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Foster Kids Transform Into Princesses

3-2 princess for a dayEUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of Lane County girls were walking the red carpet Sunday.

350 girls attended the annual Princess for a Day event at the Valley River Inn. The girls get a new dress, their hair and make up done, and attend a tea party with all their friends.

Half of these girls are living with foster families. The organization A Family for Every Child hosts this special day to give girls the royal treatment they deserve.

“It’s just giving back to a population in our community that doesn’t get very much attention paid to them very often,” said Susie Trahan, A Family for Every Child spokesperson.

“I don’t usually have people do my makeup and my hair and it’s just like different to have somebody do it for once,” said Sarah Sutton, Eugene resident.

For girls who aren’t in foster homes like Sutton, it’s $50 to attend. The money goes directly toward funding the event.

June 15 – Evening Update

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June 15 – Evening Update

Tim Chuey Weather: A mix of clouds and sun this afternoon with a slight (20%) chance of sprinkles, mostly cloudy tonight and Thursday AM, partly cloudy in the afternoon, mostly cloudy Thursday night and Friday AM.

EPD Receiving Influx of Fraud Calls »
EPD Receiving Influx of Fraud Calls Eugene Police are cautioning residents to be extra diligent in scrutinizing their bank account transactions.

Oregon House votes for free tuition for foster kids – The state House has voted to allow former foster children to attend Oregon public universities and community colleges for free.

Bank of America apologizes to Oregon homeowners – Bank of America is apologizing for mistakenly accusing 5,000 Oregonians of being late on property taxes and saying they might be risking foreclosure. – historcially the least of BofA shortcomings. –ed.

Bill would charge state workers for healthcare – Some in the Oregon House are proposing that state workers cover a portion of their health care costs. – wonder how this will go… –ed.

County to send Duck to collections if he doesn’t pay up – State police cited All-American Duck football player Cliff Harris for speeding and driving with a suspended license in May while driving a car registered to Duck quarterback Darron Thomas.

FBI visits woman who wrote to ‘suicide kit’ seller – The FBI is investigating a local woman who wrote a letter of support to a California woman who sold a so-called suicide kit to a Eugene man who used it to kill himself.

Springfield seeks citizens for walk-bike panel – The City of Springfield is looking for Springfield residents to serve on a Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee.

Eugene firefighters fight to save their engine company – Several Eugene firefighters are going door to door, as they try to drum up community support for making sure staffing levels stay the same at one of the busiest fire stations.

Oregon Senate votes to require teacher standards – The Oregon Senate has approved a bill requiring the state to develop performance standards for teachers. – wonder who gets to write those rules. –ed.


April 18 – Evening Update

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Sunshine and blue skies to take us into the evening headlines:

Oregon medical marijuana reform bill hits snag
Three former Oregon state troopers are scrambling to keep alive a bill that would give police access to confidential lists of medical marijuana users and growers and make it harder for teenagers to use pot as medicine.

Bill to help Oregon foster kids in college struggles
People in both parties are sympathetic, but The Oregonian newspaper reports the bill is struggling because its price tag is $1 million.

County: Don’t illegally post signs
Lane County Public Works expects to see an increase of illegally placed signs for garage, estate and yard sales; home for sale signs, home occupations and everything else one can imagine.

Backup Duck QB pleads not guilty
The backup Duck quarterback accused of resisting arrest pleaded not guilty in court Monday afternoon.

Pro City Tax Rally Draws Attention to School Budget Cuts Impact
Advocates of the controversial City Income Tax measure kicked their campaign into high gear on Monday, less than a month away from the May 17th special election.

Junction City High School Celebrates 100 Years of Graduates
A hundred years ago, the first graduating class at Junction City High School had five students. To celebrate that history, the community unveiled a monument Monday morning.

Legalize, criminalize, idolize or hit it with round-up...medical marijuana is a divisive issue.

March 7 – Morning Headlines

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Here are our local headlines:

Tim Chuey’s Morning Forecast (click for full report)
Some patchy morning fog, then increasing chances for rain by late tonight. Look for at least some precipitation each day this week.(Updated 7:30 AM)
Body found on roadside near Goshen investigated
Oregon State Police detectives and troopers are treating as suspicious the death of an adult female whose body was found early Sunday morning on the shoulder of Highway 99 about a mile south of Goshen.

Inventor sues local archery company
An Alabama inventor has filed a $40 million lawsuit again a west Eugene bow manufacturing company.
Gas station clerk pinned to counter after Pontiac plows through wall
A gas station cashier in Springfield is lucky to be counting only bruises tonight after a Pontiac Grand AM plowed through the Gateway Arco AM-PM early Saturday morning.
Eugene salon raises money & awareness for foster kids, CASA
Giving back to the community, a Eugene salon and its customers spent Sunday helping raise money and awareness for “Court Appointed Special Advocates,”
Craig Robinson explains suspensions vs. ASU
Craig Robinson said it had nothing to do with any criminal activity but everyone who did not play in Saturday’s Pac-10 finale was suspended.
Court clerk files 2nd lawsuit
A former Central Lane Justice Court clerk has filed her second lawsuit against the county in less than a year, this one alleging retaliation for filing an earlier claim in July alleging sexual harassment and discrimination.
Eugene SWAT team’s conduct investigated
A SWAT team raid that left a Eugene condominium in shambles is under investigation.
In Case You Haven’t Bought Gas This Week
The AAA auto club reports gasoline prices average $3.59 a gallon for regular in Oregon.