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5 hrs ago | KVAL-TV Eugene

Another day, another thunderstorm: Oregon on fire - again

EUGENE, Ore. - Lightning ripped a path across Oregon on Tuesday, sparking a new batch of wildfires.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Eugene, OR, Douglas County, OR, Prineville, OR

6 hrs ago | SFGate

Indictment details charges in fatal Creswell fire

A Lane County jury has indicted a 42-year-old Eugene man on charges that he killed two acquaintances and set fire to their rural home at Creswell.

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Yesterday | The Oregonian

Portland forecast: Sunny skies, above-average temperatures expected into weekend

From the National Weather Service in Portland: "We have some low-level clouds along the coast this morning, with a small rain cell seen on radar in eastern Lane County this morning.

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Related Topix: Weather

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KVAL-TV Eugene

Sick leave for part-time workers approved by Eugene City Council

A local ordinance requiring employers to provide paid sick time to part-time employees passed the Eugene City Council 5-3 Monday night.

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Related Topix: Eugene, OR, Springfield, OR

KVAL-TV Eugene

Sheriff: Man on meth causes mischief at motel

Deputies evacuated a hotel after a guest barricaded himself in his room and claimed to have explosives Monday, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.

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The Oregonian

Mower sparks 2-acre fire in Lane County

The Register-Guard reports the fire was reported shortly after 3 p.m. Monday just northeast of Creswell.

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Related Topix: Creswell, OR

KATU-TV Portland

U of O assault records can't be released, DA says

The Lane County district attorney has rejected an appeal from journalists for records of an investigation into sexual assault allegations against University of Oregon basketball players.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

KGW-TV Portland

DA: U of O assault records can't be released

The Lane County district attorney has rejected an appeal from journalists for records of an investigation into sexual assault allegations against University of Oregon basketball players.

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Related Topix: University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

The Oregonian

Rabid fox found in Junction City neighborhood Lane County officials warn

A fox picked up by wildlife authorities was tested and turned out to have rabies, Lane County Health & Human Services reported Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Junction City, OR, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Oregon State University

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Local TV Station KTVZ

Lane County settles with whistleblower

Lane County paid about $40,750 to settle a legal claim filed last year by the county employee who played a key role in bringing to light the illicit changes a former county administrator made to her compensation.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

KVAL-TV Eugene

Farm to fork with Teen Chef program: 'Eat fresh food'

EUGENE, Ore. - Young people got down and dirty Friday to learn learned firsthand that not everything you eat is fast food.

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Related Topix: Eugene, OR, Home Gardening, Home, Coburg, OR

KVAL-TV Eugene

DA: Criminal charges likely after woman's body found along road

The discovery of a woman's body along a forest road southeast of town will likely lead to criminal charges, the Lane County District Attorney said Friday.

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Related Topix: Cottage Grove, OR

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Local TV Station KTVZ

Caregiver sentenced for bilking Oregon man

A Veneta, Oregon, woman who stole $100,000 from a man under her care will not have to go prison.

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Related Topix: Veneta, OR

Local TV Station KTVZ

Murder, arson charged in fatal Creswell fire

Lane County prosecutors filed murder and arson charges Wednesday against a 42-year-old Eugene man accused of killing two acquaintances and setting fire to their rural home at Creswell.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Creswell, OR, Eugene, OR

Local TV Station KTVZ

Officer's widow tells Kidd: 'You are a murderer'

Kristie Sampson-Kilcullen said her 7-year-old daughter, Katie, cries when she hears little girls say "daddy" in the grocery store.

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Related Topix: Eugene, OR, Springfield, OR

Eugene Weekly

Slant 7-24-2014

Eugene's proposed ordinance requiring paid sick leave time for employees who work in Eugene inspired a majority of Lane County commissioners to vote to prohibit such an ordinance in the county, but it's not clear why these reactionary commissioners are so offended by an improvement in working conditions for their constituents .

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Related Topix: Eugene, OR, Springfield, OR, Veneta, OR

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KVAL-TV Eugene

What if? Ice storms, earthquakes pose real danger to Eugene

The region got a taste of the problem last December and February . Severe snow and ice storms put thousands of Lane County residents in the dark, some for the better part of a week, amidst record cold temperatures.

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Related Topix: Eugene, OR, Energy, Eugene Water and Electric Board

KVAL-TV Eugene

Farmer found murdered in ashes of home: 'He was always sharing'

Her messages went unanswered. "He was always sharing what he had, everything that he had: produce, food, meats, salmon, gouda cheese," Washington said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Fire

OregonLive.com

Lane County sticks up for businesses in sick-leave spat: Editorial

After the Portland City Council approved a sick leave mandate in March 2013, members of various groups that supported the action gathered in front of City Hall.

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Related Topix: Eugene, OR, Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

OregonLive.com

Washington health exchange glitches create headaches for thousands trying to use coverage: Northwest headlines

A screenshot of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange website is shown. Thousands of people who got health coverage through the exchange have experienced trouble using it because of computer glitches.

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Related Topix: Eugene, OR

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