A growing trend has broadcast journalists across the country concerned. The phenomenon known as the “mic drop”—when someone drops a microphone for added emphasis—has nearly caused injury for many reporters. Now, this potentially dangerous trend has come to Oregon.
Veterans have a brand new facility to get healthcare in Eugene. After nearly ten years of delays, mismanagement, and funding issues, dignitaries and veterans formally unveiled the new building Saturday (yesterday).
A vigil for victims of gun violence is scheduled for Sunday night in Eugene. The gathering will include musicians of all ages and benefit those affected by the Umpqua Community College shootings in Roseburg.
Earlier this fall, Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy wrote a letter to city staff expressing concern about the people who hang around downtown, often panhandling. They can make the neighborhood feel unwelcome to others.
When tragedy strikes a region, it is up to The Head of City--the mayor--to respond with empathy along with prompt, reliable information and a plan of action. This is no easy task. The recent mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg has city leaders reflecting on the past and uncertain about the future.