Law enforcement personnel all over Oregon are participating in “saturation” patrols for intoxicated drivers. The City of Eugene is trying to make it easier for people out drinking downtown to get taxis so they’re not getting behind the wheel.
Scam artists are calling up Lane County residents, accusing them of unpaid citations, outstanding warrants, or failing to appear for jury duty. Victims are then told they can fix things by buying gift cards.
During the past year, the US Coast Guard has faced a persistent problem in their rescue work in the Pacific Northwest. Someone keeps making fake distress calls, sending Coast Guard personnel out on expensive, illegal, wild goose chases.
A three judge panel of the Oregon Court of Appeals will hear arguments Friday in a lawsuit brought by two young people against the state over climate change. this is a case related to a federal climate lawsuit that’s also underway.
Complacency and fear of retaliation are keeping victims from reporting gender discrimination and sexual harassment in wildland fire management. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports that’s the gist of a new report released this week.