OSU Students Rally at State Capitol

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon State University students “oranged out” the state capitol on Thursday, rallying for affordable higher education. Hundreds of students state-wide rallied in Salem, asking for a tuition freeze for the next two years. KEZI 9 News spoke with OSU students before they left for Salem on Thursday, and they say a college … Continue reading »

MLK March Planned for Monday Morning

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of people will march in Eugene and Springfield Monday to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. There’ll be a rally beginning at 9:00 a.m. in front of the north gate of Autzen Stadium. Then people will march from Autzen Stadium to the Shedd Institute. Local NAACP leaders say they expect a few … Continue reading »

Local Groups React to Ferguson Decision

EUGENE, Ore. — As the city of Ferguson reacts to a grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, groups in Eugene are doing the same. People gathered to watch and listen to the decision Monday night. A group of about 50 also filled … Continue reading »

Dozens Rally Against Hateful Flyers

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield residents are taking a stand against what they say are hateful words popping up around town. “A Springfield individual distributed flyers at Springfield High School and at Native American and Latino events saying diversity is white genocide,” said Michael Carrigan, event organizer. The man taking responsibility for those flyers is retired … Continue reading »

Hundreds Protest Against GMOs

EUGENE, Ore. — People all around the country are protesting agriculture giant Monsanto Saturday, including hundreds of people here in Eugene.  Cheryl Levie and Charlotte Wilson traveled all the way from Jackson County to join the protest against genetically modified crops or GMOs. “I’ve been a registered nurse for over 30 years and I’ve seen a … Continue reading »

Rally Against Transpacific Partnership

EUGENE, Ore. — About 20 people spent the afternoon rallying outside of the federal building in opposition to the Transpacific Partnership, also known as TPP. The group sang songs and delivered letters to Senator Ron Wyden, urging him to vote against the Transpacific Partnership. Protesters said the partnership would take jobs away from Americans and … Continue reading »

Peace Activists Protest Syria War

EUGENE, Ore. — About 100 people gathered at the old federal building Saturday to get their voices heard.  “We’re here today to send a message to the Obama administration that Eugene, Oregon does not want the US to go to war with Syria,” said Michael Carrigan, event organizer. Some carried posters while others held up … Continue reading »

Gov. Kitzhaber Signs Driver’s Card Bill

SALEM, Ore. — Immigration rights activists and the Latino community celebrated an historic victory at a May day rally at the state capitol. Demonstrators chanted “we did it” as Governor John Kitzhaber signed into law Senate Bill 833. “This bill is part of a larger vision where all Oregonians will get their shot at the … Continue reading »

DeFazio Pushes Postal Service Bill

SALEM, Ore. — Legislators and postal service workers rallied at the state capitol to support Congressman Peter DeFazio’s bill, the Postal Service Protection Act, which will prevent post offices from shutting down and save American jobs. He blasted the Postmaster General’s plan to make significant cuts, like closing processing plants and getting rid of Saturday … Continue reading »