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February 9, 2012 04:51 PM

EWEB Commissioner Rich Cunningham plans to resign from the position he has held for the past three years, effective March 9, according to EWEB today (Feb. 9). He was not intending to run for re-election in the May primary.

Cunningham, who represents Wards 6 and 7, says he and his family are moving to a home in Ward 8, which is currently represented by Commissioner Joann Ernst.

The remaining four commissioners are expected to appoint a replacement to serve out the remaining months of Cunningham’s term, which ends Dec. 31.

February 3, 2012 03:57 PM

Eugene's new boutique hotel, Inn at the Fifth, will be open for business Monday, Feb. 6, after numerous delays. The opening Monday is by invitation only, but a public open house and community celebration is being planned for March 2.

The inn is the first new hotel to open in Eugene in 28 years, according to a press release. It has 70 rooms.

February 2, 2012 04:51 PM

UO senior instructor Pam Birrell spoke to an Opal Network Forum Jan. 31. Look for more on this topic at Hugh Massengill's youtube channel called "HughLondon."

January 31, 2012 04:50 PM

State Rep. Terry Beyer of Springfield announced today (Jan. 31) her decision not to seek re-election to House District 12. She says she supports former Springfield Mayor John Lively to fill the seat.

January 31, 2012 06:10 PM

January 19, 2012 05:55 PM

We the People-Eugene announced today (Thursday) that weather has caused the relocation of Friday's Occupy the Courts rally from the U.S. Courthouse to the First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St.

The event marks the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision which has generated a flood of corporate political spending. Speakers include Paul Cienguegos (at about 3 pm), and many other speakers working on local grassroots citizen initiatives, musicians, performers and wrapping up with an open mic.

A mock trial of “Mr. Big & the Supremes” will begin with the arraignment of the defendants at noon. Gordon Lafer will speak on “Unions & Citizens United at 2:10 pm, followed by Karly Loveling’s music at 12:30, Roy Keene on “Who Owns Lane County” at 12:40 and a speaker from Occupy Eugene at 12:40.

Day Own of the Pitchfork Rebellion will speak at 1:10, Pam Driscoll of Friends of Parvin Butte will speak at 1:20. John Davidson will speak on “Corporations and the Constitution” at 1:30 and Occupy Eugene will do street theater at 1:45.

Defendants will be indicted at 2 pm and Julian Harrison will speak on Occupy Wall Street at 2:05, followed by Sabrina Siegel, Paul Cienfuegos, Stan Taylor, David Rogers (music), Frost (Park Street Theater), the sentencing of the defendants, and an open mic.

The schedule is subject to change. Call 937-3034 for updates.

January 17, 2012 03:35 PM

Lane County Commissioner Rob Handy’s re-election campaign kick-off is from 5 to 7 pm tonight, Jan. 17 at the historic Willakenzie Grange Hall, 3055 Willakenzie Road, two blocks east off Coburg Road. He will be running against Pat Farr and Mike Clark, so far, in the May 8 primary. Under county rules in nonpartisan races, if one candidate gets more than 50 percent of the votes in the primary, he or she will go on the November ballot unopposed. If no candidate gets 50-plus percent of the votes, the top two will run against each other in November.

Handy’s campaign website is www.robhandy.com and he can be reached at rob@robhandy.com