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  • Report: Many state workers’ total comp. much higher than private sector
    Former Republican state Rep. Jeff Kropf showed KATU a report he obtained that was compiled by the state of Oregon. It lists state worker salaries and benefits and compares them to those in the private sector 
  • Police Look for Missing Springfield Man
    Oregon State Police need your help finding a missing Springfield man who was last seen in March. Police say 51-year-old Randel Jon Brown spent a couple of nights in a motel in the Portland area because his wife was in the hosp
  • Protesters Take Over Billboard
    Protesters took over a billboard Wednesday morning on I-5 in Eugene, accusing the timber industry of shipping jobs overseas. Members of the Cascadia Forest Defenders hung the banner that said “Big Timber Sends Jobs Overseas.
  • Tires Slashed in Eugene Neighborhood
    Eugene police need your help finding out who slashed the tires of several cars. Police say they were called out to the 1800 block of Brewer Avenue between Gilham Road and Norkenzie Road Tuesday morning. Several cars had been hit.
  • B Lucky Bistro Robbed
    Police are looking for a man who robbed a Springfield business at gunpoint Tuesday night. They say the suspect walked into the B Lucky Bistro in the 500 block of Harlow Road just after 9 p.m. They say he had a semiautomatic ha
  • Springfield Murder Trial Begins
    The murder trial for 30-year-old Robert Cromwell got under way Wednesday morning. He’s the Springfield man accused of beating his ex-fiance to death with a baseball bat. Robert Cromwell is facing two counts. One for the murder
  • Oregon job growth largest since 2005
    Oregon’s seasonally adjusted job gain of 6,100 in April followed an even stronger gain of 8,900 in March. This two-month increase of 15,000 was the largest such growth since December 2005 when 15,100 jobs were added over the last two months of that …
  • Big Rig Challenge Winners Drive LTD Bus
    People got behind the wheel of a big rig Wednesday as part of the Business Commute Challenge. Pacific Continental and the Saif Corporation won the Big Rig Challenge, beating out more than 80 other teams that entered, so they got to
  • Judge Denies Request to Defend Ban
    A federal judge denied the National Organization for Marriage’s request to intervene in a same-sex marriage case Wednesday morning. The judge will not let the group defend Oregon’s ban against same-sex marriage in a cou


  • Money Talks
    We’ve all heard the phrase “money talks,” but just how loud is this school from way out west that we all know and love?  More importantly, just how well does Oregon handle all of its revenue; is it getting the biggest bang for it
  • Eugene Country Club provides added benefit for Oregon men’s golf in NCAA Regionals
    After missing the cut by just two strokes at the NCAA Regionals in 2013, Oregon men’s golf is in much better position to make a stab at the NCAA Championships this year, especially considering that Eugene Country Club, a course that the team typi
  • Ducks’ APR score on the rise
    The Ducks remain in good standing with respect to the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate, which designed to hold program’s accountable for their players’ performance in the classroom. According to data for the latest four-year cycle releas
  • Cheridan Hawkins named Pac-12 pitcher of the year, Mike White Pac-12 coach of the year
    After receiving the No. 1 overall seed in the upcoming 2014 NCAA Women’s College World Series bracket, the Oregon softball team (49-7, 20-3 Pac-12) also poured in Pac-12 yearly honors. Sophomore pitcher Cheridan Hawkins (30-4) was named the
  • Oregon Baseball Surges Past Pacific, Catcher Shawn Chase Leads The Way
    The Oregon Baseball team had a non-conference game with Pacific on Tuesday night and it was more like batting practice for the Oregon Ducks Offense. Oregon Catcher Shawn Chase hit two home runs including a grand slam in the 14-8 victory. For the game h
  • Chase leads Oregon to 14-8 victory over Pacific
    With two home runs – one a grand slam – and 5 RBIs, Shaun Chase lead Oregon to a 14-8 victory over Pacific in a non-conference game at PK Park Tuesday night.

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