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PeaceHealth names interim CEO for Lane County operations

SPRINGFIELD — Healthcare industry veteran Joe Mark will lead PeaceHealth Oregon on an interim basis, PeaceHealth announced on Monday. Mark will replace departing CEO Rand O’Leary, who will leave PeaceHealth on April 20. Mark will start work on April 23. He will lead PeaceHealth in Lane County until a permanent …

Bend woman accused of attacking dad with car, pepper spray

BEND — Deputies arrested a Bend woman accused of striking her father with a car. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office tells KTVZ that 28-year-old Emmy Gilbert called emergency dispatchers Sunday to report what happened. The father, Paul Gilbert, got on the phone a short time later and said he had …

Police identify girl, 17, killed in Eugene crash

The 17-year-old girl killed Saturday morning after her car crashed into a tree has been identified. Khora Ellen Milessi was driving south on Chambers Street between West Second Ave. and West Fifth Ave. at 8:01 a.m., when her car crossed traffic and hit a tree, according to Eugene police. Speed …

17-year-old female dies in Saturday morning crash on Chambers Street

A 17-year-old female died in a car crash on Chambers Street in Eugene Saturday morning. Eugene police say the teenager’s car was traveling south just after 8 a.m. Saturday when it crossed traffic and collided with a tree between Fifth and Second avenues. The woman was taken to Sacred Heart …

Eggs for the masses: Hundreds of kids take part in massive Springfield egg hunt

SPRINGFIELD — Malakai Woods spent most of Friday afternoon perfecting his egg-scooping technique in his backyard. That practice proved useful Saturday, when the Springfield resident took his place among nearly 100 other 4- and 5-year-olds at the Willamalane Park and Recreation District’s annual MEGGA egg hunt at Lively Park. “I …

Chase Bank in west Eugene robbed Friday evening

The Chase Bank inside the Fred Meyer in west Eugene was robbed Friday evening. Eugene Police responded to a reported robbery shortly after 6 p.m. Friday at the Fred Meyer on West 11th Avenue. Police say a man gave the Chase Bank teller a note demanding money, then fled. The …

Lane Forest Products workers compete, lose weight together

Losing weight and keeping pounds off can be a daunting individual challenge. So, a group of Lane Forest Products workers have banded together to take on weight loss while competing for cash. The company has chipped in money for a second year, adding more incentive to what the organizer says …

Silke continues Northwest expansion

A Eugene company is moving up the Interstate 5 corridor to the Seattle-Tacoma area. Silke Communications this month is scheduled to open a sales and service office in Tacoma, its first in the Puget Sound region. Silke operates digital, two-way radio communication networks for such customers as school bus companies, …

Easter morning should be partly sunny in Eugene-Springfield

After a possibility of morning sprinkles, the Saturday afternoon forecast for Eugene-Springfield is for partly sunny skies with a high of around 62 degrees, the National Weather Service in Portland says. The Easter Day forecast calls for a partly sunny morning on Sunday, with mostly cloudy skies and a 20 …

Eugene Council candidates debate merits of competing auditor ballot measures

With less than seven weeks until the May primary election, the five candidates for the two contested seats for Eugene City Council voiced differing perspectives on the dueling city auditor measures during a forum Friday. Longtime incumbents Mike Clark and Alan Zelenka, both seeking their fourth four-year terms, are facing …

Springfield looking at feasibility of indoor running track and sports facility

SPRINGFIELD — Could an indoor running track cement Springfield as a bona fide member of TrackTown USA? The City Council may try to find out. Councilors are scheduled to discuss a contract with Lane County’s tourism agency to study a location and design for an indoor track facility in Springfield, …

Community responds after Dorris Ranch structures ransacked

SPRINGFIELD — A small cabin and a shed at Dorris Ranch were broken into and ransacked by thieves who stole about $1,500 worth items that the Willamalane Park and Recreation District uses for interpretive history lessons. Kim Lyddane, an events coordinator and outdoor recreation program manager for Willamalane, said the …

Dog attack at First Avenue Shelter in Eugene leads to lawsuit

A former female volunteer at the First Avenue Shelter is suing the Greenhill Humane Society and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals after she was allegedly mauled by a dog in 2016. Lynn Crosby, of Creswell, filed a lawsuit this week in Lane County Circuit Court, alleging …

Trump EPA expected to roll back auto gas mileage standards

DETROIT — The Trump administration is expected to announce soon that it will roll back automobile gas mileage and pollution standards that were approved during the Obama administration. It’s not clear whether the announcement will include a specific number. Current regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency require the fleet of …

State-sponsored retirement plan OregonSaves reaches settlement with national trade group

Oregon’s pioneering state-sponsored retirement plan has survived its first legal challenge. OregonSaves reached a settlement this week with a national trade group representing large employers, which sued in October seeking to block part of the program. The state plan is designed to help an estimated 600,000 Oregon workers whose employers …

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