By Sky MullerPublished: Oct 11, 2014 at 12:23 PM PDTLast Updated: Oct 12, 2014 at 10:33 AM PDT
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.
By Sky Muller and News StaffPublished: Oct 9, 2014 at 8:33 PM PDTLast Updated: Oct 9, 2014 at 8:33 PM PDT
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.
By Sky MullerPublished: Sep 8, 2014 at 12:52 PM PDTLast Updated: Sep 8, 2014 at 12:52 PM PDT
Competition at the 7th annual Benton County Chili Cook-Off was heating up the Benton County Fairgrounds Sunday as teams of the county’s public safety officials brought their best culinary prowess to chili connoisseurs.
By Sky MullerPublished: Aug 29, 2014 at 10:58 PM PDTLast Updated: Aug 30, 2014 at 8:20 PM PDT
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.
By Sky MullerPublished: May 7, 2014 at 2:02 PM PDTLast Updated: May 9, 2014 at 12:36 PM PDT
Roberto Garcia brought his 11 family members across the border from Mexico two and three at a time, hoping to give them the opportunities a life in Oregon could provide. However, the family then faced the problem of finding a home that would accept 11 people.
"We kept moving because the places were so small, and my dad didn't want to divide the family,” said Leticia Simmons.
The family managed to stay together after getting a home from the Habitat For Humanity program in 1994. In June, the Garcia's will be the first Lane County family to pay off their home form the non-profit organization.