OSU to Open New Sports Medicine Center

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A sports medicine facility is getting ready to open its doors on Oregon State University’s campus, ready to serve athletes and members of the public. Samaritan Health Services operates the “SAM Center”┬áthat sits right next to Reser Stadium. The facility will provide teaching and research opportunities for students, and it will allow … Continue reading »

Tackling Tobacco Trends

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Smoking trends from the past few years show many Americans are choosing to quit, but health officials say that’s not enough. They’re still pushing for a tobacco-free society. “I was diagnoses with COPD, and I immediately started in pulmonary rehab,” said former smoker Carol Brittingham Clay. Clay smoked cigarettes on and off … Continue reading »

Making a Difference: Tasha Roberts

EUGENE, Ore. — At about 7 a.m. every day, Tasha Roberts, the founder of Life 9 Rescue, begins her heart’s work. Usually that starts with trapping feral cats. “There is always a different colony that can take anywhere from four to eight hours,” Roberts said. She’s currently working on a colony at an undisclosed Eugene … Continue reading »

At-Risk Teens Run to Help Others

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 1,000 runners participated in the 8th annual EWEB Run to Stay Warm. Five high school students from Albany Option School trained for weeks to run the 5K. It was an accomplishment some students didn’t think they would reach when they first enrolled in a running class. “It was a little … Continue reading »

Families Prep for Thanksgiving

EUGENE, Ore. — With Thanksgiving just a few days away, many people are prepping their refrigerators and solidifying their plans for the holiday. Many shoppers say they head to Grocery Outlet or similar stores, searching for the cheapest prices ahead of the holidays. Staff members at Grocery Outlet say they’ve been out of frozen turkeys … Continue reading »

Holiday Market Kicks Off

EUGENE, Ore. — The Saturday Market is moving indoors for the next six weeks at the Lane Events Center, for the Holiday Market. During opening weekend at the market, vendors filled the new venue. At this time of year, many booths also add some Christmas ornaments and gifts geared toward holiday shoppers. “There’s people that … Continue reading »

Volunteers Prepare for Whiteaker Dinner

EUGENE, Ore. — Volunteers for the Whiteaker Community Dinner are preparing for the big Thanksgiving feast. Dozens of volunteers were at the Lane Community College Cafeteria Sunday afternoon, preparing for the 26th annual free dinner at the Whiteaker Head Start Center. Coordinators say they feed nearly 2,500 people every year on Thanksgiving. They say it’s … Continue reading »

“Jesus, Girls, and Marcus Mariota”

EUGENE — After Oregon’s 44-10 win over Colorado, 6th grader Charlie Pape asked Mark Helfrich if Marcus Mariota would be returning to school next season. The back-and-forth, which included a reference to “Jesus, girls, and Marcus Mariota” was hilarious.

Senator Wyden Delivers Food Boxes

EUGENE, Ore. — Senator Ron Wyden is helping deliver food to Eugene families for the holidays. He was joined by University of Oregon’s “O Heroes” athlete volunteers. They delivered food boxes to families at the Stellar Apartments in west Eugene. Senator Wyden says in a time when giving is celebrated, it shouldn’t just be for … Continue reading »

Veteran Gets A New Home

EUGENE, Ore. — A big win at Autzen Stadium Saturday for a veteran, who was presented with a free house during the game. The mortgage-free home was given to Sergeant Paul McLane from Salem. He┬áserved in the United States Army and was wounded while on deployment in Iraq in 2008. The Military Warriors Support Foundation … Continue reading »

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