April 26 – Morning Headlines

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Police say shooting in south Eugene is suicide
Eugene police responded Monday evening after a woman in the 2600 block of Fairmount Boulevard called to say she had walked into her house to find ammunition, shells and a receipt for a firearm — and that she then heard gunshots.

School tax advocates sue over pamphlet wording
Supporters of the proposed City tax have filed suit against a vocal opponent of the tax: school board candidate Mark Callahan. The tax advocacy group Strong Schools Eugene filed the suit alleging that a quote used in the voters pamphlet misrepresents Mayor Piercy’s position on the the controversial issue.

The quote at issue was taken from an article in the Register Guard on a meeting between the Governor and area leaders on school funding reforms. In the article Gov. Kitzhaber expressed his lack of support for the proposed city tax. Mayor Piercy released a statement through the Strong Schools Eugene group restating her support for the tax.

Police: Suspect confessed
A Springfield woman who reportedly has a long history of mental illness confessed to fatally shooting Eugene police officer Chris Kilcullen on Friday, according to a court document released Monday. Cheryl Dawn Kidd on Friday night “admitted to shooting” the Eugene motorcycle officer during an attempted traffic stop.

City Council meeting goes late
Last nights City Council meeting ran late as the community turned out in large numbers to weigh in on Envision Eugene, Block Grant allocations, and the City’s role in the Civic Stadium issue. Attendees from both sides of the Envision Eugene and Civic Stadium topics made their cases well past the scheduled 10pm adjournment, to the chagrin of Councilwoman Ortiz. There was considerable support for expanding Eugene’s urban growth boundaries and for the City getting involved in saving Civic Stadium. The session ended with a surprise meeting of the minds between the City Council and of one of the City Council’s very vocal critics on the plan to save the stadium.

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