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Citizen Confrontation at City Council Meeting

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by Dustin Ross

alley-to city council 2The heat is turning up on Lane County. Attempts to prevent local activist Alley Valkyrie from attending County Commission meetings backfired on the 29th when Alley not only showed up, she spoke to their conduct directly and without restraint.

The attempts to prevent Valkyrie from attending the meeting were linked to her arrest last year and comments she had made as part of that arrest. Valkyrie was arrested on December 13th at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza at 8th & Oak in Eugene for violating a direct order from county administrator Liane Richardson to vacate. At the time of her arrest, Valkyrie stated her belief that Richardson had falsely cited sanitation concerns as the reason for ordering the closure of the plaza.

Here is the captioned video from the City Council Meeting

Here the transcript of the confrontation.

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”I’m here for an old fashioned reason. I’m here to instruct my representatives and petition my government for a redress of grievances. Actions which are specifically protected by Article 1 Section 26[1] of the Oregon constitution. Federal constitution also protects my right to be up here as does federal case law. The fact that this meeting was open to public comment designates this meeting as a public forum under federal law. I’m going to quote the supreme court, “The government can exclude a speaker from a traditional public forum only when the exclusion is necessary to serve a compelling state interest.”[2] On December 13th I was arrested on the free speech plaza[3] for violating a direct order from county administrator Liane Richardson to vacate. I violated that order because I believed as still do that she intentionally lied about sanitary reason in order to close the plaza. I made that clear on the 13th of December, I’ve made it clear to many media outlets over the past six weeks, and I repeat that here now. I have a First Amendment right to my opinion. My opinion is protected by federal law. Never in a million years did I imagine that in retaliation for my disobedience and my subsequent public comments Mrs Richardson and Mr Dingle would intentionally and deliberately violate my constitutional rights by excluding me from this building and threatening me with arrest if I chose to speak at a public meeting as I am right now. They are going to have me arrested for speaking to you right now. You cannot keep me out of this meeting without compelling state interest; you have none. I’m not a danger to the public. I’ve been using this building for five years without incident. I’ve committed an act of civil disobedience, I’m speaking out against that and these two are violating my constitutional rights. Liane and Steve don’t own this building the people own this building. The two of you work for the people. The people are disgusted by these actions. My only offense is essentially saying ‘F you’ to Mrs Richardson in a very public and dramatic manner. I’m sorry you don’t like what I have to say. I have a right to say it. This meeting is also protected under the Oregon Public Meetings Act. ORS 192.630[4] states that all meetings of the governing body of a pubic body shall be open to the public and all persons shall be permitted to attend. There is no provision anywhere that allows a public official acting on behalf of a municipality to deny a citizen access as a condition of arrest for civil disobedience. Wow Liane, after you spend thousands and thousands of taxpayer dollars Sorenson and Handy for violating the public meeting law, look who’s doing it now. Liane and Steve. So go ahead. Have me arrested. Violate my rights under the color of state law. The two of you are unfit for public office. This county’s corruption is disgusting and I am ashamed to be a citizen of this county. Have a great day.”

[author][author_image]http://25.media.tumblr.com/avatar_68b2bdbb662f_64.png[/author_image] [author_info]Photographer, Journalist. I work in Eugene, OR on issues of homelessness and civil rights. Please feel free to contact me any time regarding said topics or with creative ideas.  – Dustin Ross  [email protected] [/author_info] [/author]

January 9 – Morning Headlines

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  • Police arrest 14 at Eugene apartment
    Police arrested 14 people early Tuesday morning at an apartment just west of Washington-Jefferson Park.
  • Homeless activists cited, arrested in Eugene
    Police say they cited 18 people and arrested two more for trespassing during a Monday night demonstration by homeless activists at a downtown courthouse plaza.
  • Gunman tries to rob restaurant
    A masked man broke into a west Eugene restaurant, threatened employees with a gun and tried to steal cash from an office safe on Monday morning, Eugene police said. Police learned of the robbery at the Shari’s at 2950 W. 11th Ave. just before…
  • State adding Beltline ramp meters to cut jams
    Eugene’s congested Randy Papé Beltline is getting traffic regulation devices that in Oregon hitherto have only been deployed in Portland. As part of a $2 million project to improve traffic flow on Beltline, the Oregon Department of Transpo
  • Firm in Oregon bus crash told to halt U.S. operations
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has revoked a Canadian travel company’s authority to provide passenger service in the United States after determining that a driver was not properly rested when his bus crashed on an Oregon h
  • Woman admits fraud, to pay $300,000
    A Eugene woman will have to repay more than $300,000 to her former employer after pleading guilty Tuesday to using the business in a scheme to buy thousands of cell phones and sell them on the Internet. Tamara Diane Brown, 41, pleaded guilty to a singl
  • Governor pays visit to schools, businesses
    Perhaps the most surprising thing at a Tuesday meeting between Eugene School District employees and Gov. John Kitzhaber was the generous applause that followed his remarks, despite his assertion that the Public Employee Retirement System needs fixing &
  • Federal scientists claim Klamath Basin research censored
    Seven federal fisheries scientists filed a complaint Monday claiming their supervisor censored their research into the water needs of threatened Klamath Basin salmon because it was viewed by others as biased.
  • Man gets 6 years for downtown bank robbery
    A man who robbed a downtown bank last summer dressed in a polo shirt and khaki shorts will serve almost 6 years in federal prison – a month for every $18 he stole.
  • Evans named to Ward 6 council seat in 7-0 vote
    Lane Community College instructor Greg Evans on Monday took the relatively easy route to join the City Council, but he will have to run for election to keep the post after May. The council on Monday voted 7-0 to appoint Evans as interim councilor to re…

 

  • Axemen hold off Spartans
    Eli Lininger had 15 points and 14 rebounds to lead South Eugene past Marist, 39-37 Tuesday night in a nonleague boys basketball game at South Eugene High School. Josh Harper had a game-high 24 points for the Spartans, who missed a shot with 30 seconds
  • Millers grind out a win
    Trailing by three points and shooting just 34 percent from the field entering the fourth quarter, Springfield suddenly couldn’t miss. The Millers scored on their first eight possessions of the final quarter, making six shots and four straight fre 
  • Last year’s bitter ending fuels Churchill’s trip back to state
    With four starters back from a team that finished 22-6 and reached the Class 5A state tournament, Churchill got off to the start that everyone expected. The Lancers opened the season with a 92-point effort against Crescent Valley and went on to average
  • McKenzie regains share of league lead
    Makaila Hiddleston had 22 points and 14 rebounds to lead McKenzie to a 48-32 girls basketball victory over Eddyville on Monday. McKenzie improved to 9-2 overall and 5-0 atop the Mountain West League standings. Breanna Jones led Eddyvill

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Tim Chuey Weather:

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Rain and mild today, but tonight it will change to cooler with falling snow levels.

Another upper level trough of low pressure (shaded “U” shape) has moved in along the coast as cold high pressure (shaded “Arch shape”) moves away from the Pacific Northwest. The next frontal system can be seen moving in with its warm front already past us and the cold front following behind it today. Snow levels will fall to about 1,000 ft. tonight through Thursday night, but I don’t expect the snow to stick enough to pile up any significant accumulation on the valley floor. We’ll have to keep an eye on that situation.

[gn_spoiler title=”ADVISORIES” open=”0″ style=”2″]A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TODAY UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT FOR THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES AND THE CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM TODAY UNTIL 4 AM THURSDAY ABOVE 1,000 FT. FOR THE SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTH OREGON COAST. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TODAY UNTIL 4 AM FRIDAY ABOVE 1,000 FT. FOR CENTRAL DOUGLAS COUNTY, EASTERN CURRY COUNTY, AND JOSEPHINE COUNTY, JACKSON COUNTY. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TODAY UNTIL 4 AM THURSDAY FOR THE EASTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY FOOTHILLS, THE SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES, THE SOUTH OREGON CASCADES, AND THE SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS.  A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM UNTIL 1 PM TODAY FOR NORTHERN AND EASTERN KLAMATH COUNTY, CENTRAL, EASTERN, AND WESTERN LAKE COUNTY.[/gn_spoiler]

High: 45
Low: 30
Forecast: Mostly cloudy with showers today (0.50 in. of rain possible) and breezy (wind: SW 15-25 mph shifting W 10-15 mph in the afternoon), evening showers, rain and snow showers and colder tonight (0.15 in. of rain possible, 1 in. of snow possible, snow level 1,000 ft.), mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain or snow showers Thursday (under 0.01 in. of rain possible), a (40%) chance of rain and snow showers Thursday night (snow showers 1,000 ft.), mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of AM rain and snow showers Friday, a good (50%) chance of afternoon showers, then a (40%) chance of rain Friday night highs 45-38 lows 33-30. Mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain Saturday, a good (50%) chance of showers Saturday night and Sunday, a (30%) chance of showers Sunday night, a (40%) chance of showers Monday, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Monday night, then a mix of clouds and sun with a (30%) chance of showers Tuesday highs 44-46 lows near 34. (seasonal averages high 46 low 34)

Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.

Keep Current on the Weather: timchueyweather4u.com

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January 1 – Morning Headlines

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  • Occupy Eugene protesters face court
    A pair of Occupy Eugene members have Jan. 10 court dates after they disregarded instructions to leave a public plaza outside the Federal Building in downtown Eugene, the site of several recent, prolonged political demonstrations. Emily Semple and Terry
  • Missing Springfield couple found
    Juanita and Leslie McAdams were last seen Friday before being found Monday afternoon.
  • Minimum wage goes up today
    Minimum wage workers in Oregon will start the year with a little more money in their pockets thanks to a programmed increase in the state’s base pay. The minimum wage increases by 15 cents an hour to $8.95 as of today. Oregon will maintain its po
  • Warming centers open as temperatures fall below freezing
    With the temperature forecast to bottom out in the upper 20s overnight, the Egan Warming Centers will open to house people living on the streets.
  • New year, new rules for outdoor enthusiasts
    Attention all hunters, anglers and ATV riders – with a new year comes new rules and regulations and knowing what they are will keep you out of trouble.
  • Seismic shift in NFL coaching positions leaves Kelly unrattled
    On a day seven NFL head coaching positions opened up, including a couple that Oregon coach Chip Kelly has been linked to already, Kelly said Monday he remains solely focused on the Fiesta Bowl. Among the seven teams that fired head coaches Monday were

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Happy 2013! We actually are having some of the nicest weather in the whole country.

high pressure ridge (shaded “arch” shape) is taking over and will dry us out as the trough of low pressure (shaded “U ” shape) pulls farther away from us. A weak frontal system is sliding down from the north along the the ridge. It won’t be until the end of the week that another frontal system will move south of us spreading some clouds and rainy weather at us.

[gn_spoiler title=”ADVISORIES” open=”0″ style=”2″]A FREEZE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM UNTIL 8 AM TODAY FOR THE SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTH OREGON COAST. A FROST ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM UNTIL 8 AM TODAY FOR THE SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTH OREGON COAST.[/gn_spoiler]

High: 40
Low: 22
Forecast: Mostly cloudy with patchy fog and freezing fog late this AM, partly cloudy this afternoon (New Year’s Day) and evening, mostly cloudy with patchy fog and freezing fog late at night and Wednesday AM, a mix of clouds and sun in the afternoon, partly cloudy in the evening, mostly cloudy Wednesday night, cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain Thursday AM, a slight (20%) chance of showers in the afternoon, then mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain Thursday night highs 40-37 warming to 45 Thursday lows 22-33. Mostly cloudy Friday and Friday night, a slight (20%) chance of rain Saturday, a slight (20%) chance of showers at night, then mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of a rain Sunday through Monday highs 42-47 lows 34-40. (seasonal averages high 45 low 34)

Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.

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Benefit For Autism

When the weather forecast is bad and the news is bad, there is always music. In this case it’s an album of exceptional local Eugene talent whose proceeds benefit the Kindtree Autism Rocks charity. Support Autism, the arts, and a bright spot in your day.

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December 20 – Morning Headlines

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  • Late basket gets Lowell into overtime, but that’s where rally ends
    Lowell’s Mitch Albertson scored on a putback at the buzzer to send the game into overtime, but the Red Devils couldn’t keep monemtum, losing 75-69 to visiting Colton in a nonleague boys basketball game Wednesday night. Alex N...
  • Bowerman goes to LSU sprinter
    Southern Utah distance runner Cam Levins and LSU sprinter Kimberlyn Duncan were named the 2012 male and female winners of The Bowerman on Wednesday. The award, which is named after longtime Oregon coach Bill Bowerman, is given each year to the top male
  • Men’s basketball falls to UTEP Miners in triple overtime
    Oregon was tripped up on the road against University of Texas at El Paso Wednesday night, falling in a triple-overtime contest, 91-84. It was the Ducks’ first triple-overtime game in over a decade, and it may never have gotten to that point had t..
  • Report: Oregon NCAA case likely heading to hearing
    Yahoo Sports is reporting that Oregon is likely headed toward a hearing with the NCAA committee on infractions after it could not resolve an investigation of the football coaching staff’s…

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We are still looking for wet weather today, but it will be changing back to only rain for the valleys with snow levels rising late today and tonight.

[gn_spoiler title=”ADVISORIES” open=”0″ style=”1″]A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM TODAY FOR THE COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON AND THE CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON. A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM TODAY FOR THE WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM TODAY FOR THE NORTH OREGON CASCADES (NOT INCLUDING THE CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY), AND THE UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY. A HIGH WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM TODAY FOR THE SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTH OREGON COAST. A HIGH SURF WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM TODAY FOR THE SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTH OREGON COAST. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TODAY UNTIL 4 AM FRIDAY JUST ABOVE 1,500 FT. FOR CENTRAL DOUGLAS COUNTY. A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM FRIDAY ABOVE 2,000 FT. FOR EASTERN CURRY COUNTY AND JOSEPHINE COUNTY. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TODAY UNTIL 4 AM FRIDAY FOR THE EASTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY FOOTHILLS AND BELOW 2,000 FT. FOR EASTERN CURRY COUNTY AND JOSEPHINE COUNTY, AND JACKSON COUNTY. A HIGH WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM TODAY FOR JACKSON COUNTY. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TODAY UNTIL 4 AM FRIDAY FOR THE EASTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY FOOTHILLS, JACKSON COUNTY, NORTHERN AND EASTERN KLAMATH COUNTY, AND WESTERN LAKE COUNTY. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TODAY UNTIL 4 AM FRIDAY FOR THE SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTH OREGON CASCADES, AND THE SISKIYOUS MOUNTAINS. A HIGH WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM TODAY FOR JACKSON COUNTY. A HIGH WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM TODAY FOR NORTHERN AND EASTERN KLAMATH COUNTY, WESTERN, CENTRAL, AND EASTERN LAKE COUNTY. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TODAY UNTIL 4 AM FRIDAY FOR NORTHERN AND EASTERN KLAMATH COUNTY, WESTERN, CENTRAL, AND EASTERN LAKE COUNTY.[/gn_spoiler]

Another upper level trough of low pressure is moving down from the Gulf of Alaska following the one that is moving away from us. A warm front (shown in red) pushed through raising temperatures a bit and raising the snow levels above the valley floor. It is followed by a cold front that will move through today. For skiers Mt. Ashland, Hoodoo and Willamette Pass are all open.

High: 45
Low: 38
Forecast: Mostly cloudy with AM rain or snow, possibly heavy at times, rain this afternoon (1.00 in. of rain possible, 1 in. of snow possible in the higher hills), showers tonight (0.25 in. of rain possible), showers Friday (0.25 in. of rain possible) through Saturday, then rain likely (70%) Saturday night highs 43-45 lows near 38. Mostly cloudy with showers likely (60%) Sunday through Monday, showers likely (60%) Monday night, a good (50%) chance of rain Tuesday (Christmas Day) and Tuesday night and Wednesday highs 43-46 lows 35-40. (seasonal averages high 45 low 33)

Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.

Keep Current on the Weather: timchueyweather4u.com

Benefit For Autism

When the weather forecast is bad and the news is bad, there is always music. In this case it’s an album of exceptional local Eugene talent whose proceeds benefit the Kindtree Autism Rocks charity. Support Autism, the arts, and a bright spot in your day.

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Safe Legally Entitled Emergency Places to Sleep

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By Dustin Ross

The Taboo of Lying Down

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image – Dustin Ross Photography

We don’t really think about lying down as anything but a God-given right. Anytime we feel like resting horizontally, we do it! We fall onto our couches, our beds, and relax. In public, however, the norm is that we don’t do that. Rarely is anyone seen completely lying down in public and if they are, they must be homeless. And here it is, the potent label that cuts distinction between those that lie down outside, and everybody else. Homeless.

That’s what the SLEEPS protest is all about at its core. SLEEPS simply stands for Safe Legally Entitled Emergency Places to Sleep. Their concern is not elusive to most, even those who fervently oppose the protest—those who shout “Get a job!” as they drive by—understand what the issue is. Or do they? I myself thought I understood when I came to Eugene to photograph the protest and the people involved. I was surprised by what I found.

They welcomed me. They were good spirited and courteous. They were organized. Information was laminated to large boards citing constitutional rights and local laws. They spoke to me about their belief that we as a society could do better with regard to treatment of our citizens. And as if to completely boot my preconceived notions of what a homeless protest might be, one of the members sat reading, educating himself on recent laws passed aimed at incriminating the homeless. His white beard, mixed attire and absence of a tooth aligned him well into the stereotype of his popular classification, all behavioral and spoken evidence to the contrary.

The humility that rushed over me brought about inspiration to understand the issue of sleeping to its core. That night I made the decision to try it out. I waited until it was late and I was tired enough to have no other choice but to seek a dry place to sleep. It slowly crept up on me as I walked around with my heavy pack full of camera gear that I was without a place to stay. Literally, shut out from this basic function of our organism. We have to lie down in order for our bodies to repair. And here I was, like so many others, denied this right, this fundamental necessity, without paying for approved and designated areas to do so.

image Dustin Ross Photography
image Dustin Ross Photography

I grabbed a few free newspapers from a gas station and headed to the I-5 onramp bridge near downtown Eugene. I found a dirt plot behind one of three ramp support columns that was vacant, spread the paper and lay down for the first time all day. Relief pulsed through my sore body for the initial moments until fear of my situation began to replace my physical ailments as my main concern. I now realized I was alone and vulnerable. There in the dark, tucked away in the very heart of the city, I began to understand how this denial of safe places to sleep distills fear and further alienates those who cannot afford what everyone else demands of them. I was startled in this moment as a man, another homeless, a stranger in the night approached me. He spoke and never came within a few meters as he asked me how much police checked this area. I tell him I have no idea. I have never slept here. He did not stay.

Imagine living like this nightly. Imagine the fear of being hauled away by police. Can you feel the anxiety of returning to such a location knowing drug addicts might be lurking, waiting to steal your few possessions? With little to no other locations to go, what do we really expect from these citizens? How can they “get a job” when sleep, this basic notion of rest, is laden with psychological trauma and the high potential for physical harm? It is inconceivable to me.

This is really what the issue is about. On the one hand we try to keep our communities safe by deterring behavior that is seemingly unhealthy to the rest of us, but on the other we attempt to stamp out this behavior while simultaneously demanding that they live up to community standards. We cannot at the same time shake a hand while dealing a blow, and this is the flaw as I see it with the status quo response to homelessness.

These are people. They deserve to be treated by all of us as humanely as they’ve treated me. I extend my hand to them.

Learn more at www.EugeneSLEEPS.org and the proposed Opportunity Village.

[author] [author_image]http://eugenedailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/dustinRoss.jpg[/author_image] [author_info] Dustin Ross is a professional photographer specializing in humanitarian nonprofits.

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December 14 – Morning Headlines

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  • Surplus sales mean millions for Oregon
    When a state or federal agency, local jurisdiction, or school district has property it no longer needs it ends up at the Property Distribution Center, headquarters of Oregon’s surplus property program.
  • Miniature Yule scene has delighted 3 generations
    For Beth Grimes, her Christmas display of miniatures known as the Grimes Christmas Scene provides an annual opportunity to catch up with longtime friends and acquaintances.
  • Ducks realize tonight is behind them, now shift focus to Texas
    For the first time in program history, the Oregon Ducks volleyball team is headed to the NCAA National Championship. Coming off an impressive 3-1 victory over top-seeded Big 10 Champion Penn State, the Ducks have earned the righ
  • Sherfy named NCBWA preseason All-American
    Oregon’s standout closer, Jimmie Sherfy, has been named a preseason All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. The junior from Camarillo, Calif. was an All-American last season after setting an Oregon rec

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It looks today through Sunday will be wet and quite cool.

upper level trough of low pressure (shaded “U” shape) has moved in and is changing the airflow to southwest. A frontal system is moving through the Pacific Northwest. This frontal system will move in to begin the workweek. For skiers Mt. Ashland and Hoodoo are open and Willamette Pass is still waiting for more snow and hopes to open soon.

High: 47
Low: 34
Forecast: Mostly cloudy with AM rain likely (60%), a good (50%) chance of showers (under 0.10 in. of rain possible) this afternoon, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers this evening (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), mostly cloudy with patchy fog late tonight, cloudy with a (30%) chance of AM rain, cloudy with rain Saturday (0.10 in. of rain possible), and evening, showers late Saturday night (0.25 in. of rain possible), mostly cloudy with rain likely (70%) Sunday, then rain likely (60%) and breezy Sunday night highs 44-47 lows 34-38 cooling to 33 Sunday night. Cloudy with rain Monday, showers Monday night and Tuesday, a good (50%) chance of showers Tuesday night, a good (50%) chance of rain Wednesday and Wednesday night, then mostly cloudy with showers likely (60%) Thursday highs near 47 lows near 40. (seasonal averages high 45 low 34)

Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.

Keep Current on the Weather: timchueyweather4u.com

A Benefit for Autism

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December 13 – Morning Headlines

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  • LTD responds to criticism of bus video/audio recording systems
    Lane Transit District is responding to a recent wave of online questions and criticism from a technology article about video and audio recording systems on bus systems.
  • Plaza shut down
    Officially, the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza is now closed to everyone, including a protest group that pitched about a dozen tents there on Monday night in defiance of the city’s camping ban on public property. But how and when Eugene police planned…
  • Can you help police solve attack on girl?
    A 17-year-old Springfield girl was beaten up and found in a Fred Meyer parking lot last month. The investigation has stalled, police said.
  • Trial starts in drunken driving death
    A man accused in the April 8 drunken-driving death of Teresa Grondona had accepted a cab ride home from a bar shortly before the early morning crash, a prosecutor told jurors in Jeremy Henry’s first-degree manslaughter trial Tuesday…
  • Oregon women’s basketball falls to Illinois 80-62
    The woes continue for the Oregon women’s basketball team as they lose their eighth game of the season, now 0-8, to Illinois 80-62 in Champaign Wednesday evening. With the win, Illinois improved to 6-4 on the season. Freshman Jillian Alleyne had y
  • MacNeil scores 25 points and Lane men pull away
    A hot-handed Alex MacNeil scored 25 points and Lane Community College pulled away from Grays Harbor College in the second half for an 85-73 victory over the visiting Chokers on Tuesday. MacNeil fired 80 percent from the field, including 5-for-6 from th…
  • Defense paces the No. 1 Springfield Miller girls early
    Springfield can count on its defense until the offense catches up. The Millers forced 27 turnovers and held Thurston to 30 percent shooting from the field to beat the Colts 51-21 in nonleague girls basketball Tuesday at Thurston High. M…
  • Thurston’s game-time precision beats rival Springfield
    Brendin Quinn had never seen his new team shoot so well. Quinn had 16 points and eight rebounds and capped the night with a dunk to help Thurston shoot 61 percent from the field in a 73-43 win over Springfield Tuesday night in nonleague…

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A frosty start to your Thursday that will be rewarded with afternoon sunshine.

upper level trough of low pressure (shaded “U” shape) has moved in and is changing the airflow to southwest. A frontal system has pushed through the Pacific Northwest. A high pressure ridge will take over today and fade Friday. This frontal system will move in for the weekend returning the chance for rain. For skiers Mt. Ashland and Hoodoo are open and Willamette Pass is still waiting for more snow before they can open.

High: 44
Low: 30
Forecast: Mostly cloudy with areas of fog and possible freezing fog (mainly outlying areas) this AM, mostly cloudy this afternoon, cloudy with a good (50%) chance of evening rain, rain likely (60%) late Thursday night (0.10 in. of rain possible), mostly cloudy with AM rain, a (40%) chance of showers Friday afternoon, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers in the evening, mostly cloudy with patchy fog late Friday night, cloudy with a (30%) chance of AM rain, cloudy with rain likely (60%) in the afternoon, then rain Saturday night highs 40-44 lows 30-38. Mostly cloudy with showers likely (70%) Saturday, rain at night, showers likely (60%) Sunday, rain likely (60%) Sunday night and Monday, rain Monday night, then mostly cloudy with rain likely (60%) Tuesday through Wednesday highs 45-48 lows 34-40. (seasonal averages high 46 low 34)

Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.

Keep Current on the Weather: timchueyweather4u.com

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November 20 – Morning Headlines

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Morning Headlines

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Seems yesterday was bomb threat day. At least 20 public buildings in Oregon were evacuated Monday after receiving nearly simultaneous threats
  • Sexual abuse charge dropped
    A judge on Monday dismissed a misdemeanor sexual abuse charge against 29-year-old Eliaser Baez-Duarte, after a prosecutor said videotape from a Springfield strip club did not support a dancer’s allegation that the accused man forced himself on her as…
  • One person dies in Hwy 58 crash
    One person has died in a two-vehicle traffic crash on Highway 58 near Lowell, according to Oregon State Police.
  • Heavy rain floods multiple Eugene intersections
    Heavy rain mixed with leaves and other debris strained Eugene’s stormwater collection system on Monday evening. The downpour led to flooding over curbs at multiple intersections in Eugene.
  • Walmart to open grocery store in Gateway ‘food desert’
    Walmart plans to open a grocery store in a vacant retail space in the heart of one of Lane County’s “food deserts.”
  • UO’s Alleyne earns Pac-12 honor
    Oregon’s Jillian Alleyne was named the Pac-12 women’s basketball freshman of the week after she broke the conference rebounding record. Alleyne had school records of 38 points and 27 rebounds off the bench in a double-overtime loss to Portland Stat…
  • Against undersized Jacksonville State, Oregon is too big to fail
    Oregon was down a big man Monday night, but Tony Woods made it hardly matter. The 6-foot-11 Oregon senior recorded a career high for points with 17 and matched one for blocked shots with five as the Ducks rode his domination on the inside to a 67-45 wi…
  • Rice University refutes Oregon’s ‘meritless allegations of discrimination’
    The saga of Arsalan Kazemi continues. The senior transfer from Rice University had been ruled ineligible to play basketball for the Ducks this season by the NCAA before receiving his clearance waiver on Thursday. Now, his former school is disputing cla

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Tim Chuey Weather:

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We still have serious chances for more rain today. It will taper off for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday and then increase Friday through the weekend.

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An upper level trough of low pressure (shaded “U” shape) coming out of the Gulf of Alaska  is pushing a frontal system through Oregon bringing heavy rain and serious wind. A new front will push through today, and yet another frontal system will march through Oregon later this week assuring the wet weather will stick around. We’ll have to keep an eye out for flooded streets due to plugged storm drains and keep watching water levels if you live near a river or stream. We will turn to less intense rain as something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day, but it will still be a good day to stay indoors and eat turkey (or Tofurkey).

High: 55
Low: 42
Forecast: Mostly cloudy with showers this AM, rain this afternoon (0.50 in. of rain possible) and breezy (wind: S 15-25 mph), showers this evening, rain late tonight (0.50 in. of rain possible) and breezy (wind: S 15-25 mph), showers Wednesday (0.20 in. of rain possible), cloudy with evening showers likely (60%), a good (50%) chance of showers (under 0.10 in. of rain possible) late Wednesday night, cloudy with a (40%) chance of AM rain, a slight (20%) chance of afternoon rain Thursday (Thanksgiving Day), then a good (50%) chance of rain Thursday night highs 52-55 lows 46-42. Mostly cloudy with rain likely (70%) Friday through Sunday, cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain Sunday night, then mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers Monday highs 54-50 lows 48-40 (seasonal averages high 51 low 37)

Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.

Keep Current on the Weather: timchueyweather4u.com

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July 12 – Morning Headlines

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It’s Time. The 43rd Oregon Country Fair.
  • North Eugene teenager arrested for 4J computer hacking 
    In what will surely come as a relief to many parents, today the Eugene Police Department made an arrest in the 4J computer crime case.
  • Homeland Security shuts down Occupy Eugene outpost
    Officers from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security showed up this evening at the Occupy Eugene outpost at the Federal Building at East Seventh Avenue and Pearl Street. Putting a perimeter around the area with yellow tape marked “Police Line — Do
  • Alleged rape and beating of woman near Coburg Rd.
    Eugene police is investigating a alleged rape where a woman was beaten and sexually assaulted in a field near Coburg Rd.
  • Stolen guns, drugs and money found in Eugene bust
    Police have arrested 3 people after pulling a car over going the wrong way in Eugene this morning. They were found with what appears to be crystal meth, stolen guns..
  • Ruiz receives raves, raise
    Rewarded for his job performance, Eugene City Manager Jon Ruiz’s annual salary will rise $8,694, to $182,561. Under a council-approved formula that bases merit pay on a numerical ranking by councilors, Ruiz’s salary will increase 5 percent, the max…
  • Man Sentenced to Probation for Hate Crime
    Matthew Booster, the man who harassed a black teen and tried to run him over with his truck, bearing a Confederate flag, will face probation for the crime. It’s part of a plea agreement with the Lane County District Attorney’s Off…
  • Resident Burned After House Fire
    South Lane County Fire and Rescue was called out to a house fire on Mosby Creek Road for a fire that started in the kitchen as food was being prepared. A Cottage Grove resident is in the hospital being trea..
  • New Oregon foreclosure law takes effect
    State officials say more than 1,000 Oregon homeowners per month will qualify for mediation sessions with their mortgage lenders to explore ways to avoid foreclosure.
  • Young women learn firefighting skills in Eugene
    At the 2nd annual Young Women’s Fire Camp, several high school and college students get hands-on experience in the fire business.
  • New Flight Simulator at Local Flight School
    Local pilots know the frustration of dealing with Oregon’s ever-changing weather, but a Creswell Flight School takes Mother Nature out of the equation. Redbird FMX, a full-motion flight simulator, allows pilots to custom order the wea…
  • Oregon Can’t Look Past Washington or Cal
    While many fans have national title expectations for 2012, the Ducks have a few trap games on the schedule that could poise a threat

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Tim Chuey Weather:

The sunshine and warm weather will last through the weekend for the 43rd Oregon Country Fair.

High: 86
Low: 50
Forecast: sunny & warm

An upper level trough of low pressure will slide closer to us bringing some clouds and cooler temperatures. The high pressure ridge that gave us the sunny and hot weather has a little to the east allowing the trough to move in behind it. A weak frontal system (shown offshore) will approach Oregon today and be past the area by Friday only adding some clouds, but no rain. That means lots of sunshine and warm weather for the Oregon Country Fair this weekend.

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The pollen count for the Eugene-Springfield area is:
Grass- High (58)
Trees- Low (6)
Data from Oregon Allergy Associates
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Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: AM clouds, mostly sunny today, mostly clear tonight, partly cloudy Friday AM, mostly sunny in the afternoon, mostly clear Friday night, mostly sunny Saturday, then partly cloudy Saturday night highs 84-86 lows 50-55. Partly cloudy Sunday AM, mostly sunny Sunday afternoon, partly cloudy Sunday night and Monday AM, mostly sunny Monday afternoon, then partly cloudy Monday night through Wednesday highs 85-82 lows near 54. (seasonal averages high 82 low 51)

Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.

Keep Current on the Weather: timchueyweather4u.com

July 11 – Morning Headlines

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Closures downtown today and preparations begin for Summer In The City.
  • Prison officials still part of lawsuit
    The Oregon State Penitentiary’s superintendent and medical services manager will remain defendants in a civil rights lawsuit filed by the mother of an autistic Eugene man who died in an isolation cell days before his scheduled May 2010 release, a fed…
  • Court: Cop on break still on duty
    A Eugene police lieutenant may have been taking a coffee break, but she was technically still on duty when a car hit her as she walked across a downtown street while en route to a coffee shop, the state Court of Appeals has ruled. The court’s June 27…
  • Confrontation looms between police, protesters
    Occupy Eugene members anticipate a showdown today with federal police officers, who will be asked to quash the protest group’s around-the-clock outpost in downtown Eugene unless group members leave on their own. Officials with the U.S. General Servic..
  • Summer gala to close downtown streets
    Broadway from Willamette to Oak street in downtown Eugene will be closed beginning at 9 a.m. today so that a stage and community area can be set up for the start of the city’s Summer in the City entertainment series that begins tonight. This afternoo…

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Tim Chuey Weather:

Our nice Summer weather will continue through the rest of this week.

High: 85
Low: 52
Forecast: Summery

An upper level trough of low pressure will slide closer to us bringing some clouds and cooler temperatures. The high pressure ridge that gave us the sunny and hot weather has a little to the east allowing the trough to move in behind it. A weak frontal system will approach Oregon Thursday and be well through the area  by Friday only adding some clouds, but no rain. This week will be much more comfortable with high temperatures near or just a bit above average (from 80-85).

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The pollen count for the Eugene-Springfield area is:
Grass- High (55)
Trees- Low (11)
Data from Oregon Allergy Associates
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Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis:  Mostly sunny today, mostly clear tonight, partly cloudy Thursday AM, mostly sunny in the afternoon, mostly clear Thursday night, partly cloudy Friday AM, mostly sunny in the afternoon, then mostly clear Friday night highs 86-84 lows near 53. Mostly sunny Saturday, partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday AM, mostly sunny Sunday afternoon, partly cloudy Sunday night and Monday AM, mostly sunny in the afternoon, then partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday highs 85-82 lows 54-52. (seasonal averages high 82 low 51)

Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.

Keep Current on the Weather: timchueyweather4u.com

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