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Tribal housing plans dammed

When the United States government erected a series of dams on the Columbia River in the early 1900s, multiple tribal villages were destroyed. During construction, federal officials promised to supply adequate, permanent housing to the affected communities. Eighty years later, the Trump Administration stands between the tribes and their compensation, according to Oregon Senator Jeff …

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Trust the wild side

Kaya Singer, 71-year-old author of “Wiser and Wilder: A Soulful Path for Visionary Women Entrepreneurs,” led a workshop on May 20 that incorporated themes of her book, and life, into effective business-management strategies. Her book uses personal anecdotes, feminist wisdom and ingenuity to guide readers through unconventional methods of owning and managing businesses. Aside from …

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‘We are listening and trying’

Spectrum, Eugene’s new restaurant, bar and venue “by the queer community, for the queer community” will open in July in the building vacated by the Wayward Lamb. Eugene’s Helen Shepard, the owner of the new establishment, is working to make the place all-inclusive. After accusations of racism and discrimination were leveled against the Wayward Lamb, …

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‘People unite, Take Back the Night’

Eugene’s Sexual Assault Support Services and the University of Oregon Women’s Center hosted Eugene’s 40th Take Back the Night rally on Thursday, April 26. The rally was a survivor-centered protest against sexual assault and domestic violence, with an emphasis on decolonization and the increased difficulties faced by Native American and Indigenous assault survivors. Take Back …

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Energy efficiency goes online

Lane Community College’s Career Technical Education Program in energy-efficient commercial building will transition to an online format starting next fall. The two-year degree program will be funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and will be available to students in the Northwest and Northern California. “Students who are wanting to pursue this program …

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