May 18 – Evening Update

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May 18 – Evening Update

Tim Chuey: – Lots of sunshine for your Thursday, the clouds start to collect Friday, then it’s back to a chance of showers for the weekend.

An Internet hit 35 years in the making – What lit the spark 35 years ago on a video project that has racked up hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube in the past month? “There’s no money in it,” Sam Klemke said, “but I’m having a blast.”

Death row inmate: ‘You ask why I am willing to sacrifice myself?’ – A death row inmate who waived his remaining appeals said he wants to be executed to draw attention to what he calls “the cash cow that is death row.”

Bill would tighten access to medical marijuana – Former state troopers in the Oregon Legislature have revived a bill that would make it harder for people to qualify for a medical marijuana card, and tighten controls on the people growing it.

Commission votes to offer acting county administrator the job – After a glowing and very public performance review, the Lane County Commissioners are moving forward to make acting County Administrator Liane Richardson a more permanent fixture.

Deadly horse herpes hits Oregon; OSU to host info meeting – At least 18 horses in Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, California, Washington and Canada have been infected with the highly contagious Equine Herpes Virus-1, and at least three have died.

Judge orders execution of Oregon death row inmate – An Oregon judge has ordered the state’s first execution in 14 years.

Too much power: Wind farms shut down as dams go full bore – Wind farms and fossil-fuel power plants in the Pacific Northwest were all but shut down Wednesday as the Columbia River basin’s hydroelectric generators ran at full capacity and river managers deal…

No more wart removal, breast reduction coverage for state workers – The Public Employees’ Benefit Board voted Tuesday to exclude a number of treatments from coverage to save $5 million.

31st anniversary of Mount St. Helens eruption – The jagged snow-covered crater of Mount St. Helens is calm on Wednesday, the 31st anniversary of the volcano’s big eruption that killed 57 people.

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