Category Archives: KEZI

DEQ announces cleanup plan for J.H. Baxter plant in Eugene

The announcement comes after some Eugene residents reported a mysterious odor earlier this month that Lane Regional Air Protection Agency officials said was traced back to the wood treatment plant. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has finalized a cleanup plan for contamination at the J.H. Baxter & Co. wood treatment plant in Eugene. State […]
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Court: Oregon Attorney General must rewrite ‘misleading’ pension ballot measure

Julie Parrish, a former Republican legislator, contends agency officials deliberately drafted the measure in a way that would confuse voters and make them less likely to support it. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum must redraft the misleading title and explanation that her agency wrote for a proposed ballot measure that seeks to prohibit government employers from […]
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Owners fight back after vaping ban threatens business

Annie Roes owns Urban Vapors in Eugene and she says while this ban may close her doors, they’re not going down without a fight. Annie Roes owns Urban Vapors in Eugene and she says while this ban may close her doors, they’re not going down without a fight. “We’re going to fight it as hard […]
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Contractor fined $120K for safety violations at Eugene development

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Colima Construction exposed workers to potential fatal falls and serious eye injuries. Source: Contractor fined $120K for safety violations at Eugene development

OHA: RiverBend Hospital broke nurse staffing rules

A recent investigation by the Oregon Health Authority shows that PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend failed to follow regulations for nurse staffing levels. Source: OHA: RiverBend Hospital broke nurse staffing rules

OHA: Riverbend broke nurse staffing rules

A recent investigation by the Oregon Health Authority shows that PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend failed to follow regulations about nurse staffing levels. Source: OHA: Riverbend broke nurse staffing rules

Abortion rate at all-time low, study says

According to a study published by the Guttmacher Institute, abortion rates in the U.S. are on the decline and currently they are the lowest they have been since Roe v. Wade passed in 1973. In their report, released Wednesday, they say from 2011 to 2017 the rate of abortions in the U.S. dropped from nearly […]
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Trump administration looks to cut Eugene’s only rail service to the south

One of the routes on the Trump Administrations chopping block in next years budget, is the Coast Starlight. This is Eugene’s only connection to southern Oregon and major California cities by rail. Source: Trump administration looks to cut Eugene’s only rail service to the south

Lawmaker alleges cover-up over state’s silence after daycare death

The death happened during a heated governor’s race were attack ads against Gov. Kate Brown claimed she hid safety concerns at daycares and foster care facilities. Brown’s staff called the adds untruthful. Source: Lawmaker alleges cover-up over state’s silence after daycare death

Unions feel betrayed after Senate OKs public employee retirement cuts

Employee unions across the state are feeling betrayed after the Oregon Senate approved a short-term pension fix that aims to cut employee retirement benefits. Teachers, firefighters and social workers are just some of the employees covered by Oregon’s Public Employee Retirement System, or PERS, which has racked up more than $25 billion in debt over […]
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