Experts to Discuss Coal Train Issue

EUGENE, Ore. — The city council is also using a work session Monday evening as a way to gather more information on the coal train issue. It’s a complex issue and at the same highly debated. Councilors ultimately must decide if they want to adopt a resolution prohibiting coal transport through Eugene. At the council’s … Continue reading »

Wildfires May Affect Local Air Quality

EUGENE, Ore. — Nearly 500 firefighters are working on the lines of the Pole Creek fire near Sisters. It’s up to 4,300 acres, but crews have it 5 percent contained. Though lightning caused several other fires that started this weekend, investigators say this fire is different. They don’t know its cause. What they do know … Continue reading »

Willamette Valley Air Quality Ranks Moderate

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s wildfire season, and a few are burning in southern Oregon and Idaho. They might seem far away, but they’re having an impact here. Experts at the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency say air quality is at its worst in Springfield and in Amazon Park. Tuesday was the first time this summer … Continue reading »

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