on the market. The construction deadline is dependent on school terms. The project is a partnership between University of Oregon architecture students and Lane Community College carpentry students. It’s the first home built through the program, designed and constructed … Continue reading »

FFLC Plant Sale Preps Under Way

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Food For Lane County staff and volunteers will be selling veggies, flowers and herb starts at their Summer Plant Sale. They’ll offer 70 varieties of tomatoes, 35 varieties of peppers and much more. They’ll also be selling Roots Organic potting soil and liquid fertilizers. The family event will include live music and tours … Continue reading »

Big Rig Challenge Winners Drive LTD Bus

EUGENE, Ore. — People got behind the wheel of a big rig Wednesday as part of the Business Commute Challenge. Pacific Continental and the Saif Corporation won the Big Rig Challenge, beating out more than 80 other teams that entered, so they got to drive an LTD bus. Coordinators and participants say the goal is … Continue reading »

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 »

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