Megan Banta, The Register-Guard

Megan Banta

The Register-Guard

Eugene, OR, United States

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Past articles by Megan:

New concourse, more baggage carousels among recommendations for Eugene airport

Eugene’s airport terminal reached full capacity in 2021 and the airport director said the city needs to plan to meet current and future demand. → Read More

Eugene bans natural gas, other fossil fuel infrastructure in some new residential buildings

Nearly 100 cities across the country have passed similar ordinances. Eugene is the first in Oregon to do so. → Read More

'UCLA uses umbrellas:' Ducks fans brave the rain to pack Memorial Quad during ESPN's College GameDay

Fans braved the chilly rain for hours to show their spirit, with one sign joking that “UCLA uses umbrellas.” → Read More

Going to Eugene Riverfront Festival during World Athletics Championships? Here's what to know

The festival will run throughout the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 from July 15 to 24 at the newly opened Downtown Riverfront Park. → Read More

Oregon22 organizers encourage preparation, vigilance as Eugene, state host the world

Local law enforcement is coordinating efforts around the city, while private contractors will do the "heavy lift" of Oregon22 security efforts. → Read More

Former Vikings GM: Ducks alum who says injury shattered NFL dreams wouldn't have been a prospect

Doug Brenner believes controversial workouts in 2017 shattered his NFL dreams, but a former Vikings GM said he wouldn't have been a prospect anyway. → Read More

Marcus Mariota: Brenner was 'more than capable of having an opportunity of playing in the NFL'

Brenner, who was an offensive lineman, has sued the University of Oregon, two former Ducks coaches and the NCAA. → Read More

68-year-old man missing after fishing boat sinks off the Oregon Coast

The Coast Cuard received a mayday call around midnight Friday from Mike Morgan, who said a female crew member was with him. → Read More

World Athletics Championships Oregon22 to bring millions of dollars in economic impact

The state is ready to welcome “thousands upon thousands of visitors” as the event highlights the state’s beauty and bounty, Gov. Kate Brown said. → Read More

Judge halts parole board hearings for juvenile offenders commuted by Oregon governor

Marion County District Judge David Leith emphasizes in the ruling that his decision does not limit or impact any power granted to the governor. → Read More

Opioid deal could bring millions to Marion, Polk counties for substance-use treatment

Local governments in Marion and Polk counties could get millions if Johnson & Johnson and opioid distributors agree to a settlement. → Read More

Lane, Linn county DAs among group suing governor for ignoring victim rights

The group is asking a Marion County Circuit Court judge to compel Gov. Kate Brown and other state officials to comply with clemency laws → Read More

Former photographer for JonBenét Ramsey sentenced in Oregon on child pornography

Randall Simons of Oakridge, Oregon was sentenced on 15 counts of first-degree encouraging child sex abuse after being convicted earlier this month → Read More

4 takeaways from a review of Michigan State University's Title IX policy and process

A law firm hired to review the Title IX grievance process, completed investigations and final assessments has submitted two reports. → Read More

You asked, we answered your COVID-19 questions on testing, immunity

Medical experts answered State Journal readers' questions about COVID-19. → Read More

Loss 'heart wrenching' for one of many families to lose a loved one to COVID-19 in a nursing home

One family says while the nursing home did a phenomenal job taking care of their loved one, it was hard to not be there in her final hours → Read More

Michigan Court of Appeals denies Larry Nassar's request for a new sentencing hearing

A majority of a panel ruled Nassar is not entitled to resentencing, though they criticized some comments from Judge Rosemarie Aquilina. → Read More

Mask required indoors and outdoors in downtown East Lansing until at least Jan. 31

People must wear masks both indoors and outdoors within the Downtown Development Authority, which stretches along part of Grand River Avenue → Read More

'We believed in his innocence the entire time.' Charges dropped against man accused of 2011 Lansing murder

Herbert Alford was set to face a new trial for the 2011 murder of Michael Adams until charges were dismissed by Ingham County's prosecutor. → Read More

State suspends Royal Scot's liquor licenses, business permits for violating COVID-19 restrictions

According to the emergency suspension order, a co-owner told a state investigator that "he had a right to be open and operate his business." → Read More