By Courtney SchoenemannPublished: Mar 6, 2014 at 5:10 PM PSTLast Updated: Mar 6, 2014 at 5:10 PM PST
Maryln Balaban has been a long-term care ombudsman in Douglas County for 12 years.
Ombudsmen help with outreach and support for citizens living in assisted living facilities and nursing homes.
"We're advocates for the residents," Balaban said. "That means that we visit places and talk to residents and check to see how their care is and ask the residents if they have any questions or concerns."
Unlike cows that haven't ever had a run-in with wolves, ones that have witnessed wolf attacks can experience stress-related illnesses and have a harder time getting pregnant – meaning decreased profits for ranchers, according to a new study by Oregon State University.
Blood evidence suggests their killer bludgeoned Anne McLucas and James Gillette after the two were down on the ground, a forensic scientist said under questioning by prosecutors Tuesday.
Attorneys for Johan Gillette claim he killed his father and his father's domestic partner in self-defense. Prosecutors appeared to seek to discredit that theory Tuesday as the double-murder trial entered another week.
A dire prediction for guacamole lovers. Avocados are already in short supply because of an ongoing drought in California. And scientists say climate change could greatly reduce avocado production in the future. As Cornell Barnard reports, some restaurants are taking notice.