Category: Local News & Events

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Dancing for Peace Near the Persimmon Tree

o, even though communities around the world recognize the catastrophic effects of nuclear weapons and are still mourning the losses from the 1945 bombings, disarmament is not a top priority. 

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A Mural Two Years in the Making

“I really hope that the Latinx community feels included in the City of Springfield. The Latinx community is growing here in Springfield and it’s so nice to have something that we as Latinos can identify within our city limits.”

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Black Unity Returns to Thurston

On Aug. 3, Black Unity returned to Jesse Maine Memorial Park to protest the Springfield Police Department–and the so-called Springfield Neighborhood Watch–hosted “National Night Out in your Neighborhood Park.” 

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A Community’s Response Against Hate

On Friday morning, the house of two local and outspoken civil rights advocates—Xia Wang and Ben Christensen— was vandalized, again. This was the fourth time it has been targeted according to the couple who believe that these are hate crimes.  

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A critical look into Eugene’s Civilian Review Board

The Civilian Review Board is a committee selected by the Eugene City Council, composed of seven board members, the CRB’s purpose is to be an additional layer of accountability for the police. Their mission is to provide impartial oversight and review of civilian complaints and internal investigations, to ensure that complaints are handled fairly, building trust and confidence, while encouraging community involvement.