Racial Justice Fund grant sessions slated

In January, United Way will begin accepting applications for funding from its Racial Justice Fund, with the intention of investing $50,000 beginning April 1. Organizations, initiatives, and individuals (with a fiscal sponsor) working to advance racial justice in Lane County are encouraged to apply.  In preparation, throughout December, the nonprofit[Read More…]

‘Pumped’ up for new beginning

SPRINGFIELD – Last week, the Pump Cafe hosted a ribbon cutting celebrating its new ownership — Chloe Nossaman, 19, a recent Thurston High School gradate. “I just graduated high school; I didn’t want to go to college, I wanted something creative,” Nossaman said modestly. “When the opportunity arose, I said[Read More…]

Wyden: Low-cost housing not a bridge too far 

SPRINGFIELD – While Eugene recently hosted Democratic Party luminaries Senators Bernie Sanders and Jeff Merkley and retiring Representative Peter DeFazio, Springfield also enjoyed an audience with a political heavyweight as Senator Ron Wyden made an appearance at Hayden Bridge Landing to tout affordable housing solutions. Wyden is an affordable housing[Read More…]

Rural Internet inches closer

While still moving at dial-up speed, a recent announcement from Lane Council of Governments offers a hopeful sign that the promise of broadband internet for rural parts of Lane County is getting closer. LCOG—which describes itself as a one-stop destination for services to local governments and agencies in the Lane[Read More…]

Addi’s Diner: Labor of Love

With Yankees hats tacked to the ceiling, license plates covering the walls, and striking checkerboard floors, Addi’s diner guarantees a colorful and lively breakfast and lunch experience.  The charming 1950s-themed diner sits on the corner of S. 2nd and S. A streets in downtown Springfield. You’ve probably driven past it a[Read More…]