IRS Investigates Tax Identity Fraud

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of local Catholics are finding themselves the victims of identity theft. The Archdiocese of Portland says Social Security numbers were stolen and used to file fraudulent federal tax returns. The fraud is widespread, and the archdiocese says it doesn’t yet have an exact count on those affected, but it estimates there … Continue reading »

UO to Host TEDx Talk

EUGENE, Ore. — A local CEO will speak about issues surrounding women in the workplace this Saturday at the University of Oregon. This TEDx event is independently organized through the UO and will explore the ways diversity fuels creativity. Sabrina Parsons, the CEO of the Eugene-based company Palo Alto Software, is one of the event’s … Continue reading »

2 Towns Ciderhouse Expanding

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Corvallis ciderhouse is growing, and that means more cider varieties and more jobs. 2 Towns Ciderhouse is opening another facility near the Corvallis Airport. On Thursday, crews unloaded cider tanks at its new site. The company says it will be able to start producing more ciders, which will help the local economy. … Continue reading »

Roseburg Man Arrested for Stealing Car

WINSTON, Ore. — A stolen car was recovered by its owner, along with the help of Roseburg Police. Police received a 911 call Wednesday morning from a man saying he was following his car, which had been reported stolen two days before. A Winston police officer stopped the vehicle near Willis Creek Road and Brockway … Continue reading »

Interview: EPD Citizen Radar Program

EUGENE, Ore. — Are you ever frustrated when speeders ignore posted speed limits, especially in a school zone? You can help the Eugene Police Department track problem areas. Debbie Janecek from EPD shared more about the program on KEZI 9 News Midday. To sign up for the program, call Harlow Meno with Eugene Police Crime … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Will End Jail Bed Rentals

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Since last summer, up to 30 jail beds for those arrested just in the city limits of Grants Pass have been reserved at the Josephine County Jail. Now, as officials prepare for next year’s budget, they said that funding won’t return. Last August, the days of cite and release ended in … Continue reading »

Ashland Prepares for Plastic Bag Ban

ASHLAND, Ore. –  The Ashland City Council expects a plastic bag ban to become a reality in a matter of months. Tuesday night, the council held the first reading on the issue. The second reading will happen at the next council meeting, and it’s expected to pass after that and become law. This ban would impact all stores and businesses in … Continue reading »

Advice Radio Show To Hit Airwaves

EUGENE, Ore.– When it comes to our health, some topics are hard to talk about. So Lane County Public Health and Human Services is hitting the radio airwaves on a show called “Health Matters”, where answers to your questions are just a call or click away. The hosts are Jason Davis, Public Information Officer for … Continue reading »

SUV Crashed into Craft Business

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — An SUV came crashing through the front doors of Jo-Ann Fabrics and Craft, taking out the front doors in the process. Police say an elderly woman drove a small SUV right through the front doors about 1:45 Wednesday afternoon and into the store. Officers couldn’t say what caused the wreck, but no … Continue reading »

The Best & Worst Jobs of 2014

EUGENE, Ore. — The annual list of best and worst jobs of 2014 was just released. The website CareerCast.com comes out with a list every year, ranking 200 professions based on a number of factors including stress, income, and potential growth. This year’s best job? Being a mathematician. According to the website, the worst job for … Continue reading »

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