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Whoville changes location

According to Kristen Brandt, a Whoville supporter and Occupy Eugene member, the homeless camp Whoville moved from their location on 6th Avenue on Saturday and established a new campsite on Shelton McMurtry blvd after ongoing pressure from the Eugene Police. The camp’s inhabitants have renamed the camp back to its …

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Whoville deadline extended, camp to be closed on April 1

For five moths, the unauthorized homeless campsite, Whoville has survived everything from snow, record low temperatures and an eviction notice from the City Council. Though its latest victory came in the form of an eviction extension through April 1 — with the construction of a third legal homeless campsite in …

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City of Eugene erects fence around Whoville compound

A week after erecting “No Trespassing” signs around the homeless encampment of Whoville, the City of Eugene has put up a fence around the compound. “(The fence is) really just to secure the site and prevent trespassing,” Laura Hammond, community outreach coordinator for the City of Eugene’s Planning and Development …

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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 …

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