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A 4.2 magnitude earthquake occurred Saturday morning near Springfield. That's according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was gaged at about 6 miles deep. One resident in Dexter who contacted KLCC reported seeing her sliding glass door move. Springfield resident, Stephanie Songchild described her experience.

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State tax incentives for the film and television industry have cleared the Oregon House. 

The bill would extend tax breaks for six more years and benefit film and television producers who bring their projects to the state.  Executive Director of the Oregon Film & Television Tim Williams calls the incentives a powerful draw for this lucrative industry.

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The Eugene Police Department is reminding pet owners to be aware of the heat and to leave animals at home. It’s too hot to for pets in vehicles even in the shade.

With high temperatures forecast to continue for the next several days, pets are safer at home where they have access to plenty of water. Although dogs enjoy car rides, Molly Monette with EPD’s Animal Welfare Unit says the department has received around half a dozen calls a day reporting dogs in hot cars.

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Four boys will likely be charged with 2nd degree arson for causing the fire that destroyed Eugene's Historic Civic Stadium Monday. A fifth boy came to police Wednesday morning.

Witnesses had reported seeing a group of boys around the press box at Civic before the fire Monday evening. Eugene Police Detective Steve Williams says three of the boys are 12 and the other is 10 years old. He says they didn't give him a reason for setting the fire.

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Any gardener can tell you it’s been a pretty great growing season so far in the Northwest.

Well, the same is true for the marine algae that produce neurotoxins that make shellfish and crabs dangerous to eat.

The warm sunny waters this spring have contributed to a massive toxic algae bloom that’s shut down some recreational and commercial fisheries on the West Coast.

And it’s costing coastal communities millions.

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Eugene Police say four young boys will be charged with crimes related to Monday's destructive fire of Civic Stadium.

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Citing severe drought conditions, the Eugene City Council has banned fireworks in the south hills. 

Facing a forecast in the 90’s through the holiday weekend, councilors held an emergency meeting Wednesday.  The result was a unanimous vote to ban all fireworks within City limits south of 18th Avenue and all areas east of Agate Street.

Chris Pryor: “But I don’t want to support anything that doesn’t have teeth behind it.”

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Wildfire season in the Northwest has started early this year. Crews are battling the more than 5-thousand acre Buckskin fire right now. As of Wednesday, it's 60 percent contained.

Scientists refer to the Buckskin as a “reburn” because it’s on land that was scorched by wildfire in the recent past. These reburns are a positive indication that the forests are recovering from decades of fire suppression.

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About 5,500 Oregonians live with HIV/AIDS. A quarter of them reside in rural areas. Eugene-based HIV alliance is the only aids service organization helping patients in the eastern and southern parts of the state. The agency recently received a grant to fund a unique, telehealth project for HIV-positive people in remote places.

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Baby Ellanor Blanchett of Texas her family travelled to Oregon this year to try a new medical marijuana treatment developed in Eugene. The parents were hopeful it could alleviate their daughter’s daily seizures.

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