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March 14

At the Edge of Climate Tipping Points: The Judicial Role in Climate Recovery Dr. Mary Christina Wood and Coreal Riday-White are both involved in the "Climate Kids Trial," which seeks to force the federal government to take action to reduce carbon emissions under an expanded version of an established legal principle: the public trust doctrine.  The "Climate Kids Trial" is being heard in federal District Court in Eugene and is…

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March 21

The Eugene-Springfield Cities of Kindness Campaign All residents of Eugene-Springfield could benefit from greater kindness, at a personal and community level. Douglas Carnine, Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Oregon, and Stan Paine, a retired Springfield School District Administrator, will lead a discussion of the many acts of kindness that are already taking place in Eugene-Springfield, encourage more acts of kindness, engage in more conversations about kindness, listen…

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April 8

McKenzie Willamette Medical Center is winding up its major renovation of the entire facility. The CEO will describe the many changes that have now been completed.

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April 18

For about two years the City of Springfield has been working with local businesses, residents and the Lane Transit District to improve safety and transportation options along the Main Street corridor. City staff will provide an update on the effort.

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A New Court House — Why and How Much

February 21, 2019 Program: The Board of County Commissioners recently received a report recommending the construction of a new Courthouse on the site of the former Eugene City Hall. The $252 million project will be funded by a mix of resources. Presiding Judge Debra Vogt, County Administrator Steve Mokrohisky and Chief Deputy Cliff Harrold will discuss the proposal – why a new Courthouse is needed, and how much of the…

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