Free Well Testing in Benton County

BENTON COUNTY, Ore. — Approximately 77 percent of Benton County’s wells have not been tested – posing huge health concerns – according to the Benton County Environmental Health Department. The Oregon Health Authority has granted Benton County¬†funds¬†to conduct free well testing that will check for nitrate, arsenic, and coliform bacteria. Bill Emminger, the Environmental Health … Continue reading »

State Picks Up AP Test Fees

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon is lending a helping hand to students who can’t afford to take advanced placement tests. Low-income students can take AP tests for a discounted price, thanks to a federal grant. With new funding the state legislature approved last year, those students will be able to take the $89 tests for free. … Continue reading »

Test Scores Improve but More Work Needed

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon students topped last year’s scores on college entrance exams but educators say there’s more work to be done. Makers of the ACT test released a report showing the results. The Department of Education said there were more students who took the exam and more than 30 percent of those students met … Continue reading »