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More fans will be allowed into Hayward Field for Friday’s Oregon Twilight track and field meet, but the Oregon Track Clu...
05/07/2021
Oregon Twilight preview: Devon Allen, a fast men's 1,500, and the return of some fans

More fans will be allowed into Hayward Field for Friday’s Oregon Twilight track and field meet, but the Oregon Track Club Elite has pulled its athletes out of the meet.

More fans will be allowed into Hayward Field for Friday’s Oregon Twilight track and field meet, but the Oregon Track Club Elite has pulled its athletes out of the meet.

Feud breaks out among Pacific Northwest GOP lawmakers over a controversial proposal to breach four dams on the Snake Riv...
05/06/2021
Feud breaks out among Pacific Northwest GOP lawmakers over Snake River dams

Feud breaks out among Pacific Northwest GOP lawmakers over a controversial proposal to breach four dams on the Snake River to save endangered salmon runs.

Rep. Mike Simpson’s plan to remove the Ice Harbor, Little Goose, Lower Granite, Lower Monumental dams also includes a moratorium on lawsuits.

Tentative agreements were reached on salary, merit increases and health insurance that includes Oregon Tech paying 95 to...
05/06/2021
Strike ends at Oregon Tech as contract deal reached

Tentative agreements were reached on salary, merit increases and health insurance that includes Oregon Tech paying 95 to 97% of healthcare costs.

Tentative agreements were reached on salary, merit increases and health insurance that includes Oregon Tech paying 95 to 97% of healthcare costs.

The two-page bill introduced Wednesday by two Republican senators, would disallow a person from simultaneously holding a...
05/06/2021
Senate Republicans introduce bill that would alter state GOP leadership

The two-page bill introduced Wednesday by two Republican senators, would disallow a person from simultaneously holding an elected position in state government and serving as an officer in a state political party.

Sen. Dallas Heard of Roseburg and Sen. Dennis Linthicum of Klamath Falls currently serve as the chair and treasurer of the Oregon Republican Party.

The Eugene Emeralds played their first game in 610 days Tuesday night and belted four home runs in a 9-5 road win over t...
05/05/2021
A look at the 2021 Eugene Emeralds, who won their season opener

The Eugene Emeralds played their first game in 610 days Tuesday night and belted four home runs in a 9-5 road win over the Spokane Indians.

There have been plenty of changes for the Emeralds since they concluded the 2019 season. The entire Minor League Baseball season was wiped out in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A bill that sets firearm storage requirements, outlaws guns in the Oregon Capitol building and allows schools to ban gun...
05/05/2021
Gun regulation bill passes Oregon Senate, heads to governor's desk

A bill that sets firearm storage requirements, outlaws guns in the Oregon Capitol building and allows schools to ban guns is headed to the governor's desk for her signature.

A bill that would set certain firearm storage requirements and outlaw guns in the Oregon Capitol building was approved by the Senate on Wednesday.

A Multnomah County judge has rejected a request from environmental groups to halt post-fire logging in the Santiam Canyo...
05/05/2021
Oregon judge rejects one attempt to stop post-fire logging, but multiple battles underway

A Multnomah County judge has rejected a request from environmental groups to halt post-fire logging in the Santiam Canyon, but that doesn't mean controversy surrounding how Oregon manages the forests burned in the Labor Day fires is going away.

How Oregon manages forests burned by the Labor Day fires has become a hot-button issue on multiple fronts.

Members of the Oregon House narrowly defeated a move to consider a bill that would give the Legislature oversight of the...
05/05/2021
Bid to have Oregon House vote on governor's emergency powers fails

Members of the Oregon House narrowly defeated a move to consider a bill that would give the Legislature oversight of the governor's emergency powers, enacted most recently to address the coronavirus pandemic.

Members of the Oregon House narrowly defeated a move on Tuesday to consider a bill that would give the Legislature oversight of the governor's emergency powers, enacted most recently to address the coronavirus pandemic.

State officials say the rule, which garnered thousands of public comments, will be in place until it is "no longer neces...
05/05/2021
Oregon extends COVID workplace mask rule indefinitely

State officials say the rule, which garnered thousands of public comments, will be in place until it is "no longer necessary to address the effects of the pandemic in the workplace."

State officials say the rule will be in place until it is "no longer necessary to address the effects of the pandemic in the workplace."

The Lane County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday to delayed a decision on approving a controversial quarry near Oakridg...
05/05/2021
Lane County commissioners delay decision on Old Hazeldell Quarry in Oakridge

The Lane County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday to delayed a decision on approving a controversial quarry near Oakridge so new testimony can be examined.

The Lane County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday to delayed a decision on approving a controversial quarry near Oakridge so new testimony can be examined.

Gov. Kate Brown on Monday announced all counties currently in "extreme risk" would move back to "high risk" on Friday. T...
05/05/2021
Lane County to move back to 'high risk' Friday, allowing for the return of indoor dining

Gov. Kate Brown on Monday announced all counties currently in "extreme risk" would move back to "high risk" on Friday. The change will allow for the return of indoor dining.

Gov. Kate Brown on Monday announced all counties currently in "extreme risk" would move back to "high risk" on Friday. The change will loosen many gathering restrictions

It’s complicated. It’s joyful. It’s hard. It’s always a good story. Join USA TODAY for an hour of true, first-person sto...
05/04/2021
Storytellers Project show includes Emme, 'Black Fairy Godmother' talking about motherhood

It’s complicated. It’s joyful. It’s hard. It’s always a good story. Join USA TODAY for an hour of true, first-person stories celebrating the moms we’re born to, the ones we choose and the ones we make of ourselves.

1990s Supermodel Emme and Instagram influencer "Black Fairy Godmother' among 5 Americans sharing personal stories about motherhood for Mother's Day.

Bushnell University will hold an in-person commencement ceremony Saturday in Eugene, making it the first school out of a...
05/04/2021
Bushell University to hold in-person graduation this weekend

Bushnell University will hold an in-person commencement ceremony Saturday in Eugene, making it the first school out of all other area colleges and high schools to have an in-person graduation ceremony this year.

Bushnell is the first of the area schools to hold an in-person graduation ceremony this year.

The owners of Southpine Bakery and Cafe, Tails on Trails dog hiking service and H.O.W. Cooking School all adapted what t...
05/04/2021
These new Lane County businesses took the pandemic as a challenge

The owners of Southpine Bakery and Cafe, Tails on Trails dog hiking service and H.O.W. Cooking School all adapted what they love to do to make the best out of their individual situations.

The owners of Southpine Bakery and Cafe, Tails on Trails dog hiking service and H.O.W. Cooking School all adapted what they love to do to make the best out of their individual situations.

A former speaker of the Oregon House and current lobbyist in Salem has been accused by Portland police of soliciting s*x...
05/04/2021
Former Oregon House speaker Dave Hunt arrested in prostitution sting

A former speaker of the Oregon House and current lobbyist in Salem has been accused by Portland police of soliciting s*x from an undercover officer.

Democrat Dave Hunt lives in Milwaukie and represented parts of northern Clackamas County in the Legislature for a decade.

House Bill 2006, which the Senate passed 26-1, will remove barriers to siting shelters by temporarily adjusting land use...
05/04/2021
Oregon lawmakers vote to expedite emergency shelter process

House Bill 2006, which the Senate passed 26-1, will remove barriers to siting shelters by temporarily adjusting land use laws and waiving some design, planning and zoning regulations.

Oregon lawmakers passed a bill that will make it easier and quicker for communities to create emergency shelters and temporary housing.

The Biden administration said it would allow 62,500 refugees to resettle in the United States this year, reversing cours...
05/04/2021
Biden says he will raise refugee cap to 62,500 but warns the US will not be able to meet new number

The Biden administration said it would allow 62,500 refugees to resettle in the United States this year, reversing course after the White House initially said it would keep a historically low Trump-era limit on those fleeing war, violence and persecution.

The Biden administration said Monday it would allow 62,500 refugees to resettle in the United States, up from 15,000 during the Trump administration.

Despite Lane County's move back into "extreme risk," some University of Oregon students hosted large backyard parties an...
05/04/2021
UO students, local business party on, ignoring rules on risk levels this weekend

Despite Lane County's move back into "extreme risk," some University of Oregon students hosted large backyard parties and local restaurants advertised staying open for indoor dining over the weekend.

"It's OK to be frustrated ... at the same time, the job is going to be so much harder if we allow that frustration to make us give up."

Lane County reported 56 confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Monday. The death toll remained at 144 for a 28th ...
05/03/2021
Oregon COVID-19 cases holding steady

Lane County reported 56 confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Monday. The death toll remained at 144 for a 28th consecutive day.

Oregon reported 5,644 new cases of coronavirus in the week ending Sunday, from 5,579 the week before.

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