Judge Retires After 20 Years

EUGENE, Ore. — A Lane County Circuit Court judge is set to make a life changing decision after 20 years on the bench. Judge Cynthia Carlson is retiring. Judge Carlson says her unconventional path to the bench began after her college graduation when she knew she wanted to attend law school. She actually graduated with … Continue reading »

Students Learn About the Giving Season

EUGENE, Ore. — In the spirit of the season, kids at a Eugene elementary school are giving to those in need. A group of first graders at the Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion Elementary School went shopping Tuesday morning for kids in the pediatric unit at Riverbend Hospital. School staff members say instead of a pizza … Continue reading »

Vehicle Fee Moves Forward

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County residents are one step closer to voting on a vehicle fee in May. The Board of Commissioners voted to move the ballot measure forward. Staff will now write up ballot language and have a first reading of the measure on January 6th. The proposed vehicle fee would be $35 dollars … Continue reading »

Commission Passes Public Safety Plan

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Board of Commissioners passed the ten year public safety plan Tuesday afternoon by a unanimous vote. Before voting, Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner and District Attorney Alex Gardner outlined the need for public safety funding. The first phase of the ten year plan focuses on funding the parts of … Continue reading »

Lane County Board Regulates E-Cigarettes

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County is tightening regulations on e-cigarette sales to keep them out of the hands of children. The Lane County Board of Commissioners heard testimony from dozens of community members Tuesday morning, urging them to take action quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and by a narrow margin, after hours of discussion, the board … Continue reading »

Anti-GMO Initiative in Benton County

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Measure 92 officially failed in Oregon following a recount of votes, but one group is working to make genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and seed patents illegal in Benton County. The group, Benton Food Freedom, is now trying to get the issue on the May ballot. On Tuesday, group leaders submitted more than … Continue reading »

No Da Vinci Days Plans for 2015

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Last year, Da Vinci Days took a year off to regroup, and it is possible the same thing might happen this coming summer. Michael Dalton, Executive Director of the festival, says Da Vinci Days has not been cancelled. Instead, there simply are not any plans yet for 2015. Dalton says the festival … Continue reading »

A Day in the Life of a Beer Brewer

EUGENE, Ore. — In this “Day in the Life” segment, KEZI 9 News Anchor Bob Schaper shows us a man who invents beer every day. Falling Sky Brewing Lead Brewer Scott Sieber says, “Beer waits for no man or woman. You just gotta make it.” It’s 8 a.m. and Falling Sky Brewing won’t open for … Continue reading »

Council Denies Open Carry Ordinance

CORVALLIS, Ore. — After a heated debate, the Corvallis City Council turned down the idea of an ordinance that would have banned the open-carry policy. On Monday night, the Council reviewed the Administrative Services Committee’s recommendation not to pass an ordinance. The ordinance would have banned gun owners from openly carrying loaded firearms in public. … Continue reading »

Clinic Warns Patients of Possible Breach

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Corvallis Clinic is notifying at least 500 patients that their health information might be at risk after a possible data breach. The Clinic says last month, someone stole an employee’s personal laptop out of a locked car. On the laptop is “limited health information.” Though the Clinic is not sure exactly … Continue reading »

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