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Alexis Lawrence anxiously waited for the announcement Monday evening.

"I was at home with the rest of my roommates and we had a couple of friends over while watching CNN, patiently awaiting for the decision of the verdict," said Lawrence, a member of the Black Student Union.

When the news broke that a grand jury declined to indict a police officer of any criminal conduct in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Lawrence felt disappointed.

"We were all very sad, tears began to run from our faces," she said. "We were just really ashamed with how our justice system works in America."
Local Some retailers refuse to open on Thanksgiving day Some retailers refuse to open on Thanksgiving day (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Kevin Anderson owns 10 locations of The Mac Store in the Pacific Northwest.

Some of his stores are in malls that will be open on Thanksgiving day.

His stores won't be open, however.

"Enough is enough," he said. "We're completely gobbling up Thanksgiving in the name of additional commerce. We're not going to participate."

'Seeing them more themselves, more radiant and expressive - what could be better?'

'Seeing them more themselves, more radiant and expressive - what could be better?' »Play Video

While the kids are shaking their bodies, they're also shaking away their troubles.

Sparkplug Dance founder Rachael Carnes teaches the program at the Relief Nursery.

She said they're teaching kids how to express their emotions, especially the negative ones, in a healthy manner.

O Heroes and Oregon senator team up for turkey drive

O Heroes and Oregon senator team up for turkey drive »Play Video

Sen. Ron Wyden and athlete volunteers from the University of Oregon joined St. Vincent de Paul on Saturday.

The charity plans to feed thousands of low-income familes in Springfield and Eugene by providing them with turkey or ham plus other fixings for a holiday dinner.

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No criminal indictments in Ferguson police shooting case

No criminal indictments in Ferguson police shooting case »Play Video

A grand jury declined to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, the county's top prosecutor said.

The grand jury heard all of the evidence in the case.

The prosecutor said the 24-hour news cycle - and social media - made the investigation difficult.

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Ferguson grand jury decision live coverage

Ferguson grand jury decision live coverage

North Bend in 4A, Harrisburg in 3A finals; Sheldon in 6A semifinal

North Bend in 4A, Harrisburg in 3A finals; Sheldon in 6A semifinal
Go Eagles. Go Irish. Go Bulldogs.

By the time North Bend takes the field Saturday in Hillsboro for the 4A state football title game, Harrisburg will be well into the 3A title game over in Hermiston.

And before either game begins, Sheldon High School will have made its case for a spot in the 6A title game.

Police: Drunk wrong-way driver causes deadly head-on crash on I-5

Police: Drunk wrong-way driver causes deadly head-on crash on I-5 »Play Video

A drunk wrong-way driver caused a deadly head-on crash on Interstate 5 early Tuesday morning, Oregon State Police said.

Holiday shopping deals start earlier this year

Holiday shopping deals start earlier this year »Play Video
December 25 is coming soon

Move over, Black Friday: This year, shoppers may find better deals earlier in the week. Diana Bray with Valley River Center said shoppers have been scoring great deals as far back as the weekend before Thanksgiving. 

Lane County wants to partner with cities on annual car registration fee

Lane County wants to partner with cities on annual car registration fee »Play Video
Lane County Public Works received the 2013 Project of the Year Award from the Oregon Chapter of the American Public Works Association for work rebuilding a section of Sweet Creek Road. “This was a difficult project that started out with a retaining wall replacement and quickly became a bridge building project as we learned more about the site conditions,” said county engineer Bill Morgan.

A road advisory committee comprised of Lane County residents considered 28 different option to increase funding.

The committee found that increasing the annual vehicle registration fee by $35 was the most cost-efficient for the county and its residents.

The county proposes to split the revenues 60/40 with 12 cities within Lane County. The funds would be distributed based on population.