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 »

Demonstrators Rally Against Racism

EUGENE, Ore. — Demonstrators turned out in Eugene Monday, calling for an end to what they consider police violence. Protestors were out at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza showing solidarity with cities across the country. Organizers say they’re rallying against the lack of accountability in the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. “Local … Continue reading »

Council To Discuss Open Carry Ordinance

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Should gun owners be legally allowed to openly carry their loaded firearms in Corvallis? That question will be asked again Monday night at the City Council meeting. Gun laws vary from place to place, but in Corvallis, it is currently legal for gun owners to openly carry their loaded firearms in certain … Continue reading »

Electrical Problem Causes Apartment Fire

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene-Springfield Fire Department says an electrical issue is to blame for a fire that destroyed four apartment units on South Willamette Street. Firefighters say an electrical malfunction in the ceiling of the second story unit started the fire. Two firefighters were hurt battling the fire. They were both released from the … Continue reading »

Package Thief Hits Santa Clara Area

EUGENE, Ore. — Some people in the Santa Clara area ordering gifts online aren’t receiving them. Someone is driving around neighborhoods taking them off their porches. Police say a person in a light colored pick-up truck is canvassing the neighborhood and stealing multiple packages off of people’s front porches when they’re not home. One neighbor … Continue reading »

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