Poorman apologizes for his inaction, promises to do more

By Rachel Rippetoe | April 17, 2018 6:12pm   University of Portland President Fr. Mark Poorman apologized to students, parents, regents, faculty and staff late Tuesday afternoon, in response to accounts of a racially and sexually insensitive speech given during Sunday’s Wally Awards. Poorman has been widely criticized for sitting in the front of the room and not intervening. […]

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Rocky Start: Health and Counseling Center frustrates some with lack of transparency

By Rachel Rippetoe | December 14, 2017 5:42pm   Some students may have been surprised by the additional $75 per semester Health and Counseling fee tabbed onto their tuition invoices. Many likely didn’t notice at all. But the new fee, introduced at the beginning of the school year, comes at an awkward transitional time for the Health […]

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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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