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Suspect behind bars following shooting on Kinsrow Avenue

On Jan. 15, the Eugene Police Department responded to reports of a shooting around noon at the Parkgrove Apartments on Kinsrow Ave.

Eugene's state of the city address

On Jan. 8, Mayor Lucy Vinis joined the Eugene City Council at the Hult Center and gave the State of the City Address. Eugene Bhangra, a diverse dance studio for those who enjoy Bhangra and Bollywood dancing, opened the night with a lively performance that elicited a chorus of cheers and claps from the audience.


This edition of the Torch will mark the fourth and final one for the fall term. With that being said, I am excited to announce we will be positioned into a web-focused newsroom over the winter break.

Eugene’s battle plan for climate change

If environmental practices continue, the Willamette Valley can expect a 400-500% increase in acres burned annually by 2040. Temperatures are also expected to increase during the wet season causing a reduction in snowfall and an increase in rain. As a direct effect of this, the Cascades’ snowpack will be nonexistent by 2050 causing a dry-out of local streams and waterways.

Faculty union appeals to the Board of Education

The Lane Community College Education Association, the union representing faculty, has been bargaining for a new contract. Due to a long, strung out bargaining session, since July 1, teachers have been employed under old contracts with outdated terms. The bargaining has, so far, taken months and shown little progress until now.

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