Whiteaker Road Construction Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — Expect detours if traveling through Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood. Crews started construction Monday along First Avenue, and Monroe and Madison streets. The $2.2 million project is largely funded through a bond measure voters passed two years ago. The project manager says when construction is finished, not only will the roads be smoother but … Continue reading »

Local Hair Stylist Wins Award

EUGENE, Ore. — A local woman is proud to learn she’s a cut above the rest when it comes to styling hair. Alisha Basham works at London Hair Studio and Day Spa in Eugene. She’s only been doing hair for five years, but just recently won a gold medal at the Trend Vision 2014 Competition. … Continue reading »

FFLC Collects Over 26,000 lbs. of Food

EUGENE, Ore. — FOOD for Lane County stocked its shelves Monday. Hundreds got into the Lane County Fair Sunday with a donation of three canned food items. Thirty-nine percent of residents in Lane County are eligible for emergency food assistance. Organizers say this year’s drive brought in about 26,000 pounds of food. FFLC-c says this … Continue reading »

UPDATE: 3 Ethiopian Track Athletes Found

UPDATE: Confirmed by UO Police Department - Three of 4 missing Ethiopian athletes are safe in Beaverton. Missing persons case active on fourth. Latest on KEZI 9 News at 5 and 6 p.m. EUGENE, Ore. — New information is surfacing about the four missing Ethiopian track athletes who disappeared from the World Junior Track and Field championships … Continue reading »

Council to Vote on Sick Leave Ordinance

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene could join a number of other cities, including San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Seattle and Portland, requiring all employers to provide sick leave for their employees. Over the last several months the community has debated the ordinance, and now the city council is scheduled to make a decision Monday … Continue reading »

Dramatic Increase in Gonorrhea Cases

MEDFORD, Ore. — An emerging trend in STDs in Southern Oregon has state health experts both concerned and baffled. The Oregon Health Authority documented a sudden increase in the number of people testing positive for gonorrhea. Jackson County experienced a 387 percent jump. Thirty-one cases in 2012 turned into 151 cases last year. Josephine County … Continue reading »

Sterling Case Closing Arguments to Begin

(CNN) — Closing arguments are set to begin Monday in the battle over the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers. A judge will decide if Donald Sterling’s estranged wife Shelly can sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion without his sign-off. Mrs. Sterling, who is co-owner of the team, is … Continue reading »

Zillow Buys Trulia for $3.5B

(CNN) — The two biggest names in online house hunting are joining forces. Zillow has agreed to buy Trulia in a stock deal valued at $3.5 billion. Zillow will continue to operate two separate websites, where consumers can search listings of homes for sale. Zillow and Trulia together attract 130 million visitors a month.

Study Says Dogs Can Be Jealous

(CNN) — Dogs are known as our best friends, and apparently they don’t want you to forget it. A new study says canines can feel jealousy. Researchers at the University of California San Diego had owners play with an animatronic toy dog, children’s book and plastic jack-o’-lantern, all while ignoring their pets. The dogs did … Continue reading »

Study: Sick Leave Ordinance Impacts

EUGENE, Ore.– Eugene City Councilors will vote on the controversial Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Monday. The issue has divided the community because of differing opinions about how it will change businesses in Eugene. Some employers fear the ordinance will cost them more money because workers will take advantage of the system. Others speculate it will … Continue reading »

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