4J School Board Candidate Takes Issue With Debate Rules

In Eugene, we have debates about debates.  Eugene School District 4J school board candidate Colin Farnsworth says the April 30 4J School Board Candidate Debate, organized by south Eugene neighborhood associations and moderated by EW, is censoring his voice in the school board election. Event organizers say they’re simply following the debate guidelines of the League of Women Voters. Continue reading 

Cunningham to Resign from EWEB Board

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. Continue reading 

Inn at the Fifth Opens Monday

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. Continue reading 

Ninja March

Did you miss the Ninja March against banks last week? Never fear, Ustream is here. The kazoos start around minute 34, there's also a game of Red Rover and some chanting of ommmm. Eugene Daily News tried to cover the march, but apparently got distracted by pizza and missed most of it. Continue reading 

Occupy the Courts Moves Inside

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. Continue reading