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Oregon may see liquor sales in grocery stores next year

A previous version of this article used part of a quote from Christie Scott that did not fully explain hers or OLCC’s position. The current version more accurately explains the legislative process should the liquor measure pass. This November, Oregonians will vote on whether grocers that are licensed to sell …

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Oregon minimum wage increases may benefit thousands of UO students in short term, but long term still unclear

Oregon’s recent decision to raise the minimum wage may ease some of the financial burden for students — but it could also lead to some drastic changes for the University of Oregon and minimum wage jobs on campus. Oregon’s minimum wage will incrementally increase over the next six years. The …

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Meet the people suing the federal government in Eugene’s historic climate change lawsuit

Last week a landmark climate case kicked off at the Federal Courthouse here in Eugene. For those that missed it, read about it here. Now, meet the people who are actually bringing this law suit into being. While the twenty-one young plaintiffs in the federal climate case Juliana et al v United …

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Marijuana dispensaries soon can sell edibles and extracts to recreational customers

Today, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law a provision of SB 1511, which will allow dispensaries to sell marijuana edibles and extracts to recreational customers. Under the current SB 1511, dispensaries are only able to sell edible and extract products to medicinal patients. Edibles and extracts were included in the original …

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Historic federal climate case kicks off in Eugene

Climate activists gathered in front of the Federal District Courthouse in Eugene on March 9 to attend and support the hearing of a landmark environmental law suit. Twenty one young plaintiffs are suing the United States government and the Obama Administration for not fully acting to stop pollution from carbon …

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Celebrating Professor Frances Cogan’s 35-year devotion to teaching

Frances Cogan – known by colleagues and friends as “Francie” – long-time professor of English at the University of Oregon’s Robert D. Clark Honors College, passed away on Tuesday, March 8 at the age of 68. She taught in university classrooms for 35 years and was the CHC’s Professor Emerita of …

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Barry’s Bakery closure causes misguided controversy

The University of Oregon and the city of Eugene made headlines a few weeks ago when KEZI News reported that Barry’s Espresso and Bakery, the coffee shop and deli next to the UO campus, would be replaced by a cannabis shop called Casper’s. The story emphasized the outrage of loyal Barry’s …

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Super Tuesday Breakdown

Super Tuesday was last week, which aside from sounding like a day for buying discounted mattresses is actually a huge night for presidential hopefuls. Super Tuesday is the night when 11 states (and American Samoa for Democrats) vote for their party nominations. “Super Tuesday is always important because more states …

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Justin Bieber’s tour promoter paid UO $5,000 a day to rent the Matthew Knight Arena

Justin Bieber rented out the Matthew Knight Arena all of last week to rehearse for upcoming tour dates in Seattle and Portland. According to a statement released to the Register-Guard by the University of Oregon, Bieber’s tour promoter — AEG Live Productions — paid $5,000 per day, plus whatever reimbursement …

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Landmark federal climate case hearing to be held in Eugene

The Eugene Federal Courthouse will be the scene of a landmark legal proceeding tomorrow at 10 a.m. Twenty-one youth plaintiffs will be presenting their arguments for a case against the United States federal government for violating the constitutional rights of future generations by knowingly polluting the air with carbon emissions. …

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New state law will bring Eugene’s minimum wage up to $13.50 by 2022

Governor Kate Brown signed into law this afternoon the largest state minimum wage increase in the country. SB 1532 will raise the minimum wage in Oregon steadily over the next six years, starting this July with a 50-cent increase to $9.75 per hour. This minimum wage increase will have a …

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SEIU responds to statewide minimum wage increase

Minimum wage has been a hot-button topic for a while now. Bernie Sanders brings it up weekly on the presidential trail and the discussion has labored on in statehouses around the country, even here in Oregon. Currently, there are four statewide initiatives to raise the minimum wage, not including a …

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Man arrested for two campus-area burglaries

A 25-year-old man has been arrested for two burglaries that took place early Sunday morning, the Eugene Police Department announced this morning. According to the release, Kerry Cargill Stabler, Jr. broke into two residences near campus —one on the 1600 block of High Street and the other on the 1700 …

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Update: UOPD hires Pete Deshpande as interim chief

The University of Oregon Police Department has hired former captain Pete Deshpande as its interim chief of police, according to a UOPD statement released Monday morning. Deshpande served with UOPD for three-and-a-half years as a captain before retiring in 2015. He also served as an officer and commander with the …

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Stefan Strek: Carson Dining employee and mayoral candidate

Stefan Strek has a friendly face outlined by trimmed sideburns. While listening in conversation, he nods and gives his typical response of, “Yeah, totally,” spoken in the voice one might imagine for a surfer dude. When asked a question, he answers in a deliberate cadence, trailing off periodically to gather …

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Eugene property manager Terry Shockley’s court appearance set for April 6

Terry Shockley, the Eugene property manager who was indicted last week on two charges of wire fraud totaling more than $3 million, is scheduled to have his arraignment at 10:30 a.m. on April 6. Shockley’s lawyer, Mike Arnold, told The Register Guard that Shockley will plead guilty. Shockley’s firm, TS Property …

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Wayne Morse Center prepares discussion panels to follow 2016 elections

The University of Oregon’s Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics hosted a watch party for the New Hampshire Primary in Gerlinger Lounge on Tuesday, Feb. 9.  A panel of scholars from the center led discussions during the broadcast about the primaries’ function in the democratic process as well as …

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Dozens march to protest UO Foundation’s connection to fossil fuel companies

Dozens of people attended a protest on the University of Oregon campus this afternoon that was organized by Divest UO — a joint student and faculty campaign opposed to the UO Foundation’s investment in fossil fuel companies —  to bring attention to its cause. Beginning at roughly 12 p.m., the …

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2017’s freshman class will be required to live in dorms. Here’s why students think that’s wrong.

Freshman Jacob Armas was valedictorian of his Medford, Oregon, high school and received a Pathway Oregon scholarship to cover his tuition at the University of Oregon. The only catch: the scholarship wouldn’t cover the cost of housing. So his choice to live on campus in a residence hall meant he …

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Breaking: Union Pacific to begin herbicide spraying along Eugene railroads

The City of Eugene received a notice from the Union Pacific Railroad Company that the railroads within the city limits will be sprayed with herbicides as a part of routine railroad vegetation maintenance. The spraying is set to begin on Feb. 15, should weather and train transportation allow it. Union …

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University of Oregon groups celebrate Black History Month

As we move into February, the University of Oregon will begin its celebration of Black History Month, honoring African-American history and culture in America. UO groups have a full month of activities and programs for all to enjoy. The comprehensive list is below: Black Women of Achievement Discussion Series:  Every Thursday …

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UO opens public comment on tuition an fees proposal

Public commentary is now open on the University of Oregon’s latest proposal, which would raise tuition and fees. The proposal, if approved by the UO Board of Trustees, would go into effect on July 1. For more information about the tuition hike, check out previous Emerald coverage. The UO will be …

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New Hampshire Primary watch party in Gerlinger Lounge Tuesday

The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics are hosting a watch party in the Gerlinger Lounge on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The event will begin at 4, once the vote totaling begins in New Hampshire. A discussion led by four Morse Scholars, Andrew Dunn, Jacob Gram, Morgan Murphy, and Celine …

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New JSMA exhibit puts long-time Eugene resident’s photography on display

On Jan.23, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art opened a new exhibit, From the Heart: The Photographs of Brian Lanker. It is a look back, almost five years after Lanker’s death, on the stories he told as a photojournalist for publications like Life and Sports Illustrated. “Brian was such a …

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Influential Oregon marijuana activist dies

Marijuana activist John Walsh was best known around the University of Oregon for gathering signatures on campus or striking up conversations with students in the EMU. He was an advocate for the Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group. For over 20 years, Walsh …

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The case of the surviving Madrone tree

The fire started around five p.m. on June 29, 2015. Starting in the old press box of Civic Stadium, it spread throughout the old wooden grandstands and quickly engulfed the entire structure. Eugene-Springfield firefighters rushed on site and set up in the nearby parking lot to combat the blaze. Hundreds …

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Eugene community comes together in support for MLK Day

Eugene resident Stacy Hoffman was one of hundreds who showed their support for Martin Luther King Jr. during commencement speeches at the 29th annual MLK Day March. “You gotta fight for your right to be free,” Hoffman said.“I used to march like this down in California, and I am so …

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