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Inmate arrested after walking away from work crew

PORTLAND — Authorities say an inmate was arrested after walking away from a Multnomah County work crew in downtown Portland. The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said Joshua Sean Purdue was arrested Sunday morning without incident and taken to the Multnomah County Detention Center on a probation violation. Additional charges may …

Lawsuit by Northwest Christian University instructor alleges racial discrimination

Northwest Christian University in Eugene is being sued for $750,000 by an African-­American instructor who asserts that the university long has been unfriendly to minorities and wrongly fired him in December while he was on medical leave because of work-related stress. The plaintiff, Johnny Lake, alleges in the lawsuit that …

City of Eugene launches new budget information website

A new website offers insight into how the city of Eugene spends money. Visitors to eugene-or.gov/openbudget will find financial information available to view as charts and graphs. Proposed city budgets often have more than 200 pages and adopted budgets typically have about 400 pages, said Eugene Budget Manager Jaime Garner. …

Rain showers likely to continue through weekend and into early next week in Eugene

Rain, rain just won’t go away — at least until Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Periodic rain showers will fall on Eugene and Springfield Saturday, Sunday and early next week, the Weather Service reports. Forecasters predict the weather will turn Wednesday, which will likely be sunny and have …

Jury finds Eugene woman guilty of Alton Baker Park murder

A Lane County jury on Friday convicted a woman of murder in the January 2017 shooting death of Joshua Ty Turnage in Alton Baker Park. Lacy Lyons, 35, of Eugene, will return to Lane County Circuit Court for sentencing on Tuesday. Jurors heard evidence in her trial over the past …

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