Peace Activists Protest Syria War

EUGENE, Ore. — About 100 people gathered at the old federal building Saturday to get their voices heard.  ”We’re here today to send a message to the Obama administration that Eugene, Oregon does not want the US to go to war with Syria,” said Michael Carrigan, event organizer. Some carried posters while others held up … Continue reading »

County to Address SLEEPS Concerns

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Commissioners are putting together a plan to address safety and sanitation concerns after human feces were discovered near the SLEEPS camp downtown. Protesters are still camped out in the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza and say they have no plans to leave the area any time soon. In fact, they … Continue reading »

Sanitation Issues Near SLEEPS Camp

EUGENE, Ore. — While the Eugene Celebration takes place downtown, homeless rights advocates are staying put. Protesters with SLEEPS have set up tents in the downtown area. Demonstrators say that some of the campers were previously staying in the wetlands on the outskirts of town, but moved here when they were forced out. The group … Continue reading »

Students Protest Zimmerman Verdict

EUGENE, Ore. — Less than a week after a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a group in Eugene is protesting the verdict. On Thursday night, protesters at the University of Oregon’s EMU Amphitheater plan to show solidarity with others around the country who have spoken out against Zimmerman’s … Continue reading »