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National & World US experiencing surge in flu cases US experiencing surge in flu cases (Video)
The nation is experiencing a surge in flu cases - and so far it appears to be worse than last year.

A week ago, flu was widespread in 4 states. Now there are 29 states experiencing rampant flu outbreaks.

Driver found dead after reports of hit-and-run crashes

Driver found dead after reports of hit-and-run crashes
Police said the vehicle was difficult to see from the highway

A man found dead beneath the wreckage of his car Thursday morning may have been involved in a pair of hit-and-run crashes a day earlier, Oregon State Police said.

EWEB upgrades power outage reporting system in wake of ice storm

EWEB upgrades power outage reporting system in wake of ice storm »Play Video
EWEB crews at work restoring power in the wake of the February 6, 2014, ice storm.

The February 6, 2014, storm knocked out power to 10,000 EWEB customers. Some people went without power for more than six days. "Customers came to us and told us we needed to improve our outage communication system," an EWEB spokesperson said.

Photos: Portland's Benson Hotel Gingerbread House

Photos: Portland's Benson Hotel Gingerbread House
Chef David Diffendorfer has been making the Benson Hotel gingerbread houses for almost two decades now. Situated in the hotel’s lobby, the gingerbread house is made of 150 pounds of house made gingerbread, 15 pounds of white and dark chocolate and 35 pounds of marzipan and icing. The gingerbread house is open to the public until the end of the year. (Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

Chef David Diffendorfer has been making the Benson Hotel gingerbread houses for almost two decades, made of 150 pounds of homemade gingerbread, 15 pounds of white and dark chocolate and 35 pounds of marzipan and icing. 

Kindness Counts: Girls hatch plan to help sick kids feel better

Kindness Counts: Girls hatch plan to help sick kids feel better »Play Video
Kelly Torres and Nancy Coffman

The girls hatched the plan during a sleepover.

Kelly Torres, 9, and Nancy Coffman, 10, decided to collect toys to donate to Doernbecher Children's Hospital for kids hospitalized on christmas.

It's a feeling Torres knows all too well.

"I had leukemia for three years," she said.

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UO panel issues 71-page report on sexual assault prevention and response

UO panel issues 71-page report on sexual assault prevention and response »Play Video
Scott Coltrane

An 8-person panel at the University of Oregon released a 71-page report on how to improve sexual assault prevention and response at the school. 

“We need to have tough enforcement so that we send a clear signal that it's not OK to sexually prey on young people,” said Scott Coltrane, the university’s interim president.

The policies that will result from these recommendations will focus on four key areas.

Storms pound Oregon Coast, Willamette Valley

Storms pound Oregon Coast, Willamette Valley »Play Video

A potent storm came ashore Wednesday, bringing pounding rain and powerful winds to the Oregon Coast and southern Willamette Valley. A second, potentially more damaging storm is on tap for Thursday.

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UO reaches tentative deal with graduate teaching assistants

UO reaches tentative deal with graduate teaching assistants »Play Video
Members of the GTFF union stage a picket on the University of Oregon campus Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

After an 8-day strike that resulted in some final exams being simplified or even canceled, negotiating teams from Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation and the University of Oregon have reached a tentative agreement.