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Inanimate Objects Comics #68

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Coos Bay family denies it defrauded military


COOS BAY — Six members of a Coos County family are challenging September government seizures of their property based on allegations that their company, Kustom Products Inc., filled U.S. military defense contracts with defective knockoffs rather than ...

Illegal dumping of paint will cost BLM thousands


Hundreds of gallons of industrial paint illegally dumped along a back road near Marcola will cost the U.S. Bureau of Land Management as much as $10,000 to clean up. The BLM, which manages 288,000 acres in Lane County, learned late last week about the p...

Investing in the future of Kidsports


The kid was remorseful. Please, coach, he pleaded to the man who’d suspended him from that Eugene youth baseball team back in the 1960s, can I play again? He hadn’t caught a ball all year. And his misdeed — urinating in the outfield — was serio...

New county budget means loss of 57 jobs


Faced with rising costs and falling revenue, the Lane County Board of Commissioners voted narrowly Wednesday to trim the work force in the coming year by almost 4 percent, or 57 positions. But the budget approved for 2011-12 also assumes millions of do...

Without debate, school board approves $309 million budget


After perhaps the most tumultuous and painful year in school district history — one that saw the closure of four elementary schools and tentative pink slips to more than 100 teachers to address a record $21.7 million shortfall — the Eugene School B...

Ems rally in eighth to spoil Volcanoes home opener


KVALEms rally in eighth to spoil Volcanoes home openerKVALThe Eugene Emeralds scored two runs in the eighth inning to come away with a 4-3 road victory to spoil Salem-Keizer's home opener. KEIZER, OR - After going scoreless through five innings, th...

Eugene Mission Sees Homeless Population Increase


KEZI TVEugene Mission Sees Homeless Population IncreaseKEZI TVEUGENE, Ore. -- If it seems like there's more and more homeless people in need, you wouldn't be wrong according to one Eugene shelter. Directors at the Eugene Mission say compared to...

Police Auditor Gets Good Evaluation


KEZI TVPolice Auditor Gets Good EvaluationKEZI TVEUGENE, Ore. -- "Pretty good." That's the evaluation Eugene Police Auditor Mark Gissiner got Wednesday in his second annual performance review. The evaluations are compiled by some citizens...

Next Steps for City Hall


KEZI TVNext Steps for City HallKEZI TVEUGENE, Ore. -- The City of Eugene is poised to move out of City Hall by this time next year, and rebuild with limited funds. EWEB will shut down the steam heat system at City Hall next June, forcing the city to fi...

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