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A line of protesters march through the intersection of Washington and Broadway in downtown Eugene, with the Interstate 105 on-ramp in the distance. About a third of the marchers in this phone are carrying signs, with one that reads simply “Ban Assault Weapons.”

Eugene-Springfield NAACP Holds ‘March Against Fear’

In times of crisis people often turn to faith and, with the crisis that is mass shootings, elementary massacres, and domestic terrorism, it is to no one’s surprise that Eugenians and the organizations the community supports would do the same.  A coalition of faith leaders, community leaders, and the Eugene-Springfield chapter of the NAACP convened […]

Eugene Pro Roe Protests Face Car Attacks, Armed Stalkers, and Targeted Arrests

Editor’s Note: James Croxton is also a researcher for the Chemical Weapons Research Center located in Portland, Oregon. Editor’s Note: This article was updated on June 27 10:15 a.m. to reflect injuries sustained by one of the protesters who was arrested. Editor’s Note: This article was updated on June 27 3:40 p.m. to include a […]

Ex-EPD Officer Accepts Plea Agreement in Misconduct Case

On Thursday, June 2, former Eugene Police Officer Christopher Drumm pled guilty to criminal charges of official misconduct in the first degree. Lane County Circuit Court Judge Charles M. Zennaché accepted Drumm’s plea and sentenced him to thirty days in jail and probation. Drumm’s misconduct was initially reported to EPD by local nurse, sex worker, […]

Looking out towards the bike/pedestrian path next to Alton Baker Park. It's inundated with water to the point that there are legit mini waves/ripples that reach beyond the grass.

PHOTOS: Willamette and McKenzie Rivers Swell, Nature Is Happy

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect a second trip to Alton Baker Park. On June 12, both the Willamette and McKenzie Rivers swelled as the two areas received a heavy downpour overnight and throughout the day. Nature, though, seemed to be pretty pleased with the circumstances. At Alton Baker Park, the Willamette […]

A photograph looking towards the front of the march. Leaders are wearing branded, bright orange shirts. Many hold signs that say things such as "end gun violence," "protejan ninos no armas"

Eugene Community Unites for March for Our Lives, Again, as American Patriots Society Member Surveils Crowd

The Eugene community unified on June 11 for the “March for Our Lives” event following the Robb Elementary School massacre in Uvalde, Texas where 21 people were killed, including 19 children between the ages of eight and ten on May 24.   This isn’t the first March for Our Lives event to occur in Eugene. Four […]

GUEST EDITORIAL: My Queer Agenda — Or ‘Project Straight-Jacket Liberation’

Guest Author: Nikolai Serban Evangelicals have long accused our community of having a secret plan to take over America, recruit their children, and destroy their Christian Family Values, replacing them with ambiguous yet always nefarious alternatives. This nebulous plot is never clearly stated because in keeping it vague, conservatives are able to connect our Queer […]

North Eugene High School’s GSA Holds First Annual North Eugene Pride Fest

Editor’s Note: This article has been corrected to mention that advisors from both Kelly Middle School and Madison Middle School were also a part of “the rainbow squad.” This year’s Pride Month started off strong here in Eugene when, on June 3, North Eugene High School and their Gender and Sexuality Alliance’s co-advisors along with […]

A group of people. about 12-or-so, stand in a semi-circle on a grassy lawn. One is seated on a bench a little off to the side.

Students and Community Members Hold Vigil at UO for Victims of Buffalo, NY White Supremacist Shooting

On May 31, both the Eugene and University of Oregon community came together at the Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center on the university’s campus for a candlelight vigil two weeks after a white 18-year-old man shot and killed 13 people, killing 10—of which 11 were Black—in a Buffalo, New York Tops supermarket. A previous candlelight […]

EDITORIAL: Reflections on the Second Anniversary of ‘M29’

It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since Eugene spontaneously combusted on the night of May 29, 2020. So much has changed, and yet nothing has changed, not for the better, at least. Are we better off now than we were two years ago? I don’t think so, but maybe two years isn’t […]

4J District Board Meeting Disrupted by Gun Rights Enthusiasts

Editor’s Note: Board member Michelle Hsu is married to DSM photographer Robert Scherle. The 4J Board meeting on May 18 began much like every other. The meeting was called to order, attendance was taken, the pledge was spoken as well as a land acknowledgement. However, during the pledge to the flag, the words, “under God, […]

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