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Apr 30, 2013 at 7:00 AM
A few months ago, Greg Widdicombe wondered if he'd ever find a job. Unemployment was a problem only made worse by homelessness.
Apr 23, 2013 at 9:04 PM
The Lane County Human Services Commission counted 1,751 people without a habitable place to live on a single night this past January, but offiials said the number doesn't come close to reality.
Apr 18, 2013 at 3:37 PM
Food For Lane County said that hunger is a growing concern for many in our area. Last year, over 72,000 emergency boxes of food were distributed to people in need in Lane County.
Mar 21, 2013 at 1:01 PM
A man was pulled from the Willamette River and rushed to the hospital mid-day Thursday in what may have been a suicide attempt, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.
Mar 16, 2013 at 1:42 PM
Every Sunday from noon to 4pm, volunteers gather at their “mobile clinic” to make a difference, and offer free healthcare in downtown Eugene, Ore. What started as a temporary first aid tent along the Occupy Eugene movement two years ago became the...
Mar 12, 2013 at 2:07 PM
ohn Presco raised the flag Monday to remember his friend, Hollis Williams. Presco hopes in the next few months he can raise enough money that Williams' death will not have been in vain.
Mar 1, 2013 at 11:20 AM
Convicted drug dealer and former intravenous meth user Randy Burnett used to run narcotics up the Interstate 5 corridor. Now he's traded the needle for a set of pinchers, running Eugene's HIV Alliance dirty needle pickup program.
Feb 18, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Dianne Sciacca has not wasted any time making herself at home in her new Conestoga hut, located in the parking lot of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Eugene.
Feb 8, 2013 at 4:23 PM
Crews doused a tool shed fire early Friday morning that officials said could have been started by someone trying to keep warm.
Feb 8, 2013 at 9:32 AM

EUGENE, Ore - Fire officials said a tool shed fire broke out early Friday morning.

It happened near W. 2nd Ave. and Chambers St. after 3 a.m., Eugene Battalion Chief, Don Vaught said.

"It appears the doors to the shed may have...
Feb 8, 2013 at 9:32 AM

EUGENE, Ore - Fire officials said a tool shed fire broke out early Friday morning.

It happened near W. 2nd Ave. and Chambers St. after 3 a.m., Eugene Battalion Chief, Don Vaught said.

"It appears the doors to the shed may have...
Feb 1, 2013 at 3:09 PM
A homeless man accused of breaking into at least cars around Springfield and Eugene was arrested Thursday after a theft victim saw the man wearing his stolen coat.
Jan 20, 2013 at 5:09 PM
The warming centers in Eugene and Cottage Grove are opening their doors to the homeless community on Sunday as temperatures are expected to drop below 30 degrees at night.
Jan 16, 2013 at 11:31 AM
Annual drive by Catholic Community Services helps low income families and homeless
Jan 16, 2013 at 11:31 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - A Lane County agency hopes to take some of the chill out of winter for low income families and the homeless.

Catholic Community Services is holding its annual winter clothing drive.

Collection boxes are set...