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The Washburne Cafe represents a mix of the historic and modern Springfield community

Driving down Springfield’s Main Street, visitors pass historic buildings that were once the heart of the town. Although the city spread out, the street maintains a nostalgic feel. Among its modern restaurants, fabric stores and coffee shops sits the Washburne Cafe. The Washburne’s yellow brickwork stands out among the rest …

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Blazing Paddles unites local table tennis enthusiasts

The air is filled with sounds of basketball shoes screeching across hardwood floors and table tennis balls clacking against paddles. “Make sure you get this down: ‘Movement is life,’” said Herb Chereck. For Chereck, a retired registrar at the University of Oregon, movement became a big part of his life …

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Video: The Emerald sits down with Matt Groening’s high school teacher

The Emerald’s Silas Valentino discusses Matt Groening’s high school days with David Bailey, one of Groening’s high school teachers. From his anti-establishment establishment ways to holding office as student body president, Bailey reveals what the creator of “The Simpsons” was like in his adolescence. Bailey also discusses the rumors of …

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Top 5: News from around Oregon on Nov. 7

Today’s Weather: High — 54, partly cloudy; Low — 35 Betty Taylor wins fifth term Choosing experience over a political newcomer, South Eugene voters re-elected longtime City Councilor Betty Taylor to a fifth term over challenger Juan Carlos Valle on Tuesday. Finishing her 16th year on the council, Taylor said she …

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Top 5: News from around Oregon on Oct. 19

University of Phoenix announces closure of Oregon locations University of Phoenix will close three campuses in Oregon, including in Salem, Tigard and Portland, due to low student enrollment, reports the Statesman Journal. The school’s parent company, Apollo Group Inc., announced closure of 115 of the university’s smaller locations, which will …

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University progam provides students with unique city opportunities

The Sustainable City Year program wrapped up a year’s worth of work with Springfield.

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Photo: Solar eclipse visible in Eugene-Springfield area

Clouds obscured the view of the solar eclipse for many Oregonians tonight, but those with proper eye-wear and cameras could still catch it.

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University senior finds second home at community garden

Work on her thesis has allowed Alexa Houston to follow her passion and teach as an intern at the Grassroots Garden.

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Weekly crime roundup

3 1/2 pounds of heroin seized in Cottage Grove Driving 74 mph down I-5 near Cottage Grove, 40-year-old Angel Alberto Garcia was pulled over for having a broken tail light. After noting many suspicious actions and items in the car, the arresting officer found three and a half pounds of …

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Weekly crime roundup

On Sept. 4, 2011 Eugene police officer Derek DeWitt was arrested on drunk driving charges in Sun River, Ore.  This Saturday, the Deschutes County Circuit Court released new information, including his blood alcohol level which was .15 upon arrest. DeWitt is pleading no contest to the charge and has had …

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Sustainable Cities Initiative allows Oregon students to provide fresh ideas to city developers

The Riverfront project is just one of many that the initiative has aided since it began in fall of 2009. Originally a modest effort by three University professors to assist Oregon communities tackle sustainability issues, the initiative has now developed into a nationally recognized, award-winning organization with 20 faculty members and 500 students at any given time.

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Video: The “Old Man Dancing”

John H. Williamson Jr., the self-proclaimed “Old Man Dancing,” shares his insights on the joys of dance, the community and aging.

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