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Bottle deposit could double in Oregon in 2017

Bottle deposit could double in Oregon in 2017 »Play Video

The Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative said the statewide redemption rate at recycling centers last year was around 70 percent.

If that rate doesn't go up this year, the redemption amount will double from 5 to 10 cents starting in 2017.

If the redemption rate doubles, the deposit fee for a 6-pack will go from 30 cents to 60 cents.

Ninkasi blasts yeast into space, makes beer after re-entry

Ninkasi blasts yeast into space, makes beer after re-entry »Play Video
Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge take Ninkasi from Eugene to space.

It's one small step for Eugene, one giant leap for craft beer.

Last October, Ninkasi Brewing Company and Up Aerospace Incorporated launched six vials of yeast 77 miles above the Earth.

Why? Science!

14 years prison for teen rapist: 'The public wants me to see you as a boy, but I do not'

14 years prison for teen rapist: 'The public wants me to see you as a boy, but I do not' »Play Video
Eugene Police cordon off a section of the sidewalk along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to investigate a rape reported Saturday, Sept. 13 2014. Photo by Tristan Fortsch.

The teen who abducted and raped a woman near Autzen Stadium last fall will spend more than 14 years in prison for his crime.

Judge Debra Vogt sentenced 17-year-old Jaime Tinoco to 170 months in prison for the September attack. Tinoco pleaded guilty last week to rape, kidnapping and assault.

Tinoco smiled during sentencing proceedings on Monday, including testimony from the victim.

When the judge asked him why, he said he didn't know.