May 31 – Evening Update
Tim Chuey Weather: A (40%) chance of showers tonight (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), mostly cloudy Wednesday with a good (50%) chance of showers and a slight (20%) chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms (small hail possible), showers likely (60%) Wednesday night.
Vilsack continues roadless rule in nat’l forests – The Obama administration has extended for another year a rule that blocks most logging and mining in millions of acres of remote sections of national forests.
OPERATION TOUCH OF HOME – Bethesda Lutheran Church quilters in Eugene have been busy this past year making quilts for the military serving overseas, mostly in war zones.
Fewer deaths, more DUIIs in Oregon over holiday – There were fewer deaths on Oregon highways over the Memorial Day holiday weekend compared to last year but an increase in the number of drunken driving arrests.
Eugene Residents Testify for Pedestrian Rights – A group of Eugene residents will testify in support of Senate Bill 424 in Salem Tuesday about pedestrian rights.
Ore. GOP lawmaker challenges carpool campaign – A Republican state lawmaker is challenging a proposed $2 million campaign to promote carpooling in Oregon.
Oregon woman seeks release pending murder trial – An Oregon woman accused of aggravated murder in the death of her newborn baby will ask a judge in Eugene to release her from jail while she awaits trial.
4J and Teacher’s Union Negotiate Pay Tonight – Labor negotiations continue Tuesday night between the 4J school district and the teacher’s union. At stake are classes, jobs and teacher compensation.