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Eugene beekeepers support natural beekeeping

Eugene natural beekeeper expands passion into neighborhood yards To bee, or not to bee? That is not the question at Bill Wood’s home.  You cannot walk past Wood’s front door without hearing an ambient buzzzzzzzzzzzing coming from the left edge … Continue reading

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An urban homesteader’s soul finding journey

By Ashley Shaffer “What’s your favorite plant in the garden, Avery?” Jessica Jackowski watches her two-year-old son scamper past stevia plants, strawberry and blueberry bushes, lemon balm weeds and the many other thriving plants covering every inch of her yard. … Continue reading

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Newly implemented electronic meters raise questions about potential health risks

Some Friendly neighborhood residents skeptical and some comfortable with the EWEB’s Smart Meter Pilot Project By Ashley Shaffer Friendly neighborhood residents have mixed feelings about the 100 “smart” meters currently being tested in the neighborhood by a local electric company. … Continue reading

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Global climate change in the American mind

The amount of Americans who are very worried about global warming has decreased from 17 percent in 2009 to 9 percent in 2011, despite the current negative effects of climate change taking place, an environmental studies professor said Wednesday. Over … Continue reading

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Global climate change in the American mind

The amount of Americans who are very worried about global warming has decreased from 17 percent in 2009 to 9 percent in 2011, despite the current negative effects of climate change taking place, an environmental studies professor said Wednesday. Over … Continue reading

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Friendly neighborhood lives up to its name

Friendly neighborhood has begun the process of repaving tattered roads, the only grievance in which residents of Friendly have noticed. Other than the roads, Friendly neighborhood residents view the markets, community spaces, and people as a unified group that support … Continue reading

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Experience the “Friendliness” of Friendly Neighborhood

Friendly Neighborhood is centered around its namesake, Friendly Street, which is located between Adams and Monroe St. This neighborhood was named after a 19th century admired mayor of Eugene, Sam Friendly. The area is filled with many friendly, bright, and … Continue reading

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Introduction: Ashley Shaffer

My name is Ashley Shaffer and I am currently a junior at University of Oregon majoring in Magazine Journalism. I have a strong passion for the ocean and animals. You could possibly even argue that I am borderline obsessive about … Continue reading

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