Cottage Grove Considers Marijuana Tax

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Another local municipality is considering a tax on marijuana. At Monday night’s Cottage Grove City Council meeting, leaders will discuss a 10-percent tax on recreational pot, should it be legalized in November. The proposed ordinance would not include a tax on medical marijuana. Though Measure 91 does not allow cities or … Continue reading »

Harrisburg Raising Money for New Library

HARRISBURG, Ore. — Harrisburg library supporters are working to build a new library in town, but they’re still hundreds of thousands of dollars short of their goal. Harrisburg residents said the current library is too small and doesn’t even have enough space for all the town’s books. For the last six years, they’ve been fundraising … Continue reading »

Eugene Rape Suspect Has Criminal History

EUGENE, Ore. — We’re learning more about the man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl nearly six years ago at a Eugene park. A detective involved with the case at the Summit County Sheriff’s Office told KEZI 9 News criminal records aren’t public record in Utah, but court records are. After a little digging, we … Continue reading »

Man Arraigned for 2008 Rape

EUGENE, Ore. — A man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in Alton Baker Park in 2008 was arraigned Thursday. Eugene police say 22-year-old Anthony Wayne Meredith of Park City, Utah will be arraigned in the Lane County Jail on rape and sodomy charges. Back on December 31, 2008, police say a 12-year-old girl was … Continue reading »

“Heat Wave” Coming to an End

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: It’s another clear start over Oregon with the exception of the marine layer along the coast and some patchy fog which has formed in the valley. With increased on-shore flow we’ll see temperatures drop another degree or two today and again tomorrow. This still puts us in the mid 70s today and … Continue reading »

Fresh Perspective on Goshen Fire Feud

GOSHEN, Ore. — A new direction for a fire district enveloped in a feud. The Goshen Rural Fire District brought in a mediator to help patch the rift between volunteer firefighters and the chief. Over the last several weeks the mediator interviewed many of the people involved in the feud. Volunteers say the chief uses … Continue reading »

Texas Ebola Patient Dies

(CNN) — Thomas Eric Duncan, a native of Liberia, died at a Dallas hospital Wednesday morning. Duncan had been in Texas visiting family for about four days before he started having symptoms. Doctors initially treated his flu-like sickness with medication and he was released. Days later, he was re-admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas … Continue reading »

EWEB Chooses UO Foundation

EUGENE, Ore. — After five years of planning, the Eugene Water and Electric Board of Commissioners voted to move forward Tuesday with the University of Oregon Foundation as the master developer of its downtown riverfront property. This comes after several months of a thorough vetting process. Community leaders and concerned residents filled the room Tuesday … Continue reading »

Sex Offender Sentenced to 25 Years

EUGENE, Ore. — A former Sheldon High School student was sentenced to 25 years in prison Tuesday on child pornography charges. Judge Debra Vogt sentenced Elliot Cumer, 19, to 25 years in prison. Cumer must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and have lifetime post-prison supervision, which was the key … Continue reading »

Lane Co. Discusses Marijuana Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — The vote to legalize marijuana is a month away and Lane County is considering a new tax, should Measure 91 pass. County commissioners discussed two ordinances Tuesday at their meeting. One which would tax medical and recreational marijuana, the other only recreational. Commissioners voiced concerns and questions and struck down the first … Continue reading »

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