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UO Senate Task Force issues recommendations to address sexual violence and survivor support on campus

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The University of Oregon Senate Task Force addressing sexual violence and survivor support on campus held a meeting Wednesday to give it's final set of recommendations to university officials.

Over the next two weeks the task force will host discussions for student and public feedback.

Task force co-chair Carol Stabile went through a list of over 20 recommendations split into three categories - critical policy change, prevention and education, and administrative changes.

Outage: 1,900 lose power Thursday morning

About 1,900 Pacific Power customers lost power around 6 a.m. Thursday morning. The outages affected both the elementary and high school in Glendale, as well as other customers in Azalea, Sunny Valley and Wolf Creek.

Reminders for Election 2014: 'If there's a concern, we want to address it before they vote'

Reminders for Election 2014: 'If there's a concern, we want to address it before they vote'
File photo of a voter casting a ballot in a 2006 Lane County Election. Photo by Chris Phan (Clipdude) via Wikimedia Commons

As ballots start arriving in the mail, elections officials have a few reminders for registered voters.

“If there's a concern, we want to address it before they vote. Once it’s cast, we are not able to help them anytime, any way further,” said Elections Manager Cheryl Betschart.

UO video on preventing sexual violence: 'What's most important is that the messages get out'

UO video on preventing sexual violence: 'What's most important is that the messages get out' »Play Video
"It's On Us"

The University of Oregon has accepted the White House’s “It’s On Us” challenge, releasing a video at halftime of Saturday's football game against Washington.

The video features leaders in the University of Oregon community, including many athletes.

But the video doesn't include anyone from the Ducks Men's Basketball team, which has been at the forefront of the sexual assault discussion following allegations against 3 players last March.

How low will gas prices go?

How low will gas prices go?
Photo taken October 21, 2014, in Eugene, Ore.

Prices at the pump are falling, driven by drops in crude oil prices, AAA Oregon said.

“Washington and Oregon have the fourth and fifth largest weekly drops in gas prices in the last week as both averages lose 14 cents, and both states are registering the largest drops in the last month with both averages down 40 cents in that timeframe,” said Marie Dodds with AAA Oregon/Idaho.

The national average for regular unleaded fell 9 cents this week to $3.09 a gallon.

Oregon’s average is down 14 cents to $3.36 per gallon, the lowest since February of this year.

Wells Fargo offers $5K reward for suspect in Salem, Cottage Grove heists

Wells Fargo offers $5K reward for suspect in Salem, Cottage Grove heists
The FBI is looking for a man suspected of robbing three banks in Western Oregon on Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17.

The FBI is searching for a man who robbed three Western Oregon banks in two days. In all three robberies the man demanded money from a bank teller and walked out with cash.

Myrtle Point woman stabbed in abdomen with large knife; cousin arrested

http://media.kmtr.com/images/141021simons-jason330.jpgA woman stabbed multiple times in the abdomen with a large knife underwent emergency surgery Tuesday morning.

Cheyenne Workman, 21, of Myrtle Point was rushed to Coquille Valley Hospital by Myrtle Point Ambulance.

Her cousin, Jason E Simons, 37, of Myrtle Point is being held on $1 million bail and charges of attempted murder.

2 dead in head-on crash with log truck

2 dead in head-on crash with log truck

Two people died when their sedan crashed head on into an oncoming log truck.

Todd Gilman was driving a 2001 Toyota Corolla eastbound on Nonpareil Road when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle veered into the oncoming lane and struck a fully loaded log truck traveling westbound, the sheriff's office said.

Investigators said the head-on collision ejected Todd Gilman and his wife, Tina Gilman, from the vehicle.

The Sutherlin residents, both 50, died at the scene.

UO launches $2 billion fundraising effort

UO launches $2 billion fundraising effort »Play Video
Graduation 2014 (File photo)

The University of Oregon officially entered the public phase of its fundraising campaign on Friday night with the announcement of a $2 billion effort.

The most ambitious campaign in the UO’s history is also the largest fundraising effort ever undertaken by an organization in the state.

Expansion project begins at Eugene Airport

Expansion project begins at Eugene Airport »Play Video
The work includes relocating an elevator.

Work begins this week to expand the Eugene Airport terminal.

The project will take two years, with completion targeted for early 2017.

Police to focus on cars and bikes near OSU this week

Police to focus on cars and bikes near OSU this week
An Oregon State Police trooper speaks to a bicyclist on the Oregon State University campus. There will be a saturation operation Nov. 7-8 on campus to educate drivers, cyclists and pedestrians about traffic laws. Date: Nov. 2, 2012 (photo: Theresa Hogue)

Do you drive or bike near campus?

State and local police plan stepped up enforcement Wednesday and Friday near the Oregon State campus.

The effort is driven by complaints about bicycles and cars endangering pedestrians, Oregon State Police said.