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Local Simpsons mural unveiled: 'Springfield is home of the Simpsons' Simpsons mural unveiled: 'Springfield is home of the Simpsons' (Photo Gallery)
The unveiling of the Simpsons mural in at 5th and Main in downtown Springfield came with cheers and a much-needed confirmation for residents.

“You win, yes. Springfield is home of the Simpsons,” said Yeardly Smith, the voice behind Lisa Simpson.

Just like the introduction to one of America’s favorite cartoons, the unveiling was paired with a performance by the Springfield band, school buses, and even some of the beloved characters from the show.
Local Royal Caribbean to hire 200 employees for entry level jobs Royal Caribbean to hire 200 employees for entry level jobs
The Royal Caribbean hub in Springfield is hiring a wave of new employees for their busiest time of year.

Oregon's unemployment rate is one of the highest in the country, and the mass hire could alleviate some of the job hunting stress for Lane County residents.

The cruise company looking to hire just over 200 employees for entry level jobs in their customer service and sales departments.
Local Eugene alternative school burglarized a week before classes start up Eugene alternative school burglarized a week before classes start up
The Eugene Sudbury School, a K-12 alternative school, reported that someone had stolen nearly $5,000 worth of art supplies, computer equipment, and other educational equipment from their location in west Eugene.

School director Demian Schwartz noticed the school had been burglarized Sunday morning when she arrived to set up an open house before school starts up next week.

Eugene man dies in crash with intoxicated driver on Hwy 20

Eugene man dies in crash with intoxicated driver on Hwy 20
Photo from Benton County Sheriff's Department

Police say a driver was high on drugs when he crossed the center line of Highway 20 Thursday morning and hit a station wagon head-on, killing the other driver.

Shooting aftermath: 'I'm just glad it's over. I'm ready to move on'

Shooting aftermath: 'I'm just glad it's over. I'm ready to move on' »Play Video
Mark MacPherson was in 1 of the 5 vehicles shot at by 34-year-old Zachary Levi Brimhall of Dillard near Bastendorff Beach. The shooting claimed the life of David Horton, an RV company employee from the Midwest.

Residents and visitors are still trying to make sense of what happened at Bastendorff Beach on Tuesday.

Biologists to study salmon in Siuslaw this fall

Biologists to study salmon in Siuslaw this fall
Matt Strickland (left) and Bob Lee, members of an ODFW survey crew, capture and mark a large Chinook salmon as part of a population study on the Oregon coast.

This fall, fishery biologists from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will capture adult Chinook in the Siuslaw River near Mapleton as part of a broader study to accurately estimate this year’s return.

Photo Gallery: Coyote family grows up on trail cam + cute selfies

Photo Gallery: Coyote family grows up on trail cam + cute selfies
A Boise man's trail camera has captured a coyote family growing up in southeast Boise. Courtesy photo.
A Boise man's trail camera has captured a coyote family growing up in southeast Boise. Courtesy photo.

UO asks public for feedback on handling sexual assaults

UO asks public for feedback on handling sexual assaults »Play Video
File photo - A campus group met with University of Oregon officials after a public release of a police report detailing an alleged rape from three Oregon basketball players.

During the last year, the University of Oregon has responded to reported sexual assaults and rape occurring near campus.

To address these reports, the U of O holding a public meeting Aug. 27 to gather input on how the college can better prevent and address the problems of sexual assaults.

For those that can’t attend or would prefer to remain anonymous can submit questions or comments online.

Brothers start lemonade stand to help cover $35,000 church organ repairs

Brothers start lemonade stand to help cover $35,000 church organ repairs »Play Video

While some kids stake out on the street corner to turn lemonade into some summertime cash, these two brothers are working to restore a 108-year-old organ at an Albany church.

The organ at the Whitespires Berean Fellowship church has been out of commission since about 2006. It'll cost nearly $100,000 to repair the historic pipe organ, and the church is about $35,000 short.

That's where 6-year-old Peter and 4-year old Simon come in. They've held a few lemonade stands this year, squeezing out some extra cash for the repairs.