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Stuff The School Bus: 'it's very important they... have the tools needed for success'

Stuff The School Bus: 'it's very important they... have the tools needed for success'

The Eugene Education Foundation is asking you to stuff a school bus with school supply donations to help limited-income students in the Eugene area.

“It’s very expensive for many families, and when students arrive to class it's very important that they have their backpacks, the supplies needed for their classes so that they have the tools needed for success,” said Molly Lajoie, foundation executive director of the Stuff The School Bus promotion.

Disadvantaged students get help with school clothes, supplies: 'It's a real blessing for us'

Disadvantaged students get help with school clothes, supplies: 'It's a real blessing for us'

About 40 students from Cesar Chavez Elementary School filled a backpack with free school supplies Saturday. Afterward each student went shopping at Valley River Center with a mentor for a $150 school clothes shopping spree.

Parents like Sarah Curry, who has a daughter going into 3rd grade, said the generous donation from the Eugene Active 20-30 Club will prepare her child for the school year.

JR Laing, a member of theActive  20-30 Club, says she wants every student to feel proud and stand tall each day they walk through the classroom door. 

Festival of Eugene: 'It's been a fantastic rollercoaster'

Festival of Eugene: 'It's been a fantastic rollercoaster' »Play Video

In spite of numerous challenges, the Festival of Eugene is officially on for a weekend of entertainment at Skinner Butte Park.

“It's been a fantastic rollercoaster, with highs and lows and we hope to bring all those highs to all those people that come here,” said Anand Holtham-Keathley, a community liaison for the festival.

The event was scheduled for 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Event producer Krista Albert said the free show is an embodiment of the city’s spirit. 

Photos: Pets set the stage for Eugene Celebration Parade

Photos: Pets set the stage for Eugene Celebration Parade

Greenhill Humane Society held a pet parade for the furry friends of Eugene Saturday morning, warming up the crowds for the Eugene Celebration Parade.

Oregon gunman planned to kill 'bunch' of people

Oregon gunman planned to kill 'bunch' of people
Investigators leave the scene of a drive-by shooting Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at Bastendorf Beach, Ore. - File photo

We're learning new details on the double murder - suicide at a coos county beach earlier this week.

Officials said the shooter, Zachary Brimhall, left two suicide notes in his car.

In the notes, Brimhall describes being mentally ill his entire life. He wrote the events allowed him to feel completely free for the first time in his life, officials said.

Flat fee for student's school supplies: 'Anyone can use them that needs them'

Flat fee for student's school supplies: 'Anyone can use them that needs them'

The new school year is right around the corner, and families are making the mad dash to the school supply section of retail stores across the nation.

Families at Danebo Elementary will not be among those fighting for the last pack of pink pearl erasers, as the school adopted a universal school supplies fee five years ago.

They charge $20 bucks per student, which covers all the school supplies that student will need for the year.

Several families were reluctant to accept the fee the first year it was implemented - but now almost all the families love it. 

Mudslides close roads, trap drivers in central Washington

Mudslides close roads, trap drivers in central Washington »Play Video
A Washington state trooper says floods and mud slides triggered by heavy rain on wildfire-burned terrain in north-central Washington have blocked portions of two highways, stranding some motorists. No injuries have been reported.

Tech security on college campuses: 'They should protect our information'

Tech security on college campuses: 'They should protect our information' »Play Video

You do what you can to protect yourself from hackers at home, but what about on while using public wifi spots – like on a college campus?


A study from BitSight Technologies finds that colleges and universities are much less prepared than other industries to protect important data.


They ranked athletic conferences on a scale of 250 to 900. The PAC-12 schools sat in the middle of the pack, with a 600.

SWAT arrests barricaded assault suspect at 13th & Charnelton

SWAT arrests barricaded assault suspect at 13th & Charnelton

An assault suspect barricaded himself in an apartment off Charnelton Street Thursday night, prompting officers to shut down the street between 12th and 13th Ave. while a SWAT and Crisis Negotiation team worked to diffuse the situation, Eugene Police said.

Eugene man dies in crash with intoxicated driver on Hwy 20

Eugene man dies in crash with intoxicated driver on Hwy 20
Photo from Benton County Sheriff's Department

Police say a driver was high on drugs when he crossed the center line of Highway 20 Thursday morning and hit a station wagon head-on, killing the other driver.

Shooting aftermath: 'I'm just glad it's over. I'm ready to move on'

Shooting aftermath: 'I'm just glad it's over. I'm ready to move on' »Play Video
Mark MacPherson was in 1 of the 5 vehicles shot at by 34-year-old Zachary Levi Brimhall of Dillard near Bastendorff Beach. The shooting claimed the life of David Horton, an RV company employee from the Midwest.

Residents and visitors are still trying to make sense of what happened at Bastendorff Beach on Tuesday.