World Junior Championships Kick Off

EUGENE, Ore. — Opening ceremonies of the IAAF World Junior Championships kicked off Tuesday. The meet is the premiere track and field event for junior athletes around the world. Track and field fans are pumped up for this international competition, it’s not just fans in Eugene who come to support but people as far as … Continue reading »

Mill Workers Losing Health Insurance

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Workers from the Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill are concerned about what’s next. On Monday, they were informed their health insurance is only good through the end of the month. Mill workers said the meeting certainly answered some of their questions but losing their health insurance at the end of July is … Continue reading »

Two Bodies Found After Creswell Fire

CRESWELL, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office found two bodies in the rubble from a fire that burned down a home in Creswell last Wednesday. The two men who lived in the home, Dennis Kelley and Carl McFarland were reported missing, and haven’t been seen since the fire broke out. But, deputies said they’re … Continue reading »

Neighbors Protest Sprint Jet Boat Races

LEBANON, Ore. — Sprint jet boat races are coming to Lebanon this weekend – something that organizers say will boost the area’s economy. But neighbors are fighting to cancel the event – worried about the amount of water the site is using. The United States Sprint Boat Association is hosting the event on July 26, … Continue reading »

Service Dog Complaint Heads to Court

EUGENE, Ore. — A woman who said she was discriminated against because of her service dog appeared in court Tuesday. The Bureau of Labor and Industries began hearing the case against the Duck Stop Market. Two judges heard opening arguments and testimony from the complainant in this case Tuesday from Michel Hilt Hayden’s attorney along … Continue reading »

Oregon Voters To Decide Pot Legality

EUGENE, Ore. — This November, Oregon voters will once again get to decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use. State elections officials Tuesday, certified that petitioners submitted enough valid signatures to qualify the Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act, to appear on the upcoming election ballot. According to the group, New … Continue reading »

Inflation Takes a Bite Out of PB&J Price

(CNN) — Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches may not cost as much as they have in the recent past. That’s because all of the ingredients are cheaper now, due to inflation. According to the Consumer Price Index, white bread prices have dropped 2.8% over the last year. Prices for canned fruit, which includes jelly, have … Continue reading »

Two Bodies Found in Burned Home

  UPDATE — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says two bodies were found in the home. They have not been identified. We will have more on this story as it develops. Police had previously been unable to locate the two men who lived in the house. Police said 65-year-old Dennis Kelley and 69-year-old Carl McFarland were considered … Continue reading »

Community Debates Sick Leave Ordinance

EUGENE, Ore — As the Eugene City Council debates the issue of a paid sick leave ordinance, a divided community voices its opinions. The council held a public hearing Monday night on an ordinance that would require employers to provide sick leave to their workers. 67 people signed up to testify at the public hearing … Continue reading »

Richardson Gets Independent Party Nod

SALEM, Ore. – The Independent Party of Oregon is announcing its support for Dennis Richardson in this November’s gubernatorial race. Richardson, a Central Point representative, recently won out among registered independents in a survey conducted by the party — 677 votes compared to John Kitzhaber’s 413. That means Richardson can list the independent party endorsement … Continue reading »

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