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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.  Blake Augusta Schaufler, 23, was killed in the incident. Nobody else was injured.  The wanted suspect, 23-year-old Alejandro Ponce, turned himself in to the police at 9:10 pm the same day. Ponce is …

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Eugene’s battle plan for climate change

According to recent U.S. Climate Data, the median summer temperatures for 2018 and 2019 in the Eugene area line up with what was predicted for the year 2100.  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 …

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Eugene has the nation’s highest homelessness rate

The city’s push to stop homelessness numbers from rising According to Security.org, a website that collects homelessness data on each state, Oregon is the seventh-highest with over 14,000 people experiencing homelessness overall. Oregon places fourth in the country with a rate of 350 per every 100,000 people experiencing homeless. The state has also seen a …

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Preparing for the Big One

Oregon joins nation in readying for Earthquake.   At 10:17 a.m. on Oct. 17, 2019, Lane Community College participated in the Great ShakeOut. Students, staff and administrators took part in a simulation of a significant earthquake event. Overhead, in buildings throughout campus, some heard the announcement to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” from the speaker system.  …

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