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Work begins on Rhody Drive paths
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Work begins on Rhody Drive paths

July 18, 2016 10:03 pm News

City says local contractor going extra mile Construction crews began work last week on two 6-foot wide shoulders along Rhododendron Drive through the Greentrees Area.  Instead of using heavy equipment to cut back the brush, workers with Ray Wells Incorporated started with hand tools. City of Florence Spokesperson Megan Messmer said the workers used chainsaws, […]

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Emeralds win four straight
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Emeralds win four straight

July 18, 2016 9:54 pm Eugene Emeralds, Sports

Claim series victory in Pasco After losing three straight, the Eugene Emeralds strung together four consecutive wins… the most recent three were over the weekend over the Tri-City Dust Devils.  All of them were close… Friday Eugene came out on top 9-7; Saturday it was 4-3; then yesterday they closed out the series with a […]

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Latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports

July 18, 2016 8:04 pm Associated Press, Sports

AP-NW–Sports Right Now/1041 ASTROS-MARINERS Altuve, McHugh pace Astros past Mariners SEATTLE (AP) — Jose Altuve homered among his four hits and drove in three runs, Collin McHugh escaped a pair of bases-loaded jams to pitch six scoreless innings, and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 8-1 on Sunday. Altuve had a two-run homer and […]

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Latest Oregon news, sports, business and entertainment

July 18, 2016 8:01 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd Right Now/1050 KITZHABER INVESTIGATION-SPOKESWOMAN LAWSUIT Former Kitzhaber spokeswoman sues over firing PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A spokeswoman fired months before former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s resignation has filed a federal lawsuit against him and others, alleging she was wrongly let go. Nkenge (nuh-KIN’-gay) Harmon Johnson said months after the July 2014 firing that it was […]

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School water tests prove negative for lead; kitten cuddlers needed; planning helps trailer removal run smoothly; and a story of love lost
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School water tests prove negative for lead; kitten cuddlers needed; planning helps trailer removal run smoothly; and a story of love lost

July 15, 2016 10:02 pm News

No measurable lead in Siuslaw school water. There is no danger from lead in drinking water at any of the Siuslaw schools.  Superintendent Andy Grzeskowiak said test results from water samples came back this week with positive results. Andy Grzeskowiak – “Especially with five of the ten samples coming back with non-detectable levels and the […]

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Ems break three game skid
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Ems break three game skid

July 15, 2016 9:58 pm Eugene Emeralds, Sports

4-2 win keeps Eugene atop NW League Kevonte Mitchell hit a two-RBI double in the fourth inning to put the Ems on top for good and Eugene broke a three game skid with a 4-2 win over the Tri-City Dust Devils Thursday night. Despite the three losses, the Emeralds are still sitting atop not only […]

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Two decades of animal shelter; Mushroom permits; Chip truck retrieval
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Two decades of animal shelter; Mushroom permits; Chip truck retrieval

July 14, 2016 9:03 pm News

Humane Society Turns 20 20-years ago today, the animal shelter on Hope Way, just off Rhododendron Drive was still in the planning stages, but the Oregon Coast Humane Society was under way. Then, however, it was known as the Florence Area Humane Society. It was July 14rth, 1996 that the group began their effort to […]

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Emeralds handed third straight loss
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Emeralds handed third straight loss

July 14, 2016 9:00 pm Eugene Emeralds, Sports

Dust Devils stumble, but hang on for win Despite committing three errors the Tri-City Dust Devils were able to hold off the visiting Emeralds last night, handing Eugene its third straight loss, 3-2.  The Ems trailed 1-nothing early, but then took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth.  The Devils retook the lead […]

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Latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports

July 14, 2016 8:01 pm Associated Press, Sports

AP-NW–Sports Right Now/782 FC DALLAS-SOUNDERS Dempsey sparks surge, Sounders beat FC Dallas 5-0 SEATTLE (AP) — Clint Dempsey, Andreas Ivanschitz and Jordan Morris scored during a 15-minute span of the first half and the Seattle Sounders routed MLS-leading FC Dallas 5-0 on Wednesday night to snap a four-game winless streak. Joevin Jones and Cristian Roldan […]

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Latest Oregon news, sports, business and entertainment

July 14, 2016 7:59 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd Right Now/1173 RAILROAD BILL Oregon senators’ bill would require probes of rail accidents PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have announced a new bill that would require a federal investigation into every railroad accident and clarify transportation officials’ moratorium power. The Democrats’ proposal, introduced Wednesday, comes following last month’s […]

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