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Protecting The Community, Volunteers Host Vaccine Clinic on MLK Day

On Monday, Jan. 17, a walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic was held in downtown Eugene in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.  Betty Snowden, a local community advocate, said she has been hosting these clinics since last July as a way to increase healthcare access to the community. She felt that it was especially […]

BREAKING: Six People Injured During Shooting Outside Downtown Eugene’s WOW Hall, Shooter At-Large

“I think this is about as close as you’re going to get,” said Eugene Police Chief Chris Skinner when referring to whether the incident could be considered a “mass shooting.” On Jan. 14, around 9:30 p.m., the Eugene Police Department received dozens of reports of shots fired outside of the WOW Hall on 8th Street. […]

Proud Boys Attend “Never Stop Fighting” Rally at the Oregon State Capitol

On Jan. 8, just over a year after the Jan. 6 Insurrection, a far-right “Never Stop Fighting” rally was held at the Oregon State Capitol. Scheduled for 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., the rally, which called for “justice for J6 political prisoners” and “justice for Ashli Babbitt” was attended by around 50 people — including […]

Mayor Vinis Delivers Annual ‘State of the City Address’

On Jan. 5, Eugene City Council members livestreamed their annual State of the City Address. The event is an opportunity for public officials to reflect on the previous year’s accomplishments while speaking to citizens about their goals for the future of the city. This year the stream began with a West-African Gumboot dance put on […]

What’s the Tea on Queer Eugene?

In a city with just one Queer bar and less than a handful of LGBTQ+ organizations, Eugene lacks the expansive Queer community, resources, and spaces that our brethren in Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle have to offer.  With this lack of Queer spaces and physical representations of community, Seth—a graduate student at the University of […]

EDITORIAL: December 17 — The Day Alarm Bells, not Holiday Bells, Were Amplified by Social Media

This week has been a difficult one for many reasons. The holiday season is always a busy time or year, and, usually, bells can be heard as one travels around town running last-minute errands.   Bells are symbols of joy and freedom but this year the holiday season would be marked by bells of a different […]

The Community Stands Against Racism and Hate at North and South Eugene High Schools

In 2007, the Oregon School Activities Association commissioned an independent investigation into accusations of racism and hate occurring during the previous year’s state basketball tournament at the University of Oregon. The investigation confirmed that racial slurs were used and inappropriate actions did occur during games between Portland’s Roosevelt High School and two Eugene schools — […]

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