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9:25 am
Sat December 7, 2013

Driving On Snow And Ice Trecherous

Credit KVAL News

Winter weather has arrived in and the Eugene Police Department has some tips on driving in snowy and icy conditions. The first tip is SLOW Down. Melinda McLaughlin is E-P-D's Public Information Officer. She says even if you drive a truck of S-U-V, conditions can be deceiving.

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Skiing/Snowboarding
8:34 am
Sat December 7, 2013

Snow Good News For Ski Resorts

Credit HooDoo Resort

Winter conditions may mean bad news for businesses and drivers, but its good news for Oregon ski resorts. A lack of precipitation has kept some resorts reluctant to announce an opening date. Mt. Bachelor near Bend is open with 3 lifts operational, although people are encouraged to stay on groomed runs due to early season conditions. Snow is falling at HooDoo as well. Office and ticket manager Daidre Streeter says they need about 25 more inches to open.

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Insects
6:35 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Stink Bug Spread Alarms Growers, Scientists

Invasive stink bug on an olive branch in the Willamette Valley
Credit Tom Banse

A malodorous invasive bug has gone from a worry to a certifiable nuisance for some Northwest (or Western) farmers and gardeners. The name of this insect is a mouthful: the brown marmorated stink bug. Researchers say the population really seems to have taken off this year. With the approach of winter, these stink bugs are leaving the fields and may just crawl into your home.

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School Closures
5:16 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Snow Prompts School Closures, Delays

Public Colleges & Universities• Lane Community College - In addition to the closure of LCC Eugene and Cottage Grove locations today, Friday Dec. 6 (Florence center open), the Powwow for tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 7. has been canceled. UPDATE Posted: Fri. 6th, 08:30 AM• Linn-Benton Community College - Open at 10 a.m. UPDATE Posted: Fri. 6th, 06:55 AM• University of Oregon - Normal opening Posted: Fri.

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Cozmic Pizza
3:45 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Tony Furtado Trio Live at KLCC

Tony Furtado (left) and Luke Price.
Credit Photo by Isabel A. Zacharias

Tony Furtado is one of the Pacific Northwest’s finest banjo and slide guitar players, with his eclectic mix of Americana, rock and beyond. He’s also an excellent sculptor. Live performance is where his music shines most, and before his performance in trio at Cozmic in Eugene on December 5thhe stopped in to play a few songs in the KLCC studios with his trio. The trio includes Luke Price on fiddle and Sam Howard on acoustic bass.

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Fast Food Workers
1:46 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Fast-Food Workers Rally In Oregon

Multiple cities in Oregon participated in rallies held nationwide Thursday to support pay raises for fast food workers. Similar rallies were held earlier this year. Rob Sisk is with the Service Employees International Union Local 503. He says he hopes union members show up at the rallies.

Sisk: "I think it should attract anybody who is in the philosophy and morals behind the Occupy movement. We need to keep those issues out front and keep going after them, until there's economic justice and parity in this country."

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Klamath Basin
7:47 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Agreement Could Mean End To Klamath Water Wars

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For decades, farmers and ranchers have engaged in a bitter tug-of-war with fishermen and Indian tribes over scarce water supplies in the Klamath Basin. Now, government officials and stakeholders have announced the broad outlines of an agreement they say could finally bring peace to the region.

At the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Governor John Kitzhaber, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and an array of state and federal officials met with Klamath water users. They came to unveil what they called an historic agreement. Senator Wyden …

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Natural World
5:32 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Natural World: Cottonwood Floodplain Forest

As the fierce, icy heart of winter approaches plants and animals find shelter and food in newly created spaces.  The leaf litter in the Cottonwood forest harbors an abundance of life during the wet, cold months.

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Cover Oregon
3:49 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Last Day To Sign Up For Cover Oregon Is December 4th.

Credit Cover Oregon

The last day to sign up with Cover Oregon to get health insurance coverage on January 1st is today (December 4th). And because the website still isn't processing applications online, that means paper applications need to be faxed or postmarked no later than today.

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Bike Transportation
11:43 am
Wed December 4, 2013

UO Group Proposes 2-Way Bike Lane On E. 13th In Eugene

Credit Jes Burns

A University of Oregon group has put together a proposal for changing the bike lane on Eugene’s East 13th Avenue from one way to two ways.

Called LiveMove, the group consists of students who focus on how transportation systems relate to community quality of life. Their newest idea relates directly with the new Capstone building downtown. The current bike lane only leads to campus, not back. Faculty Advisor Marc Schlossberg says the proposal wouldn’t lead to any construction.

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