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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.

Ferguson on edge as nation awaits grand jury ruling

Ferguson on edge as nation awaits grand jury ruling »Play Video
Artwork showing "hands up" on a wall in Ferguson, Mo.

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.

Photos: Oregon 44, Colorado 10

Photos: Oregon 44, Colorado 10
Oregon's quarterback and leading Heisman candidate Marcus Mariota (#8), in what many believe will be his last appearance in Autzen Stadium, runs into the endzone for a score in the first quarter in the game against Colorado. Royce Freeman became the first true freshman for Oregon to rush for over 1,000 yards. Oregon led Colorado 30-3 at the half. Mary Jane Schulte, Oregon News Lab.

Photos: Value Village celebrates 60 with two fashion shows

Photos: Value Village celebrates 60 with two fashion shows
Value Village is celebrating their 60th anniversary with a one day event, two fashion shows, and an Eco Fashion Week partnership. The two businesses have worked together before, but the two shows in Pioneer Square last night were their first in the U.S. The Thrift Chic Fashion Show looked back at the last 60 years of fashion, featuring stylists Fiona Siao, Marianne Hale and Benicia King. Each were given a $500 allowance to create 10 outfits using only Value Village finds. The 68 Pound Challenge Show is made up of literally - 68 pounds of recycled textiles that fashion designers Evan Ducharme and Tammy Joe worked into their pieces. (Image: Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

Value Village is celebrating their 60th anniversary with a one day event, two fashion shows, and an Eco Fashion Week partnership. The two businesses have worked together before, but the two shows in Pioneer Square last night were their first in the U.S.

 

 

 

Check out this honeycomb treehouse

Check out this honeycomb treehouse
Do you watch Treehouse Masters on Animal Planet? The show is hosted by Fall City WA's own Pete Nelson, who travels the county building tree-houses for people. An upcoming episode takes him within his own state, were a local Woodinville couple wanted a treehouse that resembled a honeycomb. Here's just a sneak peak of the final product Nelson presented Donald and Alison Farmer yesterday - we'll have more in January when Season 3 of Treehouse Masters returns. Can't wait? There's a special holiday episode airing on December 26. (Image: Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

Do you watch Treehouse Masters on Animal Planet? The show is hosted by Fall City WA's own Pete Nelson, who travels the county building tree-houses for people. An upcoming episode takes him within his own state, were a local Woodinville couple wanted a treehouse that resembled a honeycomb.

Photos: Inside a Space Age house

Photos: Inside a Space Age house
Who knew that over the hill and through the woods, there was a 'concept house' in Seward Park built for the future? This Jet City Original by Ken Koehler AIA resembles a stationed rocket ship, and was designed for display at the 1963 Home Show in the Seattle Coliseum. The 4,000 square foot property is being sold by Windermere and Edward Krigsman for $948,000. (Image: Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

Who knew that over the hill and through the woods, there was a 'concept house' in Seward Park built for the future? This Jet City Original by Ken Koehler AIA resembles a stationed rocket ship, and was designed for display at the 1963 Home Show in the Seattle Coliseum. 

'We're good on offense, but we're better on defense, and that's our plan'

'We're good on offense, but we're better on defense, and that's our plan'
Joseph Young (#3) makes a move for the basket avoiding Jonathan Williams (#1) in the process. Young lead the team in points with a total of 24 to contribute for the Ducks’ win with a final score of 78-68 Friday evening at Matthew Knight Arena. Andy Abeyta, Oregon News Lab

The Ducks opened several eyes on Friday night with a convincing 78-68 win over the Toledo Rockets in their second game of the Progressive Legends Classic.

'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'
Researcher Sara Schmitt working with a child

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.

'There's so many that's hurt, and this is very helpful for that'

'There's so many that's hurt, and this is very helpful for that' »Play Video
Tamarack Pool

For some veterans, Tamarack Pool is more than just taking a dip: it's a therapeutic way to heal.

The pool offers free swimming for veterans every Monday through December at 10 a.m.


    

Corvallis woman killed in 4-car crash near Junction City

Corvallis woman killed in 4-car crash near Junction City
The driver of a Nissan Juke died when an oncoming pickup truck crossed the centerline and hit her car Friday morning.

A Corvallis woman died Friday when an oncoming pickup truck crossed the center median on Highway 99 and hit her car, Oregon State Police said.