Pres. Obama Sends U.S. Advisors to Iraq

Washington, D.C. (CNN) — The crisis unfolding in Iraq is turning into a politically delicate situation in Washington, D.C. and overseas. President Barack Obama announced during a news conference Thursday, that he is sending military advisers to Iraq to help advise Iraqi forces. He emphasized that the U.S. would not return to a combat role … Continue reading »

Rising Gas Prices

EUGENE, Ore. — Due to the uncertainty in Iraq, oil prices are on the rise. ¬†That means that we will all be paying more at the pump. AAA of Oregon says that the average price for a gallon of regular gas is now $3.93. That is the highest Oregonians have paid this year. ¬†Should there … Continue reading »

US Military Prepares for Iraq Airstrikes

Washington, D.C. (CNN) — The U.S. is moving an aircraft carrier closer to Iraq, but President Barack Obama says that doesn’t mean U.S. troops are getting involved in the fighting on the ground. “We will not be sending U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq, but I have asked my national security team to prepare … Continue reading »

Local Iraq Veterans Seek Support

EUGENE, Ore. — While the debate continues about the war on Iraq, one thing is certain: veterans of the Iraq War are in need of assistance. Veterans services advocates say nearly a third of all veterans in Lane County served in Iraq, and the weapons used in the conflict made a severe impact on those … Continue reading »