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Uber will return to Eugene next Thursday

The rideshare service Uber announced today that it will return to Eugene on Sept. 6, 2018. According to a press release issued by the Technology Association of Oregon, Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis will make the inaugural ride at the Arcimoto Manufacturing Plant and the service will be available to the …

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City of Eugene to address noise complaints through UO Restorative Justice program

If you live in a house or apartment in West University and you’ve received multiple noise complaints, you and your roommates might just find yourselves in front of the University of Oregon’s Restorative Justice panel.  During a Eugene City Council work session on November 19, Presiding Judge Wayne Allen proposed …

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Why the new West Eugene EmX is so controversial

The new EmX, which will run west from Eugene Station, is finally nearing the construction phase, after a seven-year planning process marked by bitter opposition and even an ongoing federal lawsuit. But those who object to the West Eugene line say the fight is far from over. The extension along West 6th, 7th …

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Students discuss misconceptions about Social Host Ordinance at Wednesday panel

Seats were far from empty in Columbia 150 when students met to discuss the Ordinance on Unruly Gatherings, commonly known as the Social Host Ordinance, on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The forum was an opportunity to clarify the ordinance’s stipulations and consequences, especially in light of recent arrests related to unruly …

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Opinion

Blrbs: Finals Week, term in review

Here are three of the biggest issues the University community was affected by this fall. Mallard Madness senate funding Well, this has been fun. In case you haven’t been following ASUO politics, here’s a quick rundown of the latest controversy. Essentially, what started as a request from the Executive’s office …

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Top news from around Eugene on Nov. 27

Weather: High – 51; fog, Low – 38 Woman shot in Eugene apartment complex An unnamed 32-year-old woman was shot in an apartment in the 1200 block of West Sixth Avenue last night. According to The Register-Guard, shots were fired at 6:41 p.m. inside the complex before the woman managed …

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Eugene City Council passes ban on plastic bags Monday night

The Eugene City Council passed an ordinance banning single-use plastic bags Monday night at Eugene Public Library. In their temporary council chambers, members passed the motion with a vote of 6-2, with councilors Mike Clark and George Poling opposing. Local grocery stores will charge  a minimum of five cents per …

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Top news from around Eugene on Oct. 21 and 22

Eugene City Council hopes to pass street repair measure The Eugene City Council expects voters to once again approve a $35.9 million bond measure devoted to repairing streets in the city, according to The Register-Guard. The measure, funded by property taxes and used to repave or rebuild streets, was put …

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Top news stories from around Eugene on Oct. 16

Interim City Council member desired The Eugene City Council is searching for a candidate to represent the West Eugene area, or Ward 6, according to The Register Guard. Previous Ward 6 council member Pat Farr is expected to be elected as a Lane County Commissioner when general elections take place …

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Eugene City Council moves forward with policy to control unruly house parties

The Eugene City Council held a work session for its social host ordinance draft on Wednesday at the Eugene Public Library. The city council passed the motion to move the revised ordinance forward to a public hearing on Nov. 19. The social host ordinance holds those accountable for unruly social …

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Possible advisory vote considered by Lane County Commissioners

After the 7-1 vote approving EmX expansion in the Eugene City Council work session on Wednesday, Lane County Commissioners are looking at putting a public advisory vote on the ballot, according to KMTR. The staff of the Lane County Board of Commissioners are currently looking into the legality and feasibility …

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EmX expansion approved by City Council

The new line will likely go along West 6th, 7th and 11th Avenues. A new station would also be built on Commerce Street.

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Top 5: News from around Eugene on Sept. 26

Today’s Weather: High — 77, partly cloudy; Low — 47 Eugene City Council votes on EmX The Eugene City Council will decide at noon today the fate of the Lane Transit District’s construction of 8.8 miles of EmX bus loop route. The Register-Guard reports that the Eugene City Council is …

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City Council to meet on proposed EmX expansion

The Eugene City Council will meet Wednesday for a work session on the proposed EmX expansion to West 11th Avenue. The ASUO has repeatedly backed the expansion, citing the daily use of EmX by University students. “(ASUO) expresses support for the West Eugene EmX Extension and urges the Eugene City …

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Hosts of off-campus parties could face increased penalties due to proposed city policy

City officials plan to pass a new city ordinance that would crack down on off-campus student parties.

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University students react to proposed ordinance to control parties

Proposed harsh fines for excessive partying upset some students.

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City of Eugene, ASUO President Ben Eckstein to discuss new policy on house parties

ASUO President Ben Eckstein expressed concerns in a press release Wednesday about a Eugene neighborhood committee’s proposed policy that would implement harsh penalties for University students hosting house parties.

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City Council passes Eugene Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan

The Eugene City Council approved the Eugene Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan by a vote of 6-0 Monday night, taking the next step toward installing more pedestrian paths in Eugene to make it more commuter-friendly.

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City approves We the People Eugene resolution for campaign financing reform

The Eugene City Council passed a resolution 6-1 on Feb. 15, calling for Congress to make an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would stop unlimited campaign contributions by eliminating the notion of corporate personhood.

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Moss Street construction project makes headway

After a long process with the Eugene City Council, the University now owns a portion of Moss Street between East 15th and 17th Avenues.

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Letter: Pete Sorenson stands up for Eugene’s environment, education and economy

I’m writing in support of Commissioner Pete Sorenson’s re-election campaign. He’s been there in many ways for the environment, education and for a sustainable economy. Last year, I saw him in action when he was hosting a town hall event, along with Commissioner Rob Handy, in favor of ending the distribution of single-use plastic bags.

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City of Eugene ends tax breaks for West University apartment projects

The City of Eugene announced earlier this month that apartment developers in the neighborhood west of the university will no longer receive tax breaks for new housing construction.

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University growth causes tension in surrounding neighborhoods

As enrollment grows and the University continues to expand, students seeking to live close to campus pack more densely into the surrounding neighborhoods — with far-reaching impacts.

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Opinion

Bains: City Council debating merits of pledge futile

The Eugene City Council should be discussing matters of consequence rather than debating the merits of saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

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