Riding Beyond Helps Cancer Survivors

ASHLAND, Ore. — An equine therapy program is helping people ride beyond cancer.  Riding Beyond uses a horse to help cancer survivors or people in recovery to reconnect with the world. It’s common during the recovery period for people to not want to be touched or be around others, but trainers for Riding Beyond said … Continue reading »

Widow Gets $23.6 B in Smoking Lawsuit

(CNN) — The widow of a man who died of lung cancer won a major lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. A Florida jury awarded Cynthia Robinson $23.6 billion in damages. She sued the company, claiming it didn’t warn people about the dangers of smoking. Her husband started smoking when he was 13 years old … Continue reading »

55th Bohemia Mining Days Wraps Up

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The 55th Annual Bohemia Mining Days came to a close Sunday in Cottage Grove. The free event kicked off Thursday, drawing thousands of people. Those who came out enjoyed live entertainment and food, and they also got to shop around to different vendors. Organizers say they enjoyed meeting the many community … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Deadly Hwy 126 Crash

VIDA, Ore. — A Blue River woman is dead after an early-morning crash on Highway 126. Police say a Toyota Camry was driving eastbound at about 1:45 a.m. Sunday when it crossed the center line. The car’s driver over-corrected and crashed into a ditch near milepost 30. Police say the driver, 40-year-old Jennifer Coach, was … Continue reading »

Parents Arrested for Leaving Kids in Car

EUGENE, Ore. — Police say two parents were arrested for leaving their two children in a hot car. The Eugene Police Department says it got multiple calls around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, saying someone had left two kids in a car near the Washington-Jefferson Skate Park. Police say the car was parked in direct sunlight for … Continue reading »

Sick Leave Ordinance Up for Debate

EUGENE, Ore. — On Monday, the topic of mandatory sick leave will be up for discussion. The Eugene City Council is scheduled to listen to public comment on a sick leave ordinance Monday night, but the Lane County board is holding an emergency meeting that morning in hopes of halting the decision. The board believes … Continue reading »

Thousands Attend Eugene Sunday Streets

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands made it out for the Eugene Sunday Streets event. Residents got to see live entertainment, learn how to skate and meet different people from the community. Organizers of Sunday Streets say the free event is one of the most popular gatherings of the year and more importantly, it helps to build … Continue reading »

People to Spend More on Back-to-School

(CNN) — Summer vacation is winding down and that means students are getting ready to head back to class. This year it looks like they’ll be dropping some serious cash to prepare for school. The National Retail Federation says a recent survey found people will spend about $26.5 billion on back-to-school items. It says the … Continue reading »

Heat Impacts Fruits and Vegetables

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The hot weather mixed with severe drought conditions is impacting fruits and vegetables in the Rogue Valley. With the hot sun beating down on crops across southern Oregon, one might think the crops would be dried up, but farmers said with the proper irrigation, some of their crops are even being … Continue reading »

First Annual Dragon Boat Race

DEXTER, Ore. — Most of these people are on the same boat, a dragon boat that is. They’ve never paddled one. “It’s a lot harder than I thought,” said Chris Moses, a participant and veteran. Despite the challenges, Moses and his team are enjoying themselves. “It’s pretty fun. It’s a fun competition. I’ve never done … Continue reading »

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