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While it was a cool and foggy fall morning, the hundreds of cheering racers, pink attire and plenty of smiles brightened up the atmosphere at the starting line outside Autzen Stadium.
As families remember those they’ve lost and survivors reflect on their diagnosis, they recall the support they received during their battle.
A healthcare worker who was treating the first man diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. has also tested positive for the disease after a "breach in protocol", the CDC confirmed Sunday.
The nurse had been treating Thomas Eric Duncan at the Texas Presbyterian Hospital, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC is closely monitoring all the healthcare workers who interacted with Duncan, who died from the illness Wednesday morning.
Educators and public school supporters from around the state held a rally Kesey Square Saturday as they kicked off a week dedicated to a movement they are calling Schools Oregon Students Deserve.
"Our funding system in Oregon has been inadequate in funding our schools and our kids are losing as a result,” said Tad Shannon of the Eugene Education Association.
While educators we spoke with say we need change to help better educate Oregon’s children, Shannon says this goes beyond just the students.
"Everybody in the state of Oregon has a stake in public education, an educated work force and educated population is critical to the health of a community,” said Shannon.
The Oregon Employment Department had its computer system hacked, officials confirmed late Friday afternoon.
Spokesman Craig Spivey said the breach was discovered Monday but wouldn’t say why the agency waited all week to get that information out to the public.
In a news release sent out a little later, the agency said it had stopped the attack to its WorkSource Oregon Management Information System after it was told about the breach by an anonymous tipster.
A Boise couple's car rolled after it struck a dead bear lying on Interstate 84 in Northeast Oregon on Saturday night. State troopers said the couple was hurt in the crash, but their 1-year-old daughter was safe in her car seat. The family's dog died.
A second person died from injuries sustained when two pickup trucks collided head-on Tuesday afternoon on Highway 126 about 3 miles west of Walton, Oregon State Police said.
Over 60,000 yellow rubber duckies were dumped into the Willamette River just upstream of the Fohnmayer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Saturday morning for the annual Great Rotary Duck Race, a fund raiser that has been held in Eugene since 1988.
After watching cancer claim her mother’s life, local music teacher Alisa Kincade said she was devastated when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
“The little things mean so much now,” she said. “The best thing about this, I think, was showing strength to my daughters, and they did see. I hope I set an example for them." she said.
Alisa underwent surgery and radiation earlier this year and she's doing great. She said she believes now, more than ever, in the importance of getting regular screenings.
Cancer researchers say taking control of your diet is one of the ways you can control some of the risk factors associated with breast cancer.
Age and gender are the leading risk factors in getting breast cancer, but scientists say there are at least 20 other factors linked to the increased risk of getting the disease.
The positive news is you can control many of them by what you put on your plate.
The 2014 Komen Race for the Cure is Sunday in Eugene.
The event is October 12 at Autzen Stadium and Alton Baker Park.