Optimistic Job Seekers Attend LCC Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — The new jobs report is out, and it looks like the economy is steadily getting stronger. Lane Community College held its annual Job Fair Thursday. Coordinator’s say the event is put on to help students and community members meet local employers in the area, with the goal of starting a career right … Continue reading »

McKenzie-Willamette Workers Picket

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Workers from a local hospital took to the picket line Thursday, demanding better jobs and health care. In front of the McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield, the workers, from all parts of the hospital, say the hospital continues to post significant profits, yet recently laid off workers. They claim the hospital is … Continue reading »

US Bank in Albertsons Robbed

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police are trying to find a man suspected of robbing the U.S. Bank inside Albertsons on Royal Avenue. They say at about 4:22 p.m. Thursday, a white man in his early 50s went to the bank and used a note to steal cash and left eastbound on foot. Police say he … Continue reading »

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 »

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