March 8 – Morning Headlines

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The morning headlines from around Eugene/Sprinfield on this 100th Anniversary of International Womens Day:

Morning forecast from Tim Chuey Weather
Increasing chance for getting wet today. Look for valley rain and mountain snow that will be down to pass levels and lower (8am update)
Business tax break added to bill
The state’s first-ever evenly split House results in big changes.
City tax proposal challenged
A Lane County resident challenging Eugene’s proposed income tax, charges the wording of the proposed income tax is illegal and unfair.
Husband says woman died in fall from pickup
A local man told police that his wife died after she accidentally fell from his pickup onto Highway 99 near Goshen early Sunday morning.
Inmate’s death apparently suicide
City and state police are investigating the death of an inmate who apparently used a bedsheet to hang himself in a Springfield Municipal Jail cell on Sunday.
Ice fans seek more fundraising time
Hockey fans and other supporters of the Lane County Ice Center say they’re unlikely to meet this month’s deadline of raising $2.4 million to keep the beleaguered county-owned facility open.
Robinson says OSU targeting his kids
Art Robinson is alleging that the school is conspiring to expel his three children — all graduate students there — as political payback for his activism.
Oil threatens state rebound
Oregon’s economy is improving, but rapidly rising oil prices threaten those gains, economist Tim Duy said, based on the latest University of Oregon Index of Economic Indicators.
Football players have some sort of brain damage, states top neurologist
If you played the game of football in high school, college and most especially if you’re a professional National Football League (NFL) player, your brain has been damaged due to repeated impact.

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