May 27 – Morning Headlines
Tim Chuey Weather: Mostly cloudy with showers today and a slight (20%) chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening (0.25 in. of rain possible, more in thunderstorms), a good (50%) chance of showers late tonight (0.10 in. of rain possible, more in thunderstorms), showers likely (60%) with a slight (20%) chance of thunderstorms Saturday.
Democrats seek kicker tax rebate changes – In a tenacious late-session move, House Democrats introduced two proposals Thursday to reform Oregon’s one-of-a-kind “kicker” tax rebate law.
Bridge draws art projects – When the new Interstate 5 Willamette River Bridge opens about two years from now, commuters will get the unusual treat of glimpsing three massive roadside sculptures honoring the region’s Native Americans.
Springfield sports cuts decried – It’s only $100,000 out of more than $8 million in reductions that the Springfield School District must find to balance its 2011-12 budget, but to the athletes and their parents who showed up in force Thursday night at the district’s Administration Center, it’s everything.
Man hauls apparent bomb to Corvallis police station – Police say a man loaded what appeared to be a leftover World War II-vintage bomb into his minivan and drove it to the downtown Corvallis, Ore., police station, prompting officers to temporarily close off nearby traffic while they decided what to do.