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Shriner’s Pediatric Hospital in Portland is one of multiple sites across the United States specializing in Muscular Dystrophy research.

“Some families travel and they come because you’re going to meet a group of physicians here and other medical staff that know a lot about your child’s very rare condition,” Dr. Erika Finanger said.
Local GALLERY: Facebook cover photo submissions GALLERY: Facebook cover photo submissions (Photo Gallery)
KMTR asked Facebook followers to share their favorite photos with us from around Oregon. One of them was chosen as KMTR's new Facebook cover photo. However, it was tough to choose among this wide selection. We compiled an album of our top picks.

Follow #LiveOnKMTR on Facebook for more opportunities to share your photos with us.

‘It changes who you are when you’re exposed to the violence and chaos of war’

‘It changes who you are when you’re exposed to the violence and chaos of war’ »Play Video

Thursday marks the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. To honor the 59,272 Americans killed in the war, veterans planted a trail of seeds from the southern border of Eugene, to the city of Coburg.

EPD reviews how police respond to veterans in crisis

EPD reviews how police respond to veterans in crisis »Play Video

Eugene police are taking steps to working with people who previously served in the armed forces as the Interagency Deadly Force Investigation Team continues to look into an officer involved shooting that ended in the death of a veteran named Brian Babb.

Eugene ECCO program points students toward a brighter future

Eugene ECCO program points students toward a brighter future »Play Video

In 2014, Eugene’s traditional high schools saw the highest four-year graduation rate in the last five years. However, district leaders say there is still more to do to keep students engaged and on the road to getting their diploma.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Derek Hogate

Prep Athlete of the Week: Derek Hogate »Play Video
Derek Hogate

After breaking his arm pitching at age 12 and then tearing ligaments in both knees during his sophomore season and just before his junior season, Derek Hogate is back stronger than ever and leading the Churchill Lancers.

Watch KMTR NewsSource 16 Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for Prep Athlete of the Week

What low water means for Willamette River system

What low water means for Willamette River system »Play Video

Imagine the 13 reservoirs in the Willamette Basin as a single cup.

"Right now that cup is about 50 percent full," said Greg Taylor with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, "and in a normal year we'd be 90 percent full."

'We don’t wish to see any of our veterans or our officers killed'

'We don’t wish to see any of our veterans or our officers killed' »Play Video
Police on Devos Street on Monday, March 30.

"I don’t know if the response by our personnel could have been better, but as we learn more, if there are any takeaways or learning points, we will welcome them," Police Chief Pete Kerns wrote in a letter to the City Manager in anticipation of a column critical of a deadly police shooting of a military veteran with PTSD.

Bumbershoot announces 2015 music lineup

Bumbershoot announces 2015 music lineup »Play Video
The 2013 Bumbershoot Music & Art Festival brings over 100,000 people to Seattle Center for a Labor Day weekend full of musical guests, comedy, art and more. The three day festival ran from August 31st to September 2nd. (Joshua Lewis / KOMO News)

Bumbershoot announced its 2015 lineup today on top of the Space Needle with Mayor Ed Murray. Bumbershoot takes place Labor Day Weekend, September 5th, 6th and 7th.

ProDucks: NFL poised to draft Ducks

ProDucks: NFL poised to draft Ducks
Oregon Ducks to watch for in the NFL Draft (from left) include Marcus Mariota, Arik Armstead, Jake Fisher, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Hroniss Grasu, Troy Hill, Erick Dargan and Tony Washington. #GoDucks

The first Duck to win the Heisman Trophy won't be the first quarterback from Oregon picked No. 1 overall. Sure, there's Jameis Winston - but 60 years ago, there was a Duck named George Shaw.

Watch #LiveOnKMTR at 5, 5:30, 6:30 and 11 p.m. Thursday for the latest on the NFL Draft