White supremacist leader of Turnining Points USA, Charlie Kirk set to appear in Eugene
Charlie Kirk, the CEO of reactionary student group Turning Points USA, is set to appear in Eugene on October 27 at the Graduate Eugene as part of the group’s “Exposing Critical Racism Tour.” Their event page has University of Oregon on its graphic and text, but the University has told KEZI that event is not affiliated with it or any of the UO’s organizations.
Kirk has gone from using dog whistles to using blatant white supremacist language, like recently when he talked about the so-called “Replacement Theory” on his show. Kirk last showed up in town on the University of Oregon campus in 2018, where he was met with relatively minimal opposition.
Creswell councilor who opposed equity and inclusion resigns
JoeRell Medina, who rode the pushback of the Council’s proposed equity resolution to get elected last year, resigned from the Creswell City Council last week. Once in office he continued to oppose any sort of statements of equity and inclusion. In his resignation letter he said that Oregon was becoming a “totalitarian state” and he would be leaving the state.
SEIU 503 has reached an agreement with Oregon over the vaccination requirement that will push back the timeline wherein they need to be vaccinated and have also gained benefits such as being able to get the vaccine during work/flex time.
Five members of the Oregon legislature signed onto a letter urging the Eugene City Council to go forward with a policy that would mandate all new buildings be constructed without natural gas hookups.
The Register Guard has released a multi-part investigation into the City of Eugene’s homeless camps sweeps. Among the things they found out during their investigation: : “Between March 2020 and March 2021, city employees completed more than 2,800 work orders related to people living in parks, public spaces and rights of way.”
Vaccinations offered at LTD stations in Eugene and Springfield
Lane Community College receives $114,000 grant to support child care for low-income student parents
Non-profit organization Willamette Riverkeeper has raised concerns about Glenwood riverfront development.
Student-faculty ratio increased in 2020 as UO lost 193 teaching faculty
Eugene Community Fridge is helping folks apply for rent and utility relief assistance this week.
Monday, 5:30 PM — Joint work session of Eugene city council and Eugene Water & Electric Board
Monday, 5:30 PM — City of Springfield Work session
Applicant interviews for Springfield representative on the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency board
Monday, 7:30 PM — City of Eugene Council meeting and public forum
Wednesday, 7:30 PM — City of Eugene City council work session
Work Session: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
Work Session: Unhoused Response Update