Hospital Workers Continue Strike

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Congressman Peter DeFazio stopped by the picket lines Wednesday afternoon to support McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center workers on day two of their strike. More than 150 people were out walking Wednesday in Springfield. Workers want three-year contracts, a 2.5 percent raise each year with no health care plan changes. They say they work … Continue reading »

Students Create Anti-Bullying Video

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — October is National Bully Prevention Month, and some Springfield high school students have come up with a unique way to raise awareness. Thurston High School’s peer group created a video with the message: “Be you.” In it, students hold signs displaying words bullies have used to hurt them with facts about bullying … Continue reading »

Hospital Joins International Trial

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield hospital is taking part in an international trial hoping to help find a cure for post-operative heart attacks. Studies have shown about one in ten people who undergo a non-cardiac surgery could suffer a heart injury called Myocardial Injury After Non-Cardiac Surgery or MINS. Nearly one million adults around the … Continue reading »

Men’s Homeless Shelter Prepares to Open

CORVALLIS, Ore. — With colder weather around the corner a Corvallis homeless shelter is getting ready to open its doors. Corvallis Housing First is a men’s cold weather shelter that runs from November to April. It will be opening for the season Saturday, so volunteers are working on the finishing touches this week. Thanks to … Continue reading »

“Cannamoms” Move to Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program allows non-residents to legally try medical cannabis, making it one of the most unique programs in the country. People from outside of the state are taking notice of the program and even moving to Oregon for the medicine. Patty Kuntz and her family moved from Boise, Idaho … Continue reading »

Elephant at Wildlife Safari Passes Away

WINSTON, Ore. — Staff members at Wildlife Safari in Winston are celebrating the life of the park’s oldest elephant. They say Alice passed away Tuesday at age 44. Elephants typically live to be just 37. Staff members say she was a joy to spend time with and loved eating onions. Photo courtesy of Wildlife Safari.

Harry & David to Hold Job Fair in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’re looking to fill one of the hundreds of Harry & David positions opening up in Eugene, you can attend their job fair this week. The Medford-based company is hiring 430 seasonal employees. Many of the positions will start right away. If you’re interested, the job fair runs from noon until … Continue reading »

Crash Injures 2 in Monroe

MONROE, Ore. — A Coos Bay woman is facing DUII charges after a crash left two drivers with serious injuries. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday about three miles north of Monroe. Deputies say 21-year-old Sierra Campbell was driving south on Highway 99 when she crossed the centerline and … Continue reading »

Florence Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

FLORENCE, Ore. — Florence police arrested the woman suspected of robbing the Oregon Pacific Bank, Safeway branch in Florence last Friday. On Monday, police say a Florence city employee saw a vehicle parked in a driveway that matched the vehicle associated with Michelle Fisher, 59. There, officers arrested Fisher for second-degree robbery and took her … Continue reading »

Rise in Santa Clara Burglaries

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police are looking for the person or group of people behind a spike in burglaries. Police say the reports are coming from the River Road and Santa Clara area. EPD says someone is breaking into homes through an open or unlocked garage door. Anyone with information is asked to call Eugene … Continue reading »

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