Eugene Considers Sick Leave Ordinance

EUGENE, Ore. — Businesses in Eugene could soon be required to provide paid sick leave for employees. City councilors approved a motion to get an ordinance drafted passed with a vote of six to two Wednesday afternoon. The meeting started with the sick leave task force presenting its final report. Councilors then went back and … Continue reading »

LCC Breaks Ground on $35M Remodel

Eugene, Ore. — A new beginning of sorts Monday at Lane Community College, just as students left for summer break. The school celebrated the groundbreaking for its new Center Building, which is part of a $35 million remodeling project. The Center Building, home to food services, the campus library, and book store, has gone largely … Continue reading »

Countdown to Day of Peace

EUGENE, Ore. –Friday marks 100 days until International Peace Day, and the countdown couldn’t have come sooner, especially in the wake of recent violence at schools. Each year, millions of people and organizations around the world observe International Day of Peace on September 21. On Friday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will issue a statement … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Coaches Talk 2014 Outdoors

2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Coaches Press Conference: Florida’s Mike Holloway, Oregon’s Robert Johnson, Texas’ Mario Sategna and Texas A&M’s Pat Henry held a press conference on the eve of the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field. This is a condensed version of the presser.

City Council Adopts Fiscal Year Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — After months and months of debate the Eugene City Council moved to adopt next year’s fiscal budget. This comes after the budget committee was faced with a challenge of trying to fill $2.5 million dollar shortfall. The proposed budget, recommended by the budget committee — cuts $1.9 million in city services. The … Continue reading »

Students Compete in Solar Car Challenge

EUGENE, Ore. — The sunshine is bringing people out of the house, and for middle school students all over Lane County, it’s also driving their fun. On Saturday, EWEB hosted its 17th annual Solar Challenge at Cal Young Middle School in Eugene. Teachers were given EWEB-donated supplies and for a month, taught about solar power … Continue reading »

Witnesses Sought in Attempted Abduction

EUGENE, Ore — Police are hoping someone saw an attempted abduction in Eugene Thursday afternoon. An 18-year-old told police a man tried to grab her as she was walking to her car near 18th and Bertelsen. It happened at about 12:15 p.m. She told police she broke free when the man first tried to grab … Continue reading »

Man Arrested After Loud, Overnight Crash

EUGENE, Ore.. — Neighbors in the Bethel area say a car crash Thursday night sounded like an airplane crash. Police say a 22-year-old man drove through bushes, hit the fence, a parked truck, and a boat and trailer on Avalon Street, before ditching the car down the street. Police arrested Jared Swoape. He faces a … Continue reading »

Sheldon Park D-Day Commemoration

EUGENE Ore. — Friday marked the 70th anniversary of D-Day. To honor those who fought in World War II, Sheldon Park held a special commemorative event. Of its 110 residents, 37 are veterans. Nathan Fendrich, a well-known historian in Eugene presented a slide show and lecture about the events that took place on D-Day. “We … Continue reading »

Third Graders Bring History to Life

EUGENE, Ore.— History came to life as students at Adams Elementary participated in their own wax museum Thursday afternoon. Students wore costumes and presented influential American figures to an audience of parents, teachers, and their peers.  Each student acted as a wax figure that would unfreeze at the push of a button.  They would then … Continue reading »

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