Deception Fire Causes Smokey Skies

OAKRIDGE, Ore. – There has been quite a bit of smoke in the valleys this weekend and Monday. It’s all a part of the Deception Complex Fire near Oakridge. “Since July there has been five thunderstorms that have gone through this area. Out of those thunderstorms we have had 92 fires that have been detected,” … Continue reading »

Students Return to School in Ferguson

(CNN) — After a nearly two-week delay, students in the Ferguson-Florissant School District finally began classes Monday morning. Students were supposed to start on August 14, but the unrest in Ferguson caused the delay. There are more than 11,000 students enrolled in the district. A spokesperson said they expect some students to have questions about … Continue reading »

Apple Issues iPhone 5 Battery Recall

(CNN) — If you’re having trouble with you iPhone 5 battery, then you may be eligible for a free replacement. Apple said, “A very small percentage” of iPhone 5 smartphones may “suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.” Only iPhone 5 smartphones sold between September 2012 and January 2013 are … Continue reading »

City of Eugene Sowing Seeds

EUGENE, Ore — The City of Eugene is sowing seeds and ensuring native habitats stay native. The City’s Parks and Open Space department oversees over 70 developed parks and over 2,500 acres of open space. If there’s a renovation project, plants and seeds are required. In 2006, the city opted to cultivate its own seeds … Continue reading »

Back to School Tips

EUGENE, Ore. — Schools in Oregon start a week from Tuesday and this means parents are preparing to help their children transition back to school. Sometimes it’s hard because kids have spent the last three months hanging with friends and going to summer camps. Dan West, a local teacher from Oregon Connections Academy, stopped by … Continue reading »

Deception Complex Causes Smokey Skies

OAKRIDGE, Ore. – Fire crews battled wildfires west of Oakridge the weekend. The wildfires make up the Deception Complex and consist of the Staley Fire, Deception Fire, Green Lake Fire, Davey Fire, and Pool Fire. The fires have burned 445 acres as of Monday morning and are 53 percent contained. Helicopters played a significant role … Continue reading »

Oregon Ranks as Least Corrupt State

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon is the least corrupt state in the country at least according to a new study that looks at waste, fraud, and abuse among public employees. The study, conducted by scientists at Indiana University and City University of Hong Kong, found that Oregon had 1.28 corruption convictions per hundred thousand public employees, … Continue reading »

Simpsons Come To Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– The city of Springfield will unveil the official Simpsons mural Monday. It’s installed on the west side of the Emerald Arts Center. Artist Julius Preite is the mastermind behind the original artwork. He worked closely with city officials and creator Matt Groening to make sure the mural resembles Springfield… Springfield, Oregon that is. “[Groening] … Continue reading »

Medford Father Feels Napa Earthquake

CORDELIA, Calif. — A local father and his son felt the earthquake while they were spending the weekend in Northern California. Medford resident Shane Schmidt and his son are staying in a hotel in Cordelia, California before a trip abroad. Shane says he and his son woke up around 3-15 in the morning to the … Continue reading »

Hundreds of Kids Receive School Supplies

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Hundreds of kids in Springfield are receiving a helping hand as they get ready to head back to school. The Project Hope Kids Fair set up four locations today throughout Eugene and Springfield to give out school supplies and new shoes to kids chosen by the school board. Organizers at the Springfield … Continue reading »

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