Volunteer Firefighters Challenge Chief

GOSHEN, Ore. — A growing feud in the Goshen Rural Fire District is putting volunteer firefighters and the chief at odds. The Goshen Volunteer Firefighters Association wrote a letter to its board declaring a hostile work environment. Volunteer firefighters say they’ve been frustrated for years with the chief’s leadership. So they say they’re finally taking … Continue reading »

Harrisburg RV Plant Bought & Reopened

HARRISBURG, Ore. — Nearly five months after a major employer shut its doors in Harrisburg, there is word that a new business is stepping in to reopen the facility. Forest River Incorporated confirmed with KEZI 9 News, that it has purchased the former Monaco plant in Harrisburg, and has plans to rehire as much of … Continue reading »

Witnesses Sought in Man’s Death

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is looking for witnesses in connection with a man’s death in the West Eugene area Wednesday evening. The 33-year-old was found around 11:08 p.m. at S. Danebo Avenue near W. 11th Avenue. Police say a bicycle was found nearby, but there were no other vehicles near the area. … Continue reading »

Swanson Mill Employees Attend Job Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — A sense of hope was in the air Wednesday afternoon, as employers met with Swanson mill employees looking for jobs. “We do have today (Wednesday) over 20 employers here with over 140 job listings to try and get everybody back to work,” said Saundra Crawley, WorkSource Lane supervisor. Crawley says they immediately … Continue reading »

Whole Foods Officially Coming to Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — One of the most popular grocery store chains in the U.S. is officially coming to Eugene. Whole Foods Market announced Wednesday plans to open its ninth store in Oregon at the corner of East Broadway Avenue and High Street. A representative with Whole Foods says the new store will bring an estimated … Continue reading »

4th Missing Ethiopian Athlete Found Safe

EUGENE, Ore. — The fourth Ethiopian athlete who went missing at the the World Junior Track and Field Championships is safe. The University of Oregon Police Department says it found Zeyituna Mohammed in Federal Way, Washington. She was at the residence of an acquaintance. She went missing with three other teammates. They were found in … Continue reading »

Businesses React to Sick Leave Ordinance

EUGENE, Ore. — Some businesses in Eugene say they’re ready to make adjustments, now that the city has passed a controversial sick leave ordinance. Monday night’s vote comes after months of talks and comments from a divided community. The ordinance requires employers to provide workers with one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 … Continue reading »

City Passes Sick Leave Ordinance

EUGENE, Ore. — A long debated and at times contentious ordinance, now approved. Employers in Eugene are required to provide sick leave for their employees. The Eugene City Council passed an ordinance Monday night making employers provide their workers with one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. The council didn’t waste … 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 »

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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