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EWEB starts hearings on next round of rate increases. What effect to hearings appear to have on rate hike decisions? Are hikes a foregone conclusion? Weigh in.

November 17 – Morning Headlines

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EWEB starts hearings on next round of rate increases. Do you feel hearings have an impact on rate hike decisions? Are hikes a foregone conclusion? Weigh in.

Headlines

  • Former Florence officer sues city over firing
    A former police officer has filed a $450,000 lawsuit against the Florence Police Department, saying it discriminated against him for taking “intermittent” sick leave in 2010 and 2011. Terry Walton, who was hired in July 2007, also seeks reinstateme…
  • Cascade MIddle School mourns death of 7th grade student
    The Cascade family of students and staff would like to thank the community for all of the support received upon the passing of 7th grader Colby Casto.
  • ‘I don’t have $75 to loan to anybody’: Gas station customer fed up
    A Springfield woman said she bought $15 dollars of gas for her car, but the gas station put a $75 hold on her card.
  • Man contests charges in fatal crash
    A rural Eugene man pleaded not guilty today to charges of second-degree manslaughter and misdemeanor drunken driving in connection with a fatal, Nov. 8 fatal traffic crash that occurred as he allegedly drove the wrong way on Interstate 105. Eldridge Mc…
  • City of Eugene looks into complaints about Occupy camp
    The City of Eugene has received 13 complaints since Occupy Eugene set up camp in a public park earlier this month about building or zoning concerns.
  • State unemployment rate unchanged at 9.5 percent
    Oregon’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.5 percent in October, essentially unchanged from 9.6 percent in September, the state Employment Department said Wednesday. The national unemployment rate was 9 percent in October and 9.1 percent in…
  • Police hunt for armed suspect, Bethel locks down schools
    Police were looking for an armed suspect near Fairfield Elementary School, prompting the Bethel School District to put the school and three other campuses on “soft lockdown” Wednesday morning.
  • EWEB mulls water, electric rate increases
    This month, utility rates went up 5% for EWEB customers. Rates for both electricity and water could be on the rise again.
  • Christmas Tree Permits Available in Oregon
    Christmas tree permits are now available in many areas. It all depend on where you want to go to look for the perfect tree. Permits are now available in central Oregon for the Ochoco National Forest. In the Siuslaw National Forest and Willamet…
  • Cunningham Leads Beavers Over Hofstra, 82-72
    Jared Cunningham scored a career-high 35 points, Devon Collier added a career-high 25 points, and the Beavers extended their best start in more than a decade by beating Hofstra, 82-72. Oregon State (3-0) tra…
  • Oregon baseball announces 2012 recruiting class
    Oregon baseball coach announced its 13-person 2012 recruiting class Wednesday. The class, which is comprised of eight high school seniors and five junior college transfers, is ranked No. 9 nationally by Baseball America.
    This marks the second straight …

Tim Chuey Weather:

Wet and windy first, then it’s going to get colder.

High: 46
Low: 30
Rain: 60%

The upper air flow is swinging from the northwest over the Pacific Northwest to bring us more moisture. A frontal system is moving in increasing the chances for rain and mountain snow. A series of frontal systems will march through this week into the weekend to keep us wet and we will seriously cool down by later in the week.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly cloudy with showers (0.25 in. of rain possible) likely (60%) today, showers (0.25 in. of rain possible) breezy (wind: SW 15-25 mph) and colder tonight, showers Friday, showers likely (60%) Friday evening, a good (50%) chance of showers late Friday night (snow level 1,000 ft.), cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain and snow showers Saturday AM, a good (50%) chance of showers in the afternoon, then mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Saturday night highs 46-40 lows 34-30. A mix of clouds and sun Sunday, mostly cloudy Sunday night, mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain Monday, a good (50%) chance of rain Monday night, then rain likely (60%) Tuesday through Wednesday highs 46-50 lows 35-40. (seasonal averages high 52 low 38)

Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.

Keep Current on the Weather: timchueyweather4u.com

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