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Nomads and Needles: Whiteaker Residents Speak Up

Locals reflect on improvements of the Whiteaker, as well as problems the neighborhood still faces.  By Cari Johnson Kevin Maclean has lived in the Whiteaker neighborhood since 1983. “Back in the early 1990’s there was an open Heroin Market right … Continue reading

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Whiteaker on Drugs

A Community Strives to Overcome a Decades Long Dilemma Barbara Bellinger, Reporter ———————————————————————– “Heroin.” “Needles.” “Junkies.” Three words used by residents of the Whiteaker neighborhood of Eugene, Oregon to describe the chronic drug problem that stymies their efforts at revamping … Continue reading

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JWN Midterm Post

Valid Vagrancy? Getting to the bottom of vagrancy in the Jefferson Westside Neighbors by Kayne Carpenter The Jefferson Westside Neighbors is home to some of Eugene’s friendliest faces and busiest shops. Sweet Life bakery, Eugene Jazzercise Center, and the New Frontier … Continue reading

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Trying to find a home in the Jefferson Westside

The Jefferson Westside Neighborhood deals with homeless problem with limited resources. By Katherine Du Pont Homelessness in the Jefferson Westside Neighborhood is at a high. Vagrancy around businesses, churches and area parks may not have been a direct threat to the … Continue reading

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A neighborhood tries to move on

A community heals after murders, but some say that a true remedy for the pain will never be found. Every night, freight trains rumble through the Whiteaker neighborhood. Their blaring horns wake the people sleeping on the ground next to … Continue reading

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