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Construction on Franklin Boulevard means a year of traffic near campus

Construction crews are moving forward with the Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, and with this, the University of Oregon community will continue to notice more traffic disruptions on Franklin Boulevard. The sidewalk budding up against the construction zone is blocked off with orange barriers and a fence depicting the …

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“Not in our town”: Eugene community pushes back against recent hate crime

When southwest Eugene residents awoke Wednesday morning, April 25, they found their neighborhood vandalized with swastikas and symbols of white supremacy. Overnight, the hateful messages were spray-painted across sidewalks, signs, trees and garbage cans. The vandalism reached the south edge of Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School, where the words “white …

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Photos: The 40th Annual Take Back the Night marches through the streets of Eugene

                                          follow Sarah Northrop on Instagram: @sartakespics and Twitter: @sarah_northrop

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UO College Dems refuse to support county commissioner candidate James Barber in wake of inappropriate social media posts

University of Oregon College Democrats President Hannah Argento is calling on James Barber, a fellow Democrat, to back out of the race for East Lane County Commissioner. Barber, who works at Sixel Real Estate as a principal broker and has not previously held public office, posted multiple inappropriate and misogynistic …

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Eugene students demand gun legislation reform in yesterday’s March for Our Lives

When 15-year-old Jivan Jot Khalsa spoke in front of thousands of people during Eugene’s March for Our Lives on Saturday, she felt like she was going to cry. “I felt super emotional because when I got up there to speak, I saw all these people here looking at me, treating …

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Uber, Lyft may return to Eugene

On Wednesday, Eugene City council started the process which would allow for a return of ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. Eugene city councilors voted on Wednesday to move forward on the process of amending local regulations and ordinances, which halted Uber’s operations. According to the Register-Guard, city council must vote …

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Women’s March for Action

Thousands of people gathered January 20th 2018 to take part in the Women’s March for action throughout Eugene.

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Knight campus expands after UO purchases parking lot

On Monday, the Register-Guard reported that Eugene city councilors approved the sale of a city-owned property to the UO in a unanimous decision. The new property is planned to be a part of the Knight research campus. The property is located across the river from the main site of the …

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Downtown Eugene Dog Ban Expires Nov. 1

This chilly November, the dog days of Eugene will return. Dogs will be allowed in downtown Eugene when a ban on dogs expires on Nov. 1, almost seven months after it went into effect on April 10, 2017. The Register-Guard reported that members of the Eugene City Council intended for …

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Eugene’s downtown dog ban: does it criminalize the homeless?

  Robert Wilson, sitting at a park block corner on Saturday afternoon, gave off a sunny demeanor to passersby. Saturday Market goers were drawn to him by his chihuahua Chica, perched next to him in a cowboy costume.   Wilson had been homeless for 25 years, three in Eugene, before …

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How UO student housing transformed in under 10 years

A lot has changed at the University of Oregon since the early 1990s. The football team started winning, enrollment exploded, and, thanks to donors like Phil Knight, campus has been under continuous renovation. Despite the addition of new halls and expanded facilities, the UO campus maintains the same aesthetic feel …

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CityCrimeNews

Man breaks into, steals UOPD patrol car

An unidentified man stole a UOPD patrol car early Wednesday morning. The car was recovered about an hour later at 4:30 a.m., but UOPD is still searching for the suspect. According to UOPD, the car was left running in front of a University of Oregon building on Walnut Street. The …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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