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First, last, deposit - and fraud: Eugene Police investigating rental property scams

EUGENE, Ore. - Rent is high enough without a prospective landlord asking for rent and a deposit - only to prove to be a scam. "We have received several reports of citizens who rented apartments or homes, paying a deposit and often first month’s rent, only to find the property they rented was not actually available," Eugene Police said Monday. "The person who placed the advertisement was not the home’s owner or the property manager of the apartment."
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Sunday's super flower blood moon from the Eugene night sky

Eugene's night sky was clear Sunday and spectators were able to view the "super flower blood moon" lunar eclipse from Skinner Butte. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is between the full moon and the sun.  During the eclipse, the moon only receives sunlight bent through the Earth's atmosphere and changes color over...

'I am concerned and frustrated': Out-of-control parties continue in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene city officials and police aggravated as out-of-control parties continue in the west university area. "Three episodes makes it feel like more of a trend, so I am concerned and frustrated," says Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis. "There are residents that are getting repeated calls for service,”...

Order is Restored: Oregon Wins Mens/Womens Pac-12 T&F Championships…Again

The Men and Women of Oregon crushed the rest of the conference in this past weekend’s Track and Field Championships. While the women seemed a lock going into the meet, the men entered the meet in a battle with USC for the conference crown. Days one and two more...

UO archaeology illuminates Chinese businesses in Eugene

Uncovering the past of historically under-represented communities sometimes means having to do a little digging, through newspapers, archives and even the ground. A new affordable housing construction project in downtown Eugene tapped archaeologists from the Museum of Natural and Cultural History to conduct an archaeological study at the site. Located in Eugene’s downtown commercial core, the project offered what researchers thought were several exciting prospects.
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4 new local bands to check out

The local DIY music scene has proven resilient as the Omicron variant halted the efforts from concert-starved music enthusiasts to revamp the scene post-quarantine last fall. But with the Omicron surge faded away and the house show scene thriving once more, here are a few noteworthy bands that came to be this year.

Friends and colleagues remember Jackson Frost, former DA and judge

Jackson Frost wanted everyone to have a fair shot. The longtime Linn County district attorney and judge valued justice and fairness above all else, according to his friends and colleagues. Frost died May 5 in Veneta at the age of 88. He had a more than 30-year-long career in Albany...

Ducks sweep Pac-12 Track & Field Championships

EUGENE, Ore. -- For the first time since 2017, both the Men and Women of Oregon were crowned Pac-12 Track & Field Champions. The UO men won their 15th consecutive team title, while the women claimed their first since 2017. The Ducks had a number of strong performances. Sprinter Micah...