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Eugene reviewing proposal to encourage Uber’s return

Despite the rumors, Eugene may not see Uber return for the foreseeable future. On April 3, 2015, the San Francisco-based ridesharing service, which currently operates in 410 cities worldwide, suspended operations in Eugene. The company sent a letter to Mayor Kitty Piercy and city council members explaining its withdrawal. The letter stated …

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Sweet Life opens second location near UO despite small car accident

The wait is over: a new Sweet Life Desserts location on East 19th Avenue and Agate Street opened its doors Monday morning — despite a small car accident that occurred the night before. According to managers at Sweet Life, a car backed up at a higher than usual speed and hit …

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UO club promotes sexual consent through dance

Oregon Ballroom Dance Club has been a part of the University of Oregon and Eugene community for 22 years. This year, it is showing the correlation of consent with dance and applying it to sexual consent as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “Dancing, in my biased opinion, is a fantastic …

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Former Eugene property manager Terry Shockley pleads guilty to wire fraud

Terry Shockley, the former owner of Eugene Rentals and Property Management Concepts who lost $3.5 million in rent and security deposits, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud in Eugene District Court on Wednesday, the Register-Guard reported. Sentencing is set for Sept. 6. The government is accusing Shockley of using …

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UO student killed in train accident last Friday

The Eugene Police Department has identified the person who died after falling from a train in Eugene on April 1 as University of Oregon student Connor James. The Register-Guard reported the story on Monday. James’ body was reported on the train tracks near Northwest Expressway and North Park Avenue early …

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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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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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Update: Child sent to hospital after LTD crash

The collision between an EMX bus and a Ford F-350 Super Duty pickup truck happened at Franklin Boulevard and Orchard Street at 12:06 p.m., the Register-Guard reported. Five were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, including a seven-month-old child,according to the Eugene Police Department. The child was injured when the accident …

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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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Federal government files federal charges against Eugene Rentals’ former owner

The U.S. District Court in Eugene filed criminal charges on Wednesday against Terry Shockley, the owner of Eugene Rentals property management company, The Register-Guard reported. The complaint tries to seize any assets Shockley may have collected and charges him of two counts of wire fraud. It alleges that Shockley has collected …

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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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Number of seats on daily flights from EUG-SFO to increase

United Airlines will upgrade it plane sizes but also cut the frequency of daily flights between Eugene to San Francisco starting this June, The Register-Guard reported. On June 9, the airline will cut six daily flights down to four. Three out of four daily flights will take place on Airbus …

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Potential gas leak in downtown Eugene

A construction crew potentially caused a natural gas leak which temporarily closed the Ferry Street Bridge this morning, the Register-Guard reported. Road closures were due to the response of emergency crew, but all roads have since reopened. The line was reportedly ruptured near Broadway and High Street but the origin …

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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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Plans in place for 20th Eugene Starbucks near campus

A new business is coming to the vacant building on 1895 Franklin Blvd., and it’s a familiar one. On Sept. 21, nine months after Wendy’s left the location, Starbucks, the Seattle based coffee company, filed plans with the city of Eugene to change the former burger chain stop into a 2,500 …

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Minor power outages in campus area Monday left 2,000 customers without power

On Monday, Dec. 21, the Eugene Water and Electric Board’s Willamette electric substation caused a power outage for nearly 2,000 customers, according to Joe Harwood, external communications coordinator for EWEB. Harwood said that the substation was damaged at around 11:40 a.m. yesterday morning from a combination of high winds and …

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Video: LTD purchases all-electric buses

On Nov. 10th, Lane Transit District held a public forum discussing its recent purchases of all-electric vehicles as well as some ways it can become a more environmentally friendly organization.

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New stores still opening at Gateway in Springfield

The Shops at Gateway have been redesigned and continue to open new stores.

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CityHousingNews

Newly opened Hub on Campus complex still working to fill vacancies

Since Hub on Campus, a luxury apartment complex located on 515 East Broadway, opened its doors in September it has filled roughly 81 to 82 percent of its vacancies. The twelve-story high-rise has a multitude of amenities including a roof-top pool, free gym, beach volleyball court and study room.

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Have you registered to vote?

The League of Women Voters of Lane County reminds students that Oct. 13, is the last day to register to vote or update registration information before the Nov. 3 election. Students can register online or in person at the Lane County elections located at 275 W. 10th  from 9 a.m. till …

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CityCrimeNews

UCC shooting survivor remains in critical condition

At a press conference at Peace Health Riverbend Annex this afternoon, it was announced that 19-year old Julie Woodworth, the most critically injured survivor of last Thursday’s Umpqua Community College Shooting, remains in critical condition. She will continue to be treated at its intensive care unit for a least another week, and remain …

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UO community honors UCC shooting victims during candlelight vigil

Grieving members of the University of Oregon community filled the EMU amphitheater Monday night for a candlelight vigil. Around three hundred people showed up to show their support. The event was held by members of the Erb Memorial Union, who provided candles and white cards emblazoned with the University of …

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Eugene community comes together at candlelight vigil in honor of UCC shooting victims

In a wake of the mass shooting that took place Thursday, Oct. 1 at Umpqua Community College, Eugene residents gathered at Alton Baker Park Sunday night to honor the loss in a candlelight vigil. Two Roseburg natives Lisa Sweely and Tabatha Brown, who both graduated from Roseburg High School and UCC, …

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EMU amphitheater will host Monday night vigil for UCC community

At 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5 a candlelight vigil will  take place at the Erb Memorial Union Amphitheater to honor and provide support for those affected by the tragic shooting that took place Thursday morning at Umpqua Community College. During the candlelight vigil, there will be three speakers who …

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CityCrimeNews

Bomb threat on Franklin Blvd. cleared, suspect detained

5:48 p.m. update: a suspect in the incident has been detained, according to The Register-Guard. Eugene Police Department received a call regarding a bomb threat at 4:13 p.m. Thursday. The call mentioned an EmX bus headed toward Springfield on Franklin Boulevard. EPD and University of Oregon Police evacuated the bus in question …

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Nightingale Health Sanctuary rest stop program moves west

This article was written by University of Oregon master’s degree alumna Debra M. Josephson, who is not affiliated with the Emerald. It was submitted to the Emerald for publication. We have done fact checking and editing on the piece. Debra’s website can be found here. Nightingale Health Sanctuary (NHS) is a legal, …

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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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Live blog: public forum on Cascadia earthquake at UO. Send us questions you want answered.

The University of Oregon’s Department of Geological Sciences is giving the community a chance to ask questions about “The Really Big One,” which — if you haven’t heard — is an overdue 9.0 magnitude earthquake that experts predict will hit the Pacific Northwest in the next 50 years. If you …

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