Fire Chief Responds to Controversy

GOSHEN, Ore. — A fire chief surrounded in controversy is speaking out about the volunteers who are questioning his leadership. Several firefighters have quit the Goshen Rural Fire Protection District over the last few months because of a rift with Chief David Wolting. In letters submitted to the district, they’ve questioned Wolting’s leadership and what they say … Continue reading »

Albany Holds 9/11 Commemoration

ALBANY, Ore. — The anniversary of 9/11 is being remembered around Western Oregon Thursday. Dozens of people gathered Thursday morning in front of the Linn County Courthouse – not only to honor those who lost their lives 13 years ago, but to honor and appreciate the work first responders continue to do. “September 11, 2001,” … Continue reading »

GMO Labeling Debate Hits Close to Home

EUGENE, Ore. — The national debate over labeling genetically engineered foods is hitting close to home. One of the nation’s top safety food experts made a stop in Eugene Wednesday. Consumer Reports Senior Scientist Michael Hansen spent time at Johnson Vegetable Farms to advocate for Measure 92. If passed, it would require the labeling of all … Continue reading »

Obama to Lay Out ISIS Strategy

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) — President Obama is preparing to lay out his strategy for handling ISIS in a prime-time address to the nation. The terrorist group has taken over large portions of Iraq and Syria. In the Sunni militants’ efforts to create a caliphate, or Islamic state, it has left a trail of brutality. It … Continue reading »

Janay Rice Defends Husband

EUGENE, Ore. — Janay Rice’s continued defense of her husband, former NFL player Ray Rice, has many questioning why victims stay in abusive relationships. While this is a very public case, it isn’t an isolated one. It’s estimated one in four women and one in seven men will experience violence in their lifetimes and those … Continue reading »

H&M Opening Wednesday at VRC

EUGENE, Ore. — The doors to the brand new H&M will open Wednesday at 12:00 p.m., an opening officials from Valley River Center are calling exciting. The store offers women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing as well as accessories. It is opening in a space left vacant when Emporium closed in 2004 which is why Valley … Continue reading »

Lane Co. Monitoring Mystery Virus

LANE COUNTY, Ore.– The Lane County Public Health Department is keeping an eye on the mystery illness, that is continuing to sicken thousands of children in at least 12 states throughout the US. The culprit is believed to be Enterovirus 68, but this isn’t the first outbreak in the US. “It does circulate every few years. … Continue reading »

Council Halts City Hall Deconstruction

EUGENE, Ore. — Just days into the reconstruction of Eugene’s City Hall the Eugene City Council votes to halt the process. The move comes after city leaders had begun to take down pieces of the old City Hall last week. Monday night’s decision by the council was made so essentially everyone could be on the … Continue reading »

EmX Relocation Work Resumes

EUGENE, Ore. — A lot of work will take place at the intersection of Madison Street and 7th Avenue soon. Project coordinators say they want to get this done as quickly as possible. Starting last weekend, EWEB resumed work on relocating service lines along 7th Avenue from Madison Street to Charnelton Street. The EmX project … Continue reading »

Crews Clean Up Water Main Break

EUGENE, Ore. – Residents on west 28th Avenue between Chambers Street and Garfield Street are still being told to boil their water before drinking it Monday night. A pipe burst there Sunday morning, flooding the streets. EWEB says the fact the pipe is more than 50 years old and the recent heat were the likely … Continue reading »

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