Alisha Roemeling, The Register-Guard

Alisha Roemeling

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Eugene, OR, United States

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Past articles by Alisha:

CTE gives high schoolers direction, college credits

Danielle Archuleta, 18, always has been interested in helping others.“Having the ability to help someone out on their worst day and make them feel → Read More

Oregon workers to start paying transit tax

All Oregon workers will see their take-home pay shrink — slightly — next month.That’s because a new statewide payroll tax to fund mass transit services kicks in on July 1. Employers will be responsible for automatically deducting the 0.1 percent tax from their workers’ pay. Someone making $60,000 a year will pay $60 a year for the new tax — or $2.31 per biweekly paycheck.The new tax will pump… → Read More

Eugene School Board postpones advancement of $385 million bond

The Eugene School Board addressed several big topics at Wednesday evening's meeting, but it declined to advance a $385 million bond measure. → Read More

Marcola teacher files complaint with state alleging 'racist' mascot violates state rules

MARCOLA — A Marcola School District teacher has filed a formal complaint with the Oregon Department of Education alleging that the district's redesigned mascot is racist and violates rules that prohibit the use of Native American-themed images.The Marcola School District had used the Mohawk Indians mascot for nearly a century before the school board in 2016 dropped the controversial name and… → Read More

Springfield School Board makes good on promise — by holding training session on governance

Members pledged to review their procedures following controversial reinstatement of principal → Read More

Judge rules that Eugene mom can speak on phone with son accused of stabbing her

A 23-year-old Eugene man was granted permission Monday to communicate via telephone with the woman he allegedly stabbed in January — his mother. Joshua Nicholas Maskal was charged Jan. 12 with attempted murder, first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon after Eugene police said he stabbed his mother, Vickie Maskal, and attempted to light the family’s home on fire just before midnight on… → Read More

Wildfire at Crater Lake National Park continues to grow, park remains open

The wildfire reached 1,125 acres as of 10 p.m. Thursday → Read More

Fire at Crater Lake National Park expected to grow Thursday, stoked by hot, windy weather

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK — The Bybee Creek Fire burning a half-mile from the Rim Village at Crater Lake National Park and expected to grow Thursday, fanned by wind and stoked by high temperatures. The wildfire, which started burning a week ago, grew only slightly overnight Wednesday. The burn spanned 788 acres on Thursday morning, up from 720 acres on Wednesday. → Read More

Wildfire at Crater Lake National Park now slightly more contained

A wildfire burning at Crater Lake National Park has stopped growing — at least temporarily. Fire officials said Wednesday morning that the now 720-acre Bybee Creek Fire did not increase in size during the day Tuesday, partially because of cooler temperatures and less wind. → Read More

Wind and hot temperatures fuel Blue Top fire, now 21 acres

All access to the Blue Pool area as well as the McKenzie River Trail from Trail Bridge campground to Carmen Reservoir, off of Highway 126, remained closed Tuesday as the now 21-acre wildfire, known as the Blue Top Fire, continued to burn. As of Monday evening the fire spanned about 15 acres but “erratic” wind fueled the fire, causing it to grow by another 7 acres by mid-day Tuesday, Blue Top… → Read More

Wildfire at Crater Lake National Park continues to grow, now 720 acres

Crews will attempt to fight fire with fire Tuesday by starting a new flame ahead of the main burning fire → Read More

Crow area voters will be asked to OK $4 million school bond; state offers matching grant

CROW — The Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District will ask voters to approve a $4 million bond in November to allow the district to fund several school repairs and renovations. If voters give their OK to the bond, the state of Oregon will provide a $4 million matching grant. That’s the result of the Oregon Department of Education in December approving a temporary rule to the Oregon School Capital… → Read More

UPDATE: Wildfire at Crater Lake National Park now spans 425 acres

CRATER LAKE — A wildfire burning about two miles west of Crater Lake National Park had grown to 425 acres and was about 10 percent contained, as of Monday morning, fire officials said. The fire, known as the Bybee Creek Fire, was discovered Thursday afternoon and was estimated to be about 50 acres. By Saturday morning it had grown to about 150 and was 5 percent contained. Hot temperatures in the… → Read More

Springfield man arrested after child eats marijuana candy

SPRINGFIELD — A Springfield man was arrested Wednesday night after police say his 5-year-old daughter ate his marijuana candy. Springfield Police Sgt. Richard Lewis said the young girl consumed the candy named “shrapnel” and experienced hallucinations and an elevated heart rate late Wednesday night. → Read More

Wing at Page Elementary in Springfield to get replumbed after testing reveals high lead content in 6 classrooms

District will spend $95,000 to get work done prior to start of new school year in September → Read More

Portland man falls 250 feet into drainage area at Crater Lake National Park

A 21-year-old Portland man fell about 250 feet into a creek drainage area at Crater Lake National Park over the weekend, prompting fire crews to carry him out of the area, park officials said Wednesday. The man, who was not identified by park officials, fell near the Pinnacles area of the park in the Wheeler Creek Canyon, which features many different types of geological rock formations… → Read More

Educators embrace school gardens as multidisciplinary teaching tool

Gardening is, for many, a passion to be indulged on weeknights and weekends — a solace from the day-to-day work world. But for 11 schoolteachers this past week, gardening was something to study up on — with the goal of creating some lesson plans and passing their new knowledge onto their future students. The educators gathered outside Camas Ridge Elementary School in south Eugene to get their… → Read More

Court says Eugene district can’t mention middle-school suspension to student who is now applying to colleges

A Eugene School District student, who was suspended from Monroe Middle School in 2011 for allegedly sexually harassing two younger, disabled students, will now be able to apply to colleges with no record of the suspension having ever taking place. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Coffin issued a preliminary injunction Monday blocking the school district from releasing the then-seventh-grade… → Read More

The River House celebrates 50 years of teaching outdoor skills

Fifty years ago, the city of Eugene’s River House Outdoor Center was officially established — and now, the city is celebrating. The two-story farmhouse, nicknamed the River House, originally served as a shelter to store outdoor equipment such as canoes, kayaks, mountain climbing gear and camping supplies. Eventually, the house was transformed into an operational office and space to organize and… → Read More

Breed the pigs

Sitting in a small pen scratching the belly of her 330-pound pig Roxy, Emily Banks insisted the large swine is one of the “kindest animals around.” “She’s a big sweetheart,” Banks said as she kneeled next to the light pink, 8-month-old Yorkshire/Hampshire pig. “She loves to eat marshmallows.” Banks, 17, has been showing pigs at county and state fairs since she was 9 years old and said swine are… → Read More