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Local 'It was just like they got it. They understood' 'It was just like they got it. They understood' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
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.

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Local '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' (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.

Halloween spirit haunts Cottage Grove

Halloween spirit haunts Cottage Grove

In just two days, kids dressed up as vampires, witches and zombies will hit the streets to load up on sweets.

And the town of Cottage Grove is well prepared for a big celebration. | Halloween in Eugene

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Woman accused of robbing Florence bank

Woman accused of robbing Florence bank
Photos of the suspect and suspect vehicle, courtesy Florence Police

A woman faces charges of robbery, theft and menacing after police say she robbed a bank inside a grocery store.

2014 Oregon Ballot Drop Sites

Elections officials say Thursday is the last day to pop your ballot in the mail, and postmarks don't count. Here's where you can take your ballot so that your vote counts.

Lava flow evacuates homes on Hawaii

Lava flow evacuates homes on Hawaii »Play Video

Lava creeping across the big island of Hawaii is within 70 yards of homes, and could consume the structures within the next day.


Residents of the big island have been watching the steady flow for months, hoping it would change course.


Now dozens are on alert for a mandatory evacuation while many have already voluntarily left.

Rocket bound for International Space Station explodes

Rocket bound for International Space Station explodes

A rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded after liftoff Tuesday in Virginia. No one is believed to have been injured. The cause is under investigaiton.

Orbital Sciences Corp.'s unmanned Cygnus capsule holds 5,000 pounds of cargo for NASA, including 32 mini research satellites, a meteor tracker, and a tank of high-pressure nitrogen to replenish a vestibule used by spacewalking astronauts.

UO Senate Task Force on sexual violence suggests halting Fraternity/Sorority expansion

UO Senate Task Force on sexual violence suggests halting Fraternity/Sorority expansion »Play Video

Last week, the U of O’s Senate Task Force addressing sexual violence and victim support programs on campus issued a list of recommendations to university officials.

On the list of over 20 suggestions was a call to immediately suspend the university’s plans to expand fraternity and sorority life.

Lubash said they also want to have a member of each Greek Life house to sit on a task force so they can educate each fraternity and sorority on the reporting process.

Pilot program to help food carts: 'Downtown just needs more businesses'

Pilot program to help food carts: 'Downtown just needs more businesses' »Play Video

Some new cuisine options are rolling into Springfield as a program to bring food carts into the city enters its pilot phase.

City officials are working with NEDCO (or the Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation) on a new food cart program.

The partnership started earlier this summer as another effort to revitalize downtown, said Neil Laudati, a spokesman for the City of Springfield.