Indiana Gov. Defends New Law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indiana Governor Mike Pence is defending the new state law that’s garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said it wasn’t a mistake for the state to have enacted it. Pence appeared on ABC’s “This Week” to discuss the measure he signed last week prohibiting state laws that “substantially … Continue reading »

Bill Aids Kids in Military Families

SALEM, Ore. — A new measure could bring some relief to kids in military families who have to move every few years. Oregon lawmakers say moving around so often brings challenges to the kids, relating to school enrollment and graduating on time. A bill passed in early March creates certain rules to make sure those … Continue reading »

Tanning Salons React to New Tanning Law

EUGENE, Ore. — One of the new laws going into affect with the new year is requiring all minors to have a doctor’s note in order to tan at salons. Not everyone is a fan of the new rule. Owner of Sunsational Tan in Eugene says it puts parents in a tough position because teens … Continue reading »

Sen. Merkley to Speak at City Club

EUGENE, Ore. — Senator Jeff Merkley is visiting Eugene on Friday to talk about the American Dream. The City Club of Eugene‘s Friday forum will take place at the University of Oregon School of Law Knight Law Center. The topic: reversing the decline of the middle class and saving the American Dream. The public is … Continue reading »

UO Law School Receives $1M Gift

EUGENE, Ore. — Classes don’t start for another week, but they’re already celebrating at the University of Oregon School of Law, thanks to a major gift from a well-known donor. It’s a $1 million gift from the Bowerman family to the law school that will go directly to the school’s environmental and natural resources center. … Continue reading »

UO Law Goes on the Road

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of University of Oregon law students are on a unique recruiting mission. They set off Tuesday on a road trip in a lime green Volkswagon van. The three students will travel through Oregon and California to meet prospective students and alumni. The week-long tour will take them as far south … Continue reading »

Documents Reveal Evidence in Bishop Case

EUGENE, Ore. — Details have been released in the investigation of Dana Bishop, the Springfield man charged with invasion of privacy and accused of spying on his 10-year-old neighbor. KEZI 9 News has obtained the lengthy search warrant used by detectives to search his home in March. The documents include two letters Bishop allegedly wrote … Continue reading »

Dana Bishop Released on Bail

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Alleged voyeur Dana Bishop was released from the Springfield jail Tuesday on $10,000 bail. Leading up to Tuesday’s hearing, Bishop was held without bail for the last three weeks, a decision the judge made for the victim’s safety. The state constitution says all offenses are bailable except murder and treason; considering Bishop … Continue reading »

Springfield Mom Pushes for Video Law

SALEM, Ore. — A Springfield mother whose 10-year-old daughter was allegedly videotaped by a neighbor for more than a year is seeking help from lawmakers to make the crime a felony. Dana Bishop is charged with numerous misdemeanors for taping the girl. Chrystal Stutesman, the victim’s mother, contacted lawmakers and already Senator Tim Knopp agreed … Continue reading »

Haugen vs. Kitzhaber to be Heard at UO

EUGENE, Ore. — An Oregon, death row inmate will get the chance to plead his case in front of the Oregon Supreme Court Thursday. Gary Haugen, a twice-convicted murderer, was granted a reprieve from Governor John Kitzhaber; but Haugen says he does not want it. The arguments in the case of Haugen v. Kitzhaber will … Continue reading »