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Local Many Lane County students unvaccinated (Photo Gallery)
Thirteen Oregon schools have Nonmedical Exemption Rates for required vaccinations of 50 percent or greater, according to the most recent list dated January 2014. Of those, 3 are in Lane County.
Local Web of oversight didn't prevent listeria outbreak
On the evening of Jan. 16 at the end of the work day, the state Department of Health issued a food-recall alert, warning that anyone who had recently purchased Queseria Bendita cheese should throw it out because of a listeria outbreak. The cheesemaker had been linked to three cases of listeriosis after the exact same genetic strain of bacteria was found in the Yakima facility.

Entertainment

Entertainment 'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office 'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office
The military drama starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle topped the box office for a second weekend in a row with $64.4 million in first place, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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YouNews Early Spring Play (New) Early Spring Play
Kids were out in full force at Lake Sacagawea and we were all enjoying the spring like weather.

Even my Dog had made a few freinds.

If your wondering what happened to the lab, he Was shot in the eye at one year of age.

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Local Ducks beat UCLA, 83-64 (Photo Gallery)
EUGENE, Ore. – The Oregon Ducks jumped out early on UCLA, and never let off of the gas in a 82-64 throttling of the Bruins Saturday afternoon.

Investigators

KATU Investigators Confiscated Carry-Ons: 'It just boggles your mind' Confiscated Carry-Ons: 'It just boggles your mind' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
A fake bloody chainsaw. A grenade gag gift. A blade to skin an animal. They're all holiday presents that have held people up at airport security. During the busiest travel days before Christmas, the On Your Side Investigators reveal what will and won't get confiscated by TSA screeners at Portland International Airport.
KATU Investigators Teen posts ad for "Gay Best Friend," leads to interaction with luring suspect (Video)
It was meant to be harmless. A 14-year-old girl and her friends posted an advertisement on a popular website for a "Gay Best Friend" but it later led to an interaction with a man police call an "internet predator." The victim's father sat down exclusively with KATU's On Your Side Investigators.

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National & World 'Potentially historic' storm headed for Northeast 'Potentially historic' storm headed for Northeast
A "potentially historic" storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Connecticut starting Monday, crippling a region that has largely been spared so far this winter, the National Weather Service said.
National & World NAACP leader urges pursuit of justice after bombing attempt
Nearly three weeks after an attempted bombing in Colorado Springs near the headquarters of the NAACP, the national leader of the organization told several hundred people on Saturday they should not be deterred from pursuing justice while possible hate crimes are being investigated.

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Travel & Outdoors

Travel & Outdoors Oregon Caves expansion expected to boost tourism
You won't see a different cave or a new chateau at the Oregon Caves National Monument. But some are calling the expansion of the landmark, with legislation attached to a defense spending bill signed recently by President Obama, a monumental change.

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Home Pacific Pie Company helps KATU celebrate National Pie Day Pacific Pie Company helps KATU celebrate National Pie Day (Video)
National Pie Day was yesterday, but we are still celebrating here in Portland.

Sarah Curtis-Fawley, Owner of the Pacific Pie Co., stopped by to talk about the 4th annual Pie Contest.

Watch the video to find out all of the details!

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Politics Eyeing 2016, Jeb Bush signals focus on middle class Eyeing 2016, Jeb Bush signals focus on middle class
The former Florida governor said Friday that political leaders need to overhaul the country's immigration and education systems, increase job training programs and ease energy regulations to spur economic growth.
Travel & Outdoors Tips for dog safety during the winter months Tips for dog safety during the winter months
On a recent cross-country ski trip in the Bridger Mountains, I noticed my dog was walking a little funny. It was a frigid day and close to a foot of snow had fallen the night before. Kato, who burst out of his kennel with his usual exuberance at the car park, was looking chilly on the trail.
Politics Obama idea to trim college savings plans hits GOP opposition Obama idea to trim college savings plans hits GOP opposition
President Barack Obama's proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings accounts is running into opposition from Republicans in Congress who say they have no intention of raising taxes on families trying to save money for their children's education.

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Politics Washington granted REAL ID deadline extension
The federal government on Friday granted Washington state a temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver's licenses and ID cards that require proof of legal U.S. residency for holders who want to use them to access certain areas of federal buildings and eventually board a commercial flight.
Politics Obama highlights child care in GOP strongholds of Kansas
Wrapping up a two-day sales trip to conservative states to sell his State of the Union proposals, President Barack Obama pitched expanded child care Thursday to help families make ends meet, while calling for less of the political division that has rendered Washington virtually dysfunctional.

Business

Business McDonald's earnings fall; changes afoot to woo customers
The world's largest hamburger chain reported falling earnings and sales for its fourth quarter on Friday and says it is going to take action this year to save money and bring customers back. This includes slowing down new restaurant openings in some markets.
Business UPS takes a hit during the holidays, cuts outlook
The huge cost of ensuring timely deliveries cost UPS during the holidays and the shipping company cut its outlook for the year. Its shares plunged almost 10 percent in morning trading Friday.

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