Service Animal Case
7:34 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Eugene Store Violates Disabled Customer's Civil Rights, Must Pay

A service dog.
Credit swong95765 / Flickr

A Eugene convenience store violated the civil rights of a disabled customer when it refused to allow a woman entrance with her service animal. That is Monday's ruling from BOLI -- The Bureau of Labor and Industries.

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Uber Ridesharing
6:05 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Eugene Asks Uber To Cease Operating Or Get A License

The City of Eugene halted Uber operations until the ridesharing services agrees to run background checks and ensure licenses of their drivers.
Credit Jens Buettner / Associated Press

City of Eugene officials have ordered Uber ridesharing service to cease operating in the area or face a fine.

Uber has refused to apply for a taxi license since its drivers began operating in Eugene last summer. This rideshare service allows people to get rides from private vehicle owners through a smartphone app. 

Laura Hammond with the City of Eugene said the purpose of requiring a license is to make sure vehicles, drivers and passengers are safe.

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Eugene Tent Camp
4:57 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Official Declares Tent Camp in Plaza a Public Health Risk

The tent camp at The Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza in Eugene has been declared a "public health risk" by Lane County's Public Health Officer. The Board of Commissioners has called an emergency meeting for next Wednesday to consider closing the plaza.

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Cell tower
6:21 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Northwesterners Face Proposal For Eight-Story Cell Tower In Their Neighborhood

A cell tower in Forest Park, Portland OR
Credit frozenchipmunk

AT&T is moving forward with a proposal to put a cell phone tower on the grounds of a Eugene church.

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Public Safety Measure
6:32 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Lane County Public Safety Measure Passes

The Lane County levy for jail and youth services passed with 56%. KLCC’s Lucy Ohlsen was at the yes-on-213 watch party, where Sheriff Thomas Turner celebrated with supporters.

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Eugene City Fee
6:26 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Eugene Voters Soundly Defeat City Fee Ballot Measure

Eugene voters soundly defeated a ballot measure that would have imposed a monthly fee on residents to help pay for public safety and social services. KLCC’s Angela Kellner reports.

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May Day March
6:45 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Eugene Social Justice Groups Mark May Day With March And Rally

Several social justice groups marked International Workers Day with a march and rally through downtown Eugene Wednesday night. As KLCC’s Jes Burns reports, earlier in the day lawyers filed a motion to dismiss charges against homeless rights advocates arrested during a protest in January.

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Eugene City Council
6:37 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Eugene City Council: Yes On Bag Ban, No On Coal Trains

The Eugene City Council approved an ordinance banning single-use plastic bags. The vote Monday night also imposes a 5-cent minimum fee for paper bags at the check-out. KLCC’s Jes Burns reports.

The new law is intended to encourage the use of reusable bags at grocery and other retail establishments in Eugene. Councilors, with a tie breaking vote from Mayor Kitty Piercy, voted down an amendment that would have made the fee on paper bags optional. Councilor Alan Zalenka argued the change would not have created the same outcome.

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