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Archive for: August, 2011

Eugene School Board OKs new contract with teachers

The Eugene School Board on Wednesday unanimously approved a revised contract for the 2011-12 school year with Eugene Education Association-represented teachers. Union members unanimously approved the contract on Tuesday, said Christine Nesbitt, the dis…

Eugene man sentenced to federal prison for corporate fraud

A Eugene man was sentenced Thursday to more than four years in federal prison for wrongfully obtaining nearly $750,000 in payouts from 70 different corporate fraud class-action lawsuit settlement funds. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Hogan also orde…

Boaters get caught on river without an oar

A trip in their new boat turned dangerous for a couple along the Willamette River when they found themselves down river without an oar.

Legendary runner will share his tale in Eugene

In Track Town U.S.A., where some runners wouldn’t dream of venturing outside without their state-of-the-art clothing and $100-plus shoes, Micah True is about to give joggers and sprinters alike a run for their money. True — better known by his moni…

Eugene Workers Earn 8% Below National Average

EUGENE, Ore. — The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics say Eugene workers earn 8 percent below the national average.
In May 2010, the average worker in the Eugene area earned $19.66 per hour compared to the national average of $21.35 per hour.

Harry & David ready to emerge from bankruptcy

They’re breathing a sigh of relief in Southern Oregon, where one of the region’s largest employers, Harry & David of Medford, is getting ready to emerge from bankruptcy proceedings.

A Starry Night Worth 5 Stars

Freshly-cut colorful bouquets of flowers, outdoor dining tables dressed in black linens, empty wine glasses waiting to be filled with hand-crafted, award-winning wine, delectable freshly prepared local foods, brilliant blue skies perched above rows and rows of grape leaved vines, and the smell of fresh, pine-scented country air…sound too good to be true?

Springfield Boy Attacked by Pit Bull

A pit bull recently attacked a 4-year-old boy.
The boy was bitten twice by the dog.
His wounds are mostly healed at this point.
The boy’s mother says the pit bull’s owner didn’t seem concerned about the d…

The warming trend begins, then continues through the 3-day Labor Day Holiday weekend.

_______________ Here is my weekly weather quiz question. In meteorology what is meant by the term “La Nada?” Please remember to post your answer as a comment by clicking on “no comments /comments” in the upper right hand portion of this page under the caption, then add your comment. The first person to post the […]

Week one Pac-12 football roundup

While Oregon and LSU will surely hold the nation’s attention come Saturday evening, here’s a quick look at what the rest of the Pac-12 Conference has on tap for week one.

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