Eugene

Jefferson Exchange | December 10, 2013
11:20 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Eugene Gets A "Rest Stop" For Homeless

Credit Lulu Vision

Eugene develops a "rest stop" for the homeless; Michael Wisth describes the process.

The city of Eugene is finally getting a "rest stop"… but not the kind where travelers pull off the freeway for a few minutes. 

"Rest stop" in this context means a place for homeless people to spend the night in tents, a legal place to sleep in town. 

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Politics & Government
7:18 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Eugene Utility Rates To Go Up

The Eugene Water & Electric Board voted last night to raise water rates by 6 percent and electricity rates by nearly 5 percent.

The Register-Guard reports the water hike is double what management recommended. Board members decided to start saving to develop a second water source for the city in case of an emergency, such as an earthquake.

Starting in February the water bill for an average single-family home will go up about $2 to $33 a month. The electric bill will go up more than $6 to $162.

Media & Society
7:53 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Party Patrols Start In Eugene

University of Oregon campus in Eugene.
Credit University of Oregon

Classes start Monday at public universities in Oregon, and Eugene police are resuming party patrols to control noise and crowds in student neighborhoods near the U of O.

The Register-Guard reports police have already been called this week to quiet noisy parties near campus.

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Jefferson Exchange | September 26, 2013
11:59 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Eugene City Council To Allow Small Homeless Camps

Credit BuzzFarmers

Eugene City Councilor Claire Syrett explains the city's approach to camps for homeless.

The Eugene City Council voted this week to pass an ordinance allowing small camps for the homeless.

The ordinance would give the council the authority to create multiple volunteer-run camps for up to 15 people… if a tryout with a first camp goes well. 

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Jefferson Exchange | September 11, 2013
4:01 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

At The End Of The Sewer Pipe

Credit humboldt.edu

Guests Todd Miller and Dave Couch talk about how sewage treatment is environmentally friendly in Arcata and Eugene-Springfield.

As much as we'd like to think the contents of our toilets just go away when we flush, there is no such place as "away."  But communities around our region continue to look for ways to treat sewage and other waste products in ways that benefit the environment.  The efforts include the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary and the Biocycle Farm of the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission in the Eugene area.

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