People Protest Black Friday

EUGENE, Ore. — Black Friday is officially here and though many got their holiday shopping started early Thursday night, there was a whole other crowd out there Friday in protest. Despite the soggy conditions that afternoon, about two dozen people stood outside of the West 11th Walmart. They were protesting on behalf of workers who … Continue reading »

Walmart Ends Health Insurance for Some

(CNN) — Walmart is cutting health insurance for some of its part-time employees. The world’s biggest retailer announced on a blog that workers with fewer than 30 hours a week will no longer qualify for its health insurance plan. The company says the change will affect about 2 percent of its U.S. workforce of 1.3 … Continue reading »

Walmart Offering Checking Accounts

(CNN) — Walmart is getting into the banking business. The nation’s largest retailer is teaming up with Green Dot Bank to offer a low fee checking account. The GoBank account will include a MasterCard debit card and checking. Customers can avoid minimum balance fees, overdraft charges and monthly fees by having $500 placed in an … Continue reading »

Trending Now: OSU Oops, Cute Interview

EUGENE, Ore.– Here is what’s trending on Wednesday. Walmart makes a big oops on its OSU notebooks, Broadway announces the first ever African American Cinderella, and a 6 year old’s live interview turns him into an online sensation.

Alleged Shoplifter Leaves Kids Behind

DELAND, Fla. (CNN) — Most parents shop with their kids and leave with their kids. But apparently not 26-year-old Rebecca Stoltz, who went from petty shoplifting to sitting in jail for serious charges like child abuse. Police say Stoltz went shopping at Walmart with her 6-year-old daughter and 9-year-old stepdaughter. But when she tried stealing … Continue reading »

Walmart Neighborhood Market Opens

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The new Walmart Neighborhood Market opened its doors Wednesday morning near Gateway Mall. It’s strictly a grocery store and about one fifth of the size of a Walmart Supercenter. Shoppers we spoke with say they’re excited about the convenience the store brings. “I live about a half a mile from here and … Continue reading »

Walmart Neighborhood Market Opens

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — There’s a new neighborhood market in town. Walmart Neighborhood Market opened its doors near the Gateway Mall at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. This isn’t a typical Walmart though; it mainly sells groceries with a few rows of household items. The store hired around 100 full- and part-time workers to staff the new … Continue reading »

Walmart Market Preps for Grand Opening

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Walmart Neighborhood Market at Gateway Mall is getting ready to open in a few weeks. It’s not a typical Walmart store. It mainly sells groceries and has a few rows of household items. Walmart says this is the first neighborhood market opening in the area. “We are at the merchandising stage. … Continue reading »

Residents React to Springfield Shooting

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield residents say a shooting in a local store parking lot came as a surprise. Neighbors near the Walmart on Olympic Street say they regularly shop at the store and a shooting is the last thing they would expect to happen; but, they’re relieved at how quickly police handled the situation. Barbara Bradley … Continue reading »

Walmart Begins Hiring for New Market

EUGENE, Ore. — Walmart is opening a neighborhood market and looking to hire up to 95 employees. The manager, Cooper Osima, says the store will hire for both full and part-time positions. Those interested can apply at the Walmart Supercenter located on Olympic Street in Springfield or the employment office in Eugene. Osima says customers … Continue reading »

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