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Gretchen Hult Pierce Led Us Here

July 23rd, 2021 No Comments

Why not say all the nice things you can about somebody’s life before they leave us? Really, why not?


Eugene Needs a Downtown Light Show

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Let’s work with Ya-Po-Ah Terrace to make its holiday PEACE ON EARTH rooftop display a permanent feature of Eugene’s skyline year-round.


Eugene’s Doppelgänger: Paris

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Look at a map of Paris and then look at a map of Eugene. Each has a curving blue stripe running through it.


Eugene: Compare to Where?

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Eugene doesn’t get trapped in self-delusion the way many other college towns do, because we have the majesty of natural wonder surrounding us.


Greater Greater Eugene

August 26th, 2016 No Comments

We knew our claim for recreational greatness would not be challenged, but in a state without a sales tax, you can’t build an economy with good shows and plenty of open space.


Urban Renewal Needs Investment Professionals

August 12th, 2016 1 Comment

Why doesn’t the Eugene City Council replace the agency’s current members with professionals who manage real estate, development, affordable housing, and investments all the time? They may believe bad luck could follow from breaking nine mirrors.


Eugene Can Grow (Up) This Week

July 1st, 2016 2 Comments

This is where you come in. And go out, and then come in again.


Oregon Could Revive Localism With IP 28

May 27th, 2016 1 Comment

IP 28 can revive localism, which is what we’ve lost in Hill’s mechanized, centralized, efficient-but-tasteless world.


World Comes To Eugene’s Taste Buds

May 20th, 2016 1 Comment

Restaurants are like skyscrapers. The first sense they make is never economic. Any entrepreneur who thinks opening a restaurant will be easy because “everybody eats” will learn quickly their mistake. There’s a reason there are no nationwide chains of paid toilets.


An Argument Against Single-Payer Health Care

March 11th, 2016 1 Comment

A single-payer system would reduce the cost of delivering health care benefits, but it also would reduce the societal benefits that flow from job security and satisfaction.