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20 hrs ago | KATU-TV Portland

Deception Complex jumps lines, residents prep to evacuate near Oakridge

The highly-active Deception Creek fire escaped some containment lines Wednesday, spreading nearly a mile away from some homes along Highway 58. Our reporters on the scene said some people living in the mobile home park were asked to leave their homes.

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Related Topix: Oakridge, OR

23 hrs ago | Eugene Weekly

Biz Beat 8-28-2014

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon are rallying to support the measure on the November ballot that would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana use by adults in the state.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Portland, OR, Agriculture, Science, Springfield, OR

Yesterday | Eugene Weekly

Slant 8-28-2014

We lamented in this column Aug. 14 that Eugene City Hall is about to be destroyed following a split decision by the City Council to abandon the sustainable concept of repairing, rebuilding or repurposing the full city block structure.

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Related Topix: Eugene, OR

Wed Aug 27, 2014

OregonLive.com

Train strikes pickup truck in Lane County, seriously injuring driver

Police say a man was seriously injured Wednesday morning when his pickup truck was struck by a freight train near Westfir in Lane County.

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Related Topix: Westfir, OR, Oakridge, OR

KVAL-TV Eugene

Deception Complex pushes Lane air quality to moderate, no health risk

Smoke from the Deception Complex fire near Oakridge has pushed air quality warnings to moderate, a level which is still considered safe by the Lane County Air Protection Agency.

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Related Topix: Fire, Oakridge, OR, Cottage Grove, OR, Creswell, OR

Mon Aug 25, 2014

KVAL-TV Eugene

Fires near Oakridge spread smoke across eastern Lane County

Officials said the 92 small fires are burning almost a combined 450 acres. The complex of mostly lightning-caused fires is just over 50 percent contained.

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Related Topix: Oakridge, OR, Fire, Weather, Dorena, OR

The Oregonian

Gun control: Legal expert describes 3 ways Multnomah County ordinance could land back in court

Judge Kathleen Dailey, in background, speaks to attorneys Bruce McCain, left, and Jenny Madkour, right, during oral arguments over a lawsuit targeting Multnomah County's gun ordinance.

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Related Topix: Multnomah County, OR, Eugene, OR, Troutdale, OR

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Newberg Graphic

Gresham man found in Lane County

A handicapped man missing from a Gresham adult care facility has been found in Lane County.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Oregonian

Oregon police agencies have more than $10.7 million in surplus military gear, state records show (Interactive map)

In this May 2, 2012 photo, law enforcement and other officials examine surplus gear at Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington state as they attend an information session for a program that distributes surplus military equipment to state law-enforcement agencies.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Myrtle Creek, OR

Fri Aug 22, 2014

KVAL-TV Eugene

Local cap company gets county grant to keep up with production

The baseball cap business is booming, and a new Lane County business grant will help one local cap company keep up with the demand.

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Related Topix: Eugene, OR, Coburg, OR

KVAL-TV Eugene

Eugene PD: SWAT called to 13th & Charnelton for a 'barricaded man'

Officers blocked off Charnelton Street between 12th and 13th Ave. on Thursday night while SWAT responds to a man barricaded inside an apartment, Eugene Police said.

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Related Topix: Eugene, OR

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Eugene Weekly

Slant 8-21-2014

If you are worried about public safety in Lane County , consider that this county has received $2,736,425 worth of surplus military equipment from the Department of Defense - more than any other Oregon county.

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Related Topix: Department of Defense, US News, Eugene, OR

Eugene Weekly

Biz Beat 8-21-2014

Join the Eugene SLUG Queens as they slime around downtown Eugene visiting local businesses.

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Related Topix: Eugene, OR, Downtown (Portland, OR), Portland, OR

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KVAL-TV Eugene

Military gear for local law: 'I think the program is getting a bum rap'

The police response to the riots in Ferguson, Mo. have raised a lot of questions, one being the the military-style weapons being used.

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Related Topix: Eugene, OR

Mon Aug 18, 2014

KVAL-TV Eugene

Local first responders unprepared for oil train disaster

Trains transported more than 11 million barrels of crude oil through Oregon last year - nearly 4 times as much as in 2012, according to Sen. Ron Wyden.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Senator Jeff Merkley

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Eugene Weekly

Activist Alert 8-14-2014

The ACLU of Lane County's "Civil Conversation" series is holding a public discussion on the " Eugene Police Department's Policy on Biased Conduct " from 5:30 to 6:45 pm Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Eugene Public Library downtown.

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Related Topix: Activism, Eugene, OR, Springfield, OR, Peter DeFazio, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Mon Aug 11, 2014

KVAL-TV Eugene

No immediate threats to homes from new fires in Lane County

Firefighters took to the air and the woods to track down new wildfires ignited by Sunday night's lightning even as they prepared for a second round of thunderstorms due Monday evening.

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Related Topix: Linn County, OR, Lebanon, OR, Oakridge, OR, Dexter, OR

Sun Aug 10, 2014

KSL-TV

Rural Lane County library in dire straits

It's not much to look at, but the tiny library near Dexter Lake in rural Lane County is this area's best offer to the literary-minded.

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Related Topix: Libraries

KVAL-TV Eugene

Fugitive from Arkansas leads Springfield PD on high-speed chase

After speeding away from police at speeds as high as 100 miles per hour, the suspect, later identified as 39-year-old James McClain, pulled over and surrendered to police.

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Related Topix: Eugene, OR

Sat Aug 09, 2014

OregonLive.com

Vida man, 58, dies in Lane County motorcycle crash

Oregon State Police said a 58-year-old Vida man died Saturday morning after the motorcycle he was driving veered off a Lane County highway and crashed into a roadside reflector.

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Related Topix: Vida, OR

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