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Enterprise Siderbar 2: School Closures Can Affect Housing Market.

School closures affect nearly everything in a neighborhood, including real estate markets and property values. Many people desire to live near schools, especially within walking distance, and choose a neighborhood accordingly. If a neighborhood school closes down, residents who wish … Continue reading

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Whiteaker Enterprise Siderbar 1: Interview with Betsy Boyd

From an email interview with Betsy Boyd (edited down)— 1) How long have you been involved with 4J Schools? How about the 4J budget committee? I became directly involved with 4J schools in 2001 when my son entered kindergarten.  I … Continue reading

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Enterprise Story: Lack Of Public Schools In The Whiteaker

The Whiteaker Neighborhood May Be At A Disadvantage Without Any Public Schools Within Its Borders. By: Paul Kiefer In 2001, Ambrose Holtham-Keathley was nine years old and in the third grade at Whiteaker Elementary. That same year, his school closed … Continue reading

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Enterprise Update

I feel pretty good about the rough draft of my enterprise story, but this past week has been a bit rough for getting interviews from people. I wanted a police officer perspective. I talked to an officer who was tabling … Continue reading

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Enterprise Update

The focus of my enterprise story is on the lack of public school within the Whiteaker neighborhood, and how the neighborhood is affected by it, and in what ways. Such as the resources a school brings to the community, and … Continue reading

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Painting a Picture of Mark Rogers

(Photos and story by Paul Kiefer) During an art talk at The WAVE Art Gallery in the Whiteaker neighborhood, everybody is all smiles. They are listening to the artist describe his paintings and his process. His art depicts whimsical, yet … Continue reading

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Joe Sacco Lecture (Extra Credit)

University of Oregon alumni and cartoonist, Joe Sacco, gave a lecture on “Comics as Journalism” at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Wednesday night. He has had an impressive career, and helped to create comic journalism. He even received the … Continue reading

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Whiteaker Midterm

Drug Problem In The Whiteaker Local Residents and Businesses Discuss Important Social Issues In Their Neighborhood By Paul Kiefer On Monday, October 31st, 2011 in the Whiteaker neighborhood of Eugene, local residents, employees, and business owners of the area were … Continue reading

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Three good bike stories…

Bicycles have become a huge subculture in the United States. More and more people are adopting bike riding into their routines, and some are even using bikes as their main source of transportation. Here are three interesting bicycle stories from … Continue reading

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Washington/Jefferson Park provides beneficial resource for Whiteaker Neighborhood

Located within the Whiteaker neighborhood is Washington/Jefferson Park. It is located between Washington street and Jefferson street, and runs from 1st Ave. to 7th Ave. The main attraction of the park is a covered 18,000 square foot skate park located … Continue reading

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