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More than Meets the Friendly Eye

Regulations recede and locals dispute the likeliness of project take off BY Shawn Cook Reporting1 Blog EUGENE–A lot sits empty, vacant of all but overgrown grass and muddy gravel, on the corner of 27th and Friendly Street in Eugene. Empty, that … Continue reading

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Addiction Replaces or Aids Art — Profile of a Homeless Heroin Junkie

By Shawn Cook It’s a part of society, some ancient repellent inside that says that which is different is to be avoided, ridiculed, or ignored. That has been the case for most of Collin Gilbride’s life. An artist from a … Continue reading

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Midterm, Part IV — Friendly Street Neighborhood Residents Lean Left

Reactions from local residents on the upcoming presidential election show favor toward the Democratic party. BY Shawn Cook EUGENE — Folks in the Friendly Street neighborhood shared differing political outlooks today, but tended to remain similar in their optimism about … Continue reading

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A Rainy Day Subject Search — Eugene’s Friendly Neighborhood

When it rains in Eugene, it rains like nowhere else. Nestled in a damp drawing valley where trees would seem to fare better than people, people nevertheless thrive. It takes time for one to transform, to essentially “sprout” into a … Continue reading

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An Harmless Spy in Eugene’s Friendly Neighborhood

Approaching J-Tea, one unaware of what it is may find their self lost; an oddly futuristic, modern architectural establishment that few would mistake for a tea shop. All the same, that’s what you get when you walk in — more … Continue reading

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Journalists Finally Get Chance to Chime In — It’s So Good!

The Washington Post allows writers a chance at commentary on stories. Andrew Phelps, blog writer for Nieman Journalism Lab, writes that “The Washington Post tries a new weapon to fight the trolls: humans.” He and others in the field suggest … Continue reading

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Eugene’s Friendly Neighborhood Lives Up to its Name

Like most neighborhoods in the mostly quiet, community-minded city of Eugene, the Friendly neighborhood offers tranquil parks, healthy food stores, quality schools and a clean, safe place to live. A walk in this neighborhood provides the unique dichotomy of old … Continue reading

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Kelly Announces He’ll Stay with the Ducks

A sense of relief amongst students at the University of Oregon pervades amid rumors and hearsay that the highly celebrated and well-liked Head Coach of the University of Oregon Ducks football program, Chip Kelly, has turned down a another head … Continue reading

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