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South Eugene High School put together an alternative graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020.
05/30/2020
Photo: High school graduation pick-me-up

South Eugene High School put together an alternative graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020.

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"We prioritize protecting human life and try to balance that with maintaining the safety of our officers."— Eugene Polic...
05/30/2020
Eugene police chief explains response to protest that turned unruly

"We prioritize protecting human life and try to balance that with maintaining the safety of our officers."
— Eugene Police Chief Chris Skinner

No arrests were made during the incident, but Chief Chris Skinner said video would be reviewed to find people involved in criminal behavior and track them

An impromptu Friday night protest in Eugene signaling local disgust with the killing of a black Minneapolis resident Geo...
05/30/2020
Crowd protests, sets fires, vandalizes businesses in Eugene

An impromptu Friday night protest in Eugene signaling local disgust with the killing of a black Minneapolis resident George Floyd devolved into a fire in the street and vandalism that continued into early Saturday morning.

The crowd swelled to more than 300 people and set property on fire in front of the West Seventh Street at I-105 on-ramp, smashed the windows of local businesses, battered vehicles with their drivers still inside and set off fireworks.

A Friday night protest in Eugene signaling local disgust with the killing of a black Minneapolis resident George Floyd by a white city police officer

Will the restaurant industry ever be the same? These changes await diners this year. #RebuildingAmerica
05/30/2020
The smorgasbord of ways area restaurants are reopening

Will the restaurant industry ever be the same? These changes await diners this year.
#RebuildingAmerica

More than two months have passed since Gov. Kate Brown mandated the closure of all bars and restaurants. Eugene-Springfield restaurants are starting to

05/30/2020

If you dare to walk in front of this couple's home, there's a rule you need to know: only silly walkers allowed. 🛑🚶‍♀️🤸‍♀️💃🕺

This week's Drink This will be a quick little ditty on two different topics: cocktail menus and syrups. And yes — there'...
05/29/2020
CAFE 541: Kiefer-Lucas: Keep it simple (syrup)

This week's Drink This will be a quick little ditty on two different topics: cocktail menus and syrups. And yes — there's a connection between the two, writes CAFE 541 drink columnist Joe Kiefer-Lucas. Bar Purlieu

This week will be a quick little ditty on two different topics: cocktail menus and syrups. The latter will be the larger subject, but to understand how

Colleges face big challenges in the fall.
05/29/2020
How universities are approaching fall term

Colleges face big challenges in the fall.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced higher education institutions in Oregon to shut down and teach classes remotely for the last few months under Gov. Kate

Oregon’s top two courts began reversing convictions by nonunanimous juries, the first of hundreds — and perhaps thousand...
05/29/2020
Oregon's top courts begin reversing nonunanimous convictions

Oregon’s top two courts began reversing convictions by nonunanimous juries, the first of hundreds — and perhaps thousands — of cases that are being scrutinized after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in April that nonunanimous jury verdicts are unconstitutional.

SALEM — Oregon's top two courts on Thursday began reversing convictions by nonunanimous juries, the first of hundreds — and perhaps thousands

“Telehealth is not going to go away. We won’t let it,” said Dr. Robin Virgin, interim vice president medical director fo...
05/29/2020
See change: Hospitals hope telehealth is here to stay

“Telehealth is not going to go away. We won’t let it,” said Dr. Robin Virgin, interim vice president medical director for the PeaceHealth Medical Group Oregon network. It’s just one culture change at American hospitals that may outlive the pandemic.

It’s not clear for how long patients will see keeping clear of hospitals as one more way to distance themselves from novel coronavirus infection,

“I am so motivated to come through on the other side of (COVID-19) together,” Stephanie Pearl-Kimmel of Marché says, “an...
05/28/2020
CAFE 541: Stephanie Pearl-Kimmel and the legacy of Marché

“I am so motivated to come through on the other side of (COVID-19) together,” Stephanie Pearl-Kimmel of Marché says, “and I believe that we will.”

After living in France and studying at the Sorbonne, Stephanie Pearl-Kimmel moved to Eugene to pursue a master’s degree in comparative literature.

The inmate was alone in his cell. Detention officers found him during their hourly checks, but officers and medics could...
05/28/2020
Inmate found dead at Springfield jail from apparent suicide

The inmate was alone in his cell. Detention officers found him during their hourly checks, but officers and medics could not revive him.

State police and the Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating a death reported Wednesday at the Springfield Municipal Jail.

Eugene police said the owner of a pickup they were looking for in connection with a fatal hit-and-run on Bertelesen Road...
05/28/2020
Driver suspected of being in hit-and-run cooperating, not charged, police say

Eugene police said the owner of a pickup they were looking for in connection with a fatal hit-and-run on Bertelesen Road Friday morning now is cooperating with their investigation.

Eugene police said the owner of a pickup they were looking for in connection with a fatal hit-and-run Friday morning now is cooperating with their

The Edgewater Christian Fellowship in Grants Pass and the Church of God of Prophecy in Roseburg  filed a federal suit in...
05/28/2020
Two more churches sue Brown over virus gathering restrictions

The Edgewater Christian Fellowship in Grants Pass and the Church of God of Prophecy in Roseburg filed a federal suit in U.S. District Court in Eugene

PORTLAND — Two additional churches are suing Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, saying her social gathering restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic

In February, there were 51 local high school athletes committed to play in college. Now there are 134. Check out our upd...
05/28/2020
Where local high school athletes are playing in college

In February, there were 51 local high school athletes committed to play in college. Now there are 134. Check out our updated list

On national signing day back in the first week of February, The Register-Guard published a list of 51 local high school athletes who had put their names

05/28/2020
Nurse and firefighter share emotional embrace

"I think God's just blessing us with a little break right at that time." Every night at 7 p.m., the sound of sirens and applause reminds Sam she's not alone. 👩‍⚕️👩‍🚒

The U.S. reached 100,000 death from COVID-19 on Wednesday. In the next 100 days, we look at how the coronavirus will con...
05/28/2020
100,000 U.S. deaths in 111 days

The U.S. reached 100,000 death from COVID-19 on Wednesday. In the next 100 days, we look at how the coronavirus will continue to change your life at home, at work, at school and beyond.

It didn’t take much longer than 100 days for the coronavirus to claim the lives of 100,000 Americans, an unimaginable toll when the first person in

Gentry Johnson said he didn’t see his friend get hit by the train, but he said he talking with him just minutes before. ...
05/28/2020
Man hit by train in Eugene Wednesday afternoon

Gentry Johnson said he didn’t see his friend get hit by the train, but he said he talking with him just minutes before. Johnson said he went back to the scene and found his friend alive, but in bad shape.

A man was apparently struck by a train Wednesday afternoon in Eugene on the Ruth Bascom Bike Path where Hilyard Street becomes East Sixth Avenue, city

LCC administrators allowed fabrication and welding technology program students to return after it was decided appropriat...
05/27/2020
Sparks fly ― in a good way ― as some LCC students return

LCC administrators allowed fabrication and welding technology program students to return after it was decided appropriate COVID-19 protocols could be implemented.

Building 8 at Lane Community College was buzzing and crackling and popping with activity as students in the fabrication and welding technology program

05/27/2020

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley prepare for a historic flight on SpaceX's first crewed Dragon capsule.

On Monday night there were 64 clients at the Lane County Events Center Expo Hall and 20 at the Memorial Building in Spri...
05/27/2020
Respite shelters to close June 5, medical services moved to River Avenue

On Monday night there were 64 clients at the Lane County Events Center Expo Hall and 20 at the Memorial Building in Springfield.

Lane County's COVID-19 medical respite site moved this week and its two temporarily shelters will soon disband, leaving guests who had been sheltering-in-

The Pac-12 announces athletes from member schools can resume voluntary on-campus workouts beginning June 15
05/27/2020
Pac-12 Conference will welcome athletes back in mid-June

The Pac-12 announces athletes from member schools can resume voluntary on-campus workouts beginning June 15

As far as the conference is concerned, the Pac-12 will soon be back in business.The Pac-12 announced Tuesday that it will allow voluntary in-person

Before New York City became the nation’s epicenter for COVID-19, New Orleans was one of the hardest-hit cities in the co...
05/26/2020
Roseburg VA nurse volunteers at struggling VA in one of the cities hardest hit by COVID-19

Before New York City became the nation’s epicenter for COVID-19, New Orleans was one of the hardest-hit cities in the country. The New Orleans VA Medical Center was in crisis. It’s the last place most people would have wanted to be. But to Roseburg VA Medical Center Urgent Care Nurse Manager Ben Busey, it was an opportunity to offer help.

Before New York City became the nation's epicenter for COVID-19, New Orleans was one of the hardest-hit cities in the country.The New Orleans VA Medical

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