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Local Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage now in judge's hands(New) Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage now in judge's hands
The fate of Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage now rests with a federal judge who heard arguments Wednesday at a hearing in Eugene.

Lisa Chickadonz is a plaintiff in the case.

She's been engaged to her partner for 29 years waiting for equal rights.

"It seems like time to finally be able to get married," she said. "I didn't go someplace else to do it because I love Oregon and I want to get married in my own state, in my own city, in my own neighborhood."

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Sit up straight! Your health may depend on it

You wake up, drive to work and sit a desk all day.

Then you drive home and plop yourself on the couch all night.

If that sounds like you, your health may be at risk.

"A higher risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, being obese," said Debbie Proctor, a cardiac rehab clinical exercise physiologist.

"You get neck pain, you can get disc injuries, it contributes a lot to headaches, headaches are a big one that we see," said Travis Davis, chiropractor. "And then it also causes an imbalance in the muscles, so it contributes to continuing head posture."

These side effects can be pretty daunting, but they're not from some scary carcinogen or some unknown substance.

They can be caused by something you see every day: your office chair.

Watch #LiveOnKMTR at 6 and 11 p.m. Thursday, April 24, for more on this story

Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage now in judge's hands

Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage now in judge's hands
The Wayne Morse US Courthouse in Eugene, Ore.

The fate of Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage now rests with a federal judge who heard arguments Wednesday at a hearing in Eugene.

Lisa Chickadonz is a plaintiff in the case.


She's been engaged to her partner for 29 years waiting for equal rights.

"It seems like time to finally be able to get married," she said. "I didn't go someplace else to do it because I love Oregon and I want to get married in my own state, in my own city, in my own neighborhood."

Watch #LiveOnKMTR for more on this story

Garden tips from a country trip near Corvallis

Garden tips from a country trip near Corvallis

Spending time in the garden or just a little time around animals can always put you in a good mood.

And there are a few country destinations not far from Corvallis where you can relax.

Watch All in a Day's Drive Wednesdays on KMTR NewsSource 16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

'For many uninsured or under-insured people who are homeless, the emergency room is their primary care provider'

'For many uninsured or under-insured people who are homeless, the emergency room is their primary care provider'
Inside of where patients stay for the homeless hospital respite program

Two new programs designed to meet the health needs of homeless individuals are part of a pilot project involving Eugene/Springfield-based nonprofit organization ShelterCare and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center.

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Sheriff: 2-year-old had meth in system, parents arrested

Sheriff: 2-year-old had meth in system, parents arrestedSheriff's deputies arrested a Green District couple early Wednesday morning, after authorities say a toddler was brought into the hospital with meth in her system.

On Tuesday night at about 11:30 pm, officials say Michelle Lynn Burke, 40, and James Timothy Pohl, 44, both from the Green District of Roseburg, took their 2-year-old daughter to Mercy because she was not acting normally.

The Sheriff's office says blood tests showed the child had methamphetamine in her system.


 

Bump Watch: Baby gadgets go high tech

Bump Watch: Baby gadgets go high tech »Play Video

If it’s been a few years since you’ve had a child, you may be surprised at how technology has hit the baby market in full force.

If it’s been a few years since you’ve had a child, you may be surprised at how technology has hit the baby market in full force.

Toys are now a learning tool, not just bright colors for baby to stare at. Some inform, some soothe.  

Watch Bump Watch #LiveOnKMTR Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Madeline Edwards

Prep Athlete of the Week: Madeline Edwards »Play Video
Madeline Edwards

"I've been playing softball since I could walk, so most of my life."

That's what Madeline Edwards had to say after being named first team all league in her junior season.

She is looking to cap off her high school career playing the sport she grew up loving.

Watch KMTR NewsSource 16 Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for Prep Athlete of the Week

Flags mark 3 years since Officer Kilcullen's death

Flags mark 3 years since Officer Kilcullen's death
People gathered in memory of Officer Chris Kilcullen

Three years ago Tuesday, Officer Chris Kilcullen died after pursuing an erratic motorist along a stretch of freeway that now carries his name.