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Kevin Anderson owns 10 locations of The Mac Store in the Pacific Northwest.

Some of his stores are in malls that will be open on Thanksgiving day.

His stores won't be open, however.

"Enough is enough," he said. "We're completely gobbling up Thanksgiving in the name of additional commerce. We're not going to participate."
Movember This Movember, vote Ty This Movember, vote Ty (Photo Gallery)
No, KMTR didn't move to Washington state - but former Olympia resident and NewsSource 16 anchor Ty Steele is in the running for Movember honors in a friendly competition coordinated by the Today Show.

Meet 'Normal Barbie': She now has added cellulite, stretch marks and acne

Meet 'Normal Barbie': She now has added cellulite, stretch marks and acne

Most of us know that if the iconic Barbie doll were real she'd be forced to walk on all fours and would be physically incapable of lifting her over-sized head!

Semi hauling manufactured home crashes on Hwy 101

Semi hauling manufactured home crashes on Hwy 101
The view from the Port Orford camera on TripCheck around 12:40 p.m. Friday, November 21.

There is one lane open at this time. ODOT is routing traffic through with a pilot car.

GTFs at UO: 'Do you have any questions about the possible strike?'

GTFs at UO: 'Do you have any questions about the possible strike?' »Play Video
Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation picketers outside McKenzie Hall Tuesday afternoon. Claire Larson, Oregon News Lab.

The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF) has been holding informational pickets during the lunch hour at various spots on campus all week.

'There’s a house next door for sale. Who’s going to want to buy it?'

'There’s a house next door for sale. Who’s going to want to buy it?' »Play Video
The house at 4490 Jessen Drive, near Golden Gardens City Park

Steve Arbuckle walks his dog past the house at 4490 Jessen Drive near Golden Gardens City Park every day.

“The big thing I look at is, it’s not going to get better if it stays," he said of the vacant house covered in gang graffiti. "There’s a house next door for sale, a nice house - who’s going to want to buy it?”

From plant to pill: 'We're not getting children high'

From plant to pill: 'We're not getting children high' »Play Video
Used to treat seizures, the oil derived from the CBD straing of marijuana is low is THC - the compound that causes marijuana's "high" - and high in CBD, a compound believed to have therapeutic benefit.

The marijuana plant grown for seizure patients like 8-year-old Forrest Smelser is special, Jim Murphy with TJ's Organic Gardens said.

He said that unlike marijuana plants grown with a high THC level in mind - the psychoactive ingredient responsible for marijuana's "high" - Forrest's plant has less than 1 percent of THC.

"We're not getting children high. We're just giving them medicine, and that's what makes this plant special," he said. "It has a very low THC, and very high CBD."

Murphy said the plant has been given the name CBD, an acronym for another active cannabinoid in marijuana known as cannabidiol. CBD is the chemical believed to be treating seizure patients like Forrest.