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Why Playgrounds Are Worth the Price

June 11, 2021

In 2018, Eugene voters approved a Bond Measure that would produce more than $39 million for parks, recreation centers, and playgrounds. By the end of this year, about a dozen projects will be complete. Earlier, the City spent more than $1.1 million on renovations at Amazon playground. Many remember playgrounds …

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Entrepreneurship in the Emerald City

June 4, 2021

From its founding as a trading post along the Willamette River in 1862 to the testing of the first “waffle” shoe of a plucky start-up called Nike at Hayward Field in 1972 to the dubbing of the area as “Silicon Shire” in 2012, Eugene has long been home to entrepreneurship …

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The Turtle Awards and Annual Meeting

May 21, 2021

Every year since 1991 the City Club of Eugene has honored one or two local folks who have stuck their necks out for the good of the community, often without much public recognition. These residents receive City Club of Eugene’s Turtle Award. These are people who, in the words of …

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Our Future Is in Good Hands: Scholars of the UO Class of 2021

May 14, 2021

Near the end of every school year, the University of Oregon showcases the work done by undergraduate scholars with the support of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (CURE) in a public research symposium. We often think of a university as a place where a community hands down the …

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So, You Want to Be an Author?

May 7, 2021

Maybe you have always thought you had a book in you. Maybe it could be an inspiring memoir or even—dare you hope—the Great American Novel. Or maybe after finishing a really terrific essay or book, you have wondered how the writer got from having a good idea to getting it …

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Seeing the Forest for the Trees: the Emerald Valley’s Urban Forest

April 30, 2021

Everyone knows the Emerald Valley is home to Tall Firs. But what is the health and status of Eugene’s urban forest, the interconnected network of trees, vegetation, and open space within our urban area? What are its unique characteristics, and how does it impact Eugene’s sustainability, equity, and climate resilience …

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Oregon Legislature Tackles Equity in Policing

April 23, 2021

In the wake of the demonstrations demanding critical examination of criminal justice systems and more even-handed enforcement of laws, the Oregon legislature is considering 21 bills to begin the work of improvement. The Committee on Equitable Policing (a subcommittee of the House Committee on Judiciary) is deliberating over these bills. …

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Key Issue Update from Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis

April 16, 2021

Mayor Lucy Vinis will update the community on a few of the critical issues facing Eugene. KLCC’s News Director Rachael McDonald will lead the discussion, with a focus on four questions: What is the City doing about the issue of homelessness? What are the City’s plans for reforming public safety? …

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Changes on the Eugene 4J Board?—A Candidate Forum

April 9, 2021

On May 18, voters in Eugene School District 4J will have the opportunity to choose among the candidates for three seats on the board. The race for Position 3 features two newcomers to elective politics taking on an incumbent. The race for Position 6 has only one candidate, hoping to …

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Eugene Downtown Riverfront Redevelopment Project: A River Flows Through It

April 2, 2021

Eugene has turned its back on the Willamette River for more than a hundred years. Finally, after more than a decade of planning, public process, and negotiations, the City of Eugene and private developers are taking the next steps in the Downtown Riverfront Redevelopment project in Eugene.  Developers Dike Dame …

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