Drywell Elimination Program

EUGENE, Ore. — The City of Eugene says preparations for storms start earlier than the public may realize. In 2012, the city began a Drywell Elimination Program. Drywells have historically been used in areas that don’t have a connected storm water drainage system. The water goes into these underground storage and infiltration structures during a … Continue reading »

Cabela’s Honors Domestic Violence Victim

EUGENE, Ore. — Cabela’s is taking a stand against domestic violence. The outdoor outfitter is hosting Hunting for Home, Fishing for Families dinner and auction in Casey Wright’s memory on Saturday, Oct. 25. All proceeds will benefit Womenspace. Casey Wright, 26, died November 2o13–the victim of domestic violence. Her former boyfriend, Robert Cromwell is now … Continue reading »

Baby Bear Cub in Ashland Pharmacy

ASHLAND, Ore. — Some Ashland Rite Aid customers saw a rare site when they went to the store on Sunday.  A 1-month-old, 13-pound bear cub wandered into the store in the afternoon. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said the cub likely got separated from its mother and is comfortable enough with humans that … Continue reading »

40% of Web Users Have Been Harassed

(CNN) — New research is giving a detailed look at abusive behavior on the Web. Seventy-three percent of adult Internet users have witnessed someone be harassed online, and 40 percent have personally experienced it. That’s according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. The group used responses from more than 2,800 Web users. … Continue reading »

Social Security Benefits to Increase

(CNN) — Social Security checks will go up by 1.7 percent next year. That equals about $22 more each month, according to the Social Security Administration. In 2015, the average retired worker will receive $15,936 a year. The modest increase is tied to the latest consumer price index, the government’s main inflation measure. It showed … Continue reading »

Qualified Craft Worker Shortage

Oregon – A new survey found that 83 percent of construction firms in the state are having trouble finding qualified craft workers. The survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America also found 61 percent of firms are having a hard time filling professional positions, including project supervisors, estimators and engineers. A construction economist … Continue reading »

Wanted Man Arrested Following Search

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon State Police and Salem Police arrested a wanted 21-year-old man after he fled a traffic stop Wednesday morning. OSP says around 2:36 a.m. it received a call about a driving complaint on Interstate 5. A trooper stopped the car around 2:50 a.m. on the off-ramp to Market Street. The car’s passenger … Continue reading »

Public Provides Boost for Sick Leave Law

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene got a bit of guidance as it drafted rules for its new mandatory sick leave law. The city invited the community for a public discussion Tuesday night regarding the creation of administrative rules for the law that goes into effect next summer. Some of the suggestions from the … Continue reading »

Springfield Bond Measure Open House

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A similar bond but a new approach for the Springfield School District as it looks to replace Hamlin Middle School. Administration invited the community to learn more about its bond measure on next month’s ballot. But not one parent or community member showed up to its open house Tuesday night. That $71.5 … Continue reading »

Bras for a Cure

EUGENE, Ore. — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and an event that encourages artistic flair while raising money for breast cancer treatment kicked off Tuesday evening. Colorful and creative bras were on display at Dandelions for their reveal party. The annual contest raises money for the Oregon Cancer Foundation. This year, special focus is … Continue reading »

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