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Uber Fighting Eugene Fine

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th December NewsUber
The online taxi business Uber, a company worth billions, is contesting a $2,000 fine issued by the city of Eugene, which says Uber should get a license. The Register-Guard reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/1up510X) that city lawyers contend Uber fits municipal rules requiring any vehicle that transports a passenger for money to get a "public passenger vehicle" license.Read More »

Winston Man Dies In Head-On Crash On Highway 42

The Oregon State Police say they are continuing to investigate a fatal head-on collision that occurred on Highway 42, 10 miles east of Coos Bay. Authorities say a BMW driven by 81-year old Robert Woldt of Winston crossed the center line for unknown reasons and collided with a Chevy Venture van. Woldt died in the accident.Read More »

Downed Power Pole Causes Fire At Gold Hill Home

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th December Newsfallen power polefire
A fallen power pole touched off a fire at a Gold Hill area home this morning. The strong winds toppled the pole that fell on to the roof of the house at 6:08 a.m. at 5932 Highway 234. The owners of the home were out of town, and according to a Medford Mail Tribune report, no animals suffered any harm. A passing motorist noticed the fire.Read More »

Stormy Weather Wreaking Havoc Around The State

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th December Newsweather
High winds are forecast to hit the Oregon coast Thursday morning and move inland Thursday afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service says the winds will be strong enough to bring trees down onto power lines, causing outages.Read More »

(UPDATED) BREAKING NEWS: Power Outage Causing School Closures, Delays

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th December Newspower outage
According to Pacific Power, some 16-thousand customers have experienced power outages around the Rogue Valley.Read More »

Mother's Insanity Plea Questioned

By Jim McCoy Wed 10th December NewsJillian McCabe
Prosecutors have told a judge that a woman accused of throwing her 6-year-old autistic son off a bridge on the Oregon coast had earlier done Internet research on the terms "guilty but insane" and "not guilty by reason of insanity." KATU-TV reports (http://is.gd/GLjHuV ) that the judge at Tuesday's hearing in Newport said Jillian McCabe's defense team can attend her mental health evaluatRead More »

Sale Of Bend Craft Brewery Creates Backlash

By Jim McCoy Wed 10th December News10 Barrel BreweryAnheuser- Busch
When the Facebook page of an Oregon brewery lit up with condemnations, loyal beer drinkers said the brewers were greedy "sellouts." Some fans threatened to boycott the brand. One declared he would stop wearing a T-shirt promoting the beer. What did 10 Barrel Brewing do to provoke such a backlash?Read More »

Funding Approved For Regulating Pot

By Jim McCoy Wed 10th December Newsmarijuana
Oregon lawmakers have approved nearly $600,000 so the Liquor Control Commission can begin making rules for legal marijuana. The Legislature's Emergency Board approved the funding on Wednesday. The move will allow the commission to hire four workers: a program manager, two policy analysts and a public affairs staffer.Read More »

More Shots Fired In Medford

By Jim McCoy Wed 10th December Newsshots fired
A day after shots were fired in the area of Boardman Street in Medford there was a report of more gunshots- this time in the area of nearby Manzanita and Beatty streets. The Medford police say on their Facebook page that no bullet holes or shell casing were found, but say it’s still likely that what residents reported hearing at around 9 p.m. Tuesday were indeed gunshots.

Strike At The U of O Ends

By Jim McCoy Wed 10th December NewsstrikeUniversity of Oregon
In the middle of exam week, graduate teaching assistants at the University of Oregon have reached a contract agreement with the school's administration and ended their strike. The Eugene Register-Guard reported (http://bit.ly/1yQAQ9b) Wednesday the compromise gives the graduate teachers some control over what's described as a souped-up hardship fund for medical and maternity purposes. Read More »

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