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Civic Saved: City says Alliance raised $4 million to purchase stadium

Civic Saved: City says Alliance raised $4 million to purchase stadium »Play Video
An artist's rendition of Eugene Civic Stadium restored for use as a soccer field and grandstands.

First-grader Leo Rickard raised $84 by asking friends and family to chip in to save Civic Stadium in lieu of birthday gifts.

Leo's donation - and $4 million-worth of others like it - have put the Eugene Civic Alliance in a position to complete the purchase of Civic Stadium from the Eugene 4J School District, the City of Eugene announced Friday.

Llamas return home

Llamas return home »Play Video
A pair of Arizona llamas went viral last week for running through sun city after escaping their handler. We're now hearing from the man who was holding one of the llamas when the drama began. He's 82 years old and had invited them to his retirement community as therapy for the other residents. Karen Brown reports.

Student creates 'lockdown kits' for classrooms

Student creates 'lockdown kits' for classrooms »Play Video
Emma Utterback (right) shows KATU's Cathy Marshall the contents of one of her lockdown kits.

Emma Utterback's school lockdown experiences stuck with her. So much so, it became the inspiration for a National Honor Society school service project.

How do predators and prey live in harmony at Oregon Coast Aquarium?

How do predators and prey live in harmony at Oregon Coast Aquarium? »Play Video

After Keiko the killer whale left the Oregon Coast Aquarium in 1998, the aquarium split the tank into three parts and created the Passages of the Deep with sharks and bat rays to attract guests.

Some of the residents of the tank know each other in the open ocean.

For example, the Broadnose sevengill shark is a natural predator of the bat ray.
 

'You got 20 minutes, see what you can do'

'You got 20 minutes, see what you can do' »Play Video
A participant in the bubble soccer match ends up rolling sideways after being check blocked by another participant. The Indian Subcontinent Club of the University of Oregon sponsored a bubble soccer fund raiser on the intramural field of the Rec Center Saturday afternoon. The event was held to raise funds for the club's annual Holi Festival in the spring. Participants paid a modest fee to play. Dan Morrison, Oregon News Lab

It was billed as a bubble soccer match, but in reality soccer had almost nothing to do with it.

What it really was was a chance to knock one of your friends head over heels without injuring them.

Map outlines western Oregon landslide risks from a subduction zone earthquake

Map outlines western Oregon landslide risks from a subduction zone earthquake
Maps such as this now provide more information about landslide risks in the Oregon Coast Range following a subduction zone earthquake. (Image courtesy of Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries)

New landslide maps have been developed that will help the Oregon Department of Transportation determine which coastal roads and bridges in Oregon are most likely to be usable following a major subduction zone earthquake that is expected in the future of the Pacific Northwest.

The maps were created by Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, or DOGAMI, as part of a research project for ODOT. They outline the landslide risks following a large earthquake on the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

State AG temporarily suspends investigation into Kitzhaber, Hayes

State AG temporarily suspends investigation into Kitzhaber, Hayes
FILE -- Former Gov. John Kitzhaber.

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said federal investigators have asked her to suspend her investigation into former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, while they conduct their own.