Quake jostles coast — Shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday, a small earthquake struck off the coast of Southern Oregon. A few hours earlier, schools around the state, including many on the Southern Oregon coast, had ducked under their desks for the Great Oregon ShakeOut, an annual statewide earthquake drill. The U.S. Geological Survey mapped the earthquake about 96 miles off the coast of Port Orford, a town in Curry County about 25 miles south of Coos Bay. The quake was about 6 miles deep. Several schools in both Coos and Curry counties were signed up for the Great Oregon Shakeout, according to the event website.
Bobcat euthanized after entering Eugene-area school — A bobcat made itself at home inside a Eugene-area school Tuesday, perching itself on a windowsill after school had let out for the day. The wild cat was locked alone in an Oak Hill School office for about an hour before a team showed up to remove it. An Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife official said the animal was a public safety threat and that it was humanely euthanized. The agency said bobcats are about two times the size of domestic cats, but their tails are shorter and their bodies are more muscular and compact. Bobcats live statewide but generally don’t live at high altitudes and in “intensively cultivated lands,” according to the agency.
Person with measles passed through Portland airport — The Multnomah County Health Department said a person who passed through the Portland International Airport on Saturday has become sick with measles. The health department said people who were in the airport during that time may have been exposed to the virus. Communicable diseases manager for the health department Lisa Ferguson says the person passed through international arrivals, and went through customs and immigration between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 12. Officials said this is the 15th person affected with measles in Multnomah County this year, the most since 1991.