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In news from the Summer Games in Brazil, Oregon's Ashton Eaton has successfully defended his Olympic decathlon title Thursday night. Correspondent Tom Banse reports on the now two-time gold medal winner from Eugene.

Bethel School District

An official with Bethel School District in Eugene says recent lead testing has proven the majority of its water sources are safe, and schools will open come September.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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A new program in Eugene has already reversed at least one opioid overdose. That's according to HIV Alliance. In the last month they began distributing the drug Naloxone as part of their syringe exchange.

Why not start by giving homeless people a place to live?

Aug 18, 2016
Joshua McNichols / KUOW

Seattle was one of the cities that pioneered a strategy to fight homelessness called “Housing First.”
That meant getting people into housing before they were sober, or their mental illness had stabilized. The most famous example was housing for chronic inebriates that opened in 2005. Letting alcoholics drink in their rooms was controversial at the time. But “housing first” is now a broadly accepted strategy.

  Filmmakers as young as six years old will have their work showcased in the 2nd Annual Eugene Children’s Film Festival, at the Wildish Theater in Springfield on Sunday, August 21st. Clint Larson, Executive Director of the AAC Foundation, speaks with Eric Alan about the role of film in a child’s development, and within STEAM education. 

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There have been several recent fires on agricultural and grassland in and around the city of Corvallis. These tend to be human-caused.

Centers for Disease Control

A bird found dead in Eugene has tested positive for West Nile Virus. This is the first case reported in Lane County in 2016.

Temperatures are expected to break 100 this week in the South Willamette Valley and the city of Eugene provides locations for individuals to cool off.

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The Federal government has allocated $3.7 million for an earthquake early warning system for the west coast. The U-S Geological Survey awarded additional grant money to the University of Oregon.

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