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National & World Obama touts immigration order; GOP vows to take action to stop him (New) Obama touts immigration order; GOP vows to take action to stop him (Photo Gallery)
At a rally in Las Vegas, President Obama made the moral argument for him ordering that 3 million to 5 million immigrants can stay in America without documents.

"They're forced to either live in the shadows or risk having their families torn apart," Obama said. "We've known about this for years and we've known we can do better, and for years we haven't done much about it. Well today we're doing something about it."
Local $2.6M challenge grant seeks to raise money to help nurses earn BAs, MAs $2.6M challenge grant seeks to raise money to help nurses earn BAs, MAs
About 1,200 nurses work at PeaceHealth's Sacred Heart hospitals in the Eugene/Springfield area.

The chief nursing officer says only about 30 percent of RNs right now have their bachelor's or master's in nursing.

"We're on a journey with an ultimate goal to have 80 percent of our nurses have their bachelor's or master's degree over the next number of years," said Louella Freeman, chief nursing officer.

Don Tykeson and John Murphy, two Eugene businessmen, are joining the effort.

They have pledged to the PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center's Nursing Education Foundation a combined $2.6 million dollar challenge grant - a donation they want to see matched by donors.

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?”

From plant to pill: 'We're not getting children high'

From plant to pill: 'We're not getting children high' »Play Video
Used to treat seizures, the oil derived from the CBD straing of marijuana is low is THC - the compound that causes marijuana's "high" - and high in CBD, a compound believed to have therapeutic benefit.

The marijuana plant grown for seizure patients like 8-year-old Forrest Smelser is special, Jim Murphy with TJ's Organic Gardens said.

He said that unlike marijuana plants grown with a high THC level in mind - the psychoactive ingredient responsible for marijuana's "high" - Forrest's plant has less than 1 percent of THC.

"We're not getting children high. We're just giving them medicine, and that's what makes this plant special," he said. "It has a very low THC, and very high CBD."

Murphy said the plant has been given the name CBD, an acronym for another active cannabinoid in marijuana known as cannabidiol. CBD is the chemical believed to be treating seizure patients like Forrest.

Zoe the burro gets prosthetic legs

Zoe the burro gets prosthetic legs »Play Video
Eight-month-old Zoe only has two good legs. Her adopted family hopes the double-amputee donkey can some day become a therapy animal. But first, Erin Breen reports they have to worry about paying off Zoe's medical bills.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Ellie Pascoe-Long

Prep Athlete of the Week: Ellie Pascoe-Long »Play Video
Ellie Pascoe-Long

Ellie Pascoe-Long is a senior at Churchill High School and a level 10 gymnast for the National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics.

She also signed her letter of intent with San Jose State last week and will be competing for the Spartans next year.

Watch KMTR NewsSource 16 Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for Prep Athlete of the Week