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National & World Obama touts immigration order; GOP vows to take action to stop him Obama touts immigration order; GOP vows to take action to stop him (Photo Gallery) (Video)
At a rally in Las Vegas, President Obama made the moral argument for him ordering that 3 million to 5 million immigrants can stay in America without documents.

"They're forced to either live in the shadows or risk having their families torn apart," Obama said. "We've known about this for years and we've known we can do better, and for years we haven't done much about it. Well today we're doing something about it."
Local $2.6M challenge grant seeks to raise money to help nurses earn BAs, MAs $2.6M challenge grant seeks to raise money to help nurses earn BAs, MAs (Video)
About 1,200 nurses work at PeaceHealth's Sacred Heart hospitals in the Eugene/Springfield area.

The chief nursing officer says only about 30 percent of RNs right now have their bachelor's or master's in nursing.

"We're on a journey with an ultimate goal to have 80 percent of our nurses have their bachelor's or master's degree over the next number of years," said Louella Freeman, chief nursing officer.

Don Tykeson and John Murphy, two Eugene businessmen, are joining the effort.

They have pledged to the PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center's Nursing Education Foundation a combined $2.6 million dollar challenge grant - a donation they want to see matched by donors.

Scaring up something to eat in Eugene

Scaring up something to eat in Eugene »Play Video
Tacovore

The restaurant business is a cutthroat world where hungry customers with short attention spans have endless choices of sizzling entrees.

But sometimes, the name of the eatery alone can be enough to attract a few curious diners.

And there are at least three Eugene restaurants that sound frightening, but each serves up something unique.

Watch All in a Day's Drive Wednesdays on KMTR NewsSource 16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Police take aim at traffic problems with animated PSAs

Police take aim at traffic problems with animated PSAs »Play Video
A scene from one of 4 new animated traffic safety PSAs targeting Eugene drivers

Police are taking aim at serious traffic problems with a series of animated public service announcements.

Eugene Police also released data on common traffic citations and the metro region's six worst spots for car carshes.

From fore! to a four-year degree: 'It's tuition, it's housing, it's books'

From fore! to a four-year degree: 'It's tuition, it's housing, it's books' »Play Video
Jaira Chaffee

Caddying at Bandon Dunes changed Jaira Chaffee's life: As a recipient of an Evans Scholarship reserved for caddies, the Coos County native will be the first member of her family to graduate college.

"I'm the youngest of 9, and without this scholarship I don't think I would have had the opportunity to come to the University of Oregon," Jaira said. "It wasn't even an option for me."

Meet Jaira and learn more about Evans Scholars #LiveOnKMTR Thursday at 5:30/6:30/11 p.m.

 

New York psychedelic farmhouse: 'It will only get weirder'

New York psychedelic farmhouse: 'It will only get weirder'
When artist Kat O'Sullivan and her partner Mason Brown bought a run-down, nondescript farmhouse in the middle of the woods near High Falls, New York in 2009, they knew they had to breathe some life into the old building to reveal its true charm. Featuring: Atmosphere. High Falls, New York, United States. 13 Nov 2014. Supplied by WENN.com
When artist Kat O'Sullivan and her partner Mason Brown bought a run-down, nondescript farmhouse in the middle of the woods near High Falls, New York in 2009, they knew they had to breathe some life into the old building to reveal its true charm.

'The old formula of no-go-tell still applies'

'The old formula of no-go-tell still applies' »Play Video
The boy told authorities a man tried to grab him as he rode his bike.

A 9-year-old boy told school officials that a man tried to grab him Wednesday afternoon in West Eugene, Eugene Police said Friday.

Police said in a press release that "there are some inconsistencies in the boy’s report" but they are investigating.

“We are trying to track down all available leads, but it doesn’t point to one suspect,” Lt. Doug Mozan said.

The boy told a school official at Prairie Mountain School that while riding his bike around 3:15 p.m. "and was allegedly grabbed by a subject near the intersection of Royal and Terry," Mozan said.

 

Deaths of 2 people found in Eugene home ruled suicides

Deaths of 2 people found in Eugene home ruled suicides »Play Video
Two carts were wheeled into the home (above) and later used to carry two bodies to a waiting vehicle.

Investigators removed two bodies from a home on Brookside Drive Thursday, according to a reporter at the scene.

Storm causes flooding, power outages in Springfield

Storm causes flooding, power outages in Springfield »Play Video
SUB crews at work Friday, November 14, 2014.

Heavy rains had public works crews out on the streets overnight clearing clogged drains.

Springfield Utility Board crews were also hard at work restoring power to residents in the area.