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SEIU rallies in Salem for new budget strategies

Thousands of public employees rally at Capitol to urge legislators to adopt new budget strategies.

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Public Works Day draws more than 1,000 children to explore Eugene’s inner workings

1,300 students from 40 different schools enjoyed the 20th annual Public Works Day at the Eugene Public Works Yard.

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ASUO Senate allocates funds, discusses Riverfront resolution at last meeting of its term

ASUO Senate allocated more than $30,000 in funding from its surplus account for club sports teams who qualified for national tournaments, approved a resolution about Willamette Riverfront development and approved a few minor changes to the ASUO stipend model at the final meeting of the 2010-11 Senate.

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Election recap: School income tax measure does not pass; property tax extension does

Taxes will not be raised or lowered in Eugene as voters voted no on ballot measure 20-182 and yes on measure 20-183

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ASUO members sense culture of hostility in student government office

ASUO Programs Administrator Sinjin Carey ran for ASUO president against Chief of Staff Ben Eckstein in the recent elections and generally felt unwelcome in the atmosphere of the ASUO’s office.

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Oregon state legislature proposal shows lowering textbook prices is statewide concern

House Bill 3651 proposes to direct the Joint Boards of Education to report on strategies to reduce higher education textbook costs. The analysis made will be provided to the higher education facilities and will be recommended for implementation by the Joint Boards of Education.

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University Day unable to find funding from the ASUO

Planners and volunteers for University Day — the annual day for campus beautification and pickup — got lucky with a nice Eugene spring day. Event coordinators now say they were not as lucky with finding funding for the event, being turned away by the ASUO early on.

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Tuition equity bills for children of illegal immigrants, foster children before legislature

Oregon’s legislature has been discussing two pieces of legislation that would impact how foster children and the children of illegal immigrants would pay tuition for their higher education.

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Special elections will decide fate of Eugene school budgets

Ballot Measure 20-182 is asking for an estimated $24 million per year from residents to offset the funding gap that Eugene and Bethel school districts are facing. Schools would receive $16.8 million after tax collection costs and exemptions.

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Robin Holmes takes EMU remodel plan to ASUO Senate

The discussion about remodeling the EMU and Student Recreation Center took a step forward Wednesday, when University Vice President of Student Affairs Robin Holmes attended the ASUO Senate meeting to explain the status of the plan.

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Sinjin Carey speculates about his job’s future after comments

ASUO Programs Administrator Sinjin Carey’s remarks about an Emerald opinion piece regarding President Amelie Rousseau’s Executive tenure have led him to concern for his status remaining on staff.

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State bottle bill would increase deposit, change Oregon recycling

A House bill would amend the current bottle bill by increasing the types of containers accepted for deposit and raising deposit from five cents to 10 cents if recycling rates fall below 80 percent.

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Terhune: Rousseau dishonest again about New Partnership, DPS legislation

ASUO President Amelie Rousseau once again uses half-truths and outright lies to manipulate the student body she is supposed to represent.

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Security issues aside, organizers deem Mallard Madness a success

Although the concerts had their hitches, organizers were pleased with how the event turned out as a whole, citing how many people attended the event and the positive feedback they received.

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End of budget season not the conclusion of ASUO work

There is still work for the 2010-11 ASUO to do before the torch is fully passed to next year’s group at midnight on May 24.

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Oregon bill to permit alcohol in culinary classes prompts discussion of enforcement for minors

House Bill 2750 would allow alcoholic beverages to be used in public education culinary arts classes under adult supervision only and safely stored when not in use.

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Students behind Mallard Madness set sights higher

The process students went through this year to put on a campus concert shocked administrators, students working on ways to work in more student involvement in future concerts/events.

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Public school ballot measures highlight Eugene special election

This midterm election will end May 17 at 8 p.m., and voters can mail in their ballot or drop it off at one of the 12 locations around the city.

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ASUO Street Faire makes cash for vendors, student government

Arts, crafts, food and culture may take center stage along East 13th Avenue as the ASUO Street Faire enters its second day today, but the event is also a boon for the ASUO’s coffers.

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ASUO Senate meeting canceled because of lack of new business

Finding nothing to talk about, ASUO Senate doesn’t meet.

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University Senate committee supports bottle ban

President Nathan Tublitz writes letter encouraging one-time-use bottle ban

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ASUO Street Faire to kick off Mallard Madness on Wednesday

The first-ever Mallard Madness arts and culture festival will officially kick off tomorrow with the ASUO Street Faire, inviting a large variety of handmade merchandise and unconventional street fare from around the Eugene area.

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ASUO President-elect Ben Eckstein’s new staff positions to emphasize outreach

Eckstein releases list of positions open on next year’s executive staff, and it includes a few differences from the current ASUO president’s staff.

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University Senate officers send bottle ban to administration

Nathan Tublitz, chair of the University Senate Executive Committee and University Senate president, writes a letter endorsing the Take Back the Tap report to Vice President of Finance and Administration Frances Dyke, Provost Jim Bean and President Richard Lariviere.

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State representative takes on task of lowering textbook costs for students

House bills 2963 and 3651 will look at strategies to reduce the cost of textbooks

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