ODFW Releases Map of Fishing Sites

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to make it easier for anglers with disabilities to fish. The department released a Google-based map that shows 133 sites across Oregon that may be suitable for anglers with physical disabilities. When users click on the map’s icons, it shows information boxes that … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Overuse of CT Scans

(CONSUMER REPORTS) — CT scans give medical professionals detailed pictures of the inner workings of your body but can also expose you to high doses of radiation. More than 80 million CT scans are performed in the U.S. every year. But about a third of those scans serve no medical purpose, according to research published … Continue reading »

Renewed Push for Harsher Privacy Laws

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A change of heart for an Oregon man who admits to secretly recording a girl for years, starting when she was just 13 years old. The cameras inside the girl’s Beaverton bedroom and beach house are now gone. But because Oregon’s laws aren’t updated, his crimes are only considered a misdemeanor, leaving … Continue reading »

Pedestrian Dies Following Crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. —  A pedestrian hit in Springfield died from his injuries Monday night. At 9:30 a.m. Monday Springfield Police and Eugene-Springfield Fire responded to a pedestrian versus motor vehicle accident on Gateway St. at the southern entrance to the Gateway Mall. Initial investigation determined that a 23-year-old woman was turning onto Gateway St. from an apartment complex … Continue reading »

Blizzard Hits Northeast

NEW YORK (CNN) — As the blizzard of 2015 continues to wreak havoc on much of the Northeast, it seems to have spared New York City from the worst. Many are now criticizing city leaders for what they call overkill. The mayor’s response: better safe than sorry. “God forbid storm had not moved 20-30 miles … Continue reading »

Local Birth Center Renovation Complete

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center has completed its $1.6 million renovation to its Women’s Health, Birth and Child Center. They’ve upgraded the aesthetic features of the rooms, so many new moms will now have state-of-the-art panda warmers to increase the interaction with their babies after they’re born. But one of the biggest changes isn’t … Continue reading »

Board Will Hold 3rd Meeting on Fee

EUGENE, Ore. — There is still no decision on whether residents will be asked to vote on a proposal to pay more to register their vehicles in Lane County. The Lane County Board of Commissioners decided Tuesday afternoon they wanted to refine the language of the ordinance to make sure the money raised from a … Continue reading »

Audit Says Funds Used Appropriately

EUGENE, Ore. — An external audit of Lane County’s safety levy says the funds are being used as promised. The levy was passed back in 2013. The money raised has since gone to maintain at least 255 local jail beds and 16 detention and treatment beds for youth services. The levy hasn’t fixed all of … Continue reading »

Artist Turns Dying Tree into Sasquatch

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield homeowner found a way to bring some life to a dying tree. Nancy Gronfeldt says she was heartbroken to see a 100-year-old fir tree on her property slowly falling down. She turned to the Internet to find a chainsaw artist, and they came up with a female Sasquatch. “We just … Continue reading »

Trees Removed for EmX Project

EUGENE, Ore. — As work continues to get a public transportation line up, trees must come down. This is all part of Lane Transit District’s EmX project. Some trees along Sixth and Seventh avenues in Eugene, east of Garfield Street have been cut down, and crews are still working their way down to Charnelton Street. … Continue reading »

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