Author Archives: bains@uoregon.edu

Some residents of west Eugene say fiscal conservatism most important

by Franklin Bains While many consider Oregon a liberal state and early poll results indicate Peter Defazio should return to the United States House of Representatives, some west Eugene residents still believe in fiscally conservative policies. Tuesday was the final … Continue reading

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An attempt at new media connections

by Franklin Bains I have to admit. It was difficult finding any sources at all that I could put together on my beat that happen to be on twitter. But I did happen to find a couple closely related, that … Continue reading

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A short Q&A with a Commentator contributor

by Franklin Bains As I often clash with OC people in creating stories, I thought it’d be interesting to get a Commentator person’s approach to a┬ástudent government story. Rockne Andrew Roll is a newer person to ASUO politics as a … Continue reading

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Employees in west Eugene sound off on local issues

by Franklin Bains While west Eugene community members say they like the convenience and accessibility of the area, they would support road improvements and oppose expansion of EmX service west of Eugene station. The issue of EmX expansion drew local … Continue reading

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The senses in west Eugene off the main road

by Franklin Bains A common trip from campus to west Eugene will consist of diverse sights, smells, and sounds. This trip generally takes one transfer on a Lane Transit District (LTD) bus, and surprisingly, the LTD buses are fairly full … Continue reading

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PSU student senate advocates decrease in student funding for public safety force

by Franklin Bains There’s been a lot of talk lately in the Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) over the University’s proposal to make the Department of Public Safety (DPS) more like a police force. But the discussions … Continue reading

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Eugene Elks Lodge members support medical marijuana dispenseries

by Franklin Bains Members of the west Eugene Elks Lodge said that while they support a lengthening of the minimum sentencing charges, as specified in Oregon ballot measure 73, they would support legislation like ballot measure 74 allowing medical marijuana … Continue reading

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A Survey of Student Government

Franklin Bains I work on the Daily Emerald as the ASUO beat reporter, so when I heard we would have a beat to focus for this class, I half-jokingly suggested “student government” as a possible beat. Then I realized that … Continue reading

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My West Eugene Story

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Time Management is Key, Grad Students Say

by Franklin Bains At the start of the school year, most first-year students have questions about how to begin. And while the wording may vary, the basic answer among graduate students is constant: college is about time management. Lauren Stewart, … Continue reading

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