Crowd marches against hate

By Rachel Rippetoe Posted Aug 15, 2017 at 12:01 AM    More than 1,500 people gathered at the Erb Memorial Union Amphitheater at the University of Oregon to begin a “Hate Is Not Welcome in Lane County” march to downtown Eugene on Monday. The grass-roots event was organized in two days by six Eugene residents, most of them former or […]

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Fire rages at local mill

By Rachel Rippetoe Posted Aug 14, 2017 at 12:01 AM    JUNCTION CITY — Firefighters from 11 midvalley fire agencies rushed to a predawn fire Sunday at the Wood Recovery Lumber Mill near Highway 99N at 29229 Milliron Road. The fire was reported at 1:49 a.m. Sunday. A log deck and warehouse were among the parts of the business burning […]

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Swaddled in finery  

Angel Gowns help bring comfort to grieving families of newborns 9/10 – Karen Freeman of Angel Gowns Oregon hangs donated wedding dresses in her living room for the other Angel Gown makers to see. (Rhianna Gelhart/The Register-Guard)  By Rachel Rippetoe The Register-Guard APPEARED IN PRINT: WEDNESDAY, AUG. 23, 2017, PAGE A1 Mandie Badaloni recalls her first miscarriage as […]

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A tiny solution

A Springfield man gets creative in dealing with sky-high rent 1/7 – Sam Koekkoek stands in the tiny house he built with the help of friends, family and lots of YouTube videos. Koekkoek plans to live in his tiny house in Seattle while he attends graduate school at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. (Rhianna […]

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Soliciting hope

Eugene patients turn to GoFundMe to ease burden of medical costs 1/2 – Tim Fink gives his wife, Molly, a kiss as she rests in her bed at Avamere Riverpark of Eugene. The couple have used GoFundMe as a resource to help raise money for the medical expenses associated with Molly Fink’s brain injuries. (Rhianna Gelhart/The […]

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A (tiny) forever home

UO students to create a place for Alice Gentry to call her own 1/5 – University of Oregon students Paige Portwood and Samantha Freson meet Alice Gentry (center) for the first time on Tuesday afternoon at Opportunity Village in Eugene. Portwood and Freson are helping to build Gentry’s new tiny home in the Emerald Village that […]

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Vandals target River Road mailboxes

Residents say their neighborhood has been regularly struck for a year, and they seek help to end the problem By Rachel Rippetoe The Register-Guard APPEARED IN PRINT: MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017, PAGE A3 Even in the digital age, Dorothy Bucher writes letters and sends payments via the U.S. mail. But when her neighbor brought over a handful […]

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Natural partners

River Road neighbors take more organic approach to gardening By Rachel Rippetoe The Register-Guard APPEARED IN PRINT: MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017, PAGE A1 When you drive past Jan Spencer’s house off River Road, you might just miss it. Only the crevices of a metal roof and the leaves of a palm tree peek out behind a tall […]

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‘Die-in’ protests health cuts

Oregon’s senators and a Democratic congressman join in the call against a “repeal and replace” plan By Rachel Rippetoe The Register-Guard APPEARED IN PRINT: THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017, PAGE A4 People participate in a die-off organized by Indivisible Eugene before the start of the “It’s Not Over” healthcare rally in Eugene on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. August Frank/The Register-Guard […]

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Wearing it well

A group dedicated to empowering girls has a clothing giveaway By Rachel Rippetoe The Register-Guard APPEARED IN PRINT: TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017, PAGE A1 In a crowded room filled with clothing heaped on sofas and tables, a 10-year-old girl tried on her first pair of cowboy boots. She pressed her thumb to the tip of the boot, […]

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