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Beaver Genome Project: 'There is a lot of interest'

Beaver Genome Project: 'There is a lot of interest'
A beaver on exhibit at the Oregon Zoo. © Oregon Zoo photo by Kevin Brown

With an assist from Filbert — a furry, buck-toothed denizen of the Oregon Zoo’s Cascade Stream and Pond habitat — scientists at Oregon State University are preparing to sequence the genome of our state animal, the North American beaver.

Rattlesnake bites boy, 5, at Arizona park

Rattlesnake bites boy, 5, at Arizona park
Photo via NBC News

A 5-year-old boy was bit by a rattlesnake Friday morning at a public park, according to a fire department spokesperson.

Medical marijuana dispensaries prepare for recreational pot sales

Medical marijuana dispensaries prepare for recreational pot sales »Play Video
A sample in a jar

Medical marijuana dispensaries can legally sell recreational marijuana starting October 1.

For Eugene OG Dispensary, that means doubling their staff from 4 to 8 employees.

"We've got a lot of good product right now," said co-owner Lawrence Siskind. "We've got new employees also, so things are working out as we're planning, and there's still a lot of things to do."

Oakleigh Meadows Cohousing on hold

Oakleigh Meadows Cohousing on hold »Play Video

A housing project near the Willamette River remains on hold as residents question whether the development fits the neighorhood.

Corvallis Police TAP distracted drivers

Corvallis Police TAP distracted drivers »Play Video
"It's a hands-free cell phone law, so you can have it on speaker but it can't be on your hand. It has to be in a cradle in your dash or cup holder, but to have it on speaker and up in front of your mouth, doesn't make it hands-free."

Police plan to crack down on distracted driving in Corvallis as part of a TAP: a tactical action plan.

Youth Corps: 'Make an impact within the community'

Youth Corps: 'Make an impact within the community' »Play Video
The Northwest Youth Corps at work on Skinner Butte August 27, 2015.

The Northwest Youth Corps worked to restore the stone steps at Skinner Butte Park during a 5-week summer program.

Fire burns city-owned building in Mill City

Fire burns city-owned building in Mill City »Play Video
A fire destroyed a city-owned building in Mill City on Thursday, leaving behind a burned shell. (KATU Photo)

The building was part of a multiuse structure that also housed Linn County office buildings, including a sheriff's substation, the city library, and a few shops for city equipment. 

'I don't want to see another Alison tragedy'

'I don't want to see another Alison tragedy' »Play Video
Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, were murdered in the middle of a live interview by a former reported fired from the station in 2013. Their interview subject was wounded but survived.

A day after their colleagues were shot to death, the staff of WDBJ-TV observed a moment of silence for the victims.