The criticism following a video of NFL star Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancee unconscious opened up a conversation on why people stayed in abusive relationships and their decision to leave the abuser.
Peggy Whalen said many of the shared stories are familiar. Abusers often say they will change, and victims will often want to believe that from the person they love. In some cases, she said, victims stay because the abuser threatens them or their children's lives.
Some are calling the trending conversations behind #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft powerful, courageous, and a "hashtag of hope".
An 81-year-old man fired his shotgun at an aluminum boat Monday afternoon when two boaters used the man's private dock along the Siuslaw River to load their disabled boat onto a trailer, Oregon State Police said.
Hundreds of antique dealers filled the streets of Coburg, Ore. with collectibles Sunday for the town's 27th annual Antique and Vintage Fair. The event, put on by the coburg Antique Mall, draws thousands to the town to hunt for those hard-to-find pieces from years gone by.
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.
Fire crews are working through the tough terrain west of Cottage Grove to fight the nearly 750 acre Yellow Point Fire. "Low humidity, high temperatures, very tough terrain and a lot of timber - so all the ingredients and recipe of a tough fire," said Tom Fields of the Oregon Department of Forestry.
An unchecked wildfire forced families to evacuate their homes in north Corvallis Friday night, the Corvallis Police Department said. Officials downgraded the evacuation order to level 2 at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, allowing families to return home.