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Creating climate-friendly and equitable communities 

In November 2022, a coalition of cities and one county filed a lawsuit relating to the Climate Friendly and  Equitable Community (CFEC) rules adopted by the Land Conservation and Development Commission. The CFEC rules were adopted in response to former Gov. Kate Brown’s Executive Order which directed state agencies to[Read More…]

In brief: Week of May 30

Lane to receive drought resiliency investments Lane and Douglas counties will receive $1.22 million and $4 million, respectively, in drought resiliency funding as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, U.S. senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley recently announced. “In Oregon and throughout the West, we know firsthand[Read More…]

Letter to the Editor: Just blessed to be here

Dear Editor: Sunday morning in Eugene/Springfield.  I ease myself down in my La-Z-Boy with a cup of coffee and the (almost) daily paper (such as it is!). If I’m lucky a cat jumps up in my lap.  I glance out my picture window to see Amazon Creek rollicking by.  I[Read More…]

Take care: Suicide attempt survivor shares perspective, advice

Editor’s Note: In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, this is Part 4 of a month-long series centering around the many facets of mental health from community, to crime, to survivor stories. Read Part 3, “Increased youth suicide rates stress need for open dialogue,” here. SPRINGFIELD — On July 26,[Read More…]

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