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March 8 – Morning Headlines

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The morning headlines from around Eugene/Sprinfield on this 100th Anniversary of International Womens Day:

Morning forecast from Tim Chuey Weather
Increasing chance for getting wet today. Look for valley rain and mountain snow that will be down to pass levels and lower (8am update)
Business tax break added to bill
The state’s first-ever evenly split House results in big changes.
City tax proposal challenged
A Lane County resident challenging Eugene’s proposed income tax, charges the wording of the proposed income tax is illegal and unfair.
Husband says woman died in fall from pickup
A local man told police that his wife died after she accidentally fell from his pickup onto Highway 99 near Goshen early Sunday morning.
Inmate’s death apparently suicide
City and state police are investigating the death of an inmate who apparently used a bedsheet to hang himself in a Springfield Municipal Jail cell on Sunday.
Ice fans seek more fundraising time
Hockey fans and other supporters of the Lane County Ice Center say they’re unlikely to meet this month’s deadline of raising $2.4 million to keep the beleaguered county-owned facility open.
Robinson says OSU targeting his kids
Art Robinson is alleging that the school is conspiring to expel his three children — all graduate students there — as political payback for his activism.
Oil threatens state rebound
Oregon’s economy is improving, but rapidly rising oil prices threaten those gains, economist Tim Duy said, based on the latest University of Oregon Index of Economic Indicators.
Football players have some sort of brain damage, states top neurologist
If you played the game of football in high school, college and most especially if you’re a professional National Football League (NFL) player, your brain has been damaged due to repeated impact.

March 3 – Evening Update

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The rest of todays local headlines:

Tim Chuey – Weather Forecast Update
Mostly cloudy with showers likely (60%) and a slight (20%) chance of thunderstorms this evening (possible hail), a slight (20%) chance of showers (0.25 in. of rain possible, more in thunderstorms) late tonight with patchy fog late and Friday AM, mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain in the afternoon (0.10 in. of rain possible)
Thousands of Oregon state jobs vacant
Agencies ask for them when they make their budget requests to the Legislature but sometimes keep the money without filling the job.
Police take wanted man into custody at gunpoint
Police surrounded a duplex with guns drawn this morning, then stormed the home behind a police dog to take a man into custody.
Pain paying at pump? Gas prices jump
Oil prices have soared nearly $17 per barrel since the Libyan uprising began in mid-February. Feeling it yet?
LCC downtown groundbreaking Tomorrow
Mayor Piercy and others will help “fill in” the pit
Oregon paid men with links to football recruits‎
The payments are noted in state of Oregon expenditure records.
ASUO Seeks Independent Legal Council‎
University of Oregon students are asking Oregon’s attorney general for permission to seek independent council.