Category Archives: The Register-Guard

Pot proliferation accelerates need for health studies

It’s no surprise that a new study found more Oregon college students — both under-age and 21 or older — are smoking marijuana, now that recreational use is legal here. Source: Pot proliferation accelerates need for health studies – News – The Register Guard – Eugene, OR

Make retirement saving easier

Oregon deserves credit for creating a program that makes it easier for people to set aside a small portion of their income for retirement. Yet the fact that the OregonSaves program was crafted in Salem is evidence of a failure at the federal level. Source: Make retirement saving easier

Marijuana use by college students on the rise in Oregon, OSU study indicates

Nationwide, usage is increasing, but more so in Oregon compared to other states where pot remains illegal Source: Marijuana use by college students on the rise in Oregon, OSU study indicates

Springfield teacher arrested in drug case eyes return to classroom

After winning her job back in May, a Springfield school teacher arrested last year on drunken-driving and drug charges has resigned her position — while also wrapping up court programs that will keep her criminal record conviction-free.Jennifer Crouch will receive $48,000 in back pay under terms of a resignation agreement finalized with Springfield School District […]
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Proposed repeal of Oregon ‘sanctuary’ law qualifies for November ballot

An effort to repeal Oregon’s “sanctuary” law has qualified for the Nov. 6 ballot, the state Elections Division announced Tuesday.Initiative Petition 22 ended up with easily enough valid signatures to go to voters, thanks to an 86.2 percent verification rate. That rate meant the measure cleared the required threshold of 88,184 valid signatures by roughly […]
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Park ranger employee accused of exposing himself to two underaged girls at Dexter Lake

A state of Oregon park ranger employee was arrested over the weekend after allegedly touching a little girl inappropriately while she was in a state park with her family. He is also alleged to have exposed himself to two little girls at Dexter Lake last month. Source: Park ranger employee accused of exposing himself to […]
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Eugene City Council approves limited wildlife feeding ban

After months of discussion, the Eugene City Council has approved a ban on feeding some wildlife to try to clamp down on the city’s growing rat and wild turkey populations.The new nuisance code ordinance was approved on a 6-2 vote during a marathon council meeting Monday night.The ban applies to both intentional feeding of wild […]
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Tolling plan should account for visitors

Oregonians are nearly as allergic to tolls as they are to sales taxes. The state has had no toll roads since pioneer days and has only two toll bridges, both on the Columbia River. But tolling will soon become a bigger part of Oregonians’ lives, because the 2017 Legislature could devise no other way to […]
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Wildfire near Vida draws two firefighting helicopters, 40 firefighters and a bulldozer on the ground

Firefighters pounced on a wildfire near Vida on Monday afternoon, holding the blaze to 6 acres.The fire started around 1:30 p.m. and burned on private timberland close to Highway 126 and Goodpasture Road, according to Oregon Department of Forestry spokesman Marcus Kauffman. The fire was north of the McKenzie River, Kauffman said.Two large helicopters dropped […]
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Popular route near Cougar Lake cleared of boulders from landslide

Massive boulders — some the size of a pickup truck — bounced down the slope from Forest Road 19 to Cougar Lake on Monday, ending their journey with a thunderous splash.The massive landslide that has blocked the quickest and easiest route to Terwilliger Hot Springs from Eugene is mostly cleared. But the road, also known as […]
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