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May 6 – Morning Headlines


The local headlines as of this morning:

Tim Chuey: Mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain this afternoon, a good (50%) chance of rain this evening, rain likely (60%) late tonight (0.10 in. of rain possible), mostly cloudy with showers likely (60%) Saturday (0.10 in. of rain possible) through Sunday night highs 60-55 lows 44-40.

UO eyes campus upgrade
The University of Oregon could soon launch a huge overhaul of student recreation and activities facilities if it can win quick state approval of a $160.5 million plan to expand two key buildings.

Three demonstrators arrested at Seneca plant
Lane County sheriff’s deputies arrested three protesters Thursday morning during a demonstration outside the new Seneca Sustainable Energy wood-burning power plant off Highway 99.

Teachers balk at district offer
The offer keeps getting a tad better, but for the Eugene Education Association it’s still not good enough. Not even close.

NextStep Recycling launches community computer lab for low income residents
A new project from a technology focused Eugene non-profit is putting computer education and internet connections into the hands of low income Lane County residents with the hope of opening doors for kids, teens and adults.

Dutch Bros. Raise Money for Kilcullen Family
Dutch Bros. is stepping up to help Officer Kilcullen’s family. Springfield, Eugene and Junction City Dutch Bros. locations will donate all proceeds from sales Friday to benefit Officer Kilcullen’s wife and two children.

Local area Dutch Brothers locations

May 5 – Evening Update


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.