April 13 – Evening Update

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Hump day local headlines:
Tim Chuey: Showers likely tonight, possibly hail.

Oregon Health Authority: Don’t kiss the chicks
With spring here and the Easter holiday approaching, Oregon Public Health officials are urging parents to protect their children from potential Salmonella infection caused by handling baby poultry
Excess hydro power could force wind farms to shut down
The Bonneville Power Administration wants to shut down Northwest wind farms this spring when hydroelectric dams are generating plenty of electricity as a huge mountain snowpack melts.
Eugene to close Whiteaker police station
After six years of keeping watch on the Whiteaker neighborhood from the Monroe Street Station, the Eugene Police Department has proposed closing the facility.
Bill would allow state to list low-level sex offenders online
In almost every state you can search the Internet for sex offenders in your neighborhood but in Oregon you can only search for about 700 of the most serious.
Oregon food banks request boost amid high demand
The Oregon Food Bank Network is asking state lawmakers to boost funding for hunger programs as food banks deal with an influx in demand.
Weekend fundraiser will raise money for Children’s Miracle Network
Buddy Hazelton is preparing for his annual sidewalk sale hoping to raise thousands to give to local kids in need.

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