She said the drug made him angry, violent and suicidal.
The Smelser family had reached a breaking point when Tanesha said they decided to ditch the pharmaceuticals in favor of medical marijuana.
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The chief nursing officer says only about 30 percent of RNs right now have their bachelor's or master's in nursing.
"We're on a journey with an ultimate goal to have 80 percent of our nurses have their bachelor's or master's degree over the next number of years," said Louella Freeman, chief nursing officer.
Don Tykeson and John Murphy, two Eugene businessmen, are joining the effort.
They have pledged to the PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center's Nursing Education Foundation a combined $2.6 million dollar challenge grant - a donation they want to see matched by donors.
Frost has already chilled the Willamette Valley this week.
But that doesn't mean the harsh winter is here to stay.
Right now is still a fine time to plant any trees or shrubs.
Parents may have a little more time to do the things they need to do before they pick up their kindergartener from school next year.
On Wednesday night, the Eugene 4J School Board approved the implementation of full-day kindergarten at all of its elementary schools.
"This is an exciting moment," Superintendent Dr. Sheldon Berman said Thursday. "This is a significant advantage for a student's growth and development."
A man with a knife dragged a woman into the bushes and sexually assaulted her as she walked to her car in the parking lot of a restaurant on Coburg Road Tuesday evening, the Eugene Police Department said.
Right now, families are finalizing plans for their Thanksgiving feasts.
But cooking for an extended family can take all day, which is why you can save time by picking up your dessert ahead of time.
And there are three nearby bakeries where you can order up a warm pie in time for Thanksgiving.
Police issued citations Wednesday to people illegally camped at Sixth Avenue and Mill Street.
Shortly after the tents popped up at the Sixth and Mill location, police posted a sign that said "no camping."
It's been over a week, and not only have those campers not left - more have set up camp.
Seven-year-old Reagan Bute is safe after her father turned himself in to Ashland Police Thursday morning. Paul Bute picked his daughter up early from school Wednesday morning, which was a violation of a custody ruling handed down later that day.
The vote count on Measure 92 as of November 20 shows it failing 50.14 percent to 49.86 percent. The .28 percent difference is not enough to trigger an automatic recount under Oregon Revised Statue 258.290.