Panhandler’s Paradise: Part 1

EUGENE, Ore. — You see them at every major intersection in Eugene–men and women holding cardboard signs asking for money, food, work. Some are friendly, some less so, but most of them are no stranger to the lifestyle. “I’ve been doing this for a couple of years, but I’ve been spare changing people for a … Continue reading »

Public Support for Police Departments

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — While police across the country are preparing for possible trouble in Ferguson, officers say they don’t expect anything like that locally. Springfield police say they work every single day to have a good relationship with the community to prevent this kind of reaction. The Springfield Police Department says maintaining public support is … Continue reading »

Vigil Held in Eugene to Support Ferguson

EUGENE, Ore. — Missouri is bracing for the grand jury decision in connection with the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. As the world awaits that decision, groups are taking part in protests and vigils around the globe. Eugene is no exception. Residents held a vigil at the Unitarian Universalist Church for peace and justice. … Continue reading »

Local Radio Host Gets National Award

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A big award for a small radio station host in Cottage Grove, receiving recognition from the Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Cameron Reiten, who is legally blind, owns KNND AM radio and also hosts shows on the country radio station. Reiten recently flew out to Akron, Ohio to receive the honors and … Continue reading »

OSU Studies Ways to Prepare Frozen Blood

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A new way to prepare frozen blood could put Oregon State University on the map. Research at the university could change the way the world’s blood supply is managed. Scientists say frozen blood is good for about 10 years compared to refrigerated blood, which only lasts about six weeks. However, to stabilize … Continue reading »

TrackTown USA Focuses on Upcoming Events

EUGENE, Ore. — The race to land the 2019 IAAF World Championships has come to an end. Doha, Qatar came out on top, winning the bid over Barcelona, Spain and Eugene. Residents are still proud of Eugene and that the IAAF is still going to stay busy with future events in Oregon. “It’s unfortunate because … Continue reading »

Corvallis Singer Goes Big

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Corvallis native is making a big name for himself, after one of his songs was recently picked up by the largest radio station in North America. You may have heard “The Good Life” by Jackson Michelson on local country stations. A few weeks ago, SiriusXM: The Highway picked up the single. … Continue reading »

Oregon Leaders Fight Coast Guard Closure

NEWPORT, Ore. — A new effort to avoid the closure of the Coast Guard Air Station in Newport, Tuesday. Oregon’s congressional leaders teamed up with leaders from South Carolina to urge the Coast Guard to reconsider. The leaders wrote a joint letter, calling on the Coast Guard to keep facilities open in both states. Oregon … Continue reading »

Oregonians are Getting Back to Work

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregonians are getting back to work at the fastest rate in 20 years. The latest jobs report showed 9,000 jobs added in Oregon during October. Brian Rooney, Regional Labor Economist for the Employment Department, says Lane County has seen a steady growth in the amount of jobs added during the past few … Continue reading »

Qatar Wins IAAF World Championships Bid

MONACO — Countless hours and preparation were put in as Eugene put in its bid for 2019 IAAF World Championships, but TrackTown USA came up short. Committee members from Eugene, Oregon; Doja, Qatar; and, Barcelona, Spain delivered final pitches for the prestigious track and field event. IAFF committee members voted, and shortly after 6 a.m. … Continue reading »

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