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Committee tries again on student stipend model

Next week — for the third time in almost a month — the ASUO Senate is scheduled to consider a pay raise for its members.

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Observing Oregon: A weekly political recap

Oregon may be facing more budget cuts as state tax and lottery revenues do not match what lawmakers anticipated. It was announced Thursday that state tax and lottery revenues for the 2011-2013 budget cycle that started in July are down approximately $107 million from previous estimates. An Un-Occupy Portland movement …

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County commissioners pass Peter DeFazio's logging revival

The Lane County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 last Wednesday in support of Congressman Peter DeFazio’s proposal to support more logging on federal forests in Lane County.

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Benchmarks Ball tonight: ASUO Senate preview

All four finance committee benchmarks are being set tonight.

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ASUO Senate Live Feed

ASUO Reporter Rockne Andrew Roll and Opinion Editor Franklin Bains cover ASUO Senate. Benchmarks are the main event tonight. Click Here

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OLCC proposes allowing large grocery chains to sell liquor

Now that Washington joined 32 other states with privatized liquor sales, some state officials are beginning to question whether Oregon should follow suit.

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Ban the Bag campaign heads to Eugene City Council

Environment Oregon hosted a kick-off event for their citywide Ban the Bag campaign Tuesday in downtown Eugene. In a City Council meeting on Monday night, members of Environment Oregon and OSPIRG asked city council members to consider a ban on plastic bags.

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Basic Rights Oregon decides against putting same-sex marriage on 2012 ballot

Basic Rights Oregon, the largest gay rights group in the state, has decided against putting same-sex marriage on the 2012 Oregon ballot. They plan to wait until having more public support before putting the issue on the ballot.

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ACFC, Executive agree: No more for athletics

The ASUO Executive and the Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee are sending a message to the athletic department: “We’re not getting our money’s worth,” ACFC Chair Sen. Ben Bowman said.

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Fourth annual Veterans Awareness Week honors servicemen

The University joined 147 schools from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia not only in the in the National Roll Call, but in a simultaneous “minute of silence” at 11 a.m. PST. Participants sat in solemn tribute to the 333,800 veterans living in Oregon, the 21.8 million nationwide, and all those who no longer remain.

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Agreement reinstates referendum for week 10 of fall term

ASUO President Ben Eckstein signed a completed memorandum of understanding Friday afternoon with Vice President of Student Affairs Robin Holmes that, among other decisions, guarantees a student referendum on the EMU and Student Recreation Center renovations during week 10 of fall term.

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Occupy Eugene: Profiles of a Movement Ep.2

Occupy supporter Randy Prince shares what draws him to the movement.

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Senate, Executive, others craft new EMU memorandum

In an marathon meeting that ran almost 10 hours and left attendees exhausted and, at times, exasperated, the Senate and Executive, along with members of the EMU Board and other concerned students drafted a revised memorandum of understanding regarding the EMU Renovation.

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Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy announces bid for third term

In a surprising move, Piercy announced three weeks ago she will look to extend her run to a nearly unprecedented third term this November. If Piercy were to be re-elected yet again, she would be the first to win a third term since Edwin Earl Cone, mayor from 1958-1968.

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Senate, Executive agree to new terms for EMU Referendum

The ASUO Senate and Executive, working with members of the EMU Board and other interested parties, completed a new draft memorandum of understanding on the EMU Renovation project.

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ASUO Senate, community hold discussion of EMU issues

The ASUO Senate sat before a packed house to address the ongoing issue of the EMU Renovation, the referendum on it and ASUO President Ben Eckstein’s decision to postpone it.

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Lane County Board of Commissioners decide Lane County Fair won't change location

The Lane County Board of Commissioners decided last Wednesday to keep the Lane County Fair in its current location at 13th and Jefferson St. for the time being.

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Petition filed to remove ASUO President Ben Eckstein from office

Ben Ordonez has filed a petition with the ASUO Constitution Court to reinstate the EMU Referendum and remove President Ben Eckstein from office.

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LTD receives grant for new buses

Lane Transit District (LTD) has been awarded $3 million in funds for replacement buses and $750,000 in Alternatives Analysis funding.

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ASUO Senate benchmarks sets tone for budget process

The process of crafting an incidental fee budget is an important task the ASUO undertakes. And with the usual 7 percent growth cap being reinterpreted for this year, the process will be challenging.

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Observing Oregon: A weekly political recap

On Nov. 3 the Register-Guard reported that the Goshen fire district hopes to add a tax to allow the fire district to upgrade its aging fleet of engines. The voters will be asked to approve a 10-year tax to generate the revenue. The district is asking voters to approve a …

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ASUO President Ben Eckstein postpones EMU referendum until spring term

Citing concerns over student input in the design process, ASUO President Ben Eckstein has postponed the referendum on the renovation of the EMU until spring term. However, the planned referendum on expanding the Student Recreation Center is still scheduled to occur Nov. 14-18.

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Lane County not considering vote to ban BPA

The Multnomah County Commissioners voted unanimously last Thursday to ban the sale and manufacture of common products that contain the organic chemical compound Bisphenol-A (BPA).

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EMU referendum postponed by ASUO

ASUO President Ben Eckstein announced today that the upcoming student vote on remodeling and expanding the EMU will be postponed.

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Resolutions and stipend increases 'occupy' Senate

After a drawn-out meeting that dealt with a number of potential resolutions, the ASUO Senate partially finished the work that its stipend model committee began by approving stipend increases for Executive staff members and heads of student programs.

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This week in the ASUO

Here’s what’s going on this week in the ASUO.

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ASUO Committee considers changes to stipends

Student government and program leader pay will be back in the spotlight Wednesday night as the ASUO Senate hears another presentation from the Stipend Model Committee.

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City of Eugene looks to composting to reduce carbon emissions

Restaurants may want to think twice before throwing eggshells or leftover meat in the garbage. In the coming weeks, the city of Eugene will begin its new “Love Food, Not Waste” campaign to give businesses incentive to participate in food waste composting programs.

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Photos: Occupy Eugene floods Memorial Quad, University of Oregon campus in protest

The Occupy Eugene movement got a change of scenery as they left their previous encampment in Alton Baker Park for the confines of University campus. Chants, impassioned speeches, and home-made signs were commonplace as the group of protesters took issue with everything from the global economic system to University policy.

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Occupy Eugene makes its way to campus

The University became the new home for the Occupy Eugene movement Thursday afternoon when protesters migrated — camping gear and protest signs in hand — from Alton Baker Park to the Quad and then later to the Riverfront Research Park, their third location in three weeks.

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