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Judge prevents Trump from cutting Planned Parenthood grants

SPOKANE, Wash. — A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction blocking the Trump administration from cutting grants to Planned Parenthood that pay for a teen pregnancy prevention program in numerous states. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Rice of Spokane issued his ruling late Tuesday, after listening to arguments from …

FBI joins search for Springfield bank robber

The FBI has joined the search for a Springfield bank robber who authorities have called a man or a woman. The Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union on Mohawk Boulevard was robbed at 4 p.m. April 17. The robber entered the credit union, flashed a gun in a holster at a …

OSU student sets fire, jumps from 5th floor dorm window

CORVALLIS — Oregon State University authorities say a student experiencing a mental health crisis set a fire in his dorm room before jumping from the fifth floor window. University officials say Oregon State Patrol troopers responded to campus in Corvallis Tuesday evening involving the welfare of a student and resident …

Lane County jobless rate in March up slightly from last year

Lane County’s jobless rate held steady last month, compared with February, but was higher than a year earlier, the Oregon Employment Department reported Tuesday. The unemployment rate of 4.3 percent in March was unchanged from the revised rate in February, the department said. Oregon’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 4.1 …

Six candidates vying for East Lane seat on county Board of Commissioners

Last year, Lane County commissioners picked Gary Williams from 27 applicants vying to replace Commissioner Faye Stewart. Now, four of those challengers are gunning for Williams’ job in the May 15 election, while a fifth hopes to unseat him as well. The six-candidate race for the East Lane seat on …

Man accused of menacing Eugene woman, choking dog

A 33-year-old Eugene man is accused of menacing and animal abuse after allegedly holding down a woman and choking her dog. Kenneth Leon Taylor also faces a charge of coercion. He was booked into the Lane County Jail. According to Eugene police, officers were called three times Sunday to an …

Effort in Deschutes County would ban enforcing gun control laws

SALEM — Some residents of an Oregon county are asking voters to sign a petition that would put a measure on the ballot barring local officials from enforcing any gun control law. The proposed Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance was filed with the Deschutes County clerk last week. The county in …

Deadwood man, 46, arrested, accused of stabbing two

DEADWOOD — A man and a woman suffered significant stab wounds early Saturday morning at a home in Deadwood. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on the 14500 block of Highway 36 at 1:21 a.m. for a report of a stabbing. A 39-year-old Deadwood woman and a …

Spokane man missing and presumed dead at Palouse Falls

SPOKANE, Wash. — A Spokane man is missing and presumed dead after Franklin County sheriff’s deputies say he did not surface from the water under Palouse Falls. Franklin County officials received reports at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday that a 23-year-old man was sucked under the raging waterfall while swimming with …

Google touts $1.8 billion investment in Oregon data center

PORTLAND — Google has issued a report highlighting the economic contributions of its six U.S. data centers, including its original facility in The Dalles. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Silicon Valley company said Monday it has invested $10.5 billion building data centers across the country since 2006, when it opened its …

Voter registration deadline Tuesday for Lane County residents

Lane County residents hoping to weigh in on City Council races or local ballot measures better update their voter information soon. Tuesday is the registration deadline for residents planning to vote in the May 15 primary election. By the end of the day Tuesday, residents must have their current address …

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