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A hydraulic oil spill into the McKenzie River last March has earned a paper company a $20,000 fine. KLCC’s Brian Bull has more.

Karen Richards

Ride sharing services Lyft and Uber finally have a green light in Eugene and Springfield. Late last week, both companies applied for licenses. Lyft’s was granted Tuesday, with Uber set to launch tomorrow (Thursday).


EWEB

Eugene Water and Electric Board plans to eliminate its tiered rate system for electricity. The 5 EWEB commissioners indicated their support for a fixed rate at Tuesday night’s meeting.

Self-portrait of Edvard Munch in the last year of his life, “Between the Clock and the Bed, 1940–1943”
Sandy Brown Jensen

 

This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and today Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review Program, is in Oslo, Norway,  at the Edvard Munch Museum at a big traveling, international show called “Between the Clock and the Bed.”

You know who Munch is: he painted The Scream in 1893. He said, “I was walking along the road with two friends. Then the sun went down. The sky suddenly turned to blood, and I felt a great Scream in nature.”

Across one version of The Scream, he wrote, “could only have been painted by a madman.”

Tiffany Eckert

Monday night, a member of Terwilliger Fire suppression personnel was the victim of a hit and run.

Oregon state police troopers responded to a report that a vehicle struck a pedestrian on Highway 126, near the entrance of the base camp for the Terwilliger Fire.  

Eugene Police Department

On Labor Day just shy of 1:00 am, a man reported that his Chevy Tahoe had been ransacked in the 2800 block of Dry Creek Road. At least five other incidents have happened in the same neighborhood, according to Eugene Police.

(Alec Cowan/KLCC)

It’s easy for Oregonians not to think about how their favorite products get to store shelves. But as KLCC’s Alec Cowan reports, a shortage of truck drivers could start affecting everything sold in the United States.

An Oregonian revolutionized the sport of high jumping.  Now the “Fosbury Flop” is the only technique used in the sport. 

Douglas Forest Protective Association

Officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association have determined the cause of several fires that began on Friday evening along Interstate 5 at milepost 163 near Curtin was a failed catalytic converter from a passing vehicle. The six fires burned a combined total of approximately 97 acres.

United States Forest Service

UPDATE: As of 7:10 pm Monday (9/3), the Terwilliger Fire 60 miles east of Eugene-Springfield continues to burn in rugged terrain.

Douglas Forest Protective Association

Multiple fire agencies responded to several fires along I-5 near Curtin on Friday evening. Six fires were reported to be burning between milepost 162 and milepost 165 northbound at around 6:00pm Friday.

City of Eugene

After signs of success the Corvallis Police Department is expanding its bait bike program.

(Alec Cowan/KLCC)

Afghan street artist Shamsia Hassani murals featuring a single female character throughout the world. It can be found on the side of Capella Market in Eugene. KLCC’s Alec Cowan brings us this audio postcard on the power of the female voice for this year’s 20x21 Eugene Mural Project.

Fechi Fajardo / Flickr.com

A new day service center for people suffering from cognitive disabilities or brain injuries opens Tuesday in Eugene. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

Inciweb

As wildfires continue to burn across Oregon and other parts of the Pacific Northwest, tourism officials are urging people not to be scared off from local attractions.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, their appeal comes before Labor Day weekend -- the last major travel period for summer.

Karen Richards

Many Oregon place names have Native American roots. Some of them teach lessons about the land and its history, others are more like a game of “telephone” played over time. Here are a few stories about local place names.  


(Hulbert Field)

As wildfires continue to burn across Oregon forests animals may be searching new places for food and shelter – sometimes in residential areas.

(Wikimedia Commons)

Matsutake mushroom season is upon Oregon and residents can get permits starting September 4.

David Prasad / Flickr.com

The Labor Day weekend travel holiday will see 35 million motorists taking to the highways…5 million of those hitting the West Coast.

U.S. Forest Service / USDA

Forest officials say nationwide, at least 19 incidents involving drones and fire-fighting aircraft have happened this year. And they’re rebuking suggestions fire crews simply shoot them down.

Doc Slyter / Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians

Construction is wrapping up on a special fish ladder at Eel Creek north of Coos Bay.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull explains, it’s to help the regional lamprey population rebound.

Kelly Teague / Flickr.com

The International Trade Commission has unanimously decided to roll back tariffs that the Trump Administration imposed on Canadian newsprint. 

Inciweb

INCIWEB UPDATE:  As of 8:41am Saturday, the Terwilliger Fire is currently at 8,122 acres, with 633 personnel battling it over steep terrain.  It is 23 percent contained.

A memorial service for the late Sen. John McCain is being held at the North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Ariz. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald are among those set to deliver remarks.

(Lane County)

City officials decided the revitalization of Eugene’s City Hall will merge with two other downtown projects. 

US Forest Service

The Terwilliger Fire, in the Willamette National forest, is now 6,866 acres and 17% contained.

Inciweb

The air throughout the Southern Willamette Valley is expected to get smokier and hazier between now and Wednesday night. KLCC’s Brian Bull has more.

Eugene Police Department

Investigators with the Eugene Police Department are looking for help identifying three suspects in the shattering of a window at Eugene Toy & Hobby. 

InciWeb

Air attacks on the Terwilliger Fire burning east and west of the Cougar Reservoir were suspended Sunday after an unmanned aircraft system, or “drone”, was detected over the fire, violating a temporary flight restriction.

Inciweb

UPDATE as of 5:43pm 8/26/18: 382 personnel are working on the fire, and the Terwilliger Fire is now at 5,398 acres. The fire is on both the east and west sides of the Cougar Reservoir. 

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