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 …
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.
Now that Washington joined 32 other states with privatized liquor sales, some state officials are beginning to question whether Oregon should follow suit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ben Ordonez has filed a petition with the ASUO Constitution Court to reinstate the EMU Referendum and remove President Ben Eckstein from office.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.