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.”
Allow me to start by saying: there is no gay handbook out there folks. You do not wake up one day instantly an all-knowing gay. There is no gay stork. No gay Santa Claus leaving presents with cards that read “To: Gay, Love: Santa.” Not even a goddamn courtesy call from your local coffee shop. Queer-hood has been a battle of self discovery that the likes of straight-hood has never seen.
After their home was targeted in another hate crime, Xia Wang and Ben Christensen received an outpouring of support and strength from the community. Over the course of two days, neighbors, friends, […]
A Brief History of Lane County’s Radical Farmers (According to a Book I Found on the Ground at the Fair)
I don’t have to understand why the old men with the model trains are so enamored with their hobby
Springfield’s mayor addresses his top priorities and makes promises to open a dialogue with the BIPOC community. Since January, Sean VanGordon has been Springfield’s interim mayor following a tumultuous few months after […]
These are collections from the Double Sided Media photographers. Over the course of the past year, their imagery has painted our stories and we wanted to give them a chance to showcase, […]
An Independent Assessment of the Independent Assessment of the Springfield PD’s Response to the Thurston Protest
The investigation was conducted by Rick Braziel, a longtime police officer–including a five-year stint as the Chief of the Sacramento Police Department–and current Vice Chair of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.
The complaint says that SPD’s actions included unlawful detention, colluding with and informing violent counter-protesters about Plaintiff’s plans. It also says that SPD [conspired] with violent counter-protesters to amass and use force against Plaintiff’s.
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 […]
How Eugene Was Lost