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Local Thurston Spirit Squad: 'Go out there and be brave, and just stand up for your school' Thurston Spirit Squad: 'Go out there and be brave, and just stand up for your school' (Photo Gallery)
When the Spirit Squad performs at Thurston High School, everyone is on their feet.

Students are singing along, clapping their hands. Labels dissapear, and the school becomes one.

The Spirit Squad started 4 years ago when a student, Heidi Brown, decided to put it together for her senior project.

The team is made up of special needs students coached by student leaders.

Meet the Spirit Squad #LiveOnKMTR Thursday, January 29, at 5:30, 6:30 or 11 p.m.

UO says it has 22,000 emails back from professor

UO says it has 22,000 emails back from professor

The University of Oregon says a professor returned the 22,000 emails between 4 University presidents and students, staff and parents that the Presidents Office described as "unlawfully released."

Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam faces financial challenges

Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam faces financial challenges »Play Video

The Boys & Girls Clubs in Sweet Home and Lebanon merged in 2009.

But the Sweet Home club has been operating at an overall loss since 2004 and soon will not be able to support services due to a lack of local funding.

Man hit by car near Gateway Mall dies

Man hit by car near Gateway Mall dies »Play Video

A car collided with a pedestrian near Gateway Mall Monday morning just after 9:30 a.m.

The pedestrian died later in the day from his injuries.

Roseburg bull riding promotion continues to grow

Roseburg bull riding promotion continues to grow

A local bull riding event has grown and is now on tour. The Challenge of the Champions Bull Riding is touring Oregon, Washington and Idaho and one of those stops took place in Roseburg last weekend.