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Inanimate Objects Comics #68

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Lane County Fire Agencies Battling Southern Oregon Wildfire


ROGUE RIVER, Ore. -- Multiple fire agencies from Lane County are in southern Oregon, working on the North River Road Fire near Medford.
Six small grass and brush fires along Interstate 5 started two wildfires late Thursday afternoon.
Oregon Gover...

Crew breaks up homeless camp


An elaborate longtime homeless camp off Highway 99 in north Eugene was broken up Thursday after a contractor hired by Portland & Western Railroad aggressively removed shrubbery and brambles on both sides of the fence that separated the camp from some t...

This weather pattern still wants to hold on. Comfortable Summer weather without the oppressive heat we could be experiencing.


_______________ The week is coming to a close. That means not much more time to answer my weekly weather quiz question and win. There is a way of determining local wind speeds without the use of any meteorological instruments. What is it called and who devised it? Please remember to post your answer as a [...]

Daily Duck: Thomas Says He Was Asleep During Harris’s Ride


Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas spoke with the media on Thursday for the first time since the dashboard cam video of Thomas and Cliff Harris's traffic stop was released on Tuesday, saying he was asleep until a state t...

Justin Miller RBI single gives Eugene Emeralds comeback 5-4 win over Salem-Keizer Volcanoes


After trailing the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes since the top of the second inning Thursday night, the Eugene Emeralds looked to be in jeopardy of losing for the fifth time in their last seven games. Instead, left fielder Justin Miller continued his hot play, hitting an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning to score pinch runner Jace Peterson and give the Emeralds an eventual 5-4 win over the visiting Volcanoes.

Oakridge residents demand answers from city


OAKRIDGE — Dozens of angry Oakridge residents showed up at Thursday night’s city council meeting to demand answers about the financial crisis facing the city and accuse officials of mismannaging the budget. The meeting had been moved to the high sc...

Wildfire racing across grassland threatens homes, briefly closes I-5


An Oregon Department of Forestry spokesman says a fast-moving wildfire has raced across 300 acres of grassland in southern Oregon near Rogue River, threatening some homes and briefly closing northbound...

Longtime lawyer loses license for six months


The Oregon State Bar has suspended the law license of a longtime Eugene defense attorney whose high-profile cases date back to the 1984 murder trial of convicted child-killer Diane Downs. A six-month suspension began Aug. 1 for James “Jim” Jagger, ...

County pursues metropolitan boundary change


The Lane County Board of Commissioners want more land in the Eugene-Springfield area under their sole control, saying they’re frustrated with the cities’ ability to override county decisions on county land. But a Portland-based conservation group s...

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