New Audit Questions Oregon VAs

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A new audit casts an even larger shadow of doubt over the VA system, specifically the facilities in Roseburg and White City. The VA sanctioned the audit. It suggested that employees manipulated patient wait times and kept wait lists secret. 30-percent of the surveyed employees at the Roseburg VA indicated they had … Continue reading »

Local Stars Take Stage at Benton Co.Fair

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Benton County fair wrapped up day one on Wednesday – with some local names taking the stage. American Young headlined Wednesday’s show. Jon Stone, one of the two lead singers, is from the Eugene area. The band has performed on some pretty big stages – including an appearance on ABC’s “The … Continue reading »

Ducks, Beavs Celebrate Cancer Survivors

SPRINGFIELD, Oregon – We’re used to seeing Beavers and Ducks fight each other in the Civil War. But on Wednesday, no one was laying a hit on each other. Instead, both sides teamed up to fight a bigger war; the war on Cancer. At Deer Horn Park, east of Springfield, athletes from both schools jumped … Continue reading »

Swanson Mill Employees Attend Job Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — A sense of hope was in the air Wednesday afternoon, as employers met with Swanson mill employees looking for jobs. “We do have today (Wednesday) over 20 employers here with over 140 job listings to try and get everybody back to work,” said Saundra Crawley, WorkSource Lane supervisor. Crawley says they immediately … Continue reading »

Benton County Fair Kicks Off

CORVALLIS, Ore. –  The Benton County Fair is now in full swing, and anyone under the age of 18 gets in for free this year. The carnival rides, the music, the 4H animals, the barbecued food, and the bungee jumping: the atmosphere at the fairgrounds is back to life. “I just got to go like 20 … Continue reading »

Teams Pitch EWEB Property Ideas

EUGENE, Ore. — Three development teams are making their best pitch for Eugene Water and Electric Board’s downtown riverfront property Wednesday night. They each submitted plans earlier this year, and now they’ll unveil more details. The University of Oregon Foundation is one of three coveting the 17 acres of surplus property. EWEB expects to make … Continue reading »

Free Dental Care Offered

EUGENE, Ore — Magnuson Dental and the Lane County Dental Society are teaming up to offer free dental services.  Those selected first receive a screening, which includes X-rays, a cleaning along with a consultation.  If additional dental work is required, an appointment will be scheduled at one of four upcoming dental clinics. The care is … Continue reading »

Skin Cancer Warning Issued

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregonians might want to listen carefully to the U.S. surgeon general’s new warning about the dangers of skin cancer. Nearly five million people are treated for skin cancer each year–that’s more than cases of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer combined. In Oregon, about 26 people out of every 100,000 gets skin … Continue reading »

Community Garden Helps Food Banks

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Three to four tons of organic food is produced every year from a community garden in Corvallis, and it all goes to local food banks. The Corvallis Environmental Center runs the Starker Arts Garden for Education (SAGE). It takes 500-600 volunteers a year to keep it going. The group wants to educate … Continue reading »

DuneFest Kicks Off on the Coast

WINCHESTER BAY, Ore. — DuneFest 2014 kicked off Wednesday at the National Forest Dunes Recreation Area in Winchester Bay. DuneFest is packed with exciting activities for all skill and age ranges with plenty of activities all weekend long. For those who do not own an ATV, there are several vendors who rent dune buggy quads … Continue reading »

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