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 »

New Businesses Opening Downtown

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’ve walked around downtown lately, you’ve probably noticed that there are some new places where you can grab lunch or catch a movie. The Kesey Square area is becoming home to a number of new businesses that are set to open in the coming weeks. All of them are working together … Continue reading »

City Council Extends Tax Exemption

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council has decided to extend the suspension on the controversial tax exemption for housing developers. The Multi-Unit Property Tax Exemption, or MUPTE, is now suspended until the end of August. The original agreement was for the end of June, as the council worked to evaluate and potentially modify the … Continue reading »

Eugene Meets with City Hall Design Teams

EUGENE, Ore. — There are two finalists left in the search for the best architectural team to design the new Eugene City Hall. A public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. inside the Downtown Eugene Library building at the Bascom-Tykeson Room. Both of the finalists will present their qualifications, experience and approach to the … Continue reading »

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