Category Archives: The Register-Guard

Another wildlife crossing planned south of Bend on U.S. 97

BEND — A groundswell of public and private support for a wildlife tunnel south of Bend has generated more than half of what is needed for a $929,000 fencing project meant for mule deer and elk along a migration route. The Bulletin reports more than $500,000 has been raised for the fencing, which will funnel […]
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LRAPA adopts stringent rules of Cleaner Air Oregon

Rule changes are in the air for industries in Lane County, intended to better protect the health of people living near those facilities. The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency, which regulates air pollution and emissions in the county, has adopted more stringent guidelines for monitoring and permitting air toxics. The state Environmental Quality Commission approved […]
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UO Board of Trustees to consider in-state tuition increase up to 11%

The University of Oregon’s Board of Trustees will meet this week to discuss significant decisions impacting students, such as setting the undergraduate tuition rate for in-state students, which could increase by as much as 11% next school year. Source: UO Board of Trustees to consider in-state tuition increase up to 11% – News – The […]
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Back to basics: How Oregon schools are making healthier food with local management

On a sunny day mid-May, Kalapuya High School students tended to the three acres of Bethel Farm behind the school. They shoveled dirt and walked past radishes, herbs and lettuce leaves sprouting up from garden rows and planter boxes. Just below the surface, crops of squash, melons and sweet corn still wait to pop. Source: […]
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PSU’s golden parachute of shame – Opinion

It hardly seems fair. Outgoing Portland State University President Rahmat Shoureshi is walking away from his job with a huge golden parachute — a severance package worth more than $856,000 for his resignation under pressure. PSU students, on the other hand, get a $900 tuition increase — an 11 percent hike. Source: PSU’s golden parachute […]
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Sadofsky and Kashinsky: Let accessory dwelling units thrive in Eugene – Opinion

Eugene, like many cities across Oregon and the country, is facing a severe housing shortage and a resultant crisis in availability and affordability. Over 60 percent of renters in Eugene are housing cost-burdened, and first-time homebuyers are being priced out of the market as the supply of reasonably priced homes for sale continues to shrink. […]
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Josephine County Sheriff’s staff numbers may get boost

A proposed budget for the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office in southwestern Oregon would fund the department at 100 positions — a number not seen since budget cuts decimated the agency seven years ago. Source: Josephine County Sheriff’s staff numbers may get boost – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

Gov. Brown appoints Lane County Circuit Court judge to state Court of Appeals

A Lane County judge has been promoted to the Oregon Court of Appeals.Gov. Kate Brown tapped Josephine “Jodie” Mooney to serve on the appellate court. Source: Gov. Brown appoints Lane County Circuit Court judge to state Court of Appeals

Oregon OKs largest expansion of federal free lunch program

Oregon is spending $40 million to dramatically expand its federal free breakfast and lunch program, ensuring that more than 60 percent of its 400,000 public school students will be included, the largest statewide effort in the country. Source: Oregon OKs largest expansion of federal free lunch program – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

Spring outdoor burning season to reopen Thursday in Lane County

Fire and forestry officials will reopen spring outdoor burning season Thursday following the return of cool, wet weather to Lane County. Source: Spring outdoor burning season to reopen Thursday in Lane County – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR