June 3 – Morning Headlines
Tim Chuey Weather: The weather will improve significantly after we get through the chance of precipitation today. It’s looking pretty good for the Prefontaine Classic Saturday, and not too bad Sunday either. Mostly cloudy this AM, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers this afternoon, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers in the evening, partly cloudy and warmer Saturday.
UO tuition headed up again – Tuition at the University of Oregon will jump more than 8 percent next year — several times the current rate of inflation.
Crowd pleads against program cuts – One by one, student athletes, parents and graduates of the Springfield School District took the microphone Thursday night, pleading with the district’s budget committee to cut anything but their programs.
Murder suspect awaits extradition – A murder suspect who claims to be affiliated with a gang of violent, freight train-hopping transients will remain held in the Lane County Jail until he can be extradited to either California or Texas.
Underground issues leave hundreds without water in Springfield – HACSA said hundreds of its residents were left without water Thursday. Two major water problems caused the interruption.
18 cars stolen in west Eugene in a week, police urge cheap theft prevention – With 18 cars swiped in west Eugene over the last week, Eugene Police are urging car owners to step up and protect themselves from becoming a victim.
Senator Merkley pushes for billions in electric car investment with bi-partisan bill – A stop in Eugene Thursday for Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley to cheer on a Eugene-area electric vehicle (EV) maker, while pushing a new bi-partisan bill to funnel billions of dollars into the electric vehicle industry.
Schools say ‘au revoir’ to language class – With the massive Eugene 4J School District budget cuts, individual schools are deciding how to cut money from curriculum. South Eugene and North Eugene High Schools have opted to phase out some language classes.
Woman Assaulted with a Brick in Eugene – A 39-year-old woman reported she was assaulted with a brick Wednesday night at the Willagillespie Elementary School in Eugene. Eugene Police Sgt. Nathan Reynolds says she was working at the school at the time.