Used Cooking Oil Spill Shuts Down Cornelius Pass Road

Posted by Brett Reckamp on March 13, 2015
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Just after 11:20 a.m. Friday, a truck trailer tipped over along Northwest Cornelius Pass Road near Northwest Skyline Boulevard.  It was filled with about 5,000 gallons of reclaimed cooking oil; 2,000 gallons spilled out onto the road.  Authorities immediately closed Cornelius Pass from Skyline to Highway 30.

Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue firefighters responded and managed to contain the oil.  They …

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5th University of Oregon Student Diagnosed with Meningicoccal Infection

Posted by Brett Reckamp on March 13, 2015
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Lane County Health Officials say there has now been a fifth student that has been infected with a potentially deadly virus.  An athlete died from Meningicoccal infection last month.

This latest case is a 19-year-old sophomore who lived off campus.  The university says it is contacting anyone who may have had contact with him. They believe this latest case was caught …

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Effort to Tighten Oregon School Children Immunization Law Dies

Posted by Brett Reckamp on March 11, 2015

The effort by Democratic State Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward to do away with Oregon’s religious exemption for school children immunizations is over, at least for now.

She has decided to pull her bill after mounting opposition, but says she consider another effort to try and get the state’s vaccine exemption rate down.  Oregon currently has the highest in the country for kindergartners …

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Dave Frohnmayer Dead at the Age of 74

Posted by Brett Reckamp on March 10, 2015

Photo Courtesy Law Offices of Harrang Long Gary Rudnick

Former University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer has passed away, he was 74.  Frohmayer reportedly died in Eugene Monday after a long battle with prostate cancer.

Frohnmayer had a long, distinguished career in public service and at the U of O.  He served in the State House, then worked as the State Attorney …

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