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Local 'Most children do just fine in the transition to kindergarten, but 20 to 25 percent of them experience difficulties' 'Most children do just fine in the transition to kindergarten, but 20 to 25 percent of them experience difficulties'
An intervention that uses music and games to help preschoolers learn self-regulation skills is helping prepare at-risk children for kindergarten, a new study from Oregon State University shows.

Self-regulation skills – the skills that help children pay attention, follow directions, stay on task and persist through difficulty – are critical to a child’s success in kindergarten and beyond, said OSU’s Megan McClelland, a nationally recognized expert in child development and a co-author of the new study.
National & World Ferguson on edge as nation awaits grand jury ruling Ferguson on edge as nation awaits grand jury ruling (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Protesters gathered outside the Ferguson Police Department on Thursday just like they have most every night since Michael Brown was killed.

Three people were arrested as tensions, anticipation and crowds continue to grow ahead of what many believe will be a decision this weekend from the grand jury considering charges against police officer Darren Wilson.

New gear, free leis at Duck Stores for Mahalodays

New gear, free leis at Duck Stores for Mahalodays
New gear and free leis available now at the Duck Store

The Duck Stores in Eugene are giving away green and yellow leis to wear to Saturday’s game against Colorado.

The game starts at 1:30 p.m. and will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.

Meet 'Normal Barbie': She now has added cellulite, stretch marks and acne

Meet 'Normal Barbie': She now has added cellulite, stretch marks and acne

Most of us know that if the iconic Barbie doll were real she'd be forced to walk on all fours and would be physically incapable of lifting her over-sized head!

Semi hauling manufactured home crashes on Hwy 101

Semi hauling manufactured home crashes on Hwy 101
The view from the Port Orford camera on TripCheck around 12:40 p.m. Friday, November 21.

There is one lane open at this time. ODOT is routing traffic through with a pilot car.

GTFs at UO: 'Do you have any questions about the possible strike?'

GTFs at UO: 'Do you have any questions about the possible strike?' »Play Video
Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation picketers outside McKenzie Hall Tuesday afternoon. Claire Larson, Oregon News Lab.

The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF) has been holding informational pickets during the lunch hour at various spots on campus all week.

'There’s a house next door for sale. Who’s going to want to buy it?'

'There’s a house next door for sale. Who’s going to want to buy it?' »Play Video
The house at 4490 Jessen Drive, near Golden Gardens City Park

Steve Arbuckle walks his dog past the house at 4490 Jessen Drive near Golden Gardens City Park every day.

“The big thing I look at is, it’s not going to get better if it stays," he said of the vacant house covered in gang graffiti. "There’s a house next door for sale, a nice house - who’s going to want to buy it?”