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Articles from the January 25, 2024 edition


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  • Local family loses home to flames

    Jan 25, 2024

    LEABURG: The ice storm that cut power and heat from thousands of households last week had a more tragic outcome for a Leaburg family. The fire at 43045 McKenzie Highway destroyed the home of Rich Campbell and Casey Chafin, their son, and daughter. “We hadn’t had power for six days because of the ice storm, and we heard it would not be on for two more weeks,” Casey said. “So we packed up and went to Lebanon to my grandma’s for a few days because my son is autistic.” That soon changed the next mor...

  • Lawsuit takes aim at BPA, EWEB, and Lane Electric

    Jan 25, 2024

    EUGENE: KLCC Radio reported this week that a federal lawsuit has been filed against a federal agency and two power utilities citing failures that could have helped prevent the September 7th, 2020 Holiday Farm Fire. The complaint, which seeks damages of damages of $232 million, was filed with the Ninth District Federal Court on behalf of 188 individuals, 8 minors, 18 companies, and 24 family or investment trusts. In contrast, Lane County had dropped its September 2022 lawsuit against Eugene...

  • Briefs

    Jan 25, 2024

    Spfd schools Most Springfield schools were to open on Tuesday for students. Only three will remain closed: Thurston High and Briggs and Agnes Stewart Middle Schools. Briggs, All three were expected to have power by Monday evening. Staff were to report to BMS, ASMS, and THS on Tuesday to prepare for an anticipated return to school for students on Wednesday. Transportation staff drove bus routes on Monday to check for any safety hazards. Most bus routes will run as normal on Tuesday. District...

  • JP Doodles

    Barry McWilliams|Jan 25, 2024

  • Guest Opinion

    Kevin Sabet and Connor Kubeisy|Jan 25, 2024

    The debate over Measure 110, passed in 2020, was framed as “treatment over incarceration” for drug offenders. It seems all of us have now learned how wrong this framing was. What appeared to be a constructive debate about finding a better response to drug use was a ballot measure that made drug use a penalty-free behavior, in effect encouraging it. The failure of prior penalties for drug use does not mean that all penalties should be removed, as was done. At a conceptual level, treatment should be the penalty for drug use, rather than inc...

  • Echoes from the Past

    Lawrence and Mary Rakestraw|Jan 25, 2024

    Reprinted from McKenzie River Reflections Volume 13, October 12, 2006 Continued From Last Week In June 1897 the Organic Administration Act of 1897 was passed, which authorized the Secretary of the Interior to “make such rules and regulations” as were necessary to ensure the objectives of such reservations. Acting on this authority, the General Land Office issued some tentative regulations on grazing, permitting pasturing on forest reserves provided that no damage was done to forest growth. How...

  • Learn the terms on seed packets to make the right selection

    Kym Pokorny, OSU Extension|Jan 25, 2024

    Beautiful seed catalogs hit mailboxes every January, tempting gardeners with full-color photos and glowing descriptions. Before you buy, though, read those enticing seed packets. Nichole Sanchez, Oregon State University Extension Service horticulturist, tells gardeners to plan before choosing seed. It’s so easy to go overboard. Of course, if you do there’s always someone happy to take them off your hands. Understanding terms associated with seeds will help you pinpoint which selections best ser...

  • Sheriff's Report - Jan. 25

    Jan 25, 2024

    Jan. 15: 7:22 a.m: Welfare Check - 87700 blk, Collins Ln. 9:58 a.m: Assist Public - York Ln. & Deerhorn Rd. 10:24 a.m: Welfare Check - 49900 blk, McK. Hwy. 3:46 p.m: Welfare Check - 51100 blk, McK. Hwy. 4:56 p.m: Welfare Check – 40000 blk, Booth Kelly Rd. 6:49 p.m: Welfare Check - 37900 blk, Railroad Ln. 9:57 p.m: Welfare Check - 51100 blk, McK. Hwy. Jan. 16: 10:06 a.m: Welfare Check - 90400 blk, Sunderman Rd. 10:31 a.m: Assist Public - Terwilliger Hot Springs. 10:35 a.m: Welfare Check - 91800 blk, Marcola Rd. 11:54 a.m: Welfare Check - 39000 b...

  • OSP REport - Jan. 25

    Jan 25, 2024

    Jan. 17: 21:18: Crash, Injury Hwy126E, Milepost 21. Vehicle 1, a silver/aluminum Toyota Camry, was traveling westbound. Driver #1 said she hit a slick spot in the roadway and lost control. The Toyota slid off the westbound shoulder and overturned. Driver #1 had a complaint of pain to her chest and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The Toyota was left at the scene to be towed by the owner. Involved: 73-year-old female from Leaburg....

  • McK. Fire Report - Jan. 25

    Jan 25, 2024

    Jan. 9: 3:21: 40630 Deerhorn Rd. Down Lines. Refer to EWEB. 4:03: McK. Hwy./MP 41 Down Lines. Secured Scene, Awaited For Lane Electric. 10:48: 7916 Thurston Rd. Medical, Trauma. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 13:12: 38720 Natures Garden St. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. Jan. 10: 1:00: 41521 McK. Hwy. Fire Alarm. Investigated, False Alarm. 14:28: 42911 Deerhorn Rd. Mistaken Alarm. Disregarded En Route by Homeowner. Jan. 11: 22:37: McK. Hwy./Milepost 29. Motor Vehicle Accident. Patient Refusal, Remove Tree from Highway. 3:0...

  • Upper McK. Fire Report - Jan. 25

    Jan 25, 2024

    Jan. 19: 13:32: House Fire – 43000 block, McK. Hwy. Heavy smoke, several vehicles in driveway unknown if anyone is home. Jan. 21: 06:31: Motor Vehicle Accident, Unknown Injury - Milepost 10, Clear Lake Cutoff. Blue SUV slid off the side of the road, unknown if any injured. 08:13: Medical - Milepost 1, Blue River Reservoir Rd. Male, Conscious, Breathing. Jan. 22: 12:16: Electrical Problem - McK. Hwy./Mp. 49. Power pole smoking and sparking, no flames. 13:15: Electric Problem - McK. Hwy./McK. River Dr. Phone pole is smoldering at top - smoke o...

  • Direct Answers

    Wayne and Tamara Mitchell|Jan 25, 2024

    I work in a factory, and we have supervisors who play favorites. They have about six girls who can do no wrong, and they have easier jobs than the rest of us. These girls go out after work to bars, and that is why they are in with the supervisors. The boss over these supervisors will not do anything because his boss is the father of one of these supervisors. So long as “Daddy boss” is still there, this boss will not do anything. One girl played around and made the machinery malfunction for an...

  • TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

    Christopher Elliott|Jan 25, 2024

    Krishnamurthy Viswanathan's hotel room in London is smaller than he expects and has poor ventilation. Can he get his money back? Hotels.com is refusing to honor the terms of our reservation, and I would like your help getting a refund. My wife and I made a refundable reservation and prepaid the entire amount of $3,630 (and $504 worth of OneKeyCash) on Hotels.com for a 10-day stay at Lost Property St Paul's London - Curio Collection by Hilton. The rules said we could cancel without penalty....

  • PROBLEM SOLVED

    Christopher Elliott|Jan 25, 2024

    PayPal won't refund an unauthorized charge on John Boham-Cook's account, even though it reversed two others by the same fraudster. How can he get the company to see things his way? I had three unauthorized transactions on my PayPal account recently. PayPal blocked one of them and issued a refund. A short while later, PayPal refunded the second fraudulent transaction. But the third transaction, for $2,600, is still in my account. All of these transactions were made by the same fraudster at the...

  • Crossword

    Jan 25, 2024

    ACROSS 1. Sri Lankan language 6. Something to chew on, especially for cows 9. Mascara holder 13. Muscat resident 14. "____ Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" 15. Father, colloquially 16. Jewish folklore creature 17. Debtor's letters 18. Art class prop 19. *Barbie's little sister 21. *____4 game 23. One less than jack 24. *____Frog educational toy 25. Nutcracker's distinguishing feature 28. Taboo, alt. sp. 30. Cooking fat 35. Deserter's acronym 37. President's David 39. Shower accessory 40. Pro ____...

  • CLASSIC TOYS - Solution

    Jan 25, 2024

  • Sudoku, Jan. 25

    Jan 25, 2024

  • Sudoku, Jan. 25 - Solution

    Jan 25, 2024

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