Controversial ordinance could close Kesey Square at night to force out homeless people

Eugene Police Department proposed an ordinance at the May 27 City Council meeting that would close Kesey Square between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m every day, to reduce vandalism. After another public comment session on June 9th, the council hasn’t made a decision yet. Kesey Square, technically named Broadway Plaza, is located at the …


Nowhere else to go: Whoville’s homeless struggle to protect against thieves, medical emergencies

On a corner dirt lot on Broadway Street in the middle of the night, Todd Nelson secures the perimeter of the place that he’s been calling home for the last five months. With a crowbar in hand and an injured back from fighting in Iraq, Nelson does the best he …