CityCrimeNews

Downtown dog ban pointed at rising trend of crime in the area

It’s the middle of the day and Caroline Cummings walks through downtown Eugene. She passes a group of men sitting on the sidewalk. As she approaches, they begin saying sexually explicit comments to her. The men’s dogs start to circle her. Cummings usually pretends to be on her phone to …

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CityHealthNews

A gas leak has been reported at Klamath Hall

UPDATE 1:36 p.m.: The University notified students that no actual gas leak was present and that Eugene Springfield Fire Department is allowing Klamath Hall to resume operation. UPDATE 1:29 p.m.: Alarms throughout Klamath Hall have been turned off and students have been let back into classrooms. An all clear message …

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CityNews

Your six pack will cost 30 cents more starting April 1

Oregon is increasing its bottle and can deposit from 5 cents to 10 cents per container on April 1. The increase is a state order based on a decreasing number of bottle and can returns in 2014 and 2015. After a decreasing numbers of can and bottle returns over the …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: A&AA’s new name, law school’s new dean, Lane County’s new smoking law

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, associate news editor Max Thornberry and podcast editor Emerson Malone discuss the three biggest stories from week ten of winter term: The university faculty senate voted on Wednesday to rename and restructure the School of Architecture and Allied Arts to the “College …

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AnnouncementsCityNews

Dogs banned from downtown Eugene

Starting in April, walking your dog through downtown Eugene will be illegal, with some exceptions. Eugene City council passed an ordinance today banning dogs — except service dogs, dogs of residences who live and work in the downtown area and police dogs — in downtown as part of the city …

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Podcast: What’s the deal with Deady Hall?

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, Max Thornberry and Franziska Monahan discuss the latest news on the denaming of Deady Hall. They touch on the history of Matthew Deady and his connection to the University of Oregon, the criteria used in making the decision to dename, or not, …

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El pueblo unido: campus community joins in protecting undocumented students

El pueblo unido jamás será vencido Maricruz Reyes, 24, smiled as she panned her smartphone over the crowd of roughly 600 people gathered outside the Oregon State Capitol. They were her fellow protestors, calling on Jan. 14 for state representatives to prevent President Donald Trump from deporting 11 million undocumented …

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Fall term wrap up: Lead, Knight Campus, Taylor’s, blackface and protests

  Noah McGraw and Franziska Monahan go over the major headlines of the term. This episode was produced by Franziska Monahan. Our music was written by Evan DuPell.

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CityNewsPolitics

Federal court rules youth can sue federal government for climate change

The federal district court in Eugene ruled in favor of 21 youth, including University of Oregon student Tia Hatton, who are suing the federal government for the impacts of climate change, allowing the case to move to trial. On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken announced that she rejected …

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Torn by the Vote: University of Oregon campus reacts to election of Donald Trump

In the 24 hours following Donald Trump’s electoral sweep, the University of Oregon erupted with protest as restless students voiced frustration and disillusionment — and then a determination to heal. After taking to Eugene’s streets with chants and tears on Tuesday night, students stood in solidarity by midday Wednesday, ready …

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CityNewsPolitics

Students from UO and South Eugene High School march together in election protest

In an act of solidarity and a call for ‘peace and love’ following Tuesday’s presidential election results, 500 South Eugene High School Students joined University of Oregon students in the EMU amphitheater on Wednesday before marching through the streets of Eugene. At noon, 200 University of Oregon students representing a …

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CityNewsPolitics

Hundreds of UO students protest election of Donald Trump near EMU, down 13th Avenue

Hundreds of University of Oregon students gathered on campus just after 11 p.m. on Tuesday night to protest the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The group, which at its height was estimated to be more than 600, marched from the EMU, down 13th Avenue and neared downtown Eugene …

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UO law professor who wore blackface releases an apology statement

University of Oregon law professor Nancy Shurtz, who wore a costume that included blackface at a private Halloween party, released an apology on Friday through Pat Walsh, the media relations professional hired by Shurtz’s attorney. The statement reads: “During a Halloween party I hosted at my house, I wore a …

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The Standards of Dining: restaurants working to keep clean in Eugene

In the kitchen at Pegasus Smokehouse Pizza on 14th Avenue, one employee comes in every morning at 4 a.m. and turns on the massive oven that churns out hundreds of pizzas a week. This is the beginning of the food preparation process. Scrutinizing this process is general manager Tara Reader. …

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New UO parking phone application seeks to decrease citations and congestion

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that the UO bike program receives some funding from parking tickets as well as students and faculty parking fees. It also stated that the money resulting from the UO parking department’s bike donations to Brasher’s Northwest Auto Auction also helps fund the …

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CityNews

Eugene residents voice concerns about police brutality to city council

Eugene-Springfield residents expressed their concerns regarding an arrest made by the Eugene Police Department during the weekly city council meeting on Oct. 24. Gwendolyn Iris, one of the organizers of the rally “Speak Out Against Police Brutality,” asked the city council to launch an investigation into the actions of police during Friday’s …

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CityCrimeNews

Eugene residents to rally against Eugene Police Department drug arrest

Eugene residents are organizing a rally at the 7 p.m. city council meeting today regarding an arrest Eugene Police Department made in the downtown Park Blocks on Friday. The Facebook page, “Speak Out Against Police Brutality,” says the group will rally before the meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Wayne Morse Free Speech …

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UO BOT member and state representative call for “Yes on Measure 97” during panel

Oregon House of Representatives member Phil Barnhart and Board of Trustees member Kurt Wilcox spoke, alongside “Vote Yes on 97” organizers, in an attempt to persuade students and faculty to vote “yes” on Measure 97 Monday evening.  Measure 97 will set a 2.5 percent tax on corporations earning more than …

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CityNewsPolitics

Oregon Governor candidates debate in Eugene over state issues

A Eugene high school’s auditorium was the scene of a live radio debate, where the 2016 Oregon governor candidates highlighted differences on plans to solve state-wide issues. Incumbent Democratic Governor Kate Brown, Republican Bud Pierce, and Independent Cliff Thomason debated over Oregon issues, including Measure 97 and domestic violence, on Oct. 6 at Winston Churchill …

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CityHousingNews

Tenants at The Andy apartment complex warned not to use their balconies

The Andy apartment complex, located blocks away from campus, warned tenants today not to use their balconies because of safety issues. “To all tenants: Please do not use your balconies until further notice. Thank you for your full cooperation,” read an email sent to residents. Notices were also posted on …

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CityCrimeNews

Victim of Washington County youth offender attack near Autzen Stadium settles for $660,700

Washington County has settled with a Eugene woman who was a victim of attack and sexual assault after a Oregon football game in 2014. Her assaulter was a teen under the Washington County Juvenile Department’s supervision, the Oregonian reports. In the joint statement, the attorneys of both parties announced that the woman will …

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CityCrimeNews

UO students cited by Eugene Police for unruly gathering

The Eugene Police Department cited a UO student and two former members of the disbanded Beta Theta Pi fraternity for hosting an unruly gathering late Thursday night, hours after move-in day. The party, located on block 500 of East 11th Avenue, was reported by neighbors around 12:30 a.m.  – two of the hosts were under …

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Gas leak near University Park

**This post has been updated to reflect the areas that are blocked off A gas leak near University Park at E. 24th and Harris was reported this morning to Central Lane 911 according to the City of Eugene website. The leak was reported at 7:46 a.m. Police are directing traffic and …

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University of Oregon student works on corporate tax measure in hopes of improving higher education

When Amy Schenk started to work for “Vote Yes on Measure 97,” she was doing it because a friend asked her to. But as Schenk learned more about the measure and its potential consequences, she said she was in the right place. Schenk, ASUO local Affairs Commissioner, is involved with …

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CityHousingNews

Eugene Property Manager Terry Shockley to serve 51 months for wire fraud

Terry Shockley, a Eugene real estate manager charged with two counts of wire fraud, was sentenced to 51 months in prison and three years of probation, according to the Register-Guard. The U.S. District Court in Eugene also ordered Shockley to pay $4.5 million to his former clients. Shockley pled guilty to …

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Marijuana continues to grow a year after legalization

The recreational marijuana industry is “doing phenomenal” in Eugene, Oregon. That’s what Courtney Delaplain, the manager of a local dispensary named Casper’s, said of Eugene’s newest industry. A recent report published by the Department of Revenue shows that Oregon state-licensed dispensaries sold $42.2 million worth of recreational marijuana in June …

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CityHealthNews

Oregon advocacy group pressures KFC to go antibiotic-free

The Oregon State Public Interest Research Group delivered a petition with 25,000 signatures to a local KFC on August 2, asking the fast food chain to go antibiotic-free. Ten people from the community showed up at the event, OSPIRG Media Advisory Bobbi Wilson said. Prior to delivering the petition, speakers were given an …

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CityCrimeNews

Eugene police body cameras to bring transparency, added costs

By Jordan Ingram The Eugene Police Department will receive $250,000 in city funds to match a federal grant to expand its body camera program as part of the City Council’s June 27 approved budget. But the EPD faces myriad fiscal challenges with a growing video monitoring system, according to department …

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Peaceful rally for Black Lives drew members of Eugene, Springfield and UO campus in attendance

Eugene and Springfield residents of all ages took the street of Downtown Eugene today during rush hour for a peaceful rally for the Movement for Black Lives. Springfield/Eugene Showing Up for Racial Justice and the Community Alliance of Lane County host the event in order to honor the black lives that …

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