HIV Alliance Hosts LGBTQ Health Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — A local non-profit is reaching out to gay men in the community with the hopes of teaching them how to live a healthy lifestyle and reduce the spread of HIV. The HIV Alliance hosted an event Saturday at the Atrium Building in downtown Eugene. Several local doctors and educators were there as … Continue reading »

Bright Idea Lighting Up Downtown Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — A bright idea to spruce up downtown Eugene is under way. Unique light fixtures are being installed on the city’s light poles. A prototype has been installed on Broadway and Willamette of the energy efficient LED linear lights. The idea is similar to the flower pots hanging from some of the light … Continue reading »

New SLEEPS Location

EUGENE, Ore. — SLEEPS protesters set up camp on 8th Avenue Thursday and call it Whoville. The group says its one of three Whoville sites across the Eugene. The group has previous set up camp at the Lane County Fairgrounds and at Chambers and River roads in west Eugene. Protesters say the fight for a … 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 »

Street Closures for Eugene Celebration

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Celebration starts Friday and crews spent Thursday night preparing downtown for the celebration. Thursday night crews shut down Willamette Street from Tenth to Eighth, Broadway from Oak to Charnelton, and Olive from Tenth to Eighth. Crews will spend Thursday night building stages and setting up for Friday’s 5:00 p.m. start. … Continue reading »

Practice for “Thriller” Dance Downtown

EUGENE, Ore. — Halloween is still two months away but a group is already practicing for a zombie-themed dance. “Thrill the World Eugene” had practice on Sunday afternoon for the second annual “Thriller” dance in downtown Eugene. Groups do this all over the world on one day and it’s just for fun and free. Practices … Continue reading »

Eugene Sunday Streets Moves Downtown

EUGENE, Ore. — The third annual Eugene Sunday Streets is taking over downtown for the first time. Organizers say the event is all about promoting a healthy lifestyle and local business, which is why they decided to bring things to the city center this year. The location won’t be the only new addition though; this … Continue reading »

Police End Flasher’s Crime Spree

EUGENE, Ore.– Eugene police say they have ended a flasher’s nine month crime spree. They say the suspected flasher has been terrorizing women in the downtown and Whitaker areas. “He would get somebody’s attention and expose himself and gratify himself for his own pleasure,” said Melinda McLaughlin of the Eugene Police Department. Incidents date back … Continue reading »

Downtown Eugene Provides Parking Options

EUGENE, Ore. — Parking is a premium in any downtown area and Eugene is no exception. The city says parking is available; in fact, Parking Services has received international recognition for its innovations. About 50,000 parking violations are issued each year with the majority near the University of Oregon. That’s down from 90,000 per year, … Continue reading »

Man Shot After Alleged Dispute

EUGENE, Ore. — A man was transported to the hospital Thursday after he was shot in the neck just after midnight in Eugene. It happened near the Parkway Inn on 7th Avenue, between Washington and Jefferson streets. The manager of the hotel and multiple residents reported a dispute and multiple gunshots. When Eugene Police arrived, they discovered … Continue reading »

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