Merkley Presents Economic Proposal

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Even as the economy continues to recover, lawmakers say there’s room for improvement. U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley has a new proposal to help rebuild the economy. The senator spoke in front of a packed house at the Springfield City Club Thursday. His focus was that education and a hands-on approach will help … Continue reading »

ATMs to Get a Facelift

(CNN) — The nation’s biggest banks are rolling out the next generation of ATMs. The latest models include features like video chatting with a live teller, getting change or paying your credit card bill. Bank of America’s new teller assist machines, for example, allow a customer to swipe a debit or credit card, driver’s license … Continue reading »

Oregon Senate Approves PERS Cut

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Senate passed a bill Thursday that would cut pension benefits for retired government workers. It passed with a 16 to 13 vote and now heads to the House for a vote. This bill reduces the cost of living increases, or COLA, for retirees who earn more than $20,000 a year. … Continue reading »

New Scam Targets Those Looking for Love

EUGENE, Ore. — A new scam is targeting internet users looking for love, but taking their money instead. Internet scammers pose as members of the U.S. military looking for romance. Once they make a connection, they begin to ask for money for transportation, medical bills, cell phones and internet charges. The number of complaints have … Continue reading »

Website Scams Veneta Woman

VENETA, Ore. — A Veneta woman thought she was getting a great deal on a birthday present for her kids. Instead, she got scammed. The mom saw the posting on Craigslist for a brand-new play structure. When she contacted the vendor, he told her to pay with a prepaid card. So she picked one up … Continue reading »

Burglar Returns to Scene of Crime

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man may have gotten away with burglarizing a Eugene business, had he not returned to the scene of the crime to steal more money. This all started Thursday when Jeremiah Owens, 22, allegedly came to Eugene Textile Center, walked into the owner’s office and stole her keys. The owner, Susie … Continue reading »

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