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Into the Institutionnew

As citizens struggle with mental illness, health care providers struggle with how to help them. Does Oregon's new state hospital mean that yet again we turn to institutions rather than community care?
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen and Rick Levin  |  09-24-2015  |  Health

Housing First?new

Has Salt Lake City solved "the homeless problem"? No, despite a flurry of excited stories, it has not. But the Housing First model and the collaboration and commitment from local groups and the government on all levels in combination with Housing First are a huge step in the right direction that other cities can follow.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  08-20-2015  |  Homelessness

Dragged Through The Mud: Rape Survivors Endurenew

The University of Oregon let a sexual misconduct investigation "fall off the radar" then took the survivor's counseling records without permission.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  05-29-2015  |  Crime & Justice

The Teaching Poornew

Twenty-two percent of part-time faculty in Oregon are below the poverty line. That’s higher than the 16.2 percent of Oregonians in general that the U.S. Census says are below poverty.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  04-23-2015  |  Education

Hot on the Truffle Trailnew

It was a whim when I entered a crop-eared, scarred-up pitbull named Biggie in the Joriad North American Truffle Dog Championship at the Oregon Truffle Festival in January.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  04-02-2015  |  Features

Good God: Churches and the Homelessnew

Local churches are the innovators in housing the homeless in Eugene Oregon, with reverends and pastors leading the way with microhousing.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  12-10-2014  |  Homelessness

Wage Theftnew

Wage theft is committed in communities all over the U.S. Wage claims are made when workers don’t get overtime, when workers get break time deducted from their wages but don’t get their full breaks or when workers don’t get their last paycheck. Sometimes workers never get paid at all.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  11-16-2014  |  Business & Labor

To Catch a Salmonnew

An epic run of fall Chinook salmon on the Columbia River faces dams, predators and coal trains.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  09-02-2014  |  Environment

The Last Milenew

Rural communities and small tech companies are at risk of falling behind if high-speed broadband efforts don't light up the dark fiber in their towns.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  07-18-2014  |  Tech

Win, Drink, Rapenew

What is the cost of winning in college athletics? The University of Oregon and its history of sexual assault.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  06-13-2014  |  The War on Women

Chemical Trespass: Poison From Abovenew

More than 30 people in Curry County, Ore. say a helicopter dripping pesticides over their rural homes sickened them and their animals last October. Under Oregon law, helicopters can spray toxic pesticides right next to people's homes and farms, with no protective buffers.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  04-16-2014  |  Environment

Reporter Fired for Checking Email?new

An Oregon daily paper fires a pregnant reporter for checking email while on pregnancy disability leave. Previous to being going on leave, popular entertainment reporter Serena Markstrom Nugent was moved to a hard news beat she lacked experience in and then placed on a "performance improvement plan."
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  04-04-2014  |  Media

The Nuclear Optionnew

The Pacific Northwest's only commercial nuclear reactor is located on the nation's largest nuclear dump and shares design flaws with Fukushima.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  12-02-2013  |  Energy

Prepare for the Worse: Climate Change Meets Disaster Planningnew

Disaster preparedness experts try to get homeowners and cities prepared for the looming threats of shaking earth and giant waves.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  10-24-2013  |  Environment

The Ire of the Tiger: Wayne Morse and Free Speech Plazanew

The "Tiger of the Senate" the late Sen. Wayne Morse's namesake "free speech plaza" has been given time limits, but protesters say that free speech doesn't have a curfew.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  09-30-2013  |  Civil Liberties

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