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Today, while many other American communities are observing Columbus Day, Eugene is joining several other Pacific Northwest cities in recognizing the second Monday of October as “Indigenous Peoples Day”.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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The great-great grandson of city founder Eugene Skinner was on hand Thursday to lay a historic marker on the southeast corner of the city of Eugene’s original land claim.

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Eugene might not construct its City Hall on the lot of the former building. It’s exploring other options, including on a county-owned property. The City and Lane County have teamed up to explore what could end up as a land swap.

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Users of the home sharing site Airbnb will now not only be finding a place to stay for the night, they’ll also be adding to the City of Eugene’s tax coffers.  KLCC’s Brian Bull explains.

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The rate of reported hate crimes for the city of Eugene seems to be holding steady since tracking began four years ago.  KLCC’s Brian Bull attended the release of the “2015 Hate and Bias Report” at the historic Mims house today and has this story. 

Temperatures are expected to break 100 this week in the South Willamette Valley and the city of Eugene provides locations for individuals to cool off.

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The City of Eugene wants to make its downtown public spaces better. It’s launched a “place-making” initiative which seeks the community’s input.

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The Eugene City Council Wednesday approved a 10-year property tax exemption for a developer to build apartments downtown. This is the first time the city has granted a Multi-Use Property Tax Exemption since it changed the controversial practice.

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Eugene’s busiest summer month saw over 200,000 people attending three major events.


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The Eugene City Council voted 5 to 3 Monday to use urban renewal funds for four downtown projects.

Eugene Parks Go Smoke-Free

May 30, 2016
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Eugene parks and natural areas are now smoke-free. Beginning in June park goers will see signs indicating the change.

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There’s a big push to transform downtown Eugene into an innovation district, where techies, artists, scientists and entrepreneurs can connect. One group hopes to turn a shuttered former department store into the next innovation hub. Supporters hope a public / private partnership can make it happen.

Eugene City Manager Jon Ruiz wants the city to start budgeting for 2021 when it hosts the Track & Field World Championships. 

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Eugene City Manager Jon Ruiz says the financial outlook for next year is good.  He presented the spending plan to the budget committee this week.

Eugene Seeks Public Comment For Railroad Quiet Zone

Apr 13, 2016
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Residents and businesses have long suffered loud horns from trains chugging through the city. Eugene wants public comments on a proposed railroad quiet zone.

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Workers with Eugene’s Parks department are erecting fences this week under the freeway bridges that reach across Washington Jefferson Park.

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Vandals uprooted about 100 trees planted along Eugene’s Amazon Creek. The trees were planted last month in honor of The Martin Luther King Junior Day of Service.

South Willamette Street Construction Begins Monday

Jan 29, 2016
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The City of Eugene begins more improvement projects to South Willamette Street Monday. Construction crews will begin widening the lanes between 24th and 29th avenues and will install a new traffic signal. This is a pilot project to study whether the new lanes will improve accessibility.

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Mike Clark has declared his candidacy for Mayor of Eugene. The city councilor made the announcement at a press conference Tuesday.

City Unveils 3 Proposals For Kesey Square

Jan 23, 2016
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The City of Eugene unveiled three options to revitalize Kesey Square, Friday.

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The City of Eugene’s Urban Renewal Agency will be sole controller of the Eugene Water & Electric Board property along the Willamette River. The vote was 6 to 2 today Wednesday.

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A federal lawsuit filed Thursday says Eugene police used excessive force and wrongfully arrested an African-American mother and son last summer. The suit was brought by the sister and nephew of the head of the Eugene chapter of the NAACP.

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The first of two Dusk to Dawn homeless camps approved by the Eugene City Council will open Friday at the St. Vincent de Paul service station.

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A bike safety program for middle school students in Eugene and Springfield is expanding. A $30,000 grant will help the program add over 40 classes.

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The question of what to do with Kesey Square in downtown Eugene has gotten a lot of attention lately. A developer proposed putting a new building there and the city is now looking for other ideas for the spot.

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The Eugene City Council has approved a pilot program that allows homeless people to camp in approved sites overnight.

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Eugene is adopting a goal of having zero fatalities or serious injuries on its streets. The City Council approved the resolution Wednesday.

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The City of Eugene is wants to require out-of-town rental owners to have a local agent to be contacted in case of emergency.

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Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy wants Governor Kate Brown to declare a state of emergency in response to the housing crisis in Oregon.

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