A Day of Solidarity in Eugene and Springfield

On Feb. 19, approximately 100 people, kids, and dogs showed up on both sides of River Rd. in North Eugene for a Black Lives Matter solidarity rally.  The rally came after a local resident found a noose made of black rope on their yard waste can on Feb. 13 and their 1972 Volkswagen Type IIIContinue reading “A Day of Solidarity in Eugene and Springfield”

Westmoreland Park Encampment Faces Eviction Notice From City

Local activists with Decriminalize Homelessness and Stop Death On The Streets, among others, then helped to move tents and belongings out of the exclusion zone while a work crew from the city cleaned up everything left behind.

News You Might Have Missed – January 25

Long Live the Interim Mayor of Springfield Sean VanGordon is the new interim mayor of Springfield following last week’s vote by City Council. The new mayor was appointed after a 4-2 vote, with Councilors Kori Rodley and Leonard Stoehr voting for Stoehr. VanGordon, who previously served as the city councilor for Ward 1, will finishContinue reading “News You Might Have Missed – January 25”

Oregon National Guard Soldier Under Federal Investigation

On Jan. 5, one day before the storming of the U.S. Capitol, Kitcher posted on Facebook that “the Civil War starts tomorrow.”

News You Might Have Missed: Week of January 17

News You Might Have Missed is a weekly run-down of quick local news stories and links where you can investigate these stories for yourself.  In a perfect world, I’d be able to write all these stories myself, but I only have so much time in a day to write articles. Climate I got an emailContinue reading “News You Might Have Missed: Week of January 17”

Proud Boys Attend Rally in Eugene, Three Arrested

Members of the Proud Boys and rally organizers accused EPD officers of “protecting antifa” but video shows an EPD officer returning a flagpole to the same person who had wielded it as a spear.

UPDATED: EPD Officers Shoot Black Man, Department Struggles to Keep Story Straight

Muhsin Sharif’s name wasn’t even released by law enforcement–it was his sisters who revealed his identity to KEZI two days after he was shot.

Activists Urge City to Reconsider Fracking Franchise

The letter–which is cosigned by groups such as the Eugene-Springfield NAACP, Sunrise Eugene, Cascadia Wildlands, and the Cascadia Action Network–calls on the city to both prohibit the installation of new natural gas hookups in Eugene and prevent future construction of fossil fuel infrastructure.

The Activists and Bureaucrats (Part III)

In short, this attempt at meaningful police reform in Eugene is following playbooks that have yet to produce meaningful reform.