Interview: Senior Resource Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — Do you have questions about senior living? What about finances or health concerns? Perhaps your parents are aging and you’re interested in home care. You can get your questions answered at SPIN’s 7th annual Boomer and Senior Resource Fair. Fifty vendors will be at the fair. The free fair happens Saturday, August 2 … Continue reading »

77M Americans Have Debt in ‘Collections’

EUGENE, Ore. – Americans have a delinquent debt problem, according to a study by The Urban Institute. Debt in collections involves a non-mortgage bill, such as a credit card balance, medical or utility bill that is more than 180 days past due. The study found the debt in collections ranged from as little as $25 to … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Quickly Knock Down Brush Fire

CRESWELL, Ore. — Quick action may have helped to save some homes from a brush fire. Flames tore through a field near Dale Kuni Road and Emerald Valley Drive. Crews managed to stop the fire which was burning right next to a residential area. As for a possible cause, one homeowner gave her take after … Continue reading »

City Passes Sick Leave Ordinance

EUGENE, Ore. — A long debated and at times contentious ordinance, now approved. Employers in Eugene are required to provide sick leave for their employees. The Eugene City Council passed an ordinance Monday night making employers provide their workers with one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. The council didn’t waste … Continue reading »

Murder Suspect Charged with Assault

EUGENE, Ore. — New documents were released Monday about a man police say killed a Sweet Home woman. According to court documents, police arrested 33-year-old Austin Rolfe on July 9 for an assault case unrelated to the murder of the woman. That same day, hikers found Heaven King’s body in the Umpqua National Forest. The … Continue reading »

Whiteaker Road Construction Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — Expect detours if traveling through Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood. Crews started construction Monday along First Avenue, and Monroe and Madison streets. The $2.2 million project is largely funded through a bond measure voters passed two years ago. The project manager says when construction is finished, not only will the roads be smoother but … Continue reading »

Local Hair Stylist Wins Award

EUGENE, Ore. — A local woman is proud to learn she’s a cut above the rest when it comes to styling hair. Alisha Basham works at London Hair Studio and Day Spa in Eugene. She’s only been doing hair for five years, but just recently won a gold medal at the Trend Vision 2014 Competition. … Continue reading »

FFLC Collects Over 26,000 lbs. of Food

EUGENE, Ore. — FOOD for Lane County stocked its shelves Monday. Hundreds got into the Lane County Fair Sunday with a donation of three canned food items. Thirty-nine percent of residents in Lane County are eligible for emergency food assistance. Organizers say this year’s drive brought in about 26,000 pounds of food. FFLC-c says this … Continue reading »

UPDATE: 3 Ethiopian Track Athletes Found

UPDATE: Confirmed by UO Police Department - Three of 4 missing Ethiopian athletes are safe in Beaverton. Missing persons case active on fourth. Latest on KEZI 9 News at 5 and 6 p.m. EUGENE, Ore. — New information is surfacing about the four missing Ethiopian track athletes who disappeared from the World Junior Track and Field championships … Continue reading »

Council to Vote on Sick Leave Ordinance

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene could join a number of other cities, including San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Seattle and Portland, requiring all employers to provide sick leave for their employees. Over the last several months the community has debated the ordinance, and now the city council is scheduled to make a decision Monday … Continue reading »

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