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Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump rallies energize and polarize Lane County

Troy Shinn, Tran Nguyen, Max Thornberry, Noah McGraw and Raquel Ortega also contributed to this report. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders certainly have a few well-documented differences — including the reactions each of them provoked upon arrival in Lane County. Thousands of Oregon residents flocked …

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Bernie Sanders supporters show up to rally in droves despite candidate’s recent slump

When presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced he would be coming to the Eugene area for the first time in his 2016 campaign, it was difficult to predict what his tone or the reaction of his supporters would be. Sure, he is comfortably favored to win the Oregon presidential primary according …

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CrimeNews

Taylor’s gun incident left patrons confused, but calm

Leaving Taylor’s Bar and Grill early Tuesday morning, Marissa Sewart was saying goodbye to friends. It was just past 1 a.m. as she stood near the entrance to the bar’s patio by 13th Avenue and Kincaid Street. But close behind her, near the front door, Forest Laughner engaged in a verbal …

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Update: Man who pulled out gun in front of Taylor’s Bar and Grill Tuesday morning arrested by EPD

A man who reportedly pulled out a gun at Taylor’s Bar and Grill early Tuesday morning has been arrested, police officers at the scene said. There were no injuries, according to the Eugene Police Department and Taylor’s General Manager Eric Clarke. UPDATE: That man was Forest Laughner. The incident began when Laughner …

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Cooper Green selected as the Emerald’s 2016-2017 Editor in Chief

Emerald Media Group’s board of directors has selected Cooper Green as the Emerald’s 2016-2017 Editor in Chief. He will begin his editorship on June 8. Green has served as the print managing editor for the Emerald since June 2015, where he oversees the production of the Emerald’s twice-a-week, roughly 5,000-circulation print edition. …

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UO Board of Trustees committee discusses “troubling” decrease in student course loads, future campus redesign

The Finance and Facilities committee, a subcommittee of the University of Oregon Board of Trustees, met Thursday morning to discuss remedies for increased enrollment and delayed graduation. This is in preparation for the once-a-term full board meeting tomorrow morning at the Ford Alumni Center. Here are the highlights from this morning’s …

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Editorial: As UCC tragedy fades from national spotlight, conversation must continue

The Emerald Editorial Board is composed of the 2015-2016 management staff and opinion editor: Dahlia Bazzaz, Kaylee Tornay, Kira Hoffelmeyer, Jack Heffernan, Cooper Green, Scott Greenstone and Tanner Owens. In his response to the Oct. 1 shooting at Umpqua Community College, an exasperated President Barack Obama said the nation has …

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A mass shooting through eyes of UCC alumni at University of Oregon

Lauren Garetto, Noah McGraw and Jack Heffernan each contributed to this post. David Kildal, an Umpqua Community College alumnus, was about to leave for a 12 p.m. class at the University of Oregon when he heard about the shooting. Sitting in his class, not knowing if his community was safe, …

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FootballSports

Secondary shines, tackling declines in Oregon football’s 31-28 loss to Michigan State

On Michigan State’s first play from scrimmage, Madre London broke a 62-yard run that set up an eventual game-tying touchdown. Halfway through the run, Oregon safety Reggie Daniels had a chance to wrap London up but took a wrong angle to the ball, giving the the running back a chance …

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FootballSports

Rapid Reaction: Oregon and quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. come up short in battle with Michigan State

In the marquee matchup of the weekend, the No. 7 Oregon Ducks came up short in their game with the No. 5 Michigan State Spartans, losing 31-28. Vernon Adams Jr., in his second start for the Ducks,  passed for 309 yards. But, he was intercepted twice, which proved costly. Here’s …

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FootballSports

Halftime rapid reaction: Offenses slowed after busy first five minutes

Three things to watch for in the second half: Will the Oregon defense clean up its tackling? That will be one of the keys heading into the second half. As seen on the opening drive where Reggie Daniels got trucked by Michigan State running back Madre London, Don Pellum’s group …

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FootballSports

Roundtable: Insights and predictions as Oregon prepares to face Michigan State

Saturday marks the finale to a home-and-home series between no. 7 Oregon and no. 5 Michigan State. Last year, thanks to 28 unanswered points from the Ducks, Oregon rallied past the Spartans 46-27. The win catapulted the Ducks into the College Football Playoff conversation. This time , the same circumstances …

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FootballSports

Oregon cautiously optimistic after 61-42 win over EWU

On the second play of Vernon Adams’ first drive as Oregon’s starting quarterback, he threw a three-yard pass to tight end Evan Baylis for his first completion of the year. Judging by what Mark Helfrich said after Oregon’s 61-42 victory over Eastern Washington, the third-year head coach likely breathed a …

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FootballSports

Rapid Reaction: Ducks lead 37-21 after offensive-heavy first half

Three things to watch for in the second half: Can Oregon stop wide receiver Cooper Kupp? The junior has caught eight passes for 160 yards and a touchdown, while the rest of the Eagles’ receiving corps has netted 10 catches for 104 yards and touchdown. Oregon’s young secondary may have …

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Quick hits: Four-star quarterback Ryan Kelley receives offer from Oregon football

– Junior quarterback Ryan Kelley of Basha High school in Chandler, Ariz. tweeted on Tuesday that he had received an offer from the Ducks. Blessed to say I’ve received my 11th offer from The University of Oregon. #GoDucks#winthedaypic.twitter.com/eQ2TukWggX — ⚡️RK⚡️ (@Ryankelley_14) September 2, 2015 Kelley, widely considered a pro-style pocket …

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FootballSports

Mark Helfrich previews Oregon football’s matchup with EWU

Four days prior to Oregon’s first game of the season against Eastern Washington, head coach Mark Helfrich provided a scouting report of the Eagles and addressed some of the upcoming game’s most talked-about story lines: On EWU’S special teams:  From a special teams standpoint, these guys do a fantastic job. It’s a great …

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Gameday: Emerald staff predictions for the 2015-2016 Oregon football season

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s “Gameday” edition, which was released on Aug. 27. Copies are available on stands throughout Eugene.  Towards the end of fall camp, four Emerald writers predicted Oregon football’s record, who they’d lose to and the outcome of their final game in the 2015-2016 …

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Gameday: New-look Oregon offensive line builds camaraderie over summer

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s “Gameday” edition, which was released on Aug. 27. Copies are available on stands throughout Eugene.  Doug Brenner and Jake Pisarcik stood on a deck and watched as the rays from a mid-July sun adorned Triangle Lake in Western Oregon. The Oregon …

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FootballSports

Mark Helfrich discusses storylines heading into final scrimmage of fall camp

Oregon football will hold its final scrimmage of the fall camp on Thursday before taking a day off on Friday. After that, Saturday will be the only day the Ducks will practice before beginning preparations for Eastern Washington next Monday. During that time, Oregon coaches will finalize a depth chart, …

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Practice Recap: Oregon football’s depth chart expected to take shape next week

With the first game of the season exactly two weeks away, Oregon football’s focus at practice is transitioning from installing its overall system to evaluating potential starters. “We’re done installing, for the most part, in every phase,” head coach Mark Helfrich said after the final practice of the week on …

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Oregon women’s soccer falls to LSU 2-1 in first game of the season

A two-goal, twenty-second span decided the outcome of Oregon’s 2-1 loss to LSU in its first game of the season Friday night at Pape’ Field. At 23:43, Summer Clarke scored the first goal of the game to put LSU on top 1-0. Six minutes later, junior Marlo Sweatman notched the …

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FootballSports

Practice Recap: Don Pellum on the defense’s progression in week two of camp

With the depth chart likely a week away from being finalized, defensive coordinator Don Pellum is almost done teaching his system. Once he finishes, the Ducks can begin preparing for their first game against EWU on Sept. 5. Pellum said the defensive scheme is “roughly 90 percent installed” and that …

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Quick Hits: Mark Helfrich calls DeForest Buckner Oregon football’s “X-factor”

– Much has been said about Oregon’s depth at its offensive skill positions. But head coach Mark Helfrich applied the “X-factor” label to a defensive player — defensive lineman DeForest Buckner — on Wednesday. Helfrich also revealed his plan to groom freshman players for the season. – On Thursday, running …

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FootballSports

Bralon Addison reflects on ACL injury, update on Devon Allen’s knee

When receiver Bralon Addison tore his ACL during spring practice 16 months ago, he simply tweeted, “Life is tough man.” After posting 890 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in 2013, the injury cost Addison the entire 2014 season. With time to reflect, however, he found a silver lining to the injury. …

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Duck Season: Previewing the special teams

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall …

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Quick hits: Five-star wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey interested in Oregon football

– Tyjon Lindsey, a five-star wide receiver in the class of 2017 according to 247 Sports, has been offered a scholarship from the Ducks, he announced via Twitter: EXTREMELY BLESSED AND THANKFUL for the opportunity to have been offered by The University of Oregon! #GoDucks💚💛 pic.twitter.com/6rE60vjbSf — T-wayne Lindsey #25 …

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CityNews

A recap in tweets: Cascadia Earthquake forum draws large crowd and large questions

While you were watching the Grand Ole Party’s debate Thursday evening, almost the entirety of room 156 in Straub Hall was filled by 7 p.m. It seats 520 people. State and city representatives, professors and the University of Oregon community alike gathered to hear about the “Really Big One” from …

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UO student Alysia Kezerian upgraded from critical to serious condition at Bend hospital

Alysia Kezerian has been upgraded from critical to serious condition after a fall at Smith Rock State Park last weekend, Lisa Goodman, a spokesperson for St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, confirmed after a Register-Guard report Thursday afternoon. The 21-year-old University of Oregon student was listed in critical condition after attempting …

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Duck Season: Previewing the receivers

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall …

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Duck Season: Experience favors Vernon Adams in quarterback competition

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall …

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