Kids Teach About Drug & Alcohol Dangers

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A group of kids spent their day talking to younger students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Members of the Students Opposed to Drugs and Alcohol (SODA) Club went to several local schools to talk to fourth graders about drug-free choices. On Monday, they focused on the dangers of smoking cigarettes. … Continue reading »

City Employee Fired Over DUII

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The city of Corvallis has fired its new economic development officer, after she was booked for DUII. “One mistake out of a lifetime of trying to do the right thing can take everything away from you in an instant,” said Murphy. It was a mistake that cost Melissa Murphy her job. But … Continue reading »

Oregon Bars Could Get New Restrictions

EUGENE, Ore. — New restrictions could soon be placed on patios at bars and taverns across Oregon. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is set to vote on some blanket restrictions on Thursday. The rules would limit how late alcohol can be served and amplified music be played in outdoor seating areas. This proposal surfaced because … Continue reading »

Study: Alcohol, Diet Soda Risky Mix

(CNN) — When people mix diet instead of regular soda with their alcohol, they get more intoxicated, according to a new study. Researchers recruited 16 college students and had the young adults drink vodka with regular soda at a strength that was the equivalent of four mixed drinks. They took a breathalyzer test and passed. … Continue reading »

Lane County Combating Alcohol Abuse

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Public Health says a recent survey reveals the average age area residents start drinking is 12, and more than 90 percent of the alcohol consumed is while binge drinking. That same survey also showed that Lane County’s alcohol-related death rates are two times the national average. As a result, the … Continue reading »