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Local Vietnam War vet asks her community for help getting service dog Vietnam War vet asks her community for help getting service dog (Photo Gallery)
A Vietnam War veteran in Cottage Grove is asking her community for help in paying for service dog training courses for her new companion.

Marianne Ballance was diagnosed with severe arthritis after she served as a corpsman in the Vietnam War. She also suffers from chronic depression and panic attacks.

Thanks to a Kaiser-Permanente study, the veteran was granted a service dog to help her with her ailments.
Local Police investigate reports of an officer-involved shooting Police investigate reports of an officer-involved shooting (Photo Gallery)
An investigation team is looking into an officer-involved shooting in Cottage Grove Saturday night, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.

Agencies form across the county closed down the area around Highway 99 and Quincy Avenue at around 8:20 p.m. after getting reports that shots were fired near the train tracks near Quincy Ave and South 6th Street.

Photos: Seattle's 2014 Hempfest ends on a high note

Photos: Seattle's 2014 Hempfest ends on a high note
Seattle Hempfest is the world’s largest event advocating cannabis law reform, attracting hundreds of thousands of people each year. This annual event is held every August in Myrtle Edwards Park on the Seattle waterfront. August 17th 2014. (Joshua Lewis / KOMO News)

OSU to run pharmacy at Community Health Centers

OSU to run pharmacy at Community Health Centers »Play Video

The College of Pharmacy and Health Centers have teamed up to operate the full-service pharmacy, which will be available only to Health Centers clients and will be operated by College of Pharmacy faculty, staff and students.

Rescuers find missing man alive but weak

Rescuers find missing man alive but weak
Robert Palmer

Search and rescue crews from across southwest Oregon are en route to an active rescue operation for an insulin-dependent diabetic man who got lost in the woods picking mushrooms Sunday.

Forest fire west of Waldo Lake closes trails

Forest fire west of Waldo Lake closes trails
Smoke from a fire on the far side of Waldo Lake on Saturday, August 16. Photo courtesy Willamette National Forest

A forest fire west of Waldo Lake prompted the Willamette National Forest to implement an emergency closure affecting several trails.

2014 holds hottest summer on record for parts of Oregon

2014 holds hottest summer on record for parts of Oregon
This map shows how July 2014's average temperature ranked across the lower 48 when compared to data recorded over the last century.

Officials from the National Weather Service found that the unusually warm overnight temperatures have boosted the average daily temperatures, making the summer of 2014 one of the warmest on record.