Eugene to Hold Hearing on Pot Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — The public can voice its opinion on whether they think pot should be taxed in Eugene if it becomes legal statewide. City councilors held initial talks earlier this month, and most councilors say they aren’t too interested in imposing a tax, but they want to hear from the public before making a … Continue reading »

Eugene Airport to Expand Terminal

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Airport is getting ready for construction. Traffic has increased at the Eugene Airport over the last couple of years, and now the terminal building will undergo a major expansion project to accommodate the increase in passengers. The nearly $17 million project aims to relieve some congestion points around the airport, … Continue reading »

43 Duncan Contacts Ebola Free

DALLAS COUNTY, Texas — The first wave of people who had contact with Texas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan are out of isolation and symptom-free. The group reached the 21-day incubation period at midnight. Texas officials announced 43 people can resume normal life. Another five will be cleared soon. “Of the original 48 contacts, 43 … Continue reading »

Mother Wants ‘Breaking Bad’ Toys Removed

(CNN) — “Breaking Bad’s” Walter White may have cleverly dodged authorities during his career as a drug kingpin, but his action figure hasn’t dodged the wrath of a Florida mother. Susan Schrivjer, a mother from Fort Myers, launched a petition in early October to have White — and other “Breaking Bad” action figures — removed … Continue reading »

Concern Over Pot Candy During Halloween

SEATTLE (CNN) — Seattle police have a warning for parents this Halloween: not all candy is for kids. Marijuana is legal in Washington state, so there are concerns about pot-infused candies showing up in trick-or-treat bags. Authorities are circulating a video produced by Denver police with advice for parents. One dispensary owner says it can … Continue reading »

Court Decision Sparks Moratorium Debate

MEDFORD, Ore. — A recent court decision in Josephine County may open the door for cities and towns to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The city of Medford has made it their intention to ban dispensaries altogether, something that remains illegal under state law. The court decision in Cave Junction basically said communities have the right to … Continue reading »

EPA Tests Soil in West Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Residents in West Eugene had the opportunity Sunday to find out if their garden soil contains dangerous contaminants. The EPA, Beyond Toxics, and LRAPA teamed up for the soil screenings. People brought in a small sample of their garden soil to the testing site. The EPA ran it through an x-ray test … Continue reading »

Animals Saved In Florence Pet Shop Fire

FLORENCE, Ore. — A pet store in Florence caught fire Saturday night with animals still inside. Fortunately, most of the animals made it out safely. Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue is still investigating how it all started. The fire caused thousands of dollars worth of damage and officials don’t believe the fire was suspicious. Crews … Continue reading »

Volunteers Canvas for School Bond

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield school supporters went door to door Sunday trying to convince voters to put more money into the classroom. Students, faculty, staff, and parents hit the pavement near Thurston High School to spread the word about the Springfield school district’s bond measure. Around 40 volunteers walked around with clipboards, yard signs, and … Continue reading »

3 Now in Quarantine in Ohio

CLEVELAND, Oh. — In Ohio, some 29 people who came into contact with Amber Vinson between October 10th and 13th are being monitored. Three were in quarantine as of Sunday, up from one Saturday. One is the nurse’s stepfather. Amber Vinson was transferred to Emory University Hospital’s isolation unit in Atlanta for treatment. According to … Continue reading »

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