Government transparency shouldn't be a victim of the pandemic
The League of California Cities has asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to let its nearly 500 member cities keep the public in the dark during the COVID-19 pandemic. City officials have a lot on their plate right now, but a pandemic does not justify undercutting transparency by executive decree.
Leadership and civility needed in homelessness debates
Tensions are running high around homelessness in Eugene, and a misguided protest at a local eatery can only make matters worse. People on both sides need to dial back the rhetoric and engage in civil dialogue before there is literal blood on the streets.
Ducks denied their championship chance
COVID-19 has turned March Madness into #MarchSadness. It’s an especially deflating loss in Eugene this year as both University of Oregon basketball teams were poised to make a run at their respective championships.