Category Archives: The Register-Guard

Local schools improve graduation rates by up to 10% last year

Oregon schools saw a small increase in statewide graduation rates for the 2018-2019 school year with 80% of students graduating within four years, according to data released by the Oregon Department of Education on Thursday. Source: Local schools improve graduation rates by up to 10% last year – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

Tax return processing begins Jan. 27

The Oregon Department of Revenue and the IRS begin processing tax returns Jan. 27. Returns sent in before then won’t be processed until that date, the agency said in a news release. Once processing begins, returns are processed in the order received, but the Oregon Department of Revenue won’t be issuing personal income tax refunds […]
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Oregon versus Australia wildfires: There’s no comparison

Even the state’s biggest wildfire, Biscuit Fire, isn’t even close to what Australia is facing. The images coming out of Australia have been described as apocalyptic. Source: Oregon versus Australia wildfires: There’s no comparison – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

Guest View: Housing discrimination all too real – Opinion

Every year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day offers us a chance to reflect on one of our nation’s most important leaders and his legacy of demanding justice and fairness for all. In Oregon, we should also take a moment during this time of housing crisis to specifically consider the enduring impacts of discrimination in housing. […]
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Champion the ‘Oregon Model’

During this weekend when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is honored in Oregon and most of the nation, we should reflect on ways to support our community. That includes our friends and neighbors who are immigrants and refugees. Unfortunately, the Trump administration continues to attack these communities, both here in the U.S. and abroad, by […]
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Winemakers wary of impending tariffs

U.S. wineries say when people drink less European wine, they drink less domestic wine. And that hurts the U.S. industry. Most years, January is a month of glory for the wine industry — celebrating the harvest and holiday sales of the previous year and gearing up for the next season. Source: Winemakers wary of impending […]
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Worker killed at Beltline, Delta highways project identified

  A construction worker killed over the weekend at the Randy Papè Beltline Highway and Delta Highway project was identified Monday. Steve Smith, who was in his mid-60s, was involved in an accident around 11 a.m. Saturday. Eugene Springfield Fire logs show Smith was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, where […]
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In My Opinion: The value of young forests

Too often the debate over forest policy in Oregon focuses on “old growth” and its benefit to species such as the northern spotted owl. It’s equally important to consider the value and importance of young forests that are critical to the vitality, sustainability and resilience of other wildlife populations. Source: In My Opinion: The value […]
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Walkout still on the table for Oregon Senate Republicans over cap-and-trade bill

A walkout over a bill capping greenhouse gas emissions is still an option Senate Republicans are considering ahead of the Feb. 3 Oregon legislative session, Senate Republican Leader Herman Baertschiger Jr., R-Grants Pass, told reporters Wednesday. “I’m still having conversations, but nothing is off the table,” he said. “I would not want to speculate one […]
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Oregon’s new tribal history curriculum slowly rolling out

Eagerly anticipated by area teachers and students, the teachings were created with the state’s nine tribes. Source: Oregon’s new tribal history curriculum slowly rolling out