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Local '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?' (Video)
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?”
Local Police take aim at traffic problems with animated PSAs Police take aim at traffic problems with animated PSAs (Video)
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.
Local 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' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
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.
Local UO Senate Task Force issues recommendations to address sexual violence and survivor support on campus UO Senate Task Force issues recommendations to address sexual violence and survivor support on campus (Video)
The University of Oregon Senate Task Force addressing sexual violence and survivor support on campus held a meeting Wednesday to give it's final set of recommendations to university officials.

Over the next two weeks the task force will host discussions for student and public feedback.

Task force co-chair Carol Stabile went through a list of over 20 recommendations split into three categories - critical policy change, prevention and education, and administrative changes.
Local UO video on preventing sexual violence: 'What's most important is that the messages get out' UO video on preventing sexual violence: 'What's most important is that the messages get out' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
The University of Oregon has accepted the White House’s “It’s On Us” challenge, releasing a video at halftime of Saturday's football game against Washington.

The video features leaders in the University of Oregon community, including many athletes.

But the video doesn't include anyone from the Ducks Men's Basketball team, which has been at the forefront of the sexual assault discussion following allegations against 3 players last March.
Sports 'Kenny Wheaton's gonna score! Kenny Wheaton's gonna score!' 'Kenny Wheaton's gonna score! Kenny Wheaton's gonna score!' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Twenty years ago, the Washington Huskies came into Autzen Stadium as heavy favorties.

Late in the game, quarterback Danny O'Neil led the Oregon offense on a 98 yard drive to put the Ducks ahead by four.

But then like so many years before, here came the Dawgs, marching right back down the field in what looked like a game-winning drive to beat the Ducks.

What happened next stands as a turning point in the history of the program. | Learn More

Watch #LiveOnKMTR at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for more on this story

Watch #LiveOnKMTR Friday for a live interview with Kenny Wheaton

PHOTOS: 2014 Duck uniforms inspired by 1994 team
Local 'I have more support than you could ever imagine' 'I have more support than you could ever imagine' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
While it was a cool and foggy fall morning, the hundreds of cheering racers, pink attire and plenty of smiles brightened up the atmosphere at the starting line outside Autzen Stadium.

As families remember those they’ve lost and survivors reflect on their diagnosis, they recall the support they received during their battle.
Local Rally for Schools Oregon Students Deserve: 'Give them the time and attention they need' Rally for Schools Oregon Students Deserve: 'Give them the time and attention they need' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Educators and public school supporters from around the state held a rally Kesey Square Saturday as they kicked off a week dedicated to a movement they are calling Schools Oregon Students Deserve.

"Our funding system in Oregon has been inadequate in funding our schools and our kids are losing as a result,” said Tad Shannon of the Eugene Education Association.

While educators we spoke with say we need change to help better educate Oregon’s children, Shannon says this goes beyond just the students.

"Everybody in the state of Oregon has a stake in public education, an educated work force and educated population is critical to the health of a community,” said Shannon.
Local Eugene couple develops Workout Buddies app: 'I want to workout with someone that can keep up with me' Eugene couple develops Workout Buddies app: 'I want to workout with someone that can keep up with me' (Video)
In the growing world of fitness apps, a Eugene couple developed a program that connects people with the same exercise goals and abilities for a workout.

The app, called Workout Buddies, allows you to connect with others in your area that have similar interests and capabilities.

“I don't want to go workout with someone that's 10 times better conditioned than myself. I want to workout with someone that can keep up with me and do the same thing as me,” said Mike De La Vergne, co-founder of Workout Buddies.
Local Rick Steves on pot: 'We've got a law on our books now, it's not enforced consistently' Rick Steves on pot: 'We've got a law on our books now, it's not enforced consistently' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
The fate of legalized marijuana in Oregon has been a matter of high importance to many around the state, as voters get ready to cast their ballots on Measure 91 in November.

Celebrity travel guide Rick Steves made stops around the state Thursday to talk about his experiences with legalized marijuana around the globe. He hoped to share some experiences on how legal weed has affected the countries he's visited in his travels.

Steves made it clear during his talks that he is not pro-pot. Rather he says he hopes the country will change a law prohibiting marijuana that he believes is doing more harm than good.
Local Court documents shed new light on George Wasson murder case Court documents shed new light on George Wasson murder case (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Police documents released Tuesday are shedding light on the crime spree that started in Eugene, leaving three people dead as the suspect continued to Northern California.

The Eugene Police Department released a 93-page police report Tuesday of compiled documents from the George Wasson murder case.

In those reports, detectives say Ricardo Chaney met with his best friend on March 18, 2014, just hours before George Wasson was found shot to death in his burning home on Elk Avenue.
Local Council makes 6-2 vote for fresh start with Eugene City Hall Council makes 6-2 vote for fresh start with Eugene City Hall (Photo Gallery)
The Eugene City Council voted six to two on Wednesday in favor of building a new city hall, rather than renovating the current structure at 8th and Pearl Street.

The decision came after a work session on Tuesday to hear the pros and cons of each proposal.

Estimates show that phase one of the project will cost the city around $8 million less to build new than it would to renovate the half-century old city hall structure.
Local Vietnam War vet asks her community for help getting service dog Vietnam War vet asks her community for help getting service dog (Photo Gallery) (Video)
A Vietnam War veteran in Cottage Grove is asking her community for help in paying for service dog training courses for her new companion.

Marianne Ballance was diagnosed with severe arthritis after she served as a corpsman in the Vietnam War. She also suffers from chronic depression and panic attacks.

Thanks to a Kaiser-Permanente study, the veteran was granted a service dog to help her with her ailments.
Local Teens face charges after vandals ram stolen golf cart into Cottage Grove High School Teens face charges after vandals ram stolen golf cart into Cottage Grove High School (Photo Gallery)
Officers arrested four teenagers suspected of vandalizing Cottage Grove High School just days before classes started back up, Cottage Grove Police said.

Four teenagers arrived at the Happy Valley Golf Course Thursday night to steal a golf cart. Only three went through with the plan, Cottage Grove Police said.

Two of the group face criminal mischief charges, as police say they were the ones to take the stolen cart to the high school and ram it into the athletic department doors early Friday morning.
Local Leasing helmets helps high school teams cut costs without sacrificing safety Leasing helmets helps high school teams cut costs without sacrificing safety (Video)
As football helmets improve in preventing players from getting concussions, high schools must search for the latest models to keep their students safe.

This can prove to be an expensive task, as technology advancements are made each year.

Harrisburg graduate Mark Elmblade spent 13 years selling football helmets as a rep for Ridell. He is using that experience to build his new company Armor Zone, which leases football helmets to high schools and youth programs.
Local Vandals caught on camera before ramming stolen cart into Cottage Grove High Vandals caught on camera before ramming stolen cart into Cottage Grove High (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Security cameras caught two teenage vandals ramming a stolen golf cart into the doors of the Cottage Grove High School athletic complex early Friday morning, just days before students return to class.

The surveillance footage shows the two teens stealing a golf cart from the nearby Hidden Valley Golf Course early in the morning.

“The golf cart had been rammed through these doors behind me here and was actually stuck in the door,” said Krista Parent, superintendent of the district.