US Navy Blue Angels Cancel Performances

(CNN) — Forced budget cuts have grounded the U.S. Navy’s famed Blue Angels. The Navy has canceled all of the flight demonstration team’s performances for the rest of this year. Officials say the move was caused by automatic budget cuts, known as sequestration. The squadron will continue to train at its home station in Pensacola, … Continue reading »

Sequester Affects OSU Research Funds

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University gets 60 percent of its research funding from federal government programs, but with sequestration, research programs will take a big hit. “This is the time to lay the groundwork or the basis for your future,” said research assistant Josh Cuzzone. PhD student Cuzzone talks about the importance of research. … Continue reading »

Head Start Advocates Protest Sequester

EUGENE, Ore. — Local Head Start advocates demonstrated outside of Representative Peter DeFazio’s office Friday to tell the congressman they are not happy about the effect the sequester will have on Head Start programs. For event organizer and parent Aloma Murray, Head Start is a family affair. “I just felt like it was really important … Continue reading »

4J Warns Teachers of More Cuts

EUGENE, Ore. — With a looming budget gap top of mind, the 4J School District warns that more cuts are on the way. In a letter to faculty and staff, Superintendent Shelley Berman says his staff is considering cutting services and jobs. The district’s facing an estimated $10 million budget shortfall. That doesn’t include the … Continue reading »

Sequestration Impacts Local Groups

EUGENE, Ore. — The federal spending cuts will have wide-reaching impact on organizations all over the country. Earlier this week, KEZI 9 News spoke with local departments about the impact this sequestration could have on their operations. Lane County Public Health was one of them and specifically its WIC program. The sequester means a cut … Continue reading »

Sequestration Pressure Felt Locally

EUGENE, Ore. — Managers from a number of Lane County departments are preparing for the potential cuts if the sequestration goes through March 1. The impact could affect health care, education and public safety in Lane County. Oregon Public Health would lose hundreds of thousands of dollars that help prevent and treat substance abuse. “Pretty … Continue reading »