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Local Sparklers leading cause of fireworks-related injuries Sparklers leading cause of fireworks-related injuries
There's a certain nostalgia associated with sparklers and perhaps why we hand them over to our kids. But according to state officials, the most common fireworks-related injuries are caused by sparklers.

Eugene Rodeo underway at Oregon Horse Center

The Eugene Rodeo is another weekend event you can go to at the Oregon Horse Center. So far the heat hasn’t stopped true rodeo fans from enjoying the show, as the stands filled up Friday evening.

Two Lane County events taking extra precautions due to high weekend temperatures

The Light of Liberty Celebration in Springfield and Art and the Vineyard in Eugene will be heating up this Fourth of July weekend. Both events have taken extra precautions this year due to the weekend's high temperatures. year due to the weekend's high temperatures.

Grass fires burning on Washington side of Columbia Gorge

Grass fires burning on Washington side of Columbia Gorge »Play Video
A grass fire burns on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge near Biggs Junction, Oregon. (Photo: Sandra Martin)

At least one structure has burned, according to the North Sherman Fire Department, which is based in Oregon but assisting firefighters in Washington. It is unclear at this time what kind of structure it is.

Tenant facing eviction shoots and kills apartment manager, self

Tenant facing eviction shoots and kills apartment manager, self
Springfield Police tried negotiating with the suspect for an hour before a SWAT team stormed the apartment.

An apartment manager serving an eviction notice was fatally shot and killed by the tenant, who then took his own life, Springfield Police said.

F-15 flyover Saturday morning in Creswell

F-15 flyover Saturday morning in Creswell
Photo courtesy Oregon Air National Guard

F-15 Eagle fighter jets will fly over the Creswell Fourth of July Celebration on Saturday, the final stop for the Oregon Air National Guard planes from the 173rd Fighter Wing at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Have you ever read the Declaration of Independence?

Have you ever read the Declaration of Independence?

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."

Fourth of July: Did you know that ...

Fourth of July: Did you know that ...

Which nation imported the most dollars worth of American flags from the U.S.?

How many dollars worth of fireworks do Americans buy each year?

And which patriotic city names are the most popular?

More Fourth of July news and information