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Springfield council nixes Finley Heights annexation

SPRINGFIELD – City Council moved forward in many areas on Monday, with one conversation inspiring a particularly passionate engagement from community members. Six people addressed the council regarding the annexation of seven acres of vacant residential property in the vicinity of South 71st and South 72nd streets, known as Finley[Read More…]

Fast company: Billies’ Thomas sprints to title

EUGENE – Ryan Thomas, a sophomore for the Pleasant Hill Billies, claimed one of the marquee individual titles after pulling off an upset to win the Class 3A girls 100-meter dash at the Oregon School Activities Association State Track & Field Championships last weekend. “I’m so excited. I’ve worked really[Read More…]

Do your finances match your sustainability values?

While recycling, bringing your own bags to the grocery store, composting, and ditching the car are all fantastic individual actions to fight climate change, perhaps the most potent way to effect long-lasting, significant transformation is with your wallet. Strangely enough, money — or a lack thereof — seems to be[Read More…]

Treatment courts: Second chances for those in pursuit of recovery

May is National Treatment Court Month, a time to acknowledge the profound impact that specialty courts have on Oregon communities and our justice system.  Built on principles of compassion and rehabilitation, treatment courts provide a vital lifeline to individuals wrestling with substance use disorders, redirecting them away from incarceration and[Read More…]

Welcome, ‘Lookout’

Dear Editor The recent election reminds me that to have a functioning democracy with three branches of government, it is essential to have a strong Fourth Estate: news media to shed light on what all levels of government are doing. For local news, I proudly subscribe to The Chronicle and[Read More…]

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