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Beautifying Trainsong

by Haley Savage Just a few short years ago, Trainsong had a reputation as a neighborhood with a lot of drugs, gang activities, and hangouts for homeless people. While some of these problems still linger, the neighborhood is now being … Continue reading

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Profile: Helen Carroll

At first glance, Helen Carroll does not look like a champion of environmental justice. A white cotton sweater, decorated with a sewn-on pattern of golden, glitter-bedecked trees that shimmer in the light, clings to her diminutive figure. With short white … Continue reading

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Trainsong Residents Concerned with Pollution, Meth

Trainsong residents voiced concerns over pollution, soil contamination and drug use during street interviews conducted on Friday, Oct. 22. The neighborhood, which is located next to Union Pacific Railroad, has a history of pollution issues. “The dirt is horrendous,” said … Continue reading

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Trainsong’s Contaminated Trust

by Deborah Bloom EUGENE, Ore. — Despite a slew of recent news reports claiming that soil contamination in the neighborhood of Trainsong is no longer a hazard, residents remain skeptical. A plume of toxic chemicals from Eugene‚Äôs Rail Yard has … Continue reading

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