Governor Reveals Cover Oregon Review

SALEM, Ore. — Governor John Kitzhaber is sounding off about the state’s flawed health care exchange. He says Cover Oregon is still not up to par. Days away from the deadline, Oregon is the only state where the public still can’t sign up for health insurance online in one sitting. Thursday, Kitzhaber revealed results of … Continue reading »

Wash. Man Crashes; Kills 7-Year-Old

HERMISTON, Ore. — A 29-year-old Washington man is in custody following Wednesday night’s fatal traffic crash in Hermiston that killed a 7-year-old girl and left her mother with critical injuries. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into what happened. According to Sergeant Seth Cooney, at about 8:30 P.M. Wednesday a 2010 Kia Soul … Continue reading »

News Helicopter Crashes; Two Dead

SEATTLE, WA. — Two people are dead and one other is in critical condition after a KOMO News helicopter crashed and burned this morning near the Space Needle. Emergency personnel immediately rushed to the scene. Two vehicles were struck in the crash, witnesses said a man could be seen running from one car with his … Continue reading »

Cougar Trapped, Euthanized in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — For the second time in about a week, wildlife experts trapped a cougar near Hendricks Park. They think there could be more lurking. The trappings came after a cougar killed several goats and chickens. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says both of the large cats were euthanized. Wildlife experts discovered … Continue reading »

Fire Destroys Roseburg Furniture Store

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Investigators are still trying to figure out what started a fire that destroyed Kuebler’s Furniture Store Sunday night. The Roseburg Fire Department was called to the scene just after 5 p.m. When firefighters arrived, they saw heavy gray smoke coming from this corner of the building just off northeast Chestnut Avenue. The … Continue reading »

HWY 101 Closure Inconveniences Drivers

CRESCENT CITY, Ore. — Highway 101 in Del Norte County is under construction for the next few days as road crews work to remove unstable slide materials. On Sunday, both lanes of the highway were shut down for eight hours between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The road closure was between Hamilton Road to the … 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 »

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 »

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