Corvallis Hospital Prepares for Ebola

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Centers For Disease control has confirmed more than 10,000 cases of Ebola, and hospitals in our region are preparing just in case the virus appears in Oregon. Health officials have designated six hospital systems in the state to treat Ebola patients, including Samaritan Health Services. Dozens of volunteer health care professionals … Continue reading »

“Cannamoms” Make the Move to Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s medical marijuana program is one of the most recognized in the county; so much so, even people from outside of the state are moving here just to take part. Families from all over the country say in their research, Oregon is the only state that allows non-residents to legally participate in … Continue reading »

Officers Prepare for Halloween

EUGENE, Ore. — As we head into the holiday weekend keep in mind, there will be extra officers out and about near campus in Eugene to keep Halloween celebrations as safe as possible. The West University Neighborhood is one of two places where officers will keep a close eye on the partying and watch for … Continue reading »

Eugene City Officials Warn Uber

EUGENE, Ore. — City officials say they’ve informed ride share program Uber it needs to follow the city’s instructions or suspend operations. They’ve previously said the program is operating illegally and that it needs to become licensed, and drivers need to be certified. City officials say at a work session next month they’ll discuss whether … Continue reading »

Hospital Workers Continue Strike

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Congressman Peter DeFazio stopped by the picket lines Wednesday afternoon to support McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center workers on day two of their strike. More than 150 people were out walking Wednesday in Springfield. Workers want three-year contracts, a 2.5 percent raise each year with no health care plan changes. They say they work … Continue reading »

Students Create Anti-Bullying Video

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — October is National Bully Prevention Month, and some Springfield high school students have come up with a unique way to raise awareness. Thurston High School’s peer group created a video with the message: “Be you.” In it, students hold signs displaying words bullies have used to hurt them with facts about bullying … Continue reading »

Hospital Joins International Trial

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield hospital is taking part in an international trial hoping to help find a cure for post-operative heart attacks. Studies have shown about one in ten people who undergo a non-cardiac surgery could suffer a heart injury called Myocardial Injury After Non-Cardiac Surgery or MINS. Nearly one million adults around the … Continue reading »

Men’s Homeless Shelter Prepares to Open

CORVALLIS, Ore. — With colder weather around the corner a Corvallis homeless shelter is getting ready to open its doors. Corvallis Housing First is a men’s cold weather shelter that runs from November to April. It will be opening for the season Saturday, so volunteers are working on the finishing touches this week. Thanks to … Continue reading »

“Cannamoms” Move to Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program allows non-residents to legally try medical cannabis, making it one of the most unique programs in the country. People from outside of the state are taking notice of the program and even moving to Oregon for the medicine. Patty Kuntz and her family moved from Boise, Idaho … Continue reading »

Elephant at Wildlife Safari Passes Away

WINSTON, Ore. — Staff members at Wildlife Safari in Winston are celebrating the life of the park’s oldest elephant. They say Alice passed away Tuesday at age 44. Elephants typically live to be just 37. Staff members say she was a joy to spend time with and loved eating onions. Photo courtesy of Wildlife Safari.

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