Council Moves Toward Camping Program

EUGENE, Ore. — The city council moved one step closer to setting up a homeless camping site. On Monday, councilors voted 6-to-2 to continue looking into the pilot program. The council is considering whether to open a site for 90 days that would allow overnight camping for people who are homeless. There couldn’t be more … Continue reading »

SLEEPS Moves to New Location

EUGENE, Ore. — They may have been cleared out of the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza, but SLEEPS protesters don’t plan on disappearing anytime soon. After they were ordered to leave, several protesters began setting up tents in front of the old federal building downtown. Organizers say that before people can pitch tents, they have … Continue reading »

Lane County Meets to Discuss SLEEPS

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Board of Commissioners will meet on Wednesday morning to discuss the growing SLEEPS camp at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza. Health concerns are among the biggest issues; the board will consider an emergency closure of the area to clean it up. But protesters say they’ve cleaned up their … 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 »