SOU Students Push for Voter Turnout

ASHLAND, Ore. — With the election just weeks away, SOU students are rushing to get as many ballots as they can from classmates. Southern Oregon University has suffered a poor reputation for voter turnout. In the last election, the precinct in which the school is located had roughly 25% of registered voters submit ballots. But … Continue reading »

Great Oregon ShakeOut

NEWPORT, Ore. — People all over the country dropped, covered, and held on Thursday morning during the Great American ShakeOut. Kids at Newport Intermediate School participated in the earthquake drill along with other students across the country. The drill started at 10:16 a.m. on 10-16-14. Jenny Demaris, the Lincoln County Emergency Manager says everyone needs … Continue reading »

Dia de Los Muertos Exhibit Opens

EUGENE,  Ore — The dead come to life this Friday, Oct. 16.  Maude Kerns Art Center presents its Dia de Los Muertos Exhibit. The bright, colorful artwork is inspired by the Mexican holiday which honors the dead. Just as important as the art,  are the seven altars designed by local community members. It’s Maude Kerns … Continue reading »

2 Injured After Car Hits Dead Bear

NEAR MEACHAM, Ore. — Two people were injured and their dog died Saturday night in a rollover crash along I-84 near Meacham, when the driver lost control after running over a dead bear lying in a traffic lane. On Saturday around 11 p.m. a car driven by 25-year-old Bret Cartwright from Idaho was eastbound on … Continue reading »

Raising Awareness Over Hunger Issues

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of people walked around Alton Baker Park Sunday to raise awareness over the issue of hunger. Organizers of the Crop Walk said 18% of families in Oregon are hungry. That’s why around 300 people walked along the riverfront to spread the word about local hunger issues. Organizers said one in three … Continue reading »

Bike Shop Modifies Motorcycle For Vet

MEDFORD, Ore. — Thunderstruck Bikes is helping a disabled veteran regain his mobility. Sgt. Brian Mast is flying into Medford on Sunday to meet with the bike shop and tailor the motorcycle to his specific needs. The Harley Davidson motorcycle was donated by Sgt. Mast’s hometown in Florida. Thunderstruck Bikes is planning on turning the motorcycle … Continue reading »

UO to Celebrate Tribal Nations

EUGENE, Ore. — After more than two years of planning the flags of all nine of Oregon’s tribal nations will fly above the Erb Memorial Union. The University of Oregon will hold an installation ceremony at 10 a.m. on Thursday to dedicate the new flag poles. “We are extremely grateful to the nine tribes who … Continue reading »

Oregon Marching Band Reveals New Sound

EUGENE, Ore. – Ducks fans can expect a new sound at Autzen Stadium when Oregon takes on Arizona Thursday night. The Oregon Marching Band is debuting new instruments. In the last two weeks the Oregon Marching Band has put in 90 hours of rehearsal getting ready for game day. “It was a huge hype for … Continue reading »

OSP Seeks Help, Fatal Hit & Run

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – A man was found dead in the middle of the road Saturday night after an apparent hit and run, East of Cottage Grove. Oregon State Police is reaching out to the public, hoping someone can help them figure out who was driving when the pedestrian was hit. Police say someone found … Continue reading »

Medford Students Cleanup For Weed, Ca.

MEDFORD, Ore. — McLoughlin Middle School sent all their students outside Friday for a community cleanup to help students in Weed, California. The middle school students have raised about $2,000 so far. The kids made a video to promote the neighborhood cleanup project. Local businesses are sponsoring the event, that’s where the money is coming from. The … Continue reading »

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