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Local Vision tests required for all school children 7 and younger (Updated) Vision tests required for all school children 7 and younger (Video)
Last year, the state legislature passed a law requiring children 7 and younger to undergo a vision screening before entering public school.

According to Joannah Vaughan, director of the preschool vision screening program at Elks Children’s Eye Clinic, this is critical. Approximately 15 percent of children have vision problems that can be corrected through early detection.

Gardening gets kids outside working in dirt

Gardening gets kids outside working in dirt

Gardeners wait months for their fruit and veggies to ripen.

Once it does, that bumper crop can often be too much to handle. But there are places where you can take some of that excess produce.

Watch Joel in the Garden on KMTR NewsSource16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays

Job fair for mill workers displaced by fire

Job fair for mill workers displaced by fire »Play Video
Mill workers whose jobs went up in smoke wait for a chance to talk to prospective employers

The line was out the door Wednesday at WorkSource Lane for a job fair.

Allof these prospective employees knew one another: their jobs went up in smoke along with the Swanson Mill July 17 in Springfield.

The fire destroyed the mill, leaving 250 people out of work.

Vision tests required for all school children 7 and younger

Vision tests required for all school children 7 and younger »Play Video
A device being used to help provide vision tests to children

Last year, the state legislature passed a law requiring children 7 and younger to undergo a vision screening before entering public school.

According to Joannah Vaughan, director of the preschool vision screening program at Elks Children’s Eye Clinic, this is critical. Approximately 15 percent of children have vision problems that can be corrected through early detection.

'The boating and fishing - it's a great place to be'

'The boating and fishing - it's a great place to be' »Play Video

As the temperature climbs, Foster Lake near Sweet Home beckons to families to come enjoy themselves.

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

Gonorrhea rate spikes in Lane County

Gonorrhea rate spikes in Lane County »Play Video

Gonorrhea rates have skyrocketed in Lane County.

"What we recognize is our population between 2010 and 2013 has only increased 1 percent," said Cindy Morgan with Lane County Public Health, "and yet the number of cases - the rate - has increased about 800 percent."

Whole Foods to open in Eugene in 2016

Whole Foods to open in Eugene in 2016
Inside a Whole Foods Market. File photo

Whole Foods Market plans to open its ninth Oregon store location in Eugene in the first half of 2016.

Police serve warrant in South Eugene

Police serve warrant in South Eugene
An officer talks on the phone while inspecting what appears to be a chrome exhaust pipe found in a vehicle during a search.

Police swarmed South Willamette Street on Wednesday morning serving a search warrant related to possible unlawful delivery of methamphetamine.

Man shot dead by police: 'They were forced to end his threatening behavior'

Man shot dead by police: 'They were forced to end his threatening behavior'
Police at the scene of the shooting July 17, 2014.

Law enforcement officers were justified in using deadly force against an drunk convicted murderer who fired a gun at officers in a Reedsport trailer park July 17, a grand jury decided.

“The four officers did everything in their power to bring this situation to a peaceful resolution," said Rick Wesenburg, Douglas County district attorney. "It was simply not to be.”