Oregon's 32nd Governor Victor Atiyeh passed away at age 91.
Gov. Vic Atiyeh was the last Republican to serve as governor of Oregon, from 1979 to 1987.
Kitzhaber released this statement about Atiyeh's death Sunday evening - "I am deeply saddened by the passing of Governor Vic Atiyeh — a great Oregonian, an historic governor, and a remarkable human being."
The wildfires raging across Washington, Oregon and Idaho are not only bringing a dense, smoky haze to much of the area just to the east of the Cascades, but its effects are being felt over 1,000 miles away across the Upper Midwest.
Crowds welcomed home the Army Reserve's 971st Movement Control Team Sunday with a ceremony at Elijah Bristow Park near Pleasant Hill.
The group of 20 uniformed service men and women spent the last year in Afghanistan. The special ceremony not only honored their service, but also celebrated the passing of the torch.
The 971st’s Captain Matt Mitchell stepped down, issuing the new command to Captain Tom Dargan.
“We went out there with a lot of brave soldiers who didn't come back. Fortunately our group from Eugene all came back alive. Can't say that for everyone,” said former Captain Matt Mitchell.
Assa Traore’s story of dedication, perseverance, and love made her a clear candidate for the 4th annual Duck My Ride event, where a local auto body shop gives away a restored ride to a deserving family.
Traore moved to the U.S. from Bali, Africa to find a better life for herself and her four children.
“I received so much support when I came to the U.S.,” said Traore, wiping away tears. “Oregonians have helped me so much."
The second annual Eugene Running Of The Bulls took place in Alton Baker Park this morning. With their skates laced and horns strapped to their helmets, the Emerald City Roller Girls were ready to chase runners through the 4-mile course.
Fees from the fun run help the Emerald City Roller Girls pay for track time, travel expenses, and uniforms.
Oregon currently has over a dozen wildfires burning over 825 square miles of land. Many of the active conflagrations were sparked when lightning storms moved across the Pacific Northwest region on June 13 and 14.
Lab samples confirmed a stretch of the Willamette River is safe after an abnormal number of dead fish raised health concerns for people swimming or fishing in the area near Eugene/Springfield, emergency management officials said Sunday.
About two-dozen people lined the overpass with American flags and signs on Saturday afternoon for Salem's slice of the big national movement this weekend against illegal immigration.
The organizer of the Salem protest against illegal immigration distanced her group from one woman's statements.
"We have compassion for the people coming here. But it's important they know they can't stay," said Cynthia Kendoll, president of Oregonians for Immigration Reform, the group that helped organize Salem's event. "They need to return to their home countries."