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Fire at private school in Jasper under investigation

JASPER — A fire on the third floor of the Laurelwood Academy on Jasper Lowell Road was discovered Wednesday evening and is now under investigation. Pleasant Hill and Goshen Fire Districts were called to the private secondary school, affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, just after 5 p.m. for a …

Virginia Tech shooting survivor to speak at University of Oregon

A survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech mass shooting is scheduled to speak about her story of personal empowerment at the University of Oregon next Wednesday. Kristina Anderson was a 19-year-old sophomore when the shooting occurred on the school campus in Blacksburg, Va. She was shot in the back and …

Eugene-based firm expands forklift equipment busines in Northern California

Eugene-based Papé Material Handling has acquired the assets of six forklift dealerships in Northern California. Papé bought the assets of Pacific Material Handling Solutions’ Yale forklift dealerships in Northern California including those in Modesto, Sacramento, Salinas, Stockton and Union City. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The existing Papé …

Faster airport screening sign-up scheduled for Eugene Airport

Air travelers from the Eugene area who want to move a little faster through airport security will be able to apply for expedited screening at the Eugene Airport. The Transportation Security Administration will operate a temporary PreCheck enrollment center in the airport’s passenger terminal from April 3 through April 13, …

Oregonian places lien against home of Cylvia Hayes

PORTLAND — The Oregonian/OregonLive has placed a lien against the Bend home of Cylvia Hayes, the fiancée of former Gov. John Kitzhaber. The Bend Bulletin reports that the newspaper filed the lien Jan. 11 in an effort to recoup a $124,837 judgment against Hayes. Kitzhaber resigned in 2015 amid allegations …

ODOT plans $11M in I-84 safety projects for Eastern Oregon

PENDLETON, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation has announced upgrades for Interstate 84 between Pendleton and La Grande. The East Oregonian reports the work is based on a study that examined freeway safety in the eastern part of the state. It found a need to reduce speed-related crashes, crash …

Man killed in fiery crash near Junction City

NEAR JUNCTION CITY — A Dodge Ram pickup truck went off the highway and into a tree early Wednesday morning near Junction City, killing its driver. Oregon State Police are investigating the crash that occurred at 2:41 a.m. The driver’s family has been notified but his name has not been …

VA plans town hall for Eugene, taking questions from vets and their families

Typically, the interim director of a Veterans Affairs health system stays around for a couple of months. But, Roseburg VA Healthcare System Interim Director David Whitmer says he plans on being in Oregon for a year because of the number of hires to make and problems to address. Whitmer oversees …

Wyden presses NRA to divulge foreign donations and how they were spent

WASHINGTON — A senior Democratic senator said Tuesday the National Rifle Association has dodged some of his questions about its possible receipt of Russian money in advance of the 2016 election and demanded more information about the group’s foreign donations. In his third letter to the group in recent weeks, …

Spring break day camp magically runs kids ragged

SPRINGFIELD — Handheld smart phones, tablets, computers and other electronics were nowhere to be found Tuesday at Dorris Ranch in Springfield. Instead, children at the Whole Earth Nature School camp were equipped with knives and wands. The wands were former sticks that about a dozen elementary-age students had found on …

Lane County jobless rate stays low

Lane County’s unemployment rate remained essentially unchanged at 4.3 percent in February compared with a revised 4.2 percent in January. The Oregon Employment Department on Tuesday said the county’s jobless rate in February was higher than the February 2017 rate of 3.9 percent. The county’s rate was slightly higher than …

Child, 8, run over by tractor

An 8-year-old child was run over by a tractor Tuesday morning on a property off of Armitage Road in Eugene, according to scanner traffic. The child was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield by ambulance. The accident was reported at 11:33 a.m. This story is developing. …

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