Serenity Lane to Honor Community Members

EUGENE, Ore. — Wednesday is Serenity Lane’s Community Awards Breakfast, where a long list of deserving individuals will receive recognition for their fight against alcohol and drug abuse. This is the third year for the breakfast, and more than a dozen people will be spotlighted. The winner of the Mayor’s Award is Michael Wright, Program … Continue reading »

OSU President Gets 9% Raise

CORVALLIS, Ore. —¬†Oregon State University’s President is about to receive an annual salary increase of nine percent. The OSU Board of Trustees approved a raise for President Ed Ray on Friday. Right now he makes $485,082 a year. His raise will bump that up to $528,739 a year. Not all students on campus say they … Continue reading »

Police Seize More Than 13 lbs. of Pot

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Police seized more than 13 pounds of marijuana in two separate traffic stops in Douglas County. Oregon State Police say they pulled over a 21-year-old woman for speeding at about 6:30 p.m. Monday near Roseburg. They say they found more than four pounds of pot in the trunk, valued at $10,000 and … Continue reading »

Lane County Approves Pot Sales Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County commissioners are beating the ballot with marijuana sales tax. They voted four to one in favor of taxing recreational pot, should Measure 91 pass on Nov. 4. Commissioners were quick to vote because a clause in Measure 91 bans counties and cities from implementing their own taxes. With the measure … Continue reading »

Lane County Supports Air Station

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s growing support to urge the Coast Guard to keep its air station open in Newport. Now the Lane County Board of Commissioners is chiming in. County commissioners say the station in Newport is crucial to Lane County. They say it’s the closest water emergency responder to the Florence coast. The other … Continue reading »

Eugene Prepares for More Rain

EUGENE, Ore. — Public Works crews in Eugene are bracing themselves for another storm. Tuesday, they were out suctioning up as much of the debris from Monday’s rain as possible. Staff members say the city has a really great storm drainage system, but the trick is making sure the water has a clear path down … Continue reading »

Myrtle Point Man Arrested for Stabbing

MYRTLE POINT, Ore. — A Myrtle Point man is facing attempted murder charges after he stabbed his cousin. The Coos County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 5 a.m. Tuesday on the 95000 block of Sitkum Lane. Deputies say 37-year-old Jason Simons stabbed his 21-year-old cousin multiple times in the stomach with a large knife. … Continue reading »

UPDATE: Predatory Sex Offender Arrested

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — A predatory sex offender wanted for failing to report to his parole officer last week was arrested Monday night in Douglas County. Jeramy Ball was arrested after he was found hitchhiking along Highway 42. Kim Menjou, supervisor of the Lane County sex offender unit, said Ball is being held in Douglas … Continue reading »

Couple Dies in Crash in Sutherlin

SUTHERLIN, Ore. — Oregon State Police released the names of a Sutherlin couple killed in a crash Monday afternoon. Troopers say Todd Gilman was behind the wheel of a 2001 Toyota Corolla with his wife, Tina, when for an unknown reason he veered eastbound from the 3400 block of Nonpareil Road into the westbound lane … Continue reading »

Council Strikes Down Marijuana Sales Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council will not pursue a marijuana sales tax as part of Measure 91. The council struck down a motion to pursue the issue further at Monday night’s public hearing. It didn’t take long to strike down the motion. “It’s going to be so expensive to buy marijuana recreational or … Continue reading »

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