Officials Urge Tobacco Ban in Pharmacies

EUGENE, Ore. — Major retailers are getting the pressure to pull tobacco products off shelves and it could affect some right here in town. The Oregon Attorney General, Ellen Rosenblum, has joined more than two dozen attorneys general in the effort. They’re urging five of the country’s biggest pharmacy retailers to quit selling tobacco products. … Continue reading »

Wildfires Threaten Local Air Quality

EUGENE, Ore. — Fires burning in the state could affect air quality in Lane County. A shift in winds will increase the potential for smoke intrusions from the Douglas Complex and Whiskey wildfires into the Willamette Valley. Right now, the air quality in Eugene and Springfield area is good. But LRAPA predicts it could creep … Continue reading »

UO Dorm Evacuated Due to Smoke

EUGENE, Ore. — A University of Oregon dorm was evacuated Tuesday morning due to reports of smoke. The Eugene firefighters responded to Dunn Hall in the Hamilton Complex just before 11 a.m. The Eugene Fire Department says a fire started in the basement inside a janitor’s closet. The cause is still unknown. The entire Hamilton … Continue reading »

LRAPA Issues Home Wood Heat Advisory

EUGENE, Ore. — As the cold weather continues in the Willamette Valley, adding more wood to your fireplace or heater might not be the best idea. That’s because the valley is under a yellow home wood heat advisory and has been since this weekend. Smoke is a common sight billowing out of chimneys as residents … Continue reading »