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Oregon 14 Willamalane hosts Oregon 14 Welcome Party Willamalane hosts Oregon 14 Welcome Party(Video)
Willamalane Park and Recreation District is set to welcome more than 1,750 youth athletes from around the world at the Oregon14 Welcome Party on Monday, July 21, at Island Park in Springfield.

The free public event, set from 7 to 9 p.m., is a kickoff party for the IAAF World Junior Championships Oregon at Hayward Field.
Entertainment Photos: Pemberton Music Fest brings big names to Northwest Photos: Pemberton Music Fest brings big names to Northwest(Photo Gallery)
About a four hour drive from Seattle, Pemberton Music Festival is nestled under tree-covered mountains in Pemberton, British Columbia. After an eight year hiatus, the biggest names in music and tens of thousands of fans came out for the three day festival with acts such as Outkast, Nine Inch Nails, Frank Ocean, Snoop Dog and more.

Workers displaced by mill fire meet with company

Workers displaced by mill fire meet with company »Play Video
People gathered Friday in the parking lot of the Swanson Group's Springfield Plywood and Veneer plant, where the fire continued to burn.

The 250 employees who saw their jobs go up in smoke along with the Springfield Plywood and Veneer plant last week met Monday with the owner of the mill.

Millworkers received one of their last paychecks at the meeting at Springfield High School.

A representative of Swanson Group said it would take at least 2 years to rebuild the plant.

Gallery: Flags of Oregon 14

Gallery: Flags of Oregon 14
The 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships come to historic Hayward Field July 22 through July 27.

Athletes from around the globe meet at the IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field this week, the event's first appearance on U.S. soil.

This gallery includes the flags of the nations participating in Oregon 14

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Photos: Oregon wildfires as seen from space

Photos: Oregon wildfires as seen from space
In mid-July 2014, a combination of lightning, parched forests and hot temperatures fueled dozens of wildfires in Canada and the northwestern United States. According to the Canadian government, 102 uncontrolled fires were burning in British Columbia on July 17, and there were 13 more in Alberta. Across the border, 33 uncontrolled fires were active in Washington and Oregon. (NASA image)

NASA satellite images from the 2014 fire season and past major wildfires

Willamalane hosts Oregon 14 Welcome Party

Willamalane hosts Oregon 14 Welcome Party »Play Video
Oregon 14, the first time the juniors worlds have been held in the United States

Willamalane Park and Recreation District is set to welcome more than 1,750 youth athletes from around the world at the Oregon14 Welcome Party on Monday, July 21, at Island Park in Springfield.


The free public event, set from 7 to 9 p.m., is a kickoff party for the IAAF World Junior Championships Oregon at Hayward Field.

Photos: Pemberton Music Fest brings big names to Northwest

Photos: Pemberton Music Fest brings big names to Northwest
About a four hour drive from Seattle, Pemberton Music Festival is nestled under tree covered mountains in Pemberton, British Columbia. After an eight year hiatus, the biggest names in music and tens of thousands of fans came out for the three day festival with acts such as Outkast, Nine Inch Nails, Frank Ocean, Snoop Dog and more. July 18-20th 2014. (Joshua Lewis / KOMO News)

About a four hour drive from Seattle, Pemberton Music Festival is nestled under tree-covered mountains in Pemberton, British Columbia. After an eight year hiatus, the biggest names in music and tens of thousands of fans came out for the three day festival with acts such as Outkast, Nine Inch Nails, Frank Ocean, Snoop Dog and more. 

1,600 athletes. 175 countries. 1 Track Town

1,600 athletes. 175 countries. 1 Track Town »Play Video
The Oregon 14 athletes medal

Final preparations are underway for the first day of competition and opening ceremonies of the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships at historic Hayward Field.

This is the first time the championships have been held in the U.S.

All 1,600 athletes and 175 countries have arrived and are now on campus.

Remembering former Gov. Victor Atiyeh: 'A great Oregonian, an historic governor'

Remembering former Gov. Victor Atiyeh: 'A great Oregonian, an historic governor' »Play Video
File photo of former Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh from a 2010 interview in Eugene.

Oregon's 32nd Governor Victor Atiyeh passed away at age 91.

Gov. Vic Atiyeh was the last Republican to serve as governor of Oregon, from 1979 to 1987.

Kitzhaber released this statement about Atiyeh's death Sunday evening - "I am deeply saddened by the passing of Governor Vic Atiyeh — a great Oregonian, an historic governor, and a remarkable human being."

Northwest wildfires take 'shine' out of Midwestern sunshine

Northwest wildfires take 'shine' out of Midwestern sunshine
Photo: Jonathan Yuhas, KSTP-TV.

The wildfires raging across Washington, Oregon and Idaho are not only bringing a dense, smoky haze to much of the area just to the east of the Cascades, but its effects are being felt over 1,000 miles away across the Upper Midwest.

Welcoming home the 971st Army Reserve: 'This is my 5th trip home and I've never had anything like this'

Welcoming home the 971st Army Reserve: 'This is my 5th trip home and I've never had anything like this' »Play Video

Crowds welcomed home the Army Reserve's 971st Movement Control Team Sunday with a ceremony at Elijah Bristow Park near Pleasant Hill.

The group of 20 uniformed service men and women spent the last year in Afghanistan. The special ceremony not only honored their service, but  also celebrated the passing of the torch.

The 971st’s Captain Matt Mitchell stepped down, issuing the new command to Captain Tom Dargan.

“We went out there with a lot of brave soldiers who didn't come back. Fortunately our group from Eugene all came back alive. Can't say that for everyone,” said former Captain Matt Mitchell.