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Letters to the Editor

May 10, 2012 12:00 AM

CONFIDENCE IN PETE

May 2, 2012 11:00 PM

WORDS FROM WEAVER 

Pete Sorenson was my top aide when I was first elected to Congress and helped me put through the French Pete Wilderness Act over strong objection from the timber industry. I can say without qualification I know no more dedicated and honest a public servant.

April 25, 2012 11:00 PM

SOLID LEADERSHIP

As an involved citizen over the last 10 years and more, I’ve had the honor of working with many of our local elected officials.

A few hard-working electeds — Betty Taylor, Pete Sorenson, Kitty Piercy and Rob Handy —  have provided a cornerstone of almost everything we’ve succeeded in for the public interest of Eugene and Lane County.

April 18, 2012 11:00 PM

LANE PEACE SYMPOSIUM

April 11, 2012 11:00 PM

WOW HALL RESPONDS

On April 5 EW published an unflattering letter (“WOW Hall Problems”) and the present staff and board of the Community Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) would like to reply.

April 5, 2012 12:00 AM

WOW HALL PROBLEMS

Eugene has a rich and lively arts community. Theaters, galleries, clubs, venues and artists of all stripes, and all of them contribute to our colorful environment. Part of this scene is the Community Center for the Performing Arts in the historic WOW Hall. The CCPA is a tax-exempt nonprofit run by a volunteer board of directors elected by WOW Hall members and the building is long since paid off. It belongs to you! It has a secure base and lots of potential.

March 29, 2012 12:00 AM

NOT THE ANSWER

March 22, 2012 12:00 AM

TRUST THE TRUST?

March 15, 2012 12:00 AM

PUT BACK THE BENCHES

I walk West Broadway several times a week. It should be a hub of commerce and activity. Instead it is in a sad state. 

March 8, 2012 12:00 AM

PROGRESSIVE TRADITION

For decades, Pete Sorenson has been a courageous and highly principled servant of South Eugeneans. Since the timber-industry’s underwritten and orchestrated lawsuit of 2010, he has been the target of a sustained politics of personal destruction. This has been cold, angry and ugly — dripping with sarcasm and half-truths. Citizens should reject it.

March 1, 2012 12:00 AM

THOSE DIRTY BIRDS

How can the city of Eugene waste its time debating a downtown exclusion zone for people while turkeys are running amok? Yes, at the corner of Broadway and Willamette, less than three blocks from City Hall, turkeys took over the sidewalks, forcing pedestrians to go out of their way to avoid them.

February 23, 2012 12:00 AM

WE DESERVE BETTER

Since when does a ambiguous county law supersede the First Amendment? The hearings officer at the county has made his decision on the mining of Parvin Butte. I think that everyone in the Dexter/Lost Valley area is shocked!

February 16, 2012 12:00 AM

NOT WORTH DISCUSSING?

I watched the Feb. 8 proceedings of the Lane County Commissioners, stunned, as three of our elected officials (Jay Bozievich, Sid Leiken, and Faye Stewart) thwarted the efforts of Commissioner Rob Handy to have the board even consider possible salary reductions for county employees earning more than $90,000 a year. 

Aren’t these dire economic times for the county? Why should any area of the budget be immune from discussion?

Robert Young, Eugene

 

VACANT PROMISE

February 9, 2012 12:00 AM

SUPPORT FOR NURSES

I’m one of the five Lane County commissioners. The county and the nurses who work at the county have been trying to negotiate a labor agreement for some time. According to media reports, these negotiations have centered around both wages and benefits, and it’s clear that reducing benefit levels to the nurses will affect their total compensation. I do not support reducing the total compensation levels of Lane County nurses

February 2, 2012 12:00 AM

COAL TRAIN FREE

Thanks for your cover story (1/19) on the coal trains coming soon to dozens of Northwest communities. I wanted to alert you that there’s more that residents can do than to merely plead with their local politicians to pass nonbinding resolutions. They can instead follow the lead of the group Coal-Free-Bellingham.org, which just launched a local ballot initiative campaign.

January 26, 2012 12:00 AM

IMPLIED VIOLENCE

It was with inspired heart that I took my kids to the Oct. 16 Occupy Eugene March. Looking at the exuberance and peace embodied by the people surrounding us, I thought that this movement might be one I could support and work for. And I did to the best of my ability. Until recently.

January 19, 2012 12:00 AM

THE TIME HAS COME

The Bijou’s presentation of Revenge of the Electric Car is a welcome sequel to Who Killed the Electric Car? a decade ago. The opposition has become an advocate. Ten years ago there was only one struggling EV maker in Eugene, today there are several Oregon-based companies involved in EVs and a network of charging infrastructure is growing. Yet most of us drive locally by ourselves on a daily basis. 

January 12, 2012 12:00 AM

‘CARVIN’ PARVIN’

They’re carvin’ away at Parvin Butte

They want to haul it away to sea.

By the time they get done 

with their disruptive fun,

Parvin Butt is all it will be.

McDougal & Demers see bucks in the Butte,

Laws of nature & man they don’t fear.

For all that they care we can all go to hell,

and if we can’t go they’ll bring it right here.

I moved out to Dexter for peace & some quiet,

January 5, 2012 12:00 AM





SAVING FACE