Lucy Ohlsen

Social Activism
3:20 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Seven Arrested While Demanding To Keep Springfield Post Office Open

"Raging Grannies" Sing Non Christmas Protest Songs
Lucy Ohlsen

Seven people were arrested at the Gateway Post Office in Springfield Monday. The Processing Plant is still on the list for closure due to budget issues.

After an hour of singing, cookies and listening to speakers on why the post office should stay open, one "Raging grandma" was arrested by a member of the Postal Police Force.

"Do you have any ailments or anything?"
"Yeah, I have a bad back"

"You and me both, let's just walk in then."

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Crime Reports
6:00 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Police Want Your Reports Online

You don’t need a police officer any more to file a police report. The Eugene Police Department now allows citizens to file them online.  

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Social Host Ordinance
6:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Security Guards At Private Parties Might Not Be Worth It

U of O students, fraternities and sororities throw parties in the West and South University neighborhoods.
Credit Jes Burns

The Social Host Ordinance (or Unruly Gathering Ordinance) has been on the books in Eugene for almost six months. It allows police to give extra penalties to out-of-control party hosts. But, some partiers have come up with a new strategy to keep the cops away.

Eugene police.

“As an adult, if I had a party at my house, I wouldn’t let one stranger into my door.”

And young party-goers.

“We have a huge basement. We love having a DJ down there, we love having a ton of people”

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