March 22 – Evening Update

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The evening roundup:

Tim Chuey weather update:
The jet stream shows a trough of low pressure ( “U” shaped area) swinging through the Pacific Northwest. Additional storms will be aiming for us like this frontal system that will roll in Thursday.
State radiation monitoring information now available online
Radiation from the damaged nuclear reactors in Japan is not a health risk in Oregon. People can now see daily radiation levels from the EPA monitoring sites in Oregon
Driver survives crash off 100-foot embankment
A Eugene woman suffered injuries but survived when her car rolled down a 100-foot embankment off Highway 126E near Vida on Tuesday morning.
Megasaurus coming to Matt Court for Monster Jam
Are the tall firs of Matthew Knight Arena ready for 50,000 pounds of fire-breathing, car-crushing action? How about a jet-powered golf cart?
Health data breach affects 120,000 Oregonians
State officials says a recent data breach means the health histories of about 120,000 Oregon customers have been missing for more than a month.
‘It’s not like putting raw sewage on the course’
Cottage Grove wants to divert treated wastewater away from the river – and onto the city owned golf course.
Oregon considers free tuition for foster children
Current and former Oregon foster children could get the opportunity to go to college for free. That’s the idea behind a bill getting a public hearing in the Legislature on Tuesday.
Rural Oregon counties face bankruptcy without state help
Rural counties desperate to keep their jails open and sheriff’s patrols on the road if a federal timber-related subsidy goes away are hoping the Legislature will come to the rescue with a stopgap funding plan.

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