Chemical Weapon Resistant Clothing

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Breakthrough research at Oregon State University could help in the fight against chemical weapons, after scientists found a method that kills deadly gases before they touch the skin – paving the way for special clothing and masks that could be resistant to nerve agents. The United Nations says various types of chemical … 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 »

Local Iraq Veterans Seek Support

EUGENE, Ore. — While the debate continues about the war on Iraq, one thing is certain: veterans of the Iraq War are in need of assistance. Veterans services advocates say nearly a third of all veterans in Lane County served in Iraq, and the weapons used in the conflict made a severe impact on those … Continue reading »

Facebook Tribute Honors Soldiers

EUGENE, Ore. — They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, and for Tira Howard that’s just enough to spread overseas. “I like to think of it as spreading a network of goodness, so when people see them and click ‘like’ on them, it’s sending a good thought overseas not only to Logan my boyfriend … Continue reading »