Election Ballots Mailed Out

EUGENE, Ore. — Election Day is just a couple of weeks away, and voters will soon have their ballots. More than 211,000 ballots have gone out the last couple of days in Lane County, about 6,000 more than the last governor’s race. The increased numbers and issues on the ballot have Lane County Elections staff … Continue reading »

Homeless Campers Asked to Leave Site

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of homeless campers near Sixth Avenue and Mill Street have been asked to leave. They say police gave them a 3:30 p.m. deadline Friday, but the police never showed. A small group of homeless campers have been camping at this site for a few days. They say there aren’t enough … Continue reading »

Vehicle Hangs Over Amazon Creek

EUGENE, Ore. — There was a strange sight at Amazon Creek Friday afternoon. Police say a woman from Montana was getting out of her vehicle when she knocked the gear shift lever into gear and her vehicle rolled into the slough. It happened just before 2 p.m.¬†at East 17th Avenue and Willamette Street. The city … Continue reading »

Lane County Looking for Sex Offender

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Parole & Probation is looking for Jeramy Adam Ball, a predatory sex offender, after he failed to check in with his parole officer. He is on parole for first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy. If you see him, call police. Ball also disappeared about this time last year.

Junction City DMV Office Reopens

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — The DMV in Junction City is back open a day earlier than expected. It’s looking better than ever. The office has fresh paint, new floors, new furniture and another workstation. The station has only been remodeled one other time since it opened in 1980, about nine years ago. Photo courtesy of … Continue reading »

Local Teens Tackle Workplace Issues

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Hundreds of teens got a chance to tackle some real life issues Friday that aren’t necessarily covered in the classroom. Members of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce led a workshop at Lane Community College about problem-solving in the workplace. Two hundred and fifty high school juniors from Springfield and Pleasant Hill … Continue reading »

Woman Accused of Mother’s Death

COOS COUNTY, Ore. — An Allegany woman is accused of murdering her elderly mother through neglect and maltreatment. Coos County sheriff’s deputies arrested 54-year-old Vana Gaye Boren after a six-month investigation for the death of her 87-year old mother, Willa Faye Boren. Investigators say it happened at the family’s home on the 66000 block of … Continue reading »

Wyden Hosts Retirement Savings Forum

EUGENE, Ore. — Senator Ron Wyden and State Treasurer Ted Wheeler hosted a roundtable talk Friday morning in Eugene to talk about the importance of saving for retirement. About 20 people showed up for the discussion at Lane Community College’s Downtown Center. Wyden and Wheeler talked about how savings incentives are not getting to the … Continue reading »

Students Take Part in Hands-On Job Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — When it comes to deciding what career to choose, nothing helps more than actually getting to try that job out for yourself. And that’s exactly what happened Thursday at the Construction and Utilities Career Day at the EWEB equipment yard in Eugene. More than 500 high school students from around Lane County … Continue reading »

Eugene Launches Leaf Collection Website

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene is launching a new tool Thursday to help people with the leaf collection program. You can type in your address o find out what zone you live in and when your leaves will be picked up. The city’s leaf collection program starts on November 3rd in the central … Continue reading »

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