Portland State University is out with its annual estimates of the population of Oregon's cities. The report highlights who gets bragging rights for being Oregon's second largest city, after Portland.
For years, Eugene residents had been secure in the knowledge that their city was bigger and better than Salem. Then last May radio listeners learned that they were just half right:
(Sound of radio newscaster: Newly released estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show the city of Salem has slightly more people than the city of Eugene......)