Local Politics

Politics Plan to divide California into 6 states advances Plan to divide California into 6 states advances
California has reached the breaking point. Or so says Tim Draper, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist who is pushing a proposal to crack the nation's most populous state into pieces.
Politics 'May God bless you': Oregon trash man rescues American flag 'May God bless you': Oregon trash man rescues American flag(Video)
A garbage man finds an American flag wet and dirty in the street, but instead of throwing it in the garbage, saved it and folded it military precision. He never said a word about it, but someone else couldn't help but praise him for what she witnessed.
Politics Do you feel safe downtown? In your neighborhood? Survey says ... Do you feel safe downtown? In your neighborhood? Survey says ...(Video)
The community survey is available online. Hard copies are available at Municipal Court, 1102 Lincoln Street in Eugene. In addition, students from the University of Oregon and other community volunteers will be conducting "intercept surveys" with members of the public beginning in the downtown neighborhood. The City will collect survey responses through March, 2, 2014.
Politics Compromise reached on local rules for pot outlets Compromise reached on local rules for pot outlets
The Senate Judiciary Committee reached a compromise Thursday on a measure that would allow cities and counties to restrict some aspects of how medical marijuana dispensaries operate, but the bill does not go far enough for those that want the authority to ban the facilities altogether.
Politics Snowstorm halts Oregon legislative session
The cancellation will increase pressure on lawmakers as they try to wrap up the legislative session within the 35 days allowed under the state constitution. All bills that aren't approved in a committee by next Thursday will die.