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'Seeing them more themselves, more radiant and expressive - what could be better?'

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While the kids are shaking their bodies, they're also shaking away their troubles.

Sparkplug Dance founder Rachael Carnes teaches the program at the Relief Nursery.

She said they're teaching kids how to express their emotions, especially the negative ones, in a healthy manner.

Sheriff: Man gave wife psychedelic mushroom tea

http://media.kmtr.com/images/Robert-Davis330.jpgA man tricked his wife into drinking tea made from psychedelic mushrooms, beat her up and threw her against a wood stove, and hung up the phone when she tried to call 911, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said.

Robert Davis, 51, faces charges of Assault IV Domestic, Causing Another Person to Ingest a Controlled Substance, and Interference with Making a Report, the sheriff's office said.

Deputies responed to a home on Fishtrap Road in response to a possible distrubance Friday evening just after 6.

O Heroes and Oregon senator team up for turkey drive

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Sen. Ron Wyden and athlete volunteers from the University of Oregon joined St. Vincent de Paul on Saturday.

The charity plans to feed thousands of low-income familes in Springfield and Eugene by providing them with turkey or ham plus other fixings for a holiday dinner.

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Photos: Oregon 44, Colorado 10

Photos: Oregon 44, Colorado 10
Oregon's quarterback and leading Heisman candidate Marcus Mariota (#8), in what many believe will be his last appearance in Autzen Stadium, runs into the endzone for a score in the first quarter in the game against Colorado. Royce Freeman became the first true freshman for Oregon to rush for over 1,000 yards. Oregon led Colorado 30-3 at the half. Mary Jane Schulte, Oregon News Lab.

Misunderstood Medicine: 'I feel like a normal boy'

Misunderstood Medicine: 'I feel like a normal boy' »Play Video
Forrest Smelser is now 9 weeks seizure free after getting on medical cannabis oil.

A week after Forrest's 8th birthday, his mother Tanesha Smelser said doctors diagnosed him with epilepsy and prescribed him an anti-seizure drug.

She said the drug made him angry, violent and suicidal.

The Smelser family had reached a breaking point when Tanesha said they decided to ditch the pharmaceuticals in favor of medical marijuana.

Check out this honeycomb treehouse

Check out this honeycomb treehouse
Do you watch Treehouse Masters on Animal Planet? The show is hosted by Fall City WA's own Pete Nelson, who travels the county building tree-houses for people. An upcoming episode takes him within his own state, were a local Woodinville couple wanted a treehouse that resembled a honeycomb. Here's just a sneak peak of the final product Nelson presented Donald and Alison Farmer yesterday - we'll have more in January when Season 3 of Treehouse Masters returns. Can't wait? There's a special holiday episode airing on December 26. (Image: Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

Do you watch Treehouse Masters on Animal Planet? The show is hosted by Fall City WA's own Pete Nelson, who travels the county building tree-houses for people. An upcoming episode takes him within his own state, were a local Woodinville couple wanted a treehouse that resembled a honeycomb.

Photos: Inside a Space Age house

Photos: Inside a Space Age house
Who knew that over the hill and through the woods, there was a 'concept house' in Seward Park built for the future? This Jet City Original by Ken Koehler AIA resembles a stationed rocket ship, and was designed for display at the 1963 Home Show in the Seattle Coliseum. The 4,000 square foot property is being sold by Windermere and Edward Krigsman for $948,000. (Image: Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

Who knew that over the hill and through the woods, there was a 'concept house' in Seward Park built for the future? This Jet City Original by Ken Koehler AIA resembles a stationed rocket ship, and was designed for display at the 1963 Home Show in the Seattle Coliseum. 

'Most children do just fine in the transition to kindergarten, but 20 to 25 percent of them experience difficulties'

'Most children do just fine in the transition to kindergarten, but 20 to 25 percent of them experience difficulties'
Researcher Sara Schmitt working with a child

An intervention that uses music and games to help preschoolers learn self-regulation skills is helping prepare at-risk children for kindergarten, a new study from Oregon State University shows.

Self-regulation skills – the skills that help children pay attention, follow directions, stay on task and persist through difficulty – are critical to a child’s success in kindergarten and beyond, said OSU’s Megan McClelland, a nationally recognized expert in child development and a co-author of the new study.

'There's so many that's hurt, and this is very helpful for that'

'There's so many that's hurt, and this is very helpful for that' »Play Video
Tamarack Pool

For some veterans, Tamarack Pool is more than just taking a dip: it's a therapeutic way to heal.

The pool offers free swimming for veterans every Monday through December at 10 a.m.


    

Corvallis woman killed in 4-car crash near Junction City

Corvallis woman killed in 4-car crash near Junction City
The driver of a Nissan Juke died when an oncoming pickup truck crossed the centerline and hit her car Friday morning.

A Corvallis woman died Friday when an oncoming pickup truck crossed the center median on Highway 99 and hit her car, Oregon State Police said.

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.

$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 »Play Video
Louella Freeman

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.