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Church schedules groundbreaking for Willamette Valley Oregon Temple

Groundbreaking plans are scheduled for the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Monday. Elder Valeri V. Cordón, a General Authority Seventy who serves as first counselor in the church’s North America West Area presidency, will preside at Willamette Valley temple groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 29. The event is by invitation only.
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Eugene woman arrested for DUII after hitting parked cars

EUGENE, Ore. - At 7:45 p.m. Sunday, Eugene Police received a report of a Lexus hitting several parked cars in a shopping center parking lot at 2740 River Road. According to police, when officers arrived, the driver, 46-year-old Jennifer Christene Clark of Eugene was sitting nearby the damaged vehicles. She appeared to be intoxicated and was taken into custody on charges on DUII and Reckless Driving.
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Passive cooling really does ease scary indoor heat

Passive cooling strategies can reduce the load on air conditioning by as much as 80%, report researchers. In simulations using weather data from a 2021 severe heat wave, a combination of shading and natural ventilation kept apartment temperatures out of the danger zone during the entirety of the three-day event, even without air conditioning.

Is Washington Becoming the Next “Cal” in the Conference?

We have enjoyed some incredibly humorous posts in the OBD forum concerning what Husky fans say about Oregon, and whether they will be a bowl team in 2022. (Axel has been epic in his lampooning of all that is Washington) I got to thinking about the direction of Washington football over the longer term…and wondered if fellow Oregon fans agreed with this view? There are too many resources at Montlake to “keep a dawg down” for long, but we can only hope?

Eugene protesters march against domestic terrorism

Protesters in Eugene marched on Sunday in opposition to domestic terrorism. In the wake of mass shootings against marginalized communities, The March Against Fear focused on the intersection of racism and gun violence. Outside Eugene’s federal courthouse, a choir sang and community leaders delivered calls-to-action. Miles Pendleton is the...

Bulldog sprinter sets school record

Georgia senior sprinter Elija Godwin improved his school record in the 400-meter dash final during the third day of the USATF Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., Saturday. Godwin, a native of Covington, Ga., ran a 44.34 out of lane seven to finish fourth and just .17 from the final qualifying spot. His time topped his previous school record of 44.50 that was set for bronze medal honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships earlier in June.
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Eagles’ Allen qualifies for World Championships next month

Devon Allen didn’t have his best race on Sunday but still did enough at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships to qualify for the World Championships next month. The Eagles’ receiver and resident Olympic hurdler is making the most of his time before training camp starts in late July. On Sunday, he ran a 13.09 in the 110-meter hurdles at the U.S. Championships in Eugene, Oregon, to take third place and qualify for worlds.

Former Ducks Score Spot at Track and Field Championships; More Oregon State Accolades

Former Ducks Score Spot at Track and Field Championships. Three former Oregon Ducks have qualified for the 2022 World Athletic Championships to be held in Eugene next month. Devon Allen competes in the 110 meter hurdles and says he is still adjusting to a new starting technique and finished third in yesterday’s competition. Jenna Prandini was commanding the 200 meter race but fell off at the end to finish third with a time of 22.01. Raevyn Rogers also took third in her signature event the 800 meters in 1:57.96. all three athletes say it is great to be back on the field that started their college careers. Rogers says she is particularly excited to be back and hopes that she can realize the expectations she and others have. She says being a Duck is a lot of pressure in itself, and wants to make everyone proud.

Fallen Soldiers Memorial Flame ceremony in John Day

JOHN DAY – The 13th Annual Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Memorial Torch Motorcycle Ride begins on Saturday, July 9, 2022 in Eugene. According to a release provided by the John Day Elks, on Sunday, July 10, 2022, the Tribute Ride and the Fallen Soldiers Memorial Flame is scheduled to make a visit and lunch stop in John Day. The riders officially requested the John Day Fire Department participate in the arrival of the Fallen Soldiers Memorial Flame by hanging and displaying an American Flag. The ceremony will begin at 11am on Sunday the 10th at the John Day Elks Lodge.

Turn in illegal fireworks on Amnesty Turn-in Day Saturday and Sunday

EUGENE-SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Residents with illegal fireworks can turn them in without fear of citation on Illegal Fireworks Amnesty Turn-in Day. Illegal fireworks include but are not limited to, fire crackers, bottle rockets and roman candles. More information can be found on the Oregon State Fire Marshal's website. From 8:00...

UK football signee takes home 200m title at U.S. Outdoor Championships

A past, current, and future Kentucky Wildcat each took home titles at the U.S. Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon over the weekend. Former Wildcat and 2020 Tokyo Olympian Daniel Roberts won the 110-meter hurdles for the second time with a season-best 13.03 to officially qualify for Team USA. UK senior Abby Steiner won the national championship in the 200 meters in a personal best time of 21.77, a new all-dates collegiate best and the sixth fastest in American history and 17th fastest in world history.

Ducks to World Championships, June 27

UO release – EUGENE, Ore. — Three alums of the UO track and field program clinched spots Sunday in the World Athletics Championships, capping the four-day USATF Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field. All three fell short of U.S. titles in their events, and identified areas of improvement before they return to Hayward Field for Oregon22. But all three — Devon Allen, Jenna Prandini and Raevyn Rogers — were able to appreciate their accomplishments this weekend all the same. Allen is still adjusting to a new starting technique in the 110 hurdles, and he finished third Sunday in 13.09 seconds. Prandini was in command of the 200-meter final but slipped to third in the final few meters, in 22.01 seconds. And Rogers also took third in her own signature event, the 800 meters, in 1:57.96. But all three will have the chance to cap their seasons on an even bigger stage in July, when the World Championships are contested at the same location where they competed as collegians.