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Local FAQs about Eugene's paid sick leave ordinance FAQs about Eugene's paid sick leave ordinance
On July 28, 2014, the Eugene City Council passed a law that allows everyone working within the Eugene city limits to accrue paid sick time at work. Here's what's next.
Local Fox tests positive for rabies Fox tests positive for rabies (Photo Gallery) (Video)
A fox tested positive for rabies for the first time in decades in Lane County.

"The 1960s would be the last confirmed, documented case that is well known," said Jason Davis with Lane County Health.

In Oregon, bats are often associated with the rabies virus.

An infected fox is unusual, and the community should be aware of the possible danger, Davis said.

"Foxes have more access to humans," he said. "Whereas a bat is airborne and while they do rest and interact with humans in some way, a fox could potentially pose more of a risk being in the bushes."
Local Call to action on skin cancer: 'If people could see the hole in my back' Call to action on skin cancer: 'If people could see the hole in my back' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
At 34 years old, Stacey Escalante was, in her words, at the top of her game.

A successful television news reporter in Las Vegas, the busy mother of two was even training for a marathon.

"I looked fine, and I had no indication i was sick," she said. "I just had that spot on my back. It was a little itchy, but other than that, it wasn't a problem."

It was a problem: Stage III melanoma that spread to her lymph nodes.

Howard Buford Recreation Area reopened after fire near Mt. Pisgah

Howard Buford Recreation Area reopened after fire near Mt. Pisgah
A firefighting helicopter drops water on a fire in Howard Buford Recreation Area, which includes Mount Pisgah.

The Howard Buford Recreation Area was reopened Saturday after officials closed the county park to let fire crews fight a wildland fire that consumed over an acre of land.

Attic fire spreads at South Eugene home

Attic fire spreads at South Eugene home

An attic fire inside a South Eugene home spread Saturday morning, burning a large portion of the back side of the house.

No one was inside the burning home when firefighters arrived on-scene, officials said.

Firefighters responded to the house on Lincoln Street just after 6:30 a.m. Saturday to find smoke billowing from the roof.

'Everyone was running. There was no walking out'

'Everyone was running. There was no walking out' »Play Video
Photo courtesy Steve Boulton

Tom DeHaven has worked in the wood products industry for 43 years, 23 of them at the mill in Springfield.

He said this is the moment they all prepare for.

 

Baby whale beached near Coos Bay

Baby whale beached near Coos Bay
The whale died on the beach. Workers buried it in the sand.

A 21-foot baby gray whale made its way on to shore at Bastendorff Beach on Thursday and died.

Fire closes park around Mount Pisgah

Fire closes park around Mount Pisgah »Play Video
A firefighting helicopter drops water on a fire in Howard Buford Recreation Area, which includes Mount Pisgah.

The county park that includes Mount Pisgah closed Friday while a helicopter dropped buckets of water on a wildland fire.

Lane County said Howard Buford Recreation Area is closed due to the fire. Lane County Parks staff evacuated visitors from the park.

The fire has burned an estimated 4 or 5 acres near the northwest corner of the park near the north trailhead.

The fire began around 12:30 p.m.

Jail inmate walks away from work crew in Roseburg

Jail inmate walks away from work crew in Roseburg
The sheriff's office asked anyone with information about the whereabouts of Robert Douglas Hallen, 41, to call (541) 440-4471.

A jail inmate due to be released July 24 walked away from a work crew assignment at the County Courthouse on Wednesday morning, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said Friday afternoon.

Coos Bay firm admits ripping off military for $10 million

Coos Bay firm admits ripping off military for $10 million
Federal agents raid the KPI office in September 2012

The owner and four employees of a Coos Bay business pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the United States by selling $10 million worth of knock-off parts to the Department of Defense, including parts intended to keep the rotors on military helicopters.

Expect delays on I-5 between Drain and Cottage Grove

Expect delays on I-5 between Drain and Cottage Grove
Pothole on northbound shoulder of I-5

Motorists traveling north on Interstate 5 should expect lane closures, congestion and delays between Drain and Cottage Grove today and tomorrow, July 18-19, due to pavement repairs.