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Local UO launches $2 billion fundraising effort UO launches $2 billion fundraising effort (Video)
The University of Oregon officially entered the public phase of its fundraising campaign on Friday night with the announcement of a $2 billion effort.

The most ambitious campaign in the UO’s history is also the largest fundraising effort ever undertaken by an organization in the state.

Woman left with fertility questions after breast cancer battle: 'It was always a fear'

Woman left with fertility questions after breast cancer battle: 'It was always a fear' »Play Video

Katie Burke was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer at age 23, just a few months after she said “I do" to the love of her life.


“It just happens and then suddenly you realize it's not only about treatment. It touches so many parts of your life,” Burke said.


Katie has always been a very determined person, so she chose to face the cancer head-on and have a double mastectomy. Their goal was to get Katie well before starting a family. But chemotherapy put Katie into early menopause, with no guarantee it would reverse itself.

Eugene couple develops Workout Buddies app: 'I want to workout with someone that can keep up with me'

Eugene couple develops Workout Buddies app: 'I want to workout with someone that can keep up with me' »Play Video

In the growing world of fitness apps, a Eugene couple developed a program that connects people with the same exercise goals and abilities for a workout.

The app, called Workout Buddies, allows you to connect with others in your area that have similar interests and capabilities.

“I don't want to go workout with someone that's 10 times better conditioned than myself. I want to workout with someone that can keep up with me and do the same thing as me,” said Mike De La Vergne, co-founder of Workout Buddies.

'We decided to make it in her memory'

'We decided to make it in her memory'

Survivors and supporters alike will be filling Autzen Stadium next Sunday (Oct. 12) for the annual Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure. 

For many, the race is a way to contribute to breast cancer research in honor of a friend or family member. Race For The Cure groups raise money to donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 

'Fun ideas' found at the 32nd Lane County Home Improvement Show

'Fun ideas' found at the 32nd Lane County Home Improvement Show
Community members walk through the county fairgrounds exhibit hall at the 32nd annual Lane County Home Improvement Show on Friday night. Fahmo Mohammed, Oregon News Lab

Community members gather at the 32nd annual Lane County Home Improvement Show held at the Eugene Fairgrounds.

Photos: Elaborate costumes at NY's Comic Con

Photos: Elaborate costumes at NY's Comic Con
With reports of more than 150,000 attendees, New York City Comicon would be the biggest comic convention in North America. Fans come for costumes, comic books, panels, merchandise and more. October 9th 2014. (Joshua Lewis / KOMO News)

Driver dies after crashing into tree along Hwy 126W near Veneta

A man died at the hospital Friday evening after he crashed into a tree along Highway 126W near Veneta, Oregon State Police said.

Troopers are still looking into what caused the man's car to drive off the roadway near milepost 48.