Here’s the evening wrap-up on todays local headlines:
Tim Chueys Updated Forecast (4pm)
Mostly cloudy with showers likely (60%) tonight (0.10 in. of rain possible), rain Thursday (0.25 in. of rain possible)
Avalanche warning issued for Cascades
Portions of the Oregon Cascades are under an avalanche warning after storms deposited up to 4 feet of snow this week.
Bill would remove citizenship rule for Oregon driver’s license
Lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow Oregon residents to apply for a driver’s license without proof of U.S. citizenship.
Nike’s Holy Grail: long-lost waffle iron found
In a box stuffed with mud-caked shoes a long lost rusty appliance is discovered.
Proposal would cap UO tuition increases at 5 percent
The University of Oregon has proposed a significant change in the way the school is funded and the way it’s governed.
Thousand Cankers Disease detected in Eugene tree
Sounding like a Chinese curse, a new disease called Thousand Cankers Disease is killing black walnut trees in eight western states.
‘Commit a crime in Springfield, you will go to jail’
Police Chief Jerry Smith calls the new city jail the “best investment” for criminal justice in Springfield.
Oregon may add ‘wine country’ license plates
Possible new license plate choice. Wonder if it will be like wearing a “officer please stop me” sign.
Donations Down for Project Homeless Connect Event
The fifth annual Project Homeless Connect for Lane County event is two weeks away, and organizers say donations are down this year.