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Local grass seed farmers worry about late, wet harvest

Third-generation grass seed farmer Austin Sayer of Brownsville calls this year’s late, wet harvest "psychological warfare" between man and nature, as mid-valley farmers nervously wait to fire up combines and…

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Harrisburg schools switch to 4-day week

Starting in September, students in the Harrisburg School District will go to school 4 days per week.
 

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Wine Crop Continues to Make Up Ground

PORTLAND, Ore. — According to the Oregon Wine Board, the wine crop across the state is making good progress. 
 
Crops had a late blooming time across the entire state, with some areas a week or two behind schedule.  Wine growers in the Willamette …

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From Statue of Liberty to Eugene: Scouts to retire Liberty Island flag

As his family visited the Statue of Liberty, Tharin Beach looked up at the U.S. flag flying over Liberty Island and noticed that this particular Old Glory had seen better days.

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EPD to Use New Missing Child Program

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department (EPD) is going high tech when it comes to searching for missing people.  EPD has contracted with the “A Child is Missing Alert Program” (ACIM) to search for locally missing children, elderly people, and col…

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Head EOU volleyball coach killed in crash

The head volleyball coach at Eastern Oregon University has been killed in a two-vehicle crash near Ritzville, Wash.

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Baby zebra joins the Wildlife Safari family

At just ten days old Tuesday, the zebra, who doesn’t even have a name yet, was already out running around with the big zebras.

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The clouds and cool temperatures want to stay, but how much longer will we stick with the “Springlike” weather?

______________ Here is my weekly weather quiz question. Who worked on mathematical models for weather prediction providing the basis for the first successful numerical (computer) forecasting models? He is also credited with predicting the existence of jet streams and developing the main theories describing their behavior. Please remember to post your answer as a comment […]

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Groups Dispute Over "Dear LTD" Facebook Page

By Kate Renner
 
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Facebook community page named “Dear LTD” is causing quite a stir with LTD riders.
 
The page was created as a place for riders to share their experiences aboard public transit.
 
But now LTD wants the page to …

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LTD struggles with underfunded pension plans

If every employee of Lane Transit District were eligible to retire today, LTD wouldn’t have enough money to pay what it owes them for the rest of their lives. Forces within and beyond LTD’s control have left the district with underfunded pension pl…

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Former Downtown Eugene Inc. executive director pleads guilty to embezzlement

Russ Brink, the longtime face of downtown Eugene, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to embezzling $85,000 from his former employer during a five-year period. To comply with a plea agreement, Brink must pay the money back to Downtown Eugene Inc., starting with …

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Trial begins for former Cottage Grove teacher accused of sexual abuse

ROSEBURG — The trial began today in Douglas County Circuit Court for a former Cottage Grove High School teacher accused of sexually abusing an underage high school student. Shane Adrian Mast, 33, faces misdemeanor charges of third-degree sexual abuse…

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