Tennessee wide receiver Josh Smith (25) is hit by Oregon defensive back Reggie Daniels (8) during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Oregon won 59-14. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

No. 2 Oregon’s defense holds its own

Twenty-one of Oregon’s 25 scoring drives this season have taken less than two minutes. That means the defense is on the field a lot.

A broken rear window on a 2001 Mazda Tribute. On the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, a teacher walking through the parking lot of Aloha High School in Beaverton, Ore., heard a "loud pop" and then saw a broken window on this SUV. He assumed that the vehicle had been shot out, which prompted a school lock down. Investigators later determined that the window had shattered accidentally. (Washington County Sheriff's Office)

Aloha HS placed on lockdown

A teacher mistook a what appears to have been an SUV’s shattering window for a gunshot.

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Hardest part of fostering pets: Goodbye

This is the life of a foster-caregiver: You nurse and nurture, live with and love an animal in your home. After a few weeks or months, you t…

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Vandals target SW Washington churches

Kelso Christian Assembly also hosts youth cheer-leading camp. “When Monday rolled around, the gym had been ransacked,” said the cheer coach.…