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Oregon Legislature wraps up short session light on major accomplishments

SALEM — Oregon legislators ended an unusually docile short session on Saturday, a week early and with most of their controversial bills sidelined. Majority Democrats played a cautious hand: spiking momentum on a cap-and-trade carbon emissions bill even before the monthlong session started, quickly abandoning a state tax overhaul in …

Springfield students carry water to help provide water in Africa

SPRINGFIELD — Inspired by a book, Thurston Middle School students on Friday walked a mile in the cold and wind carrying gallon jugs of dirty water in a fundraiser to help the people of South Sudan. About 200 sixth-grade students participated in the Iron Giraffe challenge, which raises money for …

Shanna Cannon named publisher of The Register-Guard

Shanna Cannon has been hired to lead The Register-Guard as its publisher. Cannon’s hiring was ­announced to staff Thursday morning, the first day of the paper’s ownership under GateHouse Media after being run by the Baker family of Eugene for 91 years. “I am thrilled to be ­joining the team …

Electric work shutting down Lane Community College on Sunday

Lane Community College will be closed on Sunday because of electrical work. The community college on East 30th Avenue will be closed from about 6 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. to allow the Eugene Water and Electric Board to replace an electric transfer switch, said Jennifer Hayward, LCC’s director of facilities …

Lane County man gets prison time for killing pit bull and robbing pizza place

A Lane County man will serve nearly six years in prison for robbing a Eugene pizza place and later killing a pitbull in Junction City while also menacing one of the animal’s owners with a large knife. Christopher Michael Low, 42, was sentenced Friday in Lane County Circuit Court after …

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