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University Lobby Day presents opportunity to discuss funding with state legislators

The annual University Lobby Day will take place at the Oregon Capitol Building in Salem on Thursday, Feb. 15. All seven public universities in Oregon will be lobbying on that day.

The day-long event is a chance for students, alumni and faculty to promote the University of Oregon, meet with legislators face to face, thank lawmakers for past funding and argue for additional funding in the next state budget.

Approximately 7 percent of UO’s funding comes from the state. According to ASUO president Amy Schenk, the money helps to lessen the impact of tuition raises.

“Next year, we’re still looking at a huge budget shortfall that we’re going to have to cover,” Schenk said. “We really need their support and efforts.”

The lobby day will consist of time for attendees to meet and ask questions of different legislators, as well as workshops that explain how students can advocate. After those workshops, people will be divided into small groups to talk with legislators. Food will also be provided.

A 12-passenger van will leave at 7:30 a.m. from the Ford Alumni Center to take UO students to Salem. The van will leave Salem at 4:15 p.m., and is expected to return to campus around 5:30 p.m.

All students are encouraged to attend, whether by taking the van or driving themselves.

Schenk says that legislators often love seeing students because students are the ones influenced by the money that the state is allocating.

“Seeing the impact that [the funding is] truly having and the amazing work that students are doing… that speaks a lot,” Schenk said. “It’s something that the university lobbyists can’t go and tell them about; [it’s] something only students can provide.”

You can sign up for University Lobby Day here.

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ASUO Senate tables Safe Rides’ request for $13,400 toward new vehicle wraps

If you’ve ever called Safe Ride on a wild night out and were unable to clearly see or identify your ride (for some reason or another), you’re in luck.

Safe Rides, the department managing Safe Ride and the Designated Driver Shuttle, requested $13,400 from the ASUO Student Senate for vehicle wraps to give Safe Rides’ vehicles an easily identifiable look.

The request was made on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the ASUO Student Senate meeting. The money would be allocated to wrap the 11 existing vehicles within Safe Ride and the Designated Driver Shuttle with 35” by 10” decals. These vehicles consist of one Ford Transit, four Ford E-350 van/ minibusses and six Dodge Caravans.

Qualifying organizations can request additional funds beyond what they are allocated during the annual ASUO Budget Process, according to the ASUO website.

Ashley McCrea, the Safe Rides program manager at the UO Police Department, said at the ASUO meeting that the request was made because people often question if a vehicle is really a Safe Ride or DDS vehicle.

She also said that part of the desire for vehicle wraps comes from wanting the Safe Rides programs to have an easily identifiable look, as the look of current Safe Ride and DDS vehicles is “not very clearly University of Oregon.”

“It’s identifying something that is safe, professional and identifiable to the University, because currently that is not represented in our program vehicles,” McCrea said.

ASUO Senator Alex Pear, of Senate Seat 4, supported the request.

“I think it is a reasonable request,” Pear said. “Student safety is something we strive for.”

Mariah Victor is one of the co-directors of the DDS program, and as a user of the service herself, she said that a vehicle wrap would make it a lot easier for riders that have only used Safe Ride or DDS a few times.

During the Senate meeting, senators expressed that they wanted to look into options other than the expensive vehicle decals before making a definitive decision, such as taxi-toppers, LED strips or personnel uniforms for Safe Ride and DDS employees.

ASUO Senator Arian Mobasser, of Senate Seat 23 and the sciences and law representative for graduate students, said that ASUO may be “throwing money at something that wouldn’t resolve the issue.”

McCrea later researched the option of taxi toppers for Safe Ride and DDS vehicles, and she said that it may not be a viable option due to a lack of visibility on larger vehicles and the possibility of Safe Ride and DDS patrons confusing Safe Ride and DDS vehicles with taxis or delivery drivers. She later added that she would advocate for taxi toppers as a “secondary marketing strategy.”

The ASUO’s initial vote to approve or deny the request tied with 10 senators on each side. ASUO Internal Vice President, Tess Mor, broke the tie with a “no” vote, tabling the request and saying that Safe Ride should return to another Senate meeting with a new proposal after further research. By tabling the request, ASUO officially postponed a vote on Safe Rides’ proposal.

Safe Ride and DDS provide rides for active students, faculty and staff of the University within an approximate area of four miles. The north boundary is Randy Pape Beltline, the east is Pioneer Parkway, the south is 46th Avenue and the west is City View Street.

Safe Ride takes students in groups of three or less, and it begins shuttling students in the evening through reservation only. Operating times vary by term and are listed on Safe Ride’s website.

The DDS is another free, first come, first serve UO shuttle service, but it operates only from 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. every night and will shuttle up to 10 UO students home and not to any other locations, according to the UO website, and it does not allow scheduled rides.

“There are many programs at the University that aim to prevent such behavior, but DDS is a program that provides solutions when they occur: namely, providing designated rides for intoxicated students,” DDS states on its website.

“We are a ‘no-questions-asked’ program. We will not ask you how old you are, nor do we presume guilt on all passengers. As a rider, you are not obligated to tell anything about where you have been that night, who you were with, or what you have done,” also according to its website.

Both Safe Ride and DDS are student-run programs that operate out of the EMU, and both programs employ UO students to keep them running.

Students can call Safe Ride and DDS at (541) 346-RIDE (7433).

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Only 21 percent of enrolled UO students will get their free tickets to football games this year

The state of University of Oregon student tickets for the 2015-2016 football season is no longer in flux.

The ASUO Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee’s (ACFC) long-awaited agreement with athletic department over student ticket allotment will be finalized within the next week, ASUO Finance Director Shawn Stevenson said.

The end result: Students won’t pay any more for tickets to athletic events, but 300 of their 5,448 seats at Autzen Stadium will be withdrawn from the online lottery and sold as student PAC-12 season ticket packages for $300 each.

The athletic department requested a 10 percent increase in student funds for tickets to sporting events last fall, then threatened to cut tickets if students did not pay at least a 3 percent increase. Stevenson said this is the third time he’s seen the athletic department request this increase.

“It’s just a negotiating tactic,” Stevenson said. “They ask for a 10 percent increase, knowing that will be negotiated down or toward a 3 percent increase. They usually want to have a consistent 3 percent increase.”

Members of the ACFC concluded that any increase in funds was inappropriate if students did not receive additional tickets in return, so they finally defaulted to no increase.

“I don’t really see why they always ask for more money,” Stevenson said. “In my opinion, they were trying to create a small amount of revenue really just on the backs of students.”

Students currently pay around 48 percent of the market value for the tickets. Athletics annually requests an increase, so that students will cover 50 percent, Stevenson said.

Past ACFC members made a tentative agreement with athletics that students would pay half the tickets’ market value, but current members are not bound to past members’ commitments, Stevenson said.

With the recent success of Ducks football, prices for regular season ticket holders have increased significantly more than those for students over the course of the last five or six years, Senior Associate Athletic Director Craig Pintens said. Season tickets this year are priced at $521 on GoDucks.com.

“As far as student tickets, our goal is to get to the value of half what they would be worth for season tickets, and we’re not there,” Pintens said. “That difference has to be made up. So really, we’re falling short of our perceptions.”

Last year, however, football ticket prices stopped increasing. Economics professor Bill Harbaugh, who runs a blog called UO Matters, speculated that prices won’t be raised anymore because fans would rather watch the game on big screen TVs at home.

“What [the athletic department] would like to do is convert those student seats so it can charge other people more for them,” Harbaugh said. “From [the department’s] point of view, it’s lost revenue. But it’s supposed to be a college sport, so it’d be nice to have some students watch it.”

Students, who face 3.7 to 3.8 percent tuition increases this year, currently spend about $1.7 million out of the $15 million ASUO budget on tickets to all varsity sporting events. Football and men’s basketball tickets — due to their high demand — are then distributed via online lottery on GoDucks.com. The first students that sign on at a designated time are able to claim one ticket for themselves.

According to USA Today’s 2014 annual report of NCAA finances, Oregon athletics generated about $196 million in revenue, the most by any athletic department nationwide, and spent just over $110 million.

But Pintens said there was “no extra cash” because about half of the athletic department’s revenue came in the form of contributions that do not represent a spendable cash flow last year.

Phil and Penny Knight donated $95 million to build the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex, a performance center for football personnel that features hand-woven rugs from Nepal, Ferrari leather chairs and bathroom mirrors with built-in TVs. Large capital gifts show up as revenue in the report. No other athletic department in the country received more than $50 million in contributions.

The Hatfield-Dowlin Complex is equipped with its own theater room called Sanders Hall. The theater room is large enough to host the coaches and the entire Oregon football team and will be used for analyzing film. The chairs that line the aisle are constructed from the same leather that Ferrari uses for its car interior. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

The Hatfield-Dowlin Complex is equipped with its own theater room called Sanders Hall. The theater room is large enough to host the coaches and the entire Oregon football team and is used for analyzing film. The chairs that line the aisles are constructed from the same leather that Ferrari uses for its car interior. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

“The Hatfield-Dowlin Complex was a gift, so however the building comes to us is how it comes to us,” Pintens said. “You can’t spend a building — that’s not cash. We didn’t make any money last year.”

With 300 fewer football tickets available via the online lottery this year, only 21 percent of enrolled students will have the chance to claim tickets on GoDucks.com the weekend before home gamedays.

“My freshman year I didn’t get one and the game was on my birthday, so I had to sit in my dorm room while everyone else was at the game,” journalism major Ally Brayton said. “We pay so much money in tuition I feel like we should be able to attend the game for free.”

Incoming freshman Audrey Marlatt said she won’t take her chances with the lottery. She hopes to purchase a $300 student PAC-12 season ticket package, which are first come, first serve, but consistently sell out within 24 hours.

The students’ deal with athletics also includes 1,854 seats at Matthew Knight Arena for men’s basketball games available via lottery. Student tickets usually run out only for games against high-profile opponents like Arizona or UCLA. However, most games students don’t claim all 1,854.

The ACFC last year proposed to remove some basketball tickets allotted to students in order to offset their potential increase in funds. Stevenson said athletics, however, didn’t want to go this direction.

“A lot of the hesitation is really on their part,” Stevenson said. “Athletics doesn’t like to look at their ticket packages [by individual sport]. [Athletics] really wants them to be a package deal.”

While Autzen Stadium sold 106.87 percent of its 54,000-person capacity last year and has sold greater than 100 percent every year since 1997, Matthew Knight Arena sold an average of 62 percent of its 12,364-person capacity for men’s basketball games last year.

“It’s a huge arena, full of empty seats,” Harbaugh said. “They should be happy to fill it up with students.”

EMU Board Chair Miles Sisk, who served as Senate vice president last year, said the ASUO finds itself in a predicament negotiating with the athletic department year after year.

Miles Sisk, who ran for ASUO president this past spring, thinks that there are solutions to the student ticket dilemma.

Miles Sisk, who ran for ASUO president this past spring, thinks that there are solutions to the student ticket dilemma. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

“We’re always stuck between a rock and a hard place,” Sisk said. “We either give them tons and tons of money and get even more tickets — which is just a huge burden on the ASUO budget — or give them nothing more and lose tickets, which is what we did this year.”

Sisk said more creative ways for the ASUO to raise money for tickets do exist, but haven’t been fully explored, yet. For example, the NCAA profited from Taco Bell’s sponsorship of the student section at the national championship between Oregon and Ohio State because the game drew so many viewers.

Sisk said the ASUO could make a contract with a company to sponsor the student section as well.

“From the conversations I’ve had, we could probably pull in somewhere around $500,000 — maybe more — that would cut back on the cost of the tickets,” said Sisk.

Such a solution could either fray the cost burden for students or even net them more tickets. Until then, let the 21 percent with the fastest download speeds prevail.
Disclosure: Ally Brayton, who was quoted in this story, was a former reporter for the Emerald.

SEIU Local 503 delays strike to first week of fall term to capitalize on “inspiring momentum”

Union leaders for employees at the University of Oregon, as well as the six other public universities overseen by the Oregon University System, have decided to push back their planned day of picketing to Sept. 30, the first day of class for fall term.

SEIU Local 503, the union representing non-faculty employees on campuses across the state, released emails Sunday afternoon announcing that in order to capitalize on “inspiring momentum” from student and faculty support, their initial target of Sept. 23 will be postponed. The delay also comes after unsuccessful bargaining on Friday and Saturday, which prompted a hasty session this Wednesday.

“First, we want to capitalize on the inspiring momentum that has been building among members, students and faculty on campuses,” the SEIU said it in a statement this afternoon, alluding to calls to action from ASUO President Sam Dotters-Katz as well as the Oregon Student Association. “Secondly, we want to allow more time to reach a settlement while still keeping the threat of a powerful strike on the first day of class out there.”

A statement released Sunday morning by the Oregon University System insists it hopes an extra day of bargaining might prevent a strike from campus workers, while claiming to be prepared to hold its breath should those workers decide to picket.

“Last week SEIU filed a notice of intent to strike beginning Sept.23 prior to the start of Fall term on Sept. 30,” the OUS said in the statement. “That notice may be withdrawn and we remain hopeful that a fair settlement can be reached prior to a strike. Regardless of the outcome, OUS campuses are prepared. Classes will begin on time, and campus services will proceed uninterrupted.”

The announcement follows a week of voting across the state to empower leaders of SEIU Local 503 to call a strike if negotiations continue to sputter. And last Monday, union leaders issued a letter of intent to strike as early as Sept. 23, a week before fall classes begin. In effect, the union told the Oregon University System that it was prepared to stall daily operations at all seven campuses if the OUS refused to budge on its current proposals.

“We are sending this strike notice now in order to meet the PECBA 10-day notice requirement, even though we are in the process of conducting strike authorization votes on campuses, and even though we are still scheduled to meet with the Employer [OUS] in mediation Sept. 13th and 14th for good faith bargaining efforts,” SEIU Local 503 said in the letter.

Though the last scheduled meeting will be this Wednesday, Sept. 18, the two sides have yet to agree on minimum salaries for the campus workers, annual wage increases known as “steps” and tax reimbursements for same-sex couples.

Thusday morning, ASUO President Sam Dotters-Katz also issued a statement calling for a student walkout in support of campus employees.

“These folks work some of the lowest paying and often least appreciated jobs on campus,” Dotters-Katz said in a statement Thursday morning. “They deserve a contract that treats them with dignity, respect and most importantly fairness.”

Lamar Wise, a University of Oregon student and interim Chair of the Oregon Student Association, also expressed solidarity for the union.

“As of right now, OSA is going forward with a message that we want fair pay for faculty and our staff without that money coming from tuition.”

Student groups seek to repeal Social Host Ordinance

The Social Host Ordinance, a piece of legislation passed by the Eugene City Council in late January, is being petitioned by ASUO Sen. Lamar Wise and Kevin Cronin, executive director of the Lane County Young Democrats. The two student leaders began gathering signatures this week in hopes of bringing the legislation to a public vote. The city council unanimously approved the measure, which imposes fines of up to $1,000 on anyone who hosts a “party or gathering” that violates the ordinance, on Jan. 28.

Wise and Cronin have two years to collect the 7,800 signatures necessary to put the repeal up for a public vote. Cronin told The Emerald that the Lane County Young Democrats’ goal was to have Eugene voters weigh in during the 2014 primaries. He said he’d rather not dedicate a special election to this issue alone in order to avoid putting an unnecessary tax burden on the city’s residents.

More than 2,000 signatures have been collectively gathered between efforts on the UO campus and at Lane Community College. Cronin says this is more than the number of votes Eugene City Councilor Alan Zelenka (D-Ward 3) secured for his re-election.

“He’s the face of the measure to students,” Wise said.

If Zelenka doesn’t publicly support the ordinance’s repeal after all 7,800 signatures are collected, Cronin says the Young Democrats would seek a representative to replace him on the council.

“We’re going to hold our elected officials responsible,” Cronin said.

The ordinance went into effect March 2 but will not be enforced until April 1 in order to give Eugene and University Police a month to spread awareness of the law. The decision to implement the ordinance rested with the city council prior to its passage in January. Cronin, Wise and their respective student groups had to wait until the legislation took effect in order to appeal it in an official capacity.

Zelenka could not be reached for comment as of press time.

ASUO Seeks to Expand Shuttle Service

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By Alysha Webb-Pigg for Eugene Daily News

Every year, the Associated Students of the University of Oregon, better known as ASUO, pull together to decide which programs at the University of Oregon will benefit the student body. One program in particular that the ASUO has had success with is their Shuttle Service.

The ASUO has made sure that there is reliable transportation for University of Oregon students at the push of a button; well, 7 buttons. Currently, the ASUO has three branches of their shuttles service and Lindy Mabuya, who occupy’s Senate seat 3 where she holds responsibilities as finance committee chair, took the time to tell us all about them.

University of Oregon representative Lindy Mabuya.

“We have 3 types of shuttle services: we have an accessible shuttle service…for anyone who needs aid getting to campus…from sun down till midnight we have the assault prevention shuttle that recently changes its name to safe ride….and a designated driver shuttle which operates from 10pm-3am,” says Lindy.

These shuttles services are completely free for University of Oregon students, but are still bound by limitations. Currently, the shuttle service only works within 1 mile of campus. Emphasizing the importance of expanding the service and the concern of the ASUO, Lindy says, “We are absolutely open to expansion especially because we recognize the fact housing is so limited so close nearby and the buses don’t run as late as we’ like them to.”

The shuttle service at the University of Oregon is being considered for larger amounts of funding, says Lindy, because the ASUO recognizes how vital this service is for the student population. Even with more funding, Lindy believes there a several flaws that could be fixed with more investment.

The Assault Prevention Shuttle provides a safe option for students seeking a ride at night. Photo Courtesy of Wolfram Burner

Regrettably, she says, “They definitely turn a lot of students away because they are unable to accommodate everybody whether it’s a lack of student employees working that evening or not having access to all of the shuttles for whatever reason.”

Currently, to determine funding amounts, Lindy says, “we look at what [the shuttle service] spent the previous year and how many rides they were giving and how many rides they weren’t giving and we take that into consideration for funding.”

The students who run the shuttle service are responsible for asking the ASUO for funding increases where they see fit.

When asked about how communication works between ASUO and the program, Lindy says, “We do take a holistic view at how the program is looking so the program has the opportunity themselves to come before us and advocate for an increase and they can give us a variety of different reasons.”  It is during the winter term that programs like the shuttle service are given a chance to ask for funding increases.

Lindy adds that the ASUO “…is looking to increase [the shuttle service] budget so they can hire more students and give more rides and possibly look at getting GPS systems so they know where they are picking students up… to make their services more efficient.”

This is a completely student run program and is also fully funded by the ASUO. Lindy feels the Administration at the University of Oregon could provide additional funding, which would help the shuttle service a great deal.

“It is primarily students that run this program which I think is phenomenal because they are working incredibly late hours,” says Lindy. Additionally, she is confident that the ASUO will do their best to make this program even better. “We try to do as much as possible with the restrictions that we have,” she adds.

Even with the restrictions, it seems that students at the University of Oregon appreciate the shuttle service, and the ASUO staff will ensure it gets better each year.

Lindy is serving her second year on the ASUO senate.  When asked about her favorite part of serving on the senate, Lindy said “I get to find out what all 140 student run programs get to do on campus in very much detail, so I see all of the phenomenal work they are doing and all of the differences they are making.”

Undoubtedly, with a free shuttle service, these University of Oregon programs are making a difference, especially for students who may otherwise be in unsafe conditions. However, without the ASUO and their ability to disperse funds to student groups, who knows whether or not the student shuttle would exist.

City Council to meet on proposed EmX expansion

The Eugene City Council will meet Wednesday for a work session on the proposed EmX expansion to West 11th Avenue. ASUO has repeatedly backed the expansion, citing the daily use of EmX by University students. “[ASUO] expresses support for the West Eugene EmX Extension and urges the Eugene City Council, the LTD Board of Directors […]

$63 million Casanova Center expansion kept under wraps

The beeping of a dump truck reverse signal echos off the broad side of the square Casanova Center. A backhoe plows a mound of earth into a flat, drivable surface. Hoffman Construction portable offices line the gate enclosing the work area.

The Casanova Center expansion is underway, and yet no University administrators nor athletics officials know much about the project. Upon a request from the Emerald, however, the athletic department’s media services denied a walk-through and interview for a story on the progress of the project.

Athletic media services said that their ability to grant interviews at this point is limited due to the project being headed by an outside group, like the John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes’ project three years ago.

“The University leases the land, and when they’ve completed it, they give it back,” said Dave Willford, executive assistant athletic director for media services. “Our ability to grant interviews is limited at this point.”

Both Williford and Vice President for Finance and Administration Jamie Moffitt said they don’t know the cost of the project. According to the permit applications filed with the City of Eugene, the total value of the project came to $63.3 million. The site work alone — re-routing site utilities, demolition of portions of the Casanova Center, pathways and the relocating the cooling tower — cost $1.75 million alone. With the expansion planned for adding an extra 130,000 square feet, the cost per square foot is $484.

The outside group involved in the project is Phit LLC, a company owned by Phil Knight that he uses for building development. The University leases the land to Phit, which then facilitates the development of the building, including choosing an architecture firm and construction contractor. When the project is completed, they give the land back to the University as a gift.

“The donor’s preference was to enter into a lease agreement to construct the building,” Moffitt said. “The University asked for and received approval from the State Board to construct the facility in this manner.”

Some on campus are questioning the lack of transparency in this project, especially with an ongoing NCAA investigation as well as the ASUO pressuring athletics to improve transparency.

“It is the responsibility of the athletic department and the (University) to only accept donations with conditions attached if they are in the best interest of the students,” ASUO Executive Ben Eckstein said. “We have seen consistently that the interests of students are not a factor in the consideration of whether to accept donations to the athletic department.”

According to Jay Kenton, vice chancellor for finance and administration, there are no other projects in the Oregon University System (OUS) that use a process like this. Although other state universities boast wealthy alumni, the University is the only school in the state to have received entire buildings completely free, donated by one donor.

“These projects are unique to Oregon,” OUS media relations director Di Saunders said.

The only sneak-peak into this multimillion dollar project has come from Andy McNamara, an assistant director for athletic media services. McNamara has kept track of the daily progress through a quick video blog he posts to Twitter. Until the building actually materializes, this and the digital rendering courtesy of ZGF architects are the only previews we have into this new building.

Rental cars arrive on campus following ASUO efforts

Last year, ASUO teamed up with Zipcar and Zimride, and as of last week, the program is now fully operational. With the use of Zimride’s Zipcar, students can rent a car for $7 an hour or $66 a day, a fee that covers gas, insurance and parking.

The idea is to make transportation less stressful and more environmentally sound.

Two cars are parked right next to Esslinger on University Street, and the other two are parked in Lot 34E. The two models offered are a Toyota Prius and a Honda Insight.

A student can request a Zipcar online and receive a card in the mail, and then rent one of the four cars whenever they are available. Every student is already entered into the system at zimride.com. The username and password are the same ones used to access University e-mail and Blackboard.

People can also make a post requesting a ride or offering one. Everything is done through the website, and it can only be accessed by other University students.

“It’s a great way to get to learn about a different part of the University,” ASUO Sen. Emma Newman said. “Riding with someone new is a great way to connect with people.”

This program was paid from the over-realized fund and is aimed at creating a more environmentally friendly campus.

“If people are sharing cars, there will be fewer, more fuel-efficient cars being used less,” Michael Serafino General Manager for Zipcar University said.

Both ASUO and Zipcar hope that the rentals will cut down on the number of cars on campus, and therefore help with the lack of parking. They also hope Zipcars will remove the stress some students feel about owning a car.

“Owning a car is really expensive and it would be really inconvenient to pay for gas and insurance when it is so much easier to rent one, especially since I don’t need to drive that often,” University junior Kirsten Gotting said.

March 3 – Evening Update

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The rest of todays local headlines:

Tim Chuey – Weather Forecast Update
Mostly cloudy with showers likely (60%) and a slight (20%) chance of thunderstorms this evening (possible hail), a slight (20%) chance of showers (0.25 in. of rain possible, more in thunderstorms) late tonight with patchy fog late and Friday AM, mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain in the afternoon (0.10 in. of rain possible)
Thousands of Oregon state jobs vacant
Agencies ask for them when they make their budget requests to the Legislature but sometimes keep the money without filling the job.
Police take wanted man into custody at gunpoint
Police surrounded a duplex with guns drawn this morning, then stormed the home behind a police dog to take a man into custody.
Pain paying at pump? Gas prices jump
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LCC downtown groundbreaking Tomorrow
Mayor Piercy and others will help “fill in” the pit
Oregon paid men with links to football recruits‎
The payments are noted in state of Oregon expenditure records.
ASUO Seeks Independent Legal Council‎
University of Oregon students are asking Oregon’s attorney general for permission to seek independent council.