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Outdoors Winter is a special time to visit Oregon's Proxy Falls Winter is a special time to visit Oregon's Proxy Falls (Photo Gallery)
Take a hike on Proxy Falls Trail during summer or autumn, and there's a good chance you'll have company. Come back in winter, though, when the highway is closed to vehicles and the preferred mode of transportation is skis or snowshoes, and it's a far different experience.
National & World Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive
Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools and homes Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 21 people, authorities said. Ukraine's top rebel leader announced that an offensive had begun on the strategically important port.

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Outdoors Winter is a special time to visit Oregon's Proxy Falls (Photo Gallery)
Take a hike on Proxy Falls Trail during summer or autumn, and there's a good chance you'll have company. Come back in winter, though, when the highway is closed to vehicles and the preferred mode of transportation is skis or snowshoes, and it's a far different experience.
Local & Regional (New) Ducks beat Cal, 83-64
Zac Neel
University of Oregon
1/24/15
UO vs. UCLA

“Outcome never in doubt; Ducks roll over UCLA 82-64”

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.
National & World Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive
Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools and homes Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 21 people, authorities said. Ukraine's top rebel leader announced that an offensive had begun on the strategically important port.
National & World Fake schools draw scrutiny of federal investigators
From her hometown in India in 2010, Bhanu Challa said she had no reason to doubt that Tri-Valley University was a legitimate American school where she could pursue a master's degree. Its website featured smiling students in caps and gowns and promised a leafy campus in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb.

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YouNews Escape the Valley fog in sunny Lowell Escape the Valley fog in sunny Lowell
Patch, our cat is waiting for breakfast as he enjoys the Sun in Lowell while the Valley and Eugene has a blanket of fog. A 13 mile drive to Lowell east of I-5 and you can escape the fog that Eugene residents put up with. It is worth the short commute to live out of the fog for most of the winter.

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National & World Police: Man shot his family, killing 3, then killed himself Police: Man shot his family, killing 3, then killed himself
In the quiet of a pre-dawn Saturday on a dead-end street, a father came home and shot his family in their heads, leaving women in three generations dead and a wounded 12-year-old girl calling 911, police said.

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Home 'Deflategate' follies 'Deflategate' follies (Video)
The New England Patriots' footballs may have been underinflated, but jokes and jabs about the scandal have blown up. CNN's Jeanne Moos has some of the best of them.
Home Lost class ring returned 25 years later Lost class ring returned 25 years later (Video)
A Missouri woman's treasure was missing for decades. She thought it was gone forever, but a student from Lewis Palmer high school took up the mission to find it. As Emily Allen reports, it's now mission accomplished.

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Consumer Think safety when using extension cords Think safety when using extension cords
Extension cords can be a trip hazard. That's why so many people try to cover them up with a throw rug or small piece of carpet.

John Drengenberg, a safety expert at UL, says that's something you should never do.

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Politics Pot-related poison control calls up in Washington, Colorado Pot-related poison control calls up in Washington, Colorado
Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children.

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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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Consumer Start early to get financial aid for college
If you have a son or daughter headed to college this year, you should be looking for financial aid. Start by filing out the FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid form.
Consumer Rapid Ramen Cooker: Does it work? (Video)
At some point in our lives, just about all of us have encountered a bowl of ramen noodles. For a lot of people, ramen is a staple, because it costs as little as 20 cents per serving and is extremely easy to cook.
Consumer Don't get sacked by fake NFL gear (Video)
Whether it's the jersey of one of your favorite Seahawks or some other official NFL gear- make sure you're dealing with a legit seller. Online imposters claim to sell you the real thing at a good price, but you'll only get cheap, flimsy knock-offs that quickly fall apart. Most are made illegally in China. And if you're tricked into buying a fake- you're stuck. With no recourse.
Consumer Water line insurance: Read the fine print (Video)
When you buy a house, you're responsible for all repairs to the water and sewer lines on the property. If there's a leak or a sewer line back-up, you pay the bill for everything between your house and the street. unless you have special insurance. but one KOMO viewer who 'purchased' the insurance got a big shock when she tried to file a claim.