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College partners with universities to boost degree pathways

Nov. 14, 2018 12:36 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A community college in Eugene is partnering with two Oregon universities, aiming to offer more affordable pathways to a bachelor's degree. The Register-Guard reports Oregon State University's College of Business will offer Lane Community College students the opportunity to earn a...

State issues new opioid guidelines aimed at curbing abuse

Nov. 12, 2018 11:46 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority has released new guidelines for prescribing opioids to patients with short-term acute pain. The Register-Guard reports that it's part of a larger strategy to curb opioid abuse. The guidelines include advising doctors not to consider opioids for mild to...

Ionescu helps No. 3 Oregon women top No. 18 Syracuse 75-73

Nov. 10, 2018 8:46 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Down by six points with two minutes to play, Oregon coach Kelly Graves chose "to let the flow go" rather than call a timeout. It worked. Sabrina Ionescu had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Erin Boley made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 51 seconds left, helping the third-ranked Ducks top No. 18...

Oregon man who kidnapped ex-girlfriend sentenced to prison

Nov. 10, 2018 11:31 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A western Oregon man who kidnapped his ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to 11 years and eight months in prison. Thirty-six-year-old Hayes Matthew Herbert of Elmira received the sentence Friday in Lane County Circuit Court. The Register-Guard reports that Herbert pleaded guilty earlier...

Bol Bol's double-double leads No. 14 Oregon over E. Wash.

Nov. 10, 2018 12:04 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Playing alongside highly touted freshman Bol Bol comes with benefits for Oregon's other post players. "It's been pretty natural trying to adjust, because I can't get all the rebounds," Kenny Wooten said. Bol had 23 points and 12 rebounds as No 14 Oregon rode its stifling defense to an...

Appeals court puts youth climate change lawsuit on hold

Nov. 8, 2018 8:40 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A lawsuit by a group of young Americans, which asserts the U.S. government is harming them by having created a national energy system that causes climate change, is on hold again after a federal appeals court Thursday granted the Trump administration's motion for a temporary stay. The...

Oregon man sues PeaceHealth over Medicare-related billing

Nov. 8, 2018 5:18 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has filed what may be a first of its kind Medicare lawsuit against PeaceHealth, claiming the organization didn't follow federal Medicare guidelines specific to Oregon and overbilled him for treatment. The Register-Guard in Eugene reported Wednesday that Donald Griffith...

County considering curfew on downtown homeless camp site

Nov. 5, 2018 11:13 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Lane County may implement an overnight curfew on a parking lot in downtown Eugene where homeless campers have recently set up tents. The Register-Guard reports county commissioners are set Tuesday to discuss a proposed ordinance that would ban occupancy of the county-owned "butterfly...

Ducks down the Bruins 42-21 to become bowl eligible

Nov. 4, 2018 1:12 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — After both cleared concussion protocol this week, Justin Herbert and Dillon Mitchell found a groove for the Oregon Ducks. Herbert threw for 264 yards and two touchdowns and Oregon defeated UCLA 42-21 on Saturday in Bruins coach Chip Kelly's first game at Autzen Stadium since he left the...

Nurse who served in World War II hits 100

Nov. 3, 2018 3:05 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sallylou Bonzer has seen enough for several lifetimes. She saw the coast of Normandy as a captain of one of the first nursing units to come ashore following the D-Day invasion. She slept in foxholes, embedded with allied forces advancing into Nazi Germany. She was awarded the National...