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Local Vision tests required for all school children 7 and younger Vision tests required for all school children 7 and younger (Video)
Last year, the state legislature passed a law requiring children 7 and younger to undergo a vision screening before entering public school.

According to Joannah Vaughan, director of the preschool vision screening program at Elks Children’s Eye Clinic, this is critical. Approximately 15 percent of children have vision problems that can be corrected through early detection.

Call to action on skin cancer: 'If people could see the hole in my back'

Call to action on skin cancer: 'If people could see the hole in my back' »Play Video
Don't forget to use sunscreen

At 34 years old, Stacey Escalante was, in her words, at the top of her game.

A successful television news reporter in Las Vegas, the busy mother of two was even training for a marathon.

"I looked fine, and I had no indication i was sick," she said. "I just had that spot on my back. It was a little itchy, but other than that, it wasn't a problem."

It was a problem: Stage III melanoma that spread to her lymph nodes.

What you need to know about tree removal

What you need to know about tree removal »Play Video
Many professional offer free, on-site estimates. Beware of any company that gives an estimate over the phone without looking at the tree.

A few years ago, homeowner Troy Carpenter noticed the emerald ash borer beetle was killing his trees. 

"You start noticing when the canopy thins out and eventually they don't have any leaves," he said. "We thought we could treat about half of them that seemed to have somewhat healthy canopies."

When the treatments didn't work, Carpenter had no other choice but have the trees removed.

"Over the course of the last two years, we had about 17 trees taken out," he said. "All ash trees."

Deadly silence: The real look and sound of a drowning

Deadly silence: The real look and sound of a drowning »Play Video
"A child can actually go from a distressed swimmer to an active drowning victim in 10 seconds to about 60 seconds. It happens faster for a child."

Since before there was color in cartoons, TV shows have known how to sell a drowning, with dramatic music and a lot of splashing and screaming for help.

But in reality, a drowning person quietly slips below the surface.

Andrea Robertson, the safety officer for the City of Lynnwood, and some of her Red Cross certified lifeguards helped illustrate a drowning.

Do you recognize the people in these photos?

Do you recognize the people in these photos?
If you can identify any of the people in this photograph, you are asked to call Detective Rick Lowe at (541) 682-5573.

Police are asking the public for help identifying two suspects caught on surveillance camera using credit cards stolen in a burglary July 13.

Some ice cream doesn't melt

Some ice cream doesn't melt »Play Video
This ice cream bar melted to a marshmallow-like consistency.

An Ohio mother was shocked to learn an ice cream sandwich her son had left outside in hot temperatures hadn't melted twelve hours later.

Eugene OKs sick time for part-time workers

Eugene OKs sick time for part-time workers »Play Video
Not now, but July 2015

A local ordinance requiring employers to provide paid sick time to part-time employees passed the Eugene City Council 5-3 Monday night.

The measure takes effect in July 2015.

Deputies evacuate hotel after guest claims to have explosives

http://media.kmtr.com/images/CAMERON+WILLIAM01031964.jpgDeputies evacuated a hotel after a guest barricaded himself in his room and claimed to have explosives Monday, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.

William Cameron, 50, exited through the window of his room at the Super 8 after talking to deputies for about 10 minutes.

The sheriff said Cameron’s room was heavily damaged, including broken appliances, electrical fixtures and furniture. 

Deputies determined that Cameron was under the influence of methamphetamine, and a small amount of meth was found in his room.

Crews contain large fires but chase new smokes in Oregon

Crews contain large fires but chase new smokes in Oregon
The Pumice Flat fire is burning two miles from the south boundary of Crater Lake National Park. The fire, reported just after 11 a.m. Monday, is believed to be lightning hold-over fire from lightning received the week before. Wildfires can smolder in stumps, roots or brush for days before flaring up and spreading.

Wildfire managers continue to contain large fires while moving crews to respond to new fires, as the threat of more lightning looms this week.

The National Weather Service said there is a chance of scattered thunderstorms across the Cascades from Mount Hood south beyond Willamette Pass.

And most of southern Oregon remains under a Red Flag warning, which means conditions are prime for new wildfires to ignite and rapidly spread.