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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.
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.
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 Due to a long, strung out bargaining session, since July 1, teachers have been employed under old contracts with outdated terms.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.