Oregon Adds Jobs, But Unemployment Rises

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s unemployment rate moved up from 6.9 percent in July to 7.2 percent in August. This was the highest unemployment rate since November 2013. The primary measure of employment in Oregon, seasonally adjusted non-farm payroll employment, increased by 2,900 jobs in August. Professional and business services added 900 jobs while manufacturing added … Continue reading »

Former Duck Alleges Booster Promises

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is examining recent claims by former football player Colt Lyerla; he alleges a UO booster made promises to give him gifts if he played for the Ducks. Lyerla, stated in an interview with sports website SB Nation that a University of Oregon booster promised him “a house, a … Continue reading »

Popular Labor Day Destinations

EUGENE, Ore.– Thursday is the official start of the Labor Day weekend travel. It’s a chance for families to take that one last summer fling before school starts. Travel numbers are expected to break records, but thankfully, Lane County is a short distance away from popular Labor Day destinations. “You don’t have to travel far … Continue reading »

Duck Downtown Kickoff!

EUGENE, Ore.– Duck fans will have more to cheer about this football season! Friday kicks of Duck Downtown. It’s a brand new series of events hitting the downtown scene of both Eugene and Springfield, every Friday before home football games. “All kinds of special offers, from food and beverage and retail discounts,” said Lisa Lawton … Continue reading »

Seventh-day Adventist Facing Lawsuit

MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. — The Seventh-day Adventist Church is under fire, facing a major lawsuit involving sexual abuse allegations. Two men who grew up in Veneta filed a lawsuit in Multnomah County Circuit Court Tuesday claiming they were sexually abused by a youth leader and the church looked the other way. The two alleged victims … Continue reading »

Expanding Earthquake Warning System

EUGENE, Ore.– An experimental warning system in a UC Berkeley lab beat the Napa Earthquake by 10 seconds Sunday. It sounded an alarm and counted down to the impending magnitude 6 temblor. It’s the biggest test yet for a promising alert system that is already providing precious seconds of notice before quakes hit in Mexico and … Continue reading »

Earthquake Building Standards

EUGENE, Ore. — Bridges aren’t the only structures around town that could run into problems, local buildings might not be able to withstand a strong seismic event. City of Eugene officials say there have been building codes in place for years to make sure buildings don’t collapse, if there is a quake; but, there could … Continue reading »

Seismic Bridge Safety

EUGENE, Ore. — Officials in Oregon say an earthquake of the magnitude like the one in Northern California could cause catastrophic damage. The Oregon Department of Transportation says bridges built nowadays have seismic standards they must adhere to; but some of the state’s oldest bridges, could cause the transportation system to shut down if a … Continue reading »

Back to School Tips

EUGENE, Ore. — Schools in Oregon start a week from Tuesday and this means parents are preparing to help their children transition back to school. Sometimes it’s hard because kids have spent the last three months hanging with friends and going to summer camps. Dan West, a local teacher from Oregon Connections Academy, stopped by … Continue reading »

Oregon Ranks as Least Corrupt State

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon is the least corrupt state in the country at least according to a new study that looks at waste, fraud, and abuse among public employees. The study, conducted by scientists at Indiana University and City University of Hong Kong, found that Oregon had 1.28 corruption convictions per hundred thousand public employees, … Continue reading »

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