EUGENE — Oregon fans can get a little bit flatter now.

UO athletics is offering fans the opportunity to purchase cutouts, starting at $50 for season ticket holders, to be placed at Autzen Stadium this fall.

“As we embark on this journey together and experience a season like no other, we invite Ducks fans to fly with us all season long by purchasing their very own fan cutout,” the description of the cutouts, available via, reads.

Fans can submit photos of themselves, family members or even pets that can be placed together in the stadium and will be sent photos to show where their cutouts are located.

Season ticket holders can purchase the cutouts for $50 and get “high exposure” placement in the stadium while while non-season ticket holders can purchase them for $75 and be placed in the end zone. Students can also purchase cutouts for $50 to

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A sign for a recent graduate is bent but not burned in Blue River, Ore., eight days after the Holiday Farm Fire swept through its business district.

Pool photo by Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard

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A sign for a recent graduate is bent but not burned in Blue River, Ore., eight days after the Holiday Farm Fire swept through its business district.

Pool photo by Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard

Some rural school districts in Oregon are starting online learning this week after it was postponed twice by the worst wildfires on record. But the road to recovery is only just beginning.

Since many wildfires are still burning, Oregon Department of Education (ODE) Chief of Staff Cindy Hunt said they have not formally asked school districts to provide data on their condition. But the ODE has heard from roughly 14 school districts who have

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  • The recent blazing wildfires on the West Coast have burned through businesses and ruined livelihoods.
  • Small companies are particularly at risk: Many have closed down because of fire damage, and may never re-open.
  • “The Almeda fire took our home and our business,” said Phoenix Sigalove, a food truck owner in Ashland, Oregon.
  • School-owner Lola Conde Danforth in Ashland told Business Insider that although the school building is still intact, the hazardous smoke has forced her to close its doors.
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The current wildfire season in California and Oregon has been the worst to date, killing more than 30 people, destroying nearly 10,000 structures, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes, and incinerating more than a million acres. Many businesses that are still standing have suffered from structural damage, reduced income, and job insecurity.

The total cost of the damage and destruction

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A flying armada organized by volunteer pilots flying private aircraft today delivered 100,000 KN95 respirators from Direct Relief’s California-based humanitarian distribution center to residents and firefighters in Oregon’s worst-hit fire-zones.

The airlift also includes medications and supplies to treat up to 750 people, including firefighters, for health conditions often associated with wildfire emergencies. Items include inhalers for people with respiratory diseases, antibiotics for dermal and ophthalmic injuries, irrigation solutions, and wound care products, and personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers.

California to Oregon
The volunteer pilots from the California Pilots Association Disaster Area Response Team (CalDART) and Angel Flights West loaded their planes at Santa Barbara Airport Saturday morning with the Direct Relief-donated materials before departing for Eugene, Oregon, some via secondary staging areas at Northern California airports.

“Hopefully, the rain expected this weekend in Oregon will bring

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  • A Facebook spokesman said Saturday evening the company will remove false claims circulating on its platform about extremists setting fires in Oregon.
  • The false rumors have alleged that members of the far-left antifa movement, or the far-right Proud Boys group, have been starting the deadly wildfires that have forced tens of thousands to evacuate.
  • Multiple local and federal law enforcement agencies have said they were inundated with inquiries about the false claims, and those inquiries have been using up valuable resources needed to respond to true emergencies.
  • Facebook said their decision to remove the false claims was based on the confirmation from law enforcement agencies that the rumors have diverted their resources.
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Facebook announced Saturday evening it would remove false claims that Oregon’s wildfires were caused by far-left anti-fascist arsonists.

Those false claims have resulted in local sheriff’s departments being inundated with questions

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Halo Labs Inc. (“Halo” or the “Company“) (NEO: HALO, OTCQX: AGEEF, Germany: A9KN) announces that Halo expects a harvest on the six-acre outdoor Evans Creek grow site (“EEFC”) of approximately 18,000 pounds (8,165 Kilos) of dry weight, usable, cannabis–a result of favorable climate conditions throughout the region. Halo expects this year’s East Evans Creek harvest to have a wholesale value of up to $9,000,000. According to Halo’s CEO, Kiran Sidhu, “Despite widespread fires in Oregon, our farm at EEC has been unaffected. Sadly, many properties in the Rogue Valley were destroyed due to local wild fires; however the East Evans Creek valley has fortunately been unaffected by fire.”

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  • As wildfires devastate the Pacific Northwest, authorities are begging residents to stem the flow of rumors about politically-motivated arson.
  • Fake and misleading posts on Twitter and Facebook have forced at least four law-enforcement departments in Oregon to issue clarifying statements. 
  • Various posts have for days strongly suggested — as well claimed outright — that members of antifa or the Proud Boys are deliberately setting the fires.
  • Despite the police warnings, several posts have not been taken down from Twitter. Business Insider has contacted the company for comment.
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Groundless claims linking both left- and right-wing activists to the raging wildfires in Oregon are continuing to circulate on Twitter, and police forces are scrambling to stop the rumors.

Among the posts that swirled around Twitter and Facebook include a mocked-up police post and tweets by Republican activists, many claiming without evidence are being deliberately caused

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As South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster prepared to announce the end of a coronavirus stay-at-home order, his top staff received an email from the state health department.

The message, highlighted in bold, was clear: Wait longer before allowing customers back inside restaurants, hair salons and other businesses where people will be in close contact.

Instead, McMaster pressed ahead with a plan written by the state restaurant association to resume inside dining on May 11. The guidelines made masks optional for employees and allowed more customers inside than the health agency had advised.

A few days later, the Republican governor opened the doors to salons, fitness centers and swimming pools. He did not wait to gauge the effect of the restaurant reopening on the virus, as public health officials had suggested. Like many states, South Carolina later experienced a surge in infections that forced McMaster to dial back his reopening plan.

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TIERRA DEL MAR, Ore. — Facebook’s effort to build a landing site in a village on the Oregon coast for a fiber optic cable linking Asia and North America has run into serious trouble.


First, a drill pipe snapped under the seabed. Workers left 1,100 feet of pipe, 6,500 gallons of drilling fluid, a drill tip and other materials under the seabed as they closed down the site, aiming to try again next year.

And then the Facebook subsidiary waited seven weeks before telling state officials about the abandoned equipment, according to the Oregon Department of State Lands.

Homeowners in Tierra del Mar, which has around 200 houses, no stoplights or cellphone service, had opposed the project from the

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A judge Thursday sentenced a Columbia City man to probation for four counts of willfully failing to file tax returns after the court last year threw out his religious objection as a viable defense in an unusual second trial with no jury or witnesses.

Michael Bowman, 56, said the case has destroyed him financially and he accused the judge of causing him a “grave injustice” by denying his defense that he didn’t want to fund abortion.

“I”m down to nothing and I’m doing this on principle,” Bowman said.

He declined to pay taxes because he said he believed the government owed him an accommodation based on his reading of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Oregon Constitution.

The case first resulted in a mistrial in August 2019 when a jury couldn’t reach consensus. Bowman told the jury he objected to funding Planned Parenthood and paying for abortion and

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