Allof these prospective employees knew one another: their jobs went up in smoke along with the Swanson Mill July 17 in Springfield.
The fire destroyed the mill, leaving 250 people out of work.
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.
A few years ago, homeowner Troy Carpenter noticed the emerald ash borer beetle was killing his trees.
"You start noticing when the canopy thins out and eventually they don't have any leaves," he said. "We thought we could treat about half of them that seemed to have somewhat healthy canopies."
When the treatments didn't work, Carpenter had no other choice but have the trees removed.
"Over the course of the last two years, we had about 17 trees taken out," he said. "All ash trees."
Since before there was color in cartoons, TV shows have known how to sell a drowning, with dramatic music and a lot of splashing and screaming for help.
But in reality, a drowning person quietly slips below the surface.
Andrea Robertson, the safety officer for the City of Lynnwood, and some of her Red Cross certified lifeguards helped illustrate a drowning.
Police are asking the public for help identifying two suspects caught on surveillance camera using credit cards stolen in a burglary July 13.
An Ohio mother was shocked to learn an ice cream sandwich her son had left outside in hot temperatures hadn't melted twelve hours later.
A local ordinance requiring employers to provide paid sick time to part-time employees passed the Eugene City Council 5-3 Monday night.
The measure takes effect in July 2015.
Deputies evacuated a hotel after a guest barricaded himself in his room and claimed to have explosives Monday, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.
William Cameron, 50, exited through the window of his room at the Super 8 after talking to deputies for about 10 minutes.
The sheriff said Cameron’s room was heavily damaged, including broken appliances, electrical fixtures and furniture.
Deputies determined that Cameron was under the influence of methamphetamine, and a small amount of meth was found in his room.
The search for a man last seen July 10 continues in Jackson County.
A DUI driver crossed into oncoming traffic on Interstate 5 on Monday, crashing his SUV head-on into a semi, Oregon State Police said.
Wildfire managers continue to contain large fires while moving crews to respond to new fires, as the threat of more lightning looms this week.
The National Weather Service said there is a chance of scattered thunderstorms across the Cascades from Mount Hood south beyond Willamette Pass.
And most of southern Oregon remains under a Red Flag warning, which means conditions are prime for new wildfires to ignite and rapidly spread.