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Uber and Lyft take to the streets of Eugene and Springfield

As students return to the University of Oregon for fall term, they will find new transportation options for traveling to the airport, football games, bars and anywhere else in Eugene and Springfield. Both popular ride-hail services Uber and Lyft began operating in the two cities this week. Lyft kicked off …

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CityNewsTechnology

Uber will return to Eugene next Thursday

The rideshare service Uber announced today that it will return to Eugene on Sept. 6, 2018. According to a press release issued by the Technology Association of Oregon, Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis will make the inaugural ride at the Arcimoto Manufacturing Plant and the service will be available to the …

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Fight Like a Duck: Cancer survivors to be recognized during Oregon football games

As thousands of Oregon football fans fill the stadium this weekend, Geni White, 82, will be preparing to walk onto the field during a timeout to be recognized as a Cancer Hero of the Game. Cancer runs in White’s family, she said, and she’s the first of three generations to …

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New research and teaching lab coming to Knight Library

Among many other changes, including the new Tykeson Hall and demolition of Hayward Field, University of Oregon students can expect to a new lab in the Knight Library for faculty, graduate educators and students doing research projects and pedagogical work. Although the Academic Design and Innovation Lab will be open …

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First NCAA Basketball Championship program sells for $5,184

On Friday evening, a program from the first-ever NCAA basketball championship in 1939 sold for $5,184 on Lelands.com, a sports memorabilia auction website. The University of Oregon Webfoots were named national champions on March 27, 1939 after they beat Ohio State 46-33 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Bidding for …

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Safe Ride and DDS work to improve safety, efficiency

This summer, Safe Ride and the Designated Driver Service (DDS) implemented a disciplinary action plan for student drivers who speed. The ability to record driver’s speed comes with the installation of a GPS device in each vehicle. “The goal is to educate [drivers] and let them have that time frame …

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Grass fire near campus damages utility poles, temporarily closes railroad

On Thursday afternoon, a UO text message alert informed students of a grass fire behind the Campus Planning and Facilities Management on Franklin Blvd. Eugene-Springfield Fire Battalion Chief Brian Smith said that the fire broke out near the train tracks, but crews were quick to extinguish the flames. The consequences …

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Preview: 20x21EUG Mural Project brings international art to Eugene Walls

In the upcoming week, Eugene will be transformed with a colorful array of new murals, street art installations and gallery walks during 20x21EUG Mural Project’s Eugene Walls, which is part of the Downtown Visual Arts Festival. From July 27 to Aug. 3, artists from around the world will be creating …

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What the Trump administration’s affirmative action changes mean for UO

On July 3, the U.S. Department of Education announced it would rescind legal guidelines for universities that use race as a factor in their student admissions process, and instead will begin promoting race-neutral admission policies. The guidelines, which were first published by the Obama administration in 2011, provided recommendations for …

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Arts & CultureTheater

Preview: Summer SOUP dishes up free performances this weekend

Whether you’re looking to plan an inexpensive date night or just wanting to escape the heat for a few hours this weekend, look no further than Summer SOUP’s rendition of “Wondrous Strange.” Summer SOUP is the University of Oregon’s summer theater program that challenges students to audition, rehearse and perform …

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TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna resigns

Editor’s note: This article was updated on Tuesday at 6 p.m. to clarify Lananna’s comments on the track community.  Vin Lananna announced on Tuesday that he is resigning from his position as President of TrackTown USA, the local organizing committee that hosts events such as the U.S. Olympic Trials and …

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CrimeNews

New distracted driving laws mean multiple offenses result in ‘elevated sanctions’

This summer, you may want to think twice before you pull out your phone during that long road trip or quick drive down the freeway. As of July 1, distracted driving fines will begin to add up and could even result in jail time for drivers who violate the law …

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CityNews

Eugene Food Truck Festival attracts 12,000; raises funds for Eugene Mission

When world fusion vegan food truck Vengan Pa’Ka rolled up to the third annual Eugene Food Truck Festival, its crew was ready to “kill it” for their first time at the event. The sun was shining over the Lane County Fairgrounds, heating up to 80 degrees — reaching around 100 …

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