According to Joannah Vaughan, director of the preschool vision screening program at Elks Children’s Eye Clinic, this is critical. Approximately 15 percent of children have vision problems that can be corrected through early detection.
"What we recognize is our population between 2010 and 2013 has only increased 1 percent," said Cindy Morgan with Lane County Public Health, "and yet the number of cases - the rate - has increased about 800 percent."
Police located the fourth Ethiopian track athlete reported missing over the weekend from the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene Tuesday evening in Federal Way, Wash.
A fox tested positive for rabies for the first time in decades in Lane County.
"The 1960s would be the last confirmed, documented case that is well known," said Jason Davis with Lane County Health.
In Oregon, bats are often associated with the rabies virus.
An infected fox is unusual, and the community should be aware of the possible danger, Davis said.
"Foxes have more access to humans," he said. "Whereas a bat is airborne and while they do rest and interact with humans in some way, a fox could potentially pose more of a risk being in the bushes."
Construction has begun on First Avenue, and Monroe and Madison streets in the Whiteaker neighborhood.
Although there will be some delays, the project manager says the end result will be worth it.
On July 28, 2014, the Eugene City Council passed a law that allows everyone working within the Eugene city limits to accrue paid sick time at work. Here's what's next.
At 34 years old, Stacey Escalante was, in her words, at the top of her game.
A successful television news reporter in Las Vegas, the busy mother of two was even training for a marathon.
"I looked fine, and I had no indication i was sick," she said. "I just had that spot on my back. It was a little itchy, but other than that, it wasn't a problem."
It was a problem: Stage III melanoma that spread to her lymph nodes.