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National & World Have you ever read the Declaration of Independence? (New) Have you ever read the Declaration of Independence?
"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."
Local Fourth of July: Did you know that ... (New) Fourth of July: Did you know that ... (Photo Gallery)
Which nation imported the most dollars worth of American flags from the U.S.?

How many dollars worth of fireworks do Americans buy each year?

And which patriotic city names are the most popular?

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Lane County DA Alex Gardner announces resignation

Lane County DA Alex Gardner announces resignation »Play Video
Alex Gardner

He says emphatically that declining federal timber funds have decimated the DA's Office and the sheriff. “It's getting more difficult as time goes on to do the work that we're all sworn to do. Obviously, that alone is a challenge.”

Civic Stadium investigation moves forward, 4 boys charged

Civic Stadium investigation moves forward, 4 boys charged

According to the City of Eugene, four children ranging in age from 10 to 12 years old were identified and charged for involvement in the fire that destroyed historic Civic Stadium on Monday.