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Local FAQs about Eugene's paid sick leave ordinance FAQs about Eugene's paid sick leave ordinance
On July 28, 2014, the Eugene City Council passed a law that allows everyone working within the Eugene city limits to accrue paid sick time at work. Here's what's next.
Local Fox tests positive for rabies Fox tests positive for rabies (Photo Gallery) (Video)
A fox tested positive for rabies for the first time in decades in Lane County.

"The 1960s would be the last confirmed, documented case that is well known," said Jason Davis with Lane County Health.

In Oregon, bats are often associated with the rabies virus.

An infected fox is unusual, and the community should be aware of the possible danger, Davis said.

"Foxes have more access to humans," he said. "Whereas a bat is airborne and while they do rest and interact with humans in some way, a fox could potentially pose more of a risk being in the bushes."
Local 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' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
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.

3 of 4 missing Ethiopian athletes located

3 of 4 missing Ethiopian athletes located »Play Video
Thee whereabouts of Amanuel Abebe Atibeha, 17; Dureti Edao, 18; Meaza Kebede, 18; and Zeyituna Mohammed, 18, have not been confirmed since they were reported missing Saturday.

Three of the 4 track and field athletes from Ethiopia who were reported missing Saturday after competing in the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene have been found in Beaverton.

Police said Amanuel Abebe Atibeha, 17; Dureti Edao, 18; Meaza Kebede, 18, were safe, unharmed, and staying with acquaintances.

A missing persons case is still active for 18-year-old Zeyituna Mohammed.

Oregon 14: Global competition, local impact

Oregon 14: Global competition, local impact »Play Video
The Open Ceremonies of the IAAF World Junior Championships

Over 6 days, the world competed in peace in Oregon at the IAAF World Junior Championships.

Total attendance at Hayward Field was 51,532 fans.

A total of 1,062 Citizens of TrackTown volunteers made the event possible.

And the United States matched its best total ever for the World Junior Championships with 21 total medals, including 11 golds, five silvers and five bronzes.

Photos: $2 million Bugatti cars storm into Stanley, Idaho

Photos: $2 million Bugatti cars storm into Stanley, Idaho
Several Bugatti vehicles made a "quick" trip to Red Fish Lake outside Stanley over the weekend as well as four Lamborghinis. Most of the cars cost about $2 million -- a piece. One of the Bugattie cars, which holds the title of World's Fastest Production Car, has been clocked at 265.7 miles per hour. Photo courtesy of Thayne Breezee.
Several Bugatti vehicles made a "quick" trip to Red Fish Lake outside Stanley over the weekend as well as four Lamborghinis. Most of the cars cost about $2 million - each.

Portland tennis courts honor UO athlete: 'Alex grew up on these courts'

Portland tennis courts honor UO athlete: 'Alex grew up on these courts' »Play Video

The Berkeley Park tennis courts in Southeast Portland are being renovated to serve as a memorial for a University of Oregon tennis star that drowned last year near Eugene.

It was here that Alex Rovello started hitting tennis balls with his dad.

“This really helped us heal. We've been embraced by so many people that have joined this effort and hopefully other children will come to this tennis court,” said Alex’s mom, Geri Rovello.

Brush fire closes roads near Creswell

Brush fire closes roads near Creswell
The intersection of Dale Kuni Road and Cloverdale Road near Creswell was closed while firefighters responded to a grass fire in the area the afternoon of Monday, July 28, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.

The intersection of Dale Kuni Road and Cloverdale Road near Creswell was closed while firefighters responded to a grass fire in the area the afternoon of Monday, July 28, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.

Busy weekend for firefighters in Douglas County

Busy weekend for firefighters in Douglas County
DFPA and the Riddle and Tri-City fire departments responded to a fire in a chip pile Saturday afternoon behind DR Johnson Lumber Company in Riddle. The fire was contained to the chip pile and some surrounding grass.

Firefighters had a busy weekend in Douglas County responding to human-caused fires - including some supsicious blazes now under investigation.

The Douglas Forest Protective Association said the 4 fires in the Happy Valley Road and Looking Glass Road area since July 24 are under investigation as suspicious.

Three of the fires happened Sunday. All were kept to a fraction of an acre.

Other weekend fires were the result of unattended campfires, or remain under investigation.

Lightning in forecast as crews gain upperhand on wildfires

Lightning in forecast as crews gain upperhand on wildfires
Fire crews set controlled blazes to burn up fuels between roads or established fire lines and the front of an advancing wildfire. The goal: gobble up the available fuel and starve the wildfire. Photo by Dan Thorpe

Fire crews continued to gain the upperhand on large wildfires burning in Oregon, but the threat of lightning remains in the forecast as intense summer heat returns to the Northwest.