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Local The Really Big One: Forum set August 6 at UO (New) The Really Big One: Forum set August 6 at UO
Worried about the potential Cascadia earthquake scenario described in a recent article in The New Yorker?

The topic is the subject of a public event Thursday, August 6, at the UO.

Cable Crossing blaze near Glide grows to 830 acres

Cable Crossing blaze near Glide grows to 830 acres »Play Video
A single-engine air tanker makes a retardant drop on the Cable Crossing Fire. Photo by Austin Arts via DFPA

Following two consecutive days of Red Flag Warning weather, which brings high temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds, the fire has grown to 830 acres. Containment is estimated at 15 percent.

Fennica on its way to sea after battle for St. Johns Bridge, river

Fennica on its way to sea after battle for St. Johns Bridge, river »Play Video
After being held up for more than a day, the Fennica passes beneath the St. Johns Bridge through a gap of protesters that was created when at least three protesters dangling from the bridge came down.

But the Fennica’s path out of the city didn’t happen without dramatic resistance from protesters and a riveting battle for control of the Willamette River.

Ted Nugent: 'Cecil the Lion story is a lie'

Ted Nugent: 'Cecil the Lion story is a lie'
Ted Nugent
Rocker Ted Nugent has risked angering animal rights campaigners by branding the circumstances surrounding the shooting of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe "a lie."

Help your pet beat the heat with tips from Greenhill Human Society

Help your pet beat the heat with tips from Greenhill Human Society »Play Video

Greenhill Humane Society said it’s taking all the precautions and steps pet owners should be doing to keep its pets cool in the heat. But with their limited resources, they’ve learned a few tricks along the way.

Police identify man in suspicious letter case

Police identify man in suspicious letter case »Play Video

Oregon State Police identified 34-year-old Lance Storm as the man responsible for sending suspicious mail to government buildings earlier this week.

Pleasant Hill firefighter's body found at Diamond Lake

Pleasant Hill firefighter's body found at Diamond Lake
"Please keep his family and our Volunteers in your thoughts and prayers," the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Firefighters Association asked on Facebook.

A man jumped out of a boat into the lake Saturday and disappeared, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.

Rodney Wayne Shay, 51, a member of the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Firefighters Association, is presumed to have drowned, the sheriff's office said.

In the Garden: Testing pH levels

In the Garden: Testing pH levels »Play Video

One way to know if the problem is pH and not something else is to do a pH test of the soil. One way you can do this is to buy a kit at a garden store. You can use the kit to take samples and send them away for testing.

Lane County Fair sees 10% increase in attendance this year

Lane County Fair sees 10% increase in attendance this year »Play Video

The cool temperatures brought in large crowds for the record-breaking 2015 Lane County Fair.