Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy

University of Oxford

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.

First Place Family Center

Friday community members gathered to celebrate volunteers and staff at Eugene’s First Place Family Center. It provides services to at-risk families.

Kyra Buckley

In Eugene Monday hundreds gathered to march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event, hosted by the NAACP, began at Autzen Stadium and traveled to downtown Eugene.  

Desmond O'Boyle

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).

Mayors from western cities met in Portland this week to discuss issues like homelessness and affordable housing.

Sander van der Wel, Wikimedia Commons

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.

Rachael McDonald

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.

Tiffany Eckert

On Monday, the Eugene City Council is expected to vote for a legal overnight camping spot for homeless people during the winter.

Andy Nelson/Register Guard

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.

Desmond O'Boyle

Lane Transit District received a large gift Friday from the federal government for its Em-X bus extension to West Eugene.

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