Oregon Legislation Calls For Drone Ban

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers are debating a house bill that would ban the use of drones for hunting and fishing, as well as tracking or harassing wildlife. Drones are popular in recreation, real estate, fire suppression and in some places hunting. In Oregon, it has long been an illegal act to hunt big game … Continue reading »

3 Children Killed in Crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Police say three children are dead and one female adult is in critical condition after they were hit by a car in Springfield while they were walking across the street. It happened around 5 p.m. Sunday near 54th and Main St. Police say the children were ages 4 to 8. Officers also … Continue reading »

4th Case of Meningococcemia Confirmed

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County now has four confirmed cases of meningococcemia. A student at the University of Oregon who died this week had a bacterial infection. That news was confirmed in the middle of a press conference Friday afternoon with public health officials. The death of UO tumbler Lauren Jones is now the fourth … Continue reading »

Fire-Related Deaths Increase

SALEM, Ore. — The state fire marshal says 50 Oregonians lost their lives because of fire-related injuries last year, the most since 53 fire fatalities in 2008. Residential fires accounted for 34 of the deaths. Sixteen others happened in motor homes, outdoor fires, and other situations. The state fire marshal called the increase disheartening, and … Continue reading »

Work Stoppages at Oakland Port

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – An arbitrator has determined that longshoremen at the port in Oakland, California, took part in illegal work stoppages that resulted in a shutdown of daytime operations. Pacific Maritime Association spokesman Steve Getzug says longshoremen took breaks at the same time, among other actions reducing productivity Sunday. Employers dismissed them for the … Continue reading »

West Coast Seaports In Full Operation

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – West Coast seaports are back at full operations, except in Oakland, California, which has seen another work disruption. It’s unclear what prompted the problems in Oakland on Sunday (UPDATE: An arbitrator has determined that longshoremen at the port in Oakland, California, took part in illegal work stoppages that resulted in a … Continue reading »

UO Team Pays Tribute to Lauren Jones

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon Acrobatics and Tumbling team made a show of support Saturday night for a teammate who died from a bacterial infection. Lauren Jones, a freshman at the university, died from meningococcemia on February 16th at a local hospital. The home opener meet Saturday began with a moment of silence. … Continue reading »

Terri Horman Leaves Eugene Job

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The stepmother of missing Portland boy Kyron Horman has left her job as a mental health support specialist. Terri Horman’s decision came two days after a judge rejected her request for an anti-stalking order against a woman allegedly harassing her at work in Eugene. Horman had worked for the Shangri-La Corp. … Continue reading »

Oregon Lacks Funds for Bridge Plans

By JEFF BARNARD GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – Oregon has a plan for retrofitting hundreds of bridges likely to fail in a major earthquake. It just doesn’t have a clear path to raising the $5 billion to pay for it over the next 50 years. State and federal gas taxes, which fund road projects, haven’t … Continue reading »

Brown to Continue Death Penalty Stay

SALEM, Ore. – Governor Kate Brown has said she’ll continue former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber’s moratorium on the death penalty. At a news conference Friday, Brown said she believes the death penalty should be re-examined. In 2011, Kitzhaber announced he would block all executions as long as he held the governorship. Brown was secretary of … Continue reading »

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