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Fall is in the air, and weekends at the pumpkin patch are back in style

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — It's the first weekend of fall and that means local farms are turning into hubs for celebrating the season. It's the time of year for pumpkin patches and haunted houses. And there are plenty of local ways to fling into fall. Fall festivities are officially underway...
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Hundreds of senior neighbors protest against housing management in Bethel

EUGENE, Ore. -- Hundreds of senior neighbors at Lakewood Park in Bethel are protesting Saturday morning. They say their affordable housing rights are being stripped from them, and they will no longer sit in silence. The Lakewood Residents Association said that seniors have enjoyed living at Lakewood Park in northwest...
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Guest View: The Eugene community needs to step up for homeless

In response to The Register-Guard front-page feature “A breaking point for tolerance,” Church Women United of Lane County must add its voice. Two Eugene Safe Sleep sites are in the works, but not in time for the recent rousting of unhoused individuals from their camp at Washington Jefferson Park. The...
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Chamber Of Commerce Issues Report, Call To Action On Eugene's Homeless Crisis

The Eugene Chamber of Commerce has released its first report on homelessness, which includes recommendations for alleviating the crisis. Over the past six months, Chamber officials talked to 150 groups and individuals on how to address homelessness. It found that in August, 42 people were moved into homes, out of more than 3,100 unsheltered individuals across Lane County.
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A double anniversary for Drain family

David and Dorothy Cooper of Drain recently celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary. They were married at the Douglas County Courthouse on Sept. 13,1949. Gary and Luanna “Sissy” Cooper of Creswell chose his grandparents anniversary for their wedding day in Drain. They have been married 30 years. David and Dorothy have...
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Eugene Chamber report calls for better accountability in dealing with homeless crisis

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Chamber of Commerce has released its report and recommendations on homelessness. The Chamber surveyed more than 150 stakeholders and found that many felt that the homeless crisis is being managed, rather than solved. The report calls for prioritizing emergency shelter and finding ways to make...
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St. Vincent donation trailer is now stationed on east campus

A donation trailer is now available near campus, thanks to a partnership between nonprofit St. Vincent de Paul and the University of Oregon. The trailer can be found on the east side of the Romania warehouse, which also houses the UO surplus furniture program, and will be staffed 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday-Monday. The donation site, off Orchard Street, will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
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Weddings make a comeback after pandemic delays

EUGENE, Ore. -- Wedding bells are filling the air again after couples were forced to put a pause on saying "I do" during the pandemic. Local vendors are working to adjust to the high demand for the coming year. Doug Oldfield, the general manager at Pfeiffer Winery, said they're expecting...
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Campers at Washington Jefferson Park in limbo as safe sleep sites pushed back

EUGENE, Ore. -- The timeline for creating new safe sleep sites for the homeless is being pushed back and there's no date for when the planned sites will open, according to Eugene city officials. The proposed safe sleep sites were supposed to open back in August, but officials told KEZI...
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Eugene Chamber survey: Many find homeless crisis being managed, rather than solved

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Chamber of Commerce has released its report and recommendations on homelessness. The Chamber surveyed more than 150 stakeholders and found that many felt that the homeless crisis is being managed, rather than solved. The report calls for prioritizing emergency shelter and finding ways to make...
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Veterans Day celebrations return this fall

Thanks to the efforts of local volunteers and committees, a Veterans Day ceremony will be held at Timber Linn Memorial Park, banners honoring veterans and first responders will flutter around town, and the Veterans Day Parade will return — albeit in a reverse parade format for the second year in a row.
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Faculty fellows program begins for UO’s Environment Initiative

The Environment Initiative at the University of Oregon has announced a new faculty fellowship program funded by the Office of the Provost and has named its first faculty fellow. The Environment Initiative Faculty Fellows Program aims to enhance transdisciplinary research and advance the Initiative’s strategic priorities. Faculty fellows will receive...