May 5 – Evening Update

Charges against kidsports coach dropped.

As Eugene Beer Week special event “Cinco De Mayo” festivities get underway, here are the local headlines:

Tim Chuey: Partly cloudy, increasing chance of rain.

EDN posts Thursday Recommendations Ok, technically it isn’t a headline yet, but you do need to know about it.

Oregon Senate panel links ‘kicker’ to capital gains
The bill would ask voters to reduce the “kicker” checks they get when state revenue exceeds projections. In a compromise, lawmakers linked the changes to a reduction in capital gains taxes.

Charge dropped against Kidsports coach
Eugene city prosecutors last week dismissed their case against a Kidsports youth basketball coach who had been charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly scuffling with an opposing coach who confronted him during a game.

Change of plea, sentencing for Duck football player Friday
The University of Oregon football player accused of breaking into a stranger’s home in a “confused and disoriented” state early Sunday morning is expected to change his plea and face sentencing Friday.

Eugene artists turn empty storefronts into temporary art galleries
Paula Goodbar, Peter Herley and Marc Gunther are the founders of the Eugene Storefront Art Project (ESAP), which installs art displays in empty storefronts to create a more vibrant downtown experience.

Seneca Biomass Plant Opening Protested by Activists
The Seneca Biomass plant held a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 am, Thursday to celebrate the completion of the wood-waste burning power plant.

Car break-ins soaring in Eugene
They may be petty crimes but they are happening in big numbers across Eugene . According to the Eugene Police Department, the number of car break-ins has soared over the last month.

Charges against kidsports coach dropped.

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