March 16 – Morning Headlines

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Here are the local Wednesday morning headlines:

Tim Chuey Weather
The rainy weather will stick around, but without the high winds.
County to raze Extension building
The Lane County commissioners voted narrowly Tuesday to raze the building that formerly housed the Lane County Extension services this summer, opting to make more room for the county fairgrounds to expand its offerings.
Judge upholds city tax ballot title
The ballot measure for Eugene’s income tax for schools can be presented to voters in May without a word being changed, Lane County Circuit Judge Lauren Holland ruled Tuesday.
Barista describes robbery that turned into shooting
A Dutch Bros. barista testified Tuesday in Brandon Lee Plunk’s robbery and attempted murder trial, publicly describing for the first time what led the coffee worker to fatally shoot Plunk’s alleged accomplice during an armed robbery last Thanksgiving Eve.
Board gets first vote on Eugene bond issue
The board will vote on whether to refer a $70 million bond measure to the May 17 ballot. Thursday is the deadline for filing to place measures on the ballot.
Pair questions police encounter
Police say multiple issues led Agent Tom Schulke to question the men’s intentions on the afternoon of March 3. “The fact that Salmon and his roommate, Josh Kennedy, are black is not one of those reasons”.
Fred Meyer to adjust vets’ pay, pension benefits
The Oregon attorney general’s office and the state’s veterans affairs agency say Fred Meyer Stores has agreed to change some of its employment practices following complaints from veterans.

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