Scotty Svetal’s Road to Recovery

EUGENE, Ore. –It’s been more than five months since a young man from Eugene was hit by a car while on his skateboard. He was critically injured, but has made an amazing recovery. Scotty Svetal almost died, but his family calls him their hero as he works every day to regain his strength both mentally … Continue reading »

Whole Foods to Eugene?

EUGENE, Ore. — A downtown land owner was hoping to redevelop a chunk of land at Broadway and High Street. Already, rumors have been swirling that whole foods could again be trying to open a store in Eugene. Talk among developers is that high-end grocer whole foods may want to try to move into the … Continue reading »

Remembering Officer Kilcullen

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – It was three years Monday, since the local law enforcement community lost one of its own. A small memorial was set up at the intersection of Highway 126 and 52nd Street, where Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen was shot and killed while attempting a traffic stop. His family says the loss doesn’t … Continue reading »

County Discusses Glenwood Development

EUGENE, Ore. — The future of development in the Glenwood area now sits in the hands of Lane County Commissioners. Commissioners discussed the logistics of funding for the proposed convention center in Glenwood, Tuesday. Leaders from the city of Springfield and consultants with the project presented their plans in front of the commission. While some … Continue reading »

Death Investigation Autopsy Results

UPDATE: The autopsy results for a man found dead in Eugene Saturday morning showed it was a suicide. The medical examiner says Tyler Alexander, 27, died of a gunshot wound to the head. He was found at a house on the 1,100 block of Woodside Drive. Where police say he was briefly acquainted with someone that … Continue reading »

Long-Term Insurance Premiums

EUGENE, Ore. — Premiums are going up for long-term care insurance, by about 26 percent. About 30,000 Oregonians currently have policies to pay for care at home or in assisted-living facilities or nursing homes. The Oregon Insurance Division has received nearly 40 rate increase requests. The reason: policy holders have been living longer, so they’re … Continue reading »

New Teacher Evaluations

EUGENE, Ore. — The state will roll out a new way to evaluate teachers, in the 2014-2015 school year. Teachers will be graded based on how children do on state tests. Teachers would be rated on one of four levels for professional practices, like teacher techniques and giving students feedback. They would also be ranked … Continue reading »

EWEB Repairs South Bank Bike Path

EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Water and Electric Board will repair a compromised section of the south bank bike path near it’s Willamette River property Wednesday. A water main break at East Eighth Avenue and Hilyard Street in December damaged the path, forcing a temporary closure. The main break disturbed the rock and soil supporting … Continue reading »

OSU Named a Green University

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University was named a green university for the fourth year in a row, Tuesday. OSU received 95 points out of a possible 99 as a Green School in the latest edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition. The Princeton Review tallies its Green Rating scores … Continue reading »

Program Helps Homeless with Health Needs

EUGENE, Ore. – ShelterCare and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center are introducing a pilot program designed to meet the health needs of homeless individuals. The program focuses on homeless individuals who are ready to be released from acute treatment at the hospital, but require additional assistance to fully recover and stabilize in more permanent housing. … Continue reading »

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