‘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 »

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 »

Oregon Musician Invents Music Technology

EUGENE, Ore. — A local music teacher is bringing new technology and possibilities to the way people make music. With an instrument and computer the new technology called Emotion is expanding the sound and visuals of music performance. It allows musicians to expand their skill set just by using small wireless transmitters. By day Chet … Continue reading »

Oregon vs. OSU in PAC-12 Tournament

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s the oldest rivalry in college basketball and these two teams are doing something that’s never been done before. Oregon and Oregon State will meet post season on Wednesday. The Ducks and Beavers men’s basketball teams have played each other 341 times but they’ve never met in the post-season until Wednesday, when … Continue reading »

Fire Department Walkout Fallout

HORNBROOK, Calif. — An investigation is underway at a small volunteer fire department in Northern California. Hornbrook firefighters were ordered to return to their fire house Thursday after walking out earlier this week. A special all-staff meeting Thursday morning included an equipment inventory and safety check. The fire district’s board president says taking the inventory … Continue reading »

Moneywatch: Spring Travel

Eugene, Ore.- An airline trade organization predicts travel this spring will be the highest it has been in six years. More than 129 million people are expected to board a plane over the next two months. Passengers at the Eugene Airport say it is already starting to look like it did last year during spring … Continue reading »

ATM’s Could Become Hacker Target

NEW YORK, N.Y.- In a few weeks, ATM’s across the country could be an easy target for hackers. Nearly 95 percent of bank ATM’s still use Windows XP as their operating system, but officials say it is more than a decade old. On Apr. 8th, Microsoft will stop issuing security updates for the software. They … Continue reading »

Skatepark Fundraising Efforts Begin

EUGENE, Ore. — Construction at the Washington Jefferson Skatepark is nearly complete and the skating community is on board. “I’ve been to Portland talking to kids in Portland. They all know about it. There’s a big Internet buzz going about it. It’s the largest covered, lit skate park in the nation, so there’s a lot … Continue reading »

Animal Control Officer Accused of Abuse

By Kohr Harlan (CNN) — A dog owner in Oregon is upset, saying authorities abused his pet. The animal control officer says restraint was needed because the dog was allegedly causing problems. However, that’s not what witnesses say. “I don’t want any other animal to have to go through what I’m having to go through … Continue reading »

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