Category Archives: The Register-Guard

Cancel Taylor’s Bar’s liquor license

Taylor’s Bar and Grill is a Eugene landmark. It stands prominently across the street from the University of Oregon campus and is a favorite among students. You might even catch some faculty and staff inside at lunchtime. And Taylor’s should lose its liquor license, at least for a while. That’s not an easy position to […]
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Murphy Company looking to fill Eugene wetlands for expansion

Eugene wood products firm Murphy Company wants to fill in nearly 20 acres of ponds and wetlands in northwest Eugene as it prepares to expand its plywood plant. The company’s application with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this month comes as Murphy Company looks to construct at least one new building, a glue loft, […]
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Gov. debates shouldn’t skip over most of Oregon – Opinion

Oregon’s candidates for governor, Democrat Kate Brown and Republican Knute Buehler, seem to have forgotten that there’s a bunch of Oregon between the Columbia River and the California border along the I-5 corridor, not to mention east of the Cascade Mountains. Source: Gov. debates shouldn’t skip over most of Oregon – Opinion – The Register-Guard […]
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Four Eugene groups awarded grants from Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace

A nonprofit organization serving Latino families in Lane County and three local insurance agencies will receive grant funding to help people sign up for health insurance through the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace. Source: Four Eugene groups awarded grants from Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

Can candidates execute plans on homelesness?

Gov. Kate Brown and challenger Knute Buehler have both unveiled plans to reduce homelessness in Oregon. They deserve credit for elevating homelessness to a top issue in the governor’s race. Their solutions, if implemented, will resonate throughout Oregon, including Lane County. One study said the county had one of the nation’s highest rates of homelessness. […]
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Firefighters battle fatigue along with flames

Long hours and an extended fire season make for tired firefighters. The federal agencies employing fire crews to manage wildfires in Oregon know this well, said Traci Weaver, a spokeswoman with the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management in Portland. Source: Firefighters battle fatigue along with flames

Are our students OK? What the data say – Opinion

Summer has ended and this region’s youths are back in school. For many, it’s a time of excitement and delight, but for some it’s one of dread and despair. These are the students who are returning to school environments damaging to their hearts and souls. The Oregon Health Authority’s Student Wellness Survey is conducted every […]
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Crime by foreigners fuels sanctuary state debate in Oregon

A man suspected of being in the United States illegally ran a red light while drunk on a street in Oregon’s state capital and crashed into a motorcycle carrying a man and woman, killing them both, authorities said. A judge set bail for Eduardo de la Lima Vargas at $500,000 on Wednesday, saying he’s a […]
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‘Oregon by the Numbers’ sets Lane’s agenda

Lane County is regarded as a leader within Oregon. It’s home to the state’s flagship university and lauded by Gov. Kate Brown for its successes in career-technical education and affordable housing. County residents and their elected leaders have much to feel good about. Yet in some ways, Lane is middle-of-the-pack, or worse. Source: ‘Oregon by […]
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Eugene-Springfield’s landfill has lots of life left, even with recycling changes

More recyclables going into the landfill serving Eugene-Springfield likely won’t put a noticeable dent in its usable life — at least for the next century. The rules for curbside recycling in the cities changed earlier this year, causing more plastics to probably end up in the Short Mountain Landfill about 10 miles south on Interstate […]
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