Tag Archives: Eugene Public Library

Downtown residents assure that things are improving

 Local residents and workers of downtown have seen the light at the end of the tunnel By Nikki Wyatt The biggest issues most people think Downtown Eugene faces may not be as prominent as previously thought. Some of the most … Continue reading

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Poverty and Crime With a Touch of Hope

Locals express their concerns and optimism for downtown Eugene. By Samantha Thom While for many college students downtown is the mecca of bars, dance clubs, and Voodoo Doughnuts, those working and living in the area are feeling uncomfortable and unsafe … Continue reading

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Come Land Downtown!

Downtown Eugene is the place to be if you’re looking for art, entertainment, and an all around good time. Whether you want to peruse a gallery, catch a show, or eat delicious local foods there is something for everyone in … Continue reading

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Downtown Eugene: The Quintessential Melting Pot

If you were to spend an afternoon walking around Eugene, you would see that this entire city’s zany, sporadic and unique traits can all be manifested into one place: downtown. With its wide range of businesses, be it the impossible-to-miss … Continue reading

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Downtown population weighs in on benefits of the neighborhood

Residents, workers, and roamers of downtown Eugene agree on one thing: it’s a great place to live or work but it needs improvement. The neighborhood, which is known for its vacant lots and flagging businesses, has long been thought to … Continue reading

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For the Next Generation

By Michelle Li Toast for New Lives: Every Friday morning at 10:15 a.m., when visitors walk into the children’s department into the Eugene Public Library, they hear people singing, “big toe, tall toe, middle toe strong, funny toes, little toe, … Continue reading

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A Shelter For Loitering Yonth

—Loitering teenager groups in downtown Eugene stirred the discussion of a better community By Michelle Li EUGENE, Ore. — In downtown Eugene,  large groups of teenagers loitering on the sidewalks near the bus station and the library could be intimidating, … Continue reading

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Eugene Residents Finding Creative Ways to Cope With Economic Downturn

Businesses in downtown Eugene are feeling the burden of the nationwide economic crisis.  The Lane County unemployment rate, which is higher than both the Oregon and US unemployment rate, means that Eugene residents are spending less money on extra activities … Continue reading

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Downtown Businesses Find New Ways to Cope with Current Spending Habits

With the economic crisis still lurking in the shadows, downtown Eugene’s locally owned businesses are finding new ways to cope with changing consumer spending habits. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Lane County unemployment rate was at … Continue reading

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