Author: MICHAEL DUNNE - [email protected]

Business owners seek to wipe out graffiti problem

SPRINGFIELD — Believe me, there are many, many more crimes that occur in our community that warrant significant attention and resources above something like graffiti. Violent crime, hate crime, robbery, and so many more leap to mind. If those crimes are like a cancer on our society, graffiti might be[Read More…]

Housing crisis a multi-faceted issue

It’s a crisis in our community which, on paper, has a very easy solution, yet in practice might be the hardest challenge we have – creating enough affordable housing to meet our needs. Indeed, a perfect storm of factors have conspired to make Lane County’s housing situation unsustainable and untenable.[Read More…]

Real and perceived outdoor dangers

Recently, I was in a conversation with several young adults about their favorite outdoor spots in Oregon. They were new to the area, and new to outdoor recreation. It was a passing-the-time kind of discussion, with no real focus, and so the group aimlessly veered toward listing some of the[Read More…]

A ‘spark’ of inspiration 

Hands-on opps for youth coming to Booth-Kelly SPRINGFIELD — “Sparks” will soon be flying at the Booth-Kelly Center in Springfield — ones that will intersect community, education, and business for the county’s young and underserved population.  This spring, Connected Lane County, an organization which creates educational and occupational opportunities for[Read More…]



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