High School Equivalency Program Canceled

EUGENE, Ore. — A high school equivalency program through the University of Oregon, which has helped migrant workers get their GEDs for nearly 50 years, is no more, after its federal funding was not renewed. The program, also called HEP, was officially discontinued as of Sept. 30, and that didn’t sit well with those who … Continue reading »

Lawmakers Unveil Immigration Plan

EUGENE, Ore. — Congressional leaders unveiled a bi-partisan bill Tuesday addressing immigration reform. It took months of behind-the-scenes negotiations to get the draft together. President Obama called on the Senate to quickly pass the bill. In Eugene, local organizations also support the so-called Gang of 8’s bill. “Our community has waiting for too many years … Continue reading »

City Councilor Betty Taylor Re-elected

EUGENE, Ore. — In the race for Eugene’s only contested city council seat, incumbent Betty Taylor took on Juan Carlos Valle. Taylor will continue to represent south Eugene for the next four years. Despite bringing in just 43 percent of votes, Valle told KEZI 9 News he was excited by the issues the election brought … Continue reading »

Eugene City Council Candidates Debate

EUGENE, Ore. — The best candidate to fill Eugene’s only open council seat was up for debate Thursday night. The seats were hard to come by as incumbent Betty Taylor faced off against Juan Carlos Valle. The topics varied at the public forum, from downtown development to the environment. Taylor and Valle tended to agree … Continue reading »

City Council Candidates Debate Sunday

EUGENE, Ore. — Two candidates for the Eugene City Council will face each other in a debate on Sunday, two months ahead of election day. Juan Carlos Valle is running against incumbent Betty Taylor for the Ward 2 seat on the council. Taylor has held the position since 1997. The debate, sponsored by the League … Continue reading »