Valentine’s Day Spending Up

(CNN) — Love can be hard on the bank account, especially for men. Americans will spend an estimated $18.6 billion on Valentine’s candy, flowers, jewelry and gifts this year–that’s about $131 a person, up $5 from last year, according to the National Retail Foundation. And there seems to be a gender divide because men will … Continue reading »

Eugene Prepares for One Billion Rising

EUGENE, Ore. — A global effort to combat violence against women is coming to western Oregon. Men, women and children will stand united. It’s the first-ever global event, and Eugene is joining in. The event is called One Billion Rising. “It is gaining momentum. I had a young woman with the U of O who … Continue reading »

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