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Once a week, 12-year-old Becca Mann visits Mercy Me Ranch in Veneta to ride horses like Juliette.

"Riding the horses, it helps me because like it like distracts my mind from losing my dad," she said.

Becca's dad Erik died last December from an aggressive form of cancer.

A tragic loss is something Becca and Lori Thomas have in common.

"Losing my dad at 13, I didn't really have anyone come alongside me that could identify with my loss and it was a very lonely journey for me," Lori said.

Now Lori and her husband Stan are working through the grief of losing their youngest daughter Aimee in a car crash last year.
Kitzhaber, Merkley, marijuana winning in latest exclusive poll Kitzhaber, Merkley, marijuana winning in latest exclusive poll
Despite Cylvia Hayes’ recent admission to a “green-card marriage” in 1997 and questions surrounding whether her private consulting business benefited because of her relationship with the governor, Kitzhaber still has a healthy lead over his Republican challenger state Rep. Dennis Richardson of Central Point in the latest poll conducted for KATU by SurveyUSA.

'Ebola has these dread qualities: They confuse the brain as to how likely something is'

'Ebola has these dread qualities: They confuse the brain as to how likely something is' »Play Video

The public often lets feelings of fear drive their perception of a risk, rather than the probability of the risk actually happening, said University of Oregon Psychology Professor Paul Slovic.

With Ebola in the headlines, Slovic said, our thoughts of possibly contracting the disease hit all the risk perception hot buttons. It's unfamiliar, it's deadly, it's invisible, and not easily controllable.

Slovic says we tend to overreact and over-prepare, so that a disease doesn't spread. He says a lot of the precautions are more to ease the public fears than prevent a tragedy.

New machine makes for a better MRI experience at Riverbend

New machine makes for a better MRI experience at Riverbend

Patients getting MRI scans at Sacred Heart at River Bend will get an experience they aren't likely to get anywhere else in the Pacific Northwest.

Adam Mellott, Riverbend’s Imaging Services Manager, said the machine can treat people of all sizes, from small children and obese adults.

Marysville Pilchuck football team welcomed by Seahawks

Marysville Pilchuck football team welcomed by Seahawks »Play Video
Marysville Pilchuck H.S. football players get to attend a practice with the Seattle Seahawks at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Oct. 28, 2014. (Photo courtesy: Marysville Pilchuck High School)
The Seattle Seahawks welcomed the Marysville-Pilchuck High School football team to practice at their facility Tuesday following last week's deadly shooting at the school.

OK-Go's new music video goes viral

OK-Go's new music video goes viral »Play Video
A new music video by the American band 'OK Go' has gone viral. The band is famous for their videos with optical illusions and domino-effects. Their new video is shot in one take, using a specialized drone and a Segway-like vehicle. CNN's Will Ripley got a closer look at its creative process.

Thurston HS students: 'We wanted to show that people are above the stereotypes'

Thurston HS students: 'We wanted to show that people are above the stereotypes' »Play Video

Bullying is a problem at schools across the globe, but a group of teens at Thurston High School are taking a stand by saying it’s not welcome in their hallways.

Students in the school’s peer group produced a video called “Be You”, which addresses the harm that comes from bullying.

The normally chaotic lunchroom fell quiet Wednesday as the students watched their classmates pour their hearts out, one placard at a time.

Are there too many tanning salons near college campuses?

Are there too many tanning salons near college campuses? »Play Video

The typical college campus has classrooms, favorite hangouts - and even tanning salons.

A new study found 12 percent of the top colleges and universities in the U.S. have tanning facilities located right on campus.

More than 40 percent have tanning beds in off-campus housing, and it's almost always a free perk for tenants.

Dermatologists say ultraviolet radiation -- from both the sun and tanning beds -- is responsible for a recent rise in deadly melanoma in young people.

The Indoor Tanning Association disagrees.

Coos Bay woman charged with DUII after crash near Corvallis

A Coos Bay woman was driving drunk when her car drifted into the oncoming lane of traffic and hit another vehicle Tuesday night, seriously injuring herself and the other driver, the Benton County Sheriff's Office said.