WJ Skate Park Grand Opening

EUGENE, Ore. — The Washington-Jefferson skate park was available to riders in early April but Saturday was the official grand opening. On Saturday afternoon, everyone who helped make the park possible invited the whole community to celebrate the decade-long project. It’s not everyday you find someone this age, this excited about a skate park. “I’m … Continue reading »

Windermere Staff Donate Day of Service

EUGENE, Ore. — Roughly 75 employees of Windermere Real Estate got down and dirty Friday volunteering for Food for Lane County. This was eighth year the group donated a day of service to the organization tending to its 2.5-acre GrassRoots Garden just off Coburg Road behind the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Eugene. Staff, family … Continue reading »

EPD Hosts Fireworks Turn-In Event

EUGENE, Ore. — Local law enforcement groups are hosting a fireworks turn-in event for the very first time. The Eugene Police Department is joining forces with the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department and Eugene Metro Bomb Squad hoping to make the 4th of July and other fireworks friendly holidays as fun and as safe as possible. You … Continue reading »

Eugene To Vote On Fireworks Restrictions

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4th of July is just two weeks away and city councilors in Eugene are getting ready to vote on two ordinances that could impact this year’s celebration. The ordinances are now on Monday’s agenda. The first proposes a potential $500 fine if you get caught using fireworks outside of July 3rd … Continue reading »

Eugene Considers Sick Leave Ordinance

EUGENE, Ore. — Businesses in Eugene could soon be required to provide paid sick leave for employees. City councilors approved a motion to get an ordinance drafted passed with a vote of six to two Wednesday afternoon. The meeting started with the sick leave task force presenting its final report. Councilors then went back and … Continue reading »

LCC Breaks Ground on $35M Remodel

Eugene, Ore. — A new beginning of sorts Monday at Lane Community College, just as students left for summer break. The school celebrated the groundbreaking for its new Center Building, which is part of a $35 million remodeling project. The Center Building, home to food services, the campus library, and book store, has gone largely … Continue reading »

Countdown to Day of Peace

EUGENE, Ore. –Friday marks 100 days until International Peace Day, and the countdown couldn’t have come sooner, especially in the wake of recent violence at schools. Each year, millions of people and organizations around the world observe International Day of Peace on September 21. On Friday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will issue a statement … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Coaches Talk 2014 Outdoors

2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Coaches Press Conference: Florida’s Mike Holloway, Oregon’s Robert Johnson, Texas’ Mario Sategna and Texas A&M’s Pat Henry held a press conference on the eve of the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field. This is a condensed version of the presser.

City Council Adopts Fiscal Year Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — After months and months of debate the Eugene City Council moved to adopt next year’s fiscal budget. This comes after the budget committee was faced with a challenge of trying to fill $2.5 million dollar shortfall. The proposed budget, recommended by the budget committee — cuts $1.9 million in city services. The … Continue reading »

Students Compete in Solar Car Challenge

EUGENE, Ore. — The sunshine is bringing people out of the house, and for middle school students all over Lane County, it’s also driving their fun. On Saturday, EWEB hosted its 17th annual Solar Challenge at Cal Young Middle School in Eugene. Teachers were given EWEB-donated supplies and for a month, taught about solar power … Continue reading »

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