Eugene Rising: A History of Protest in the Emerald City

Part I: The Birth of the Emerald Empire

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”

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.

The Activists and the Bureaucrats (Part II)

This is an ongoing story. Click here for Part 1. Eugene’s city-sponsored committee to reform policing met for the second time on Oct. 6. So far, the committee has yet to make any major steps toward forming recommendations for the city council, but the members did receive an overview of community-based police oversight from representativesContinue reading “The Activists and the Bureaucrats (Part II)”

The Activists and the Bureaucrats (Part I)

For the first time since “The Uprising” over police violence began, Eugene’s activists and local officials gathered together to create a plan for reforming police policy in the city.