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Eugene Renames Public Plaza After Author Ken Kesey

The Register-Guard | Oct. 18, 2017 3:31 p.m.

The Eugene City Council voted Wednesday to formally rename Broadway Plaza to Kesey Square, ending a year-long debate over the identity of the downtown space.

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Lane County Air Pollution Reached Unprecedented Levels Last Week

The Register-Guard | Sept. 8, 2017 1:33 p.m.

If this week’s wildfire smoke left residents mistaking Lane County for another planet, that may be since the pollution was unmatched in modern county history.

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Eugene Loses Bid To Host 2020 Olympic Trials

The Register-Guard | June 28, 2017 3:01 p.m.

The U.S Olympic Track & Field Trials will not be held at Hayward Field in 2020.

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Eugene Symphony Picks Francesco Lecce-Chong As New Music Director, Conductor

KLCC | April 26, 2017 3:11 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

After more than a year of searching, the Eugene Symphony has announced Francesco Lecce-Chong as its new music director and conductor.

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4 Dead In Plane Crash North Of Harrisburg, Oregon

The Register-Guard | April 7, 2017 11:31 a.m. | Harrisburg, Oregon

Four people were killed on Friday in a plane crash north of Harrisburg, Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley said.

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University Of Oregon To Cut 31 Jobs — 21 Instructors

The Register-Guard | April 6, 2017 5:28 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

The largest college within the University of Oregon is cutting 31 jobs, primarily instructors of humanities topics with declining interest from students.

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For Some Homeless Oregonians, Dogs Are More Than A Luxury

OPB | April 5, 2017 7 a.m. | Portland

Eugene city leaders recently banned all dogs from the downtown core, except for those belonging to people who live or work there. Critics argue that it unfairly targets homeless people in the area.

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Oregon Falls By 1 Point In Final Seconds To North Carolina

AP | April 1, 2017 8:04 p.m. | Glendale, Arizona

North Carolina missed four straight free throws at the end of the game but got offensive rebounds in both cases to emerge victorious.

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Conor Oberst | Portland Japanese Garden Reopens | YA Stars Laini Taylor And Sunshine Girl | Blitzen Trapper's Rock Opera

OPB | April 1, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," the Portland Japanese Garden gets a huge expansion, two best-selling fantasy authors build worlds of magic and ghosts, Portland rockers' sci-fi musical, and more.

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Composer Kenji Bunch On Collaborating With Eugene Ballet On 'Snow Queen'

OPB | March 31, 2017 4:51 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Principal dancer Danielle Tolmie suits up as the vivacious, domineering Snow Queen in the Eugene Ballet production.

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Oregon Or Gonzaga Could Bring Men's College Basketball Trophy Back To The Northwest

Northwest News Network | March 30, 2017 5:20 p.m.

If the Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Oregon Ducks dominate at the Final Four on Saturday, the NCAA men’s championship basketball trophy will come back to the Northwest.

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Picasso, Rural Eugene's 'Perfectly Imperfect' Dog, Finds Fame

The Register-Guard | March 10, 2017 8:20 a.m.

You may have seen the sideways grin of a puppy making the rounds in the media lately, with his misaligned snout and oddly protruding teeth.

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Eugene Bans Dogs In Downtown Core

KLCC | March 8, 2017 5:22 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Eugene City Councilors Wednesday approved a pilot ban on dogs in the downtown core. They voted against banning smoking. Both proposals are aimed at addressing public safety issues.

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UO May Raise Tuition 10 Percent Next School Year

The Register-Guard | Feb. 13, 2017 4:41 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

University of Oregon President Michael Schill said he has “little choice” but to accept the proposal to hike tuition for in-state and out-of-state students.

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Lane County Employee Accuses Deputy Of Racial Profiling During Traffic Stop

The Register-Guard | Feb. 4, 2017 10:13 a.m.

Linda Hamilton, a Lane County parole and probation officer, alleges that on Jan. 14 she was the target of a racial profiling traffic stop by a Lane County sheriff’s deputy.

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Creswell High School Administrators Resign After Texting Scandal

The Register-Guard | Jan. 27, 2017 5:06 p.m.

Principal Andy Bracco and Vice Principal Jordan Osborn faced a barrage of community criticism over their crude and callous text messages about two former Creswell students.

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UO Keeps 'Deady Hall' Name After Long Debate

The Register-Guard | Jan. 25, 2017 3:58 p.m.

The name of University of Oregon founder Matthew Deady will remain on the oldest building on campus, after more than a year of debate over Deady's pro-slavery views.

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Lane County Trump Supporters Celebrate Inauguration

The Register-Guard | Jan. 20, 2017 4:10 p.m.

Applause filled a Eugene bar following Donald Trump's speech, during which he talked about how politicians had reaped rewards that the American people did not enjoy.

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Winter Storm Covers Western Oregon With Snow, Now Comes The Ice

OPB | Jan. 7, 2017 10:21 a.m. | Portland

More snow and freezing rain forecast for much of western Oregon Sunday, creating hazardous driving conditions this weekend.