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How Can We Achieve Universe Access to Health Care?

March 26, 2021

In January 2020, the American College of Physicians (ACP) released a new plan for the American health care system in a series of policy papers titled, “Better Is Possible: The American College of Physicians Vision for the U.S. Health Care System.” A central component of this plan was the call …

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Falling Behind: Solving Oregon’s Addiction Crisis

March 19, 2021

A 2019 report from the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission found that Oregon “ranks among the most challenged states in the nation for substance abuse and mental health problems, while at the same time ranking among the worst states for access and engagement with care.” The National Survey on Drug Use …

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Attack on the U.S. Capitol: Impact on the Republic and the Republican Party

March 12, 2021

Not since the War of 1812 has there been an attack on the US Capitol. The long record of Capitol security was broken on January 6, 2021, and this time the assault was not done by a foreign army, but by U.S. citizens. The January attack on the Capitol will …

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Strides for Social Justice

March 5, 2021

Just in time for Black History Month, PeaceHealth and the Eugene Marathon are collaborating on a new initiative that highlights the contributions, milestones and achievements of local Black residents, as well as the injustices they have faced. Through a free, downloadable app, Strides for Social Justice guides participants on routes …

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Designer Babies: Prospects and Problems

February 26, 2021

Designer babies, once found only in science fiction, have become a reality. We are entering a new era of human evolution with the advent of a technology called CRISPR, which allows scientists to modify our genes. Although CRISPR shows great promise for therapeutic use, it raises thorny ethical, legal, political, …

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Losing Health and Home: Oregon’s Pending Covid-19 Eviction Crisis

February 19, 2021

This City Club program is the third in a three-part series on local housing issues. Eviction has been described as “the nuclear option” to address disputes between tenants and landlords, and the most common cause of eviction is the nonpayment of rent. Evictions initiate a cycle of housing instability for …

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Delivering on the American Dream: Housing Affordability in the 21st Century

February 12, 2021

This City Club program is the second in a three-part series on local housing issues. Oregon’s Legislature took the historic step to re-legalize traditional “missing middle housing” in 2019, but the work to build housing diversity and more inclusive neighborhoods has just begun. One promise of “missing middle housing” is …

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Missing Middle Housing: What Is It? Why Do We Need It? How Do We Get It? …

February 5, 2021

This City Club program is the first in a three-part series on local housing issues. In 2019, the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 2001 (HB 2001). It was designed to “provide Oregonians with more housing choices, especially more housing choices that people can afford.” The law re-legalizes traditional “missing middle …

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After the Holiday Farm Fire: What Does It Mean to Rebuild? (Part 2 of 2)

January 29, 2021

What does rebuilding look like after the 173,000-acre Holiday Farm Fire along the McKenzie River? Three participants in the process share their experiences.


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Get to Know Eugene’s New City Councilors

January 22, 2021

Randy Groves and Matt Keating were elected as city councilors in Nov. 2020. They will describe their vision for their coming service to Eugene residents.