Grace Lim

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Name: Grace Lim
Date registered: March 11, 2013

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  1. Study: Sick Leave Ordinance Impacts — July 28, 2014
  2. Mill Fire: Plywood Prices Up 10-12% — July 25, 2014
  3. Climate Change Ordinance — July 21, 2014
  4. Oregon Students Enroll for Online K-12 — July 15, 2014
  5. Safety Town Kicks Off In Springfield — July 14, 2014

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  1. Mixed Reactions to Plastic Bag Ban — 12 comments
  2. County to Address SLEEPS Concerns — 8 comments
  3. Residents Fight Livestock Ordinance — 7 comments
  4. City to Evict Whoville Campers — 5 comments
  5. Help for Homeless Hospital Patients — 4 comments

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Study: Sick Leave Ordinance Impacts

EUGENE, Ore.– Eugene City Councilors will vote on the controversial Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Monday. The issue has divided the community because of differing opinions about how it will change businesses in Eugene. Some employers fear the ordinance will cost them more money because workers will take advantage of the system. Others speculate it will … Continue reading »

Mill Fire: Plywood Prices Up 10-12%

SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– The lumber industry took a hit immediately after a fire destroyed the Swanson Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill. The fire happened last Thursday, and by Friday, plywood prices jumped 10 to 12 percent; in particular, sheathing and sanded plywood. Those are materials the mill produced. “I think overall, it was too dramatic of … Continue reading »

Climate Change Ordinance

EUGENE, Ore.– Local non-profit group, Our Children’s Trust, will ask Eugene city councilors to adopt an ordinance that will really step up the city’s commitment to reducing its impact on climate change. The group, comprised of about 50 youth, will present the Climate Recovery Ordinance on Monday. It outlines three goals. 1. By 2020, all … Continue reading »

Oregon Students Enroll for Online K-12

EUGENE, Ore. — Students in Lane County can enroll in a different kind of school this fall where all the learning is done online instead of in a classroom. The program is called the Oregon Connections Academy. The online public charter school offers classes for students K through 12. It’s fully accredited and teachers are … Continue reading »

Safety Town Kicks Off In Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– A great summer program that teaches kindergartners life saving lessons starts Monday at Mount Vernon Elementary School in Springfield. The focus is on pedestrian and bicycle safety. Children will learn how to cross the street safely with the all important mantra, “Stop, look, and listen.” The program also covers poison safety, fire safety, … Continue reading »

LULAC Celebrates Young Adult Council

Eugene, Ore.– A local non-profit organization that advocates for Latino civil rights is celebrating a milestone. The League of United American Citizens, or LULAC, created the Young Adult Council. It’s the first of its kind in Oregon and it’s open to young adults in Lane County. The goal of this council is to guide youth towards … Continue reading »

The Cold Water Challenge

EUGENE, Ore. — Firefighters in Lane County are taking the plunge in a challenge that’s making a splash across America and flooding social media. It’s called the Cold Water Challenge, and it raises money for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, a non-profit organization to assist the families of those killed in the line of duty. … Continue reading »

Cabela’s Hosts Life Jacket Exchange

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — If you have a life jacket that’s too small, you can trade it in for a properly fitting one at an exchange event this weekend. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with Cabela’s for it’s fourth annual life jacket exchange. They are inviting people to bring in old life jackets that … Continue reading »

“Bee-Friendly” Plants May Harm Bees

EUGENE, Ore. — A new report found so-called “bee friendly” plants that are on sale at Lowe’s, Walmart and Home Depot may actually be harming bees. The study was released by Friends of the Earth and allies, including Beyond Toxics. Researchers found 51 percent of garden plant samples purchased at top garden retailers in 18 … Continue reading »

Changes Coming to Main Street

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Two heavily used roads in Springfield could be getting a major makeover. Travelers depend on Main St. and McVay Hwy. to get to the downtown area or to LCC. As the population grows and as development in the Glenwood area continues, the city is studying both roads in order to find ways to … Continue reading »

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