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University proposes deep cuts to museums, cultural programs

Apr. 24, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — University of Oregon community members are calling for potential layoffs and cuts to be routed back to the administration as Provost Jayanth Banavar proposes substantial budget cuts for arts and cultural programs. The Register-Guard reported Tuesday that Banavar wants to slash general...

Tyler Shough puts on a show at Oregon's spring game

Apr. 20, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — While Justin Herbert was his usual steady self at quarterback for Oregon, the Ducks' spring game gave redshirt freshman Tyler Shough a chance to show off his growth. Herbert, playing Saturday for the Mighty Oregon side, completed 17 of 32 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns. Shough,...

University of Oregon frat suspended during hazing probe

Apr. 12, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — University of Oregon officials says the university's chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi has been placed on temporary suspension while allegations of hazing are being investigated. The Register-Guard reports Upsilon Omega was issued the suspension notice on April 9, according to University...

Remembering Siegfried 'Zig' Engelmann's legacy of learning

Apr. 12, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A mentor. An innovator. A longtime influencer of education worldwide, and a colossus of breakthrough, tendentious teaching methods whose roots began right here in Eugene. If you ask around, these are just a few descriptions of the late Siegfried "Zig" Engelmann that you'll hear. On Feb....

Lane County selects new sheriff

Apr. 11, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Lane County Board of Commissioners has voted to appoint Cliff Harrold as the next Lane County Sheriff. The Register-Guard reports the board on Wednesday chose the county's new sheriff in a little over a week after Byron Trapp announced April 2 that he was leaving in the middle of...

Heavy rains create flooding in Washington, Oregon and Idaho

Apr. 10, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Officials in the adjacent college towns of Pullman, Washington, and Moscow, Idaho, are cleaning up after heavy rains produced flooding. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reported that flood waters poured into homes and businesses starting on Tuesday afternoon. Pullman Fire Marshal Chris...

Flooding forces evacuations for 2nd day in Oregon

Apr. 9, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — About 500 people remained evacuated Tuesday from their homes in Oregon after record-breaking rain that shut down roads and forced officials to close schools in the hardest-hit communities. The evacuations followed moderate flooding Sunday night and Monday along the Coast Fork of the...

Flood warnings issued for several Oregon counties

Apr. 8, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Residents in Oregon's central Willamette Valley awoke Monday to flooding that closed some schools and forced officials to release water from dams as record-breaking rain combined with melting mountain snow. The National Weather Service issued flood watches and warnings for several...

Oregon takes a spring trip to Hillsboro

Apr. 6, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Before the Oregon Ducks made the spring trip north to Hillsboro on Saturday, coach Mario Cristobal shared some concerning numbers from the past three seasons. "We showed them a big presentation before coming out, 2016, 2017, 2018 road records. And it was 1-5, 1-5, 3-3. How big of a...

Dogs implicated in killing of 41 sheep at Oregon farm

Apr. 5, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State wildlife officials say dogs killed 41 ewes and newborn lambs at a farm in western Oregon. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Oregon State Police have launched an investigation after the dead sheep were discovered Tuesday at the farm near Eugene. State Department of Fish and...