Oregon to regulate rising rent

With Gov. Kate Brown signing off on Senate Bill 608, Oregon becomes the first U.S. state to institute rent increase laws. The passing of this bill has received a lot of local...

Calibrating the educational compass

Out of 1,095 students who transferred to the University of Oregon during fall and summer 2018, 321 were from Lane Community College, according to the University’s Director of Enrollment Management Research Jonathan...

Resisting federal overreach

The Community Rights Lane County organization invited tribal attorney and activist Frank Bibeau to speak about the rights of nature on March 8. The speech was delivered in a long hall to...

Optic cable severed during snowstorm

During the last week of February, Lane County was overcome by a record amount of snow. By the end of it all, nearly ten inches of snow had fallen at the Eugene...
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Students and staff speak out on proposed changes to campus services, tuition increase

On March 14, the Lane Community College Board of Education held their monthly public meeting to decide the fate of the Titan Bookstore, Food Services and a proposed tuition increase of $6...

WinnebaGONE

After planning to have wrapped up production of their premier Class A coach, Winnebago Industries is closing their Junction City location leaving only thirty employees. They will relocate to another campus in...

Board weighs outsourcing bookstore

The proposed lease of the Lane Community College bookstore to Barnes & Noble Booksellers is inching closer to reality despite major concerns being presented by faculty members. More importantly, some students...
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Marching for education

Governor Kate Brown has been facing criticism for her new plans to lower state funding for community colleges. Educators from across Oregon gathered at the feet of the State...

King tides scatter microplastics on Oregon beaches

Cartoon by Emmett Crass // The Torch Equipped with brooms and filters of varying gauge, from chicken wire to window mesh, nearly two dozen volunteers set on...