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Eugene and Paris Have Some Amazing Similarities

January 11th, 2019 No Comments

Eugene regularly struggles to articulate its ambitions. We share plenty of characteristics with what many consider the greatest city in the world.

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Eugene Needs the Skyline Icon It Already Has

January 7th, 2019 No Comments

The senior housing structure has never been well loved by anyone but its residents. … Half a century later, its height could become an important asset to downtown.

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Writers Will Sometimes Give You the Quote off Their Back

January 3rd, 2019 No Comments

I went back to my clothing giveaway station, pausing at every patch of navy blue along the way. My coat, my hat, and my scarf were definitely gone.

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Neighborhood Holiday Singalong 2018

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Relying on others is a skill worth relearning. Being tutored will cost you nothing. You can have it for a song.

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Uncle Phil Should Adopt the Eugene Airport

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

A large investment, quickly implemented, can make the impossible possible.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Rebooting STAR Voting

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Any populist reform can succeed only if its deep structure appeals to those with a shallow understanding. People like what seems simple, even if it’s not.

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STAR Voting is Easier Done Than Said

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

The engineering behind STAR voting is fascinating, but only if it works. For most of us, all we know about our automatic transmission is that “D” is for Drive and “R” means Reverse.

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