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Name: Laura Campbell
Date registered: October 11, 2012

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  1. Governor Signs Basin Agreement — April 18, 2014
  2. Former Deputy Turns Self In, Teen Safe — April 13, 2014
  3. Maps of Pear Blossom Festival Closures — April 12, 2014
  4. Oregon Dog Comforts Landslide Victims — April 7, 2014
  5. Eugene Opens Largest Covered Skatepark — April 5, 2014

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Yreka Student Collects Wheelchairs

MEDFORD, Ore. — A northern California student spent Saturday collecting wheelchairs, crutches and walkers at a church in Medford as part of a school project. The Yreka High School senior plans to send them to prisons in the United States where they’ll be refurbished and then sent to disable people in other countries. “You know … Continue reading »

County to Discuss Pot Dispensaries

EUGENE, Ore. — On Tuesday, the Lane County Board of Commissioners is set to address the issue of whether or not to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in Lane County. This comes after the Oregon Legislature passed a bill during its last session. The Lane County Board of Commissioners will take up an ordinance for the unincorporated regions … Continue reading »

OSU Marches Against Racism

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Students at Oregon State University are taking action, saying racism is unacceptable. Hundreds of people marched for social justice on Wednesday after two racist messages were found on campus. Just over a week ago, graffiti was found in a bathroom on OSU’s campus that read: “Only good Indian is a dead Indian.” … Continue reading »

Dog Ban off the Table

MEDFORD, Ore.– The idea to ban so-called dangerous dogs, is being taken off the table. The Police Advisory Committee made the decision at Tuesday night’s session. Medford Police say they will instead propose steps to handle dog owners who continue to be problematic. They say this could mean possible misdemeanors for repeat offenders. They also … Continue reading »

Group Proposes Changes to UO ID Cards

EUGENE, Ore. — Student organizations at the University of Oregon are proposing a small change that they think can make a big difference. Right now, student ID cards are plain on the back. A group called UO Active Minds is asking the Student Affairs Office to use the empty space to print important information, like … Continue reading »

New Homeless Rest Stop near Amphitheater

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council approved a new rest stop location near the Cuthbert Amphitheater, and it’s not sitting well with homeless advocates or surrounding businesses. The city-owned property would house 15 people. It’s next to an existing car-camping area near the amphitheater bridge and the Science Factory parking lot. Homeless advocates say … Continue reading »

‘Oregon Promise’ Signed into Law

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon high school students are one step closer to getting free community college. The bill known as the ‘Oregon Promise’ was signed into law by Governor Kitzhaber, Tuesday.  A study will now take place to examine the criteria needed to make it possible. If approved, High School students could get to go to … Continue reading »

Rogue Valley Growers Market Begins

ASHLAND, Ore.– With spring headed our way, so are some annual events. Today the Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market kicked off in Ashland. The market closed for the winter season last November. Organizers say shoppers can expect a record number of vendors this year. They say there were about 60 set up today at … Continue reading »

Councilors Approve Rest Stop Site

EUGENE, Ore. — With the clock ticking on the illegal campsite known as Whoville at Broadway and Hilyard, those living there may have another option when the city closes the campsite. The Eugene City Council approved a new rest-stop site near the Cuthbert Amphitheater and Science Factory. Those with disabilities would have priority to stay … Continue reading »

Mass Transit Ridership Up in US

EUGENE, Ore. — Mass transit was more popular in 2013 than is has been in 57 years, according to the American Public Transportation Association. In a report released Monday, APTA said 10.7 billion trips were taken using mass transportation last year. Locally, LTD says its overall ridership numbers have stayed pretty flat the last few … Continue reading »

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