Rachael McDonald

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Two former University of Oregon Ducks have made the Men’s Olympic javelin team. Cyrus Hostetler threw the farthest Monday at Hayward Field.

Thanks to a wet winter, the Bonneville Power Administration says this will be a “normal” water year for the northwest. That’s an improvement over last year.

This weekend, hundreds of birders flocked to Harney County for the 35th annual migratory bird festival. It’s been about 2 months since the armed occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge ended. Eugene’s Noah Strycker was at the festival.

Oregon Office of Emergency Management

At 11 o’clock Friday morning, Florence residents on the Oregon coast will hear sirens. The drill will test the state’s new Tsunami Blue Line Project on the 5th anniversary of the Tsunami and Earthquake that hit Japan.

University of Oregon students rallied Wednesday in protest of proposed tuition hikes. The rally was followed by a meeting with administration.

Oregon Democratic Congressman Peter DeFazio called on the Justice Department Wednesday to take action against the armed militants occupying the Malheur Wildlife Refuge.

Wilfredo Lee / / Associated Press

Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio says the Newport Air Station is safe from closure, at least for the next two years.  The Coast Guard Reauthorization Act, passed Thursday in the House, secures funding for the rescue helicopter.

John Locher / / Associated Press

An armed sheriff's deputy will be on patrol at Umpqua Community College as soon as Monday. The school in Roseburg is beefing up security after the mass shooting that left 10 people dead on October 1st.

Eugene birder Noah Strycker has achieved his goal of seeing 5,000 different birds during his international "Big Year" of birding.


Oregon Water Resources Department

Twenty of Oregon's 36 counties are officially in drought and three more are waiting on declarations from the governor.  Water managers say current stream conditions are as low as what is normally seen in mid to late August.

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