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The three finalists to succeed Pete Kerns as chief of the Eugene Police Department faced members of the public Tuesday at an anything-goes forum. The answers to practically any of the questions that arose -- whether they relate to racial justice, homelessness, training or school safety -- hinge on the ...
Tonkovich was homeless and disabled. He used a wheelchair, which was found perched in the brush above where the body had apparently gone in. Signs near the wheelchair read, "Disabled food help need" and "Disabled help need God bless." McLaughlin declined to say how police think Tonkovich ...

Marquis said that homelessness is not unique to Eugene, and it's important to understand its causes. Skinner said officers need more training on how to interact with homeless people. He said there's a need for more homeless shelters in Eugene. The finalists were asked about steps they'd take to keep the ...
On homelessness, the finalists agreed that policing alone won't solve the problem and the larger community -- public agencies, social service agencies and others -- must be involved. Skinner said officers need more training on how to interact with homeless people. He said there's a need for more ...
I understand now that the type of poverty our family experienced is much different than what most people in that financial situation experience. Since working with people in homeless situations, I've also realized that I was privileged not to experience the most common causes that can lead to homelessness ...
Homeless and low-income people start lining up as early as 8 a.m. on clinic days, saving their spots in line until 3 p.m., when the clinic opens. ... said Dr. Victoria Lawson, a University of Washington professor who studies poverty and has written about Irvine and others' work on animals and homelessness.

Authorities are working to identify a homeless man found dead at a Washington park. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Yakima ... Yakima Neighborhood Health Services spokeswoman Leah Ward says at least 27 homeless people died in Yakima County in 2017. Some died of chronic illnesses, others ...
SEATTLE -- Seattle officials have restored $1 million for hygiene and emergency services for homeless people after the city slashed some funding as part of a shift toward a new strategy to address homelessness. The Seattle Times reports the Seattle City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a ...
The simple solution would be the decriminalization of homelessness (or the act of people taking shelter). This criminalization has had an obviously adverse effect on homeless people. City, county, state and federal officials should declare a few unused parcels of public land to be free areas, where people ...
The actual issue are people -- homeless or not -- who flout laws and social norms by relieving themselves in inappropriate places, being obnoxious toward others, allowing their pets to run loose, and engaging in other forms of unsavory behavior. This kind of wrongdoing can make others -- residents and ...
In addition to his published works, he has been a middle school instructor, theater teacher and a homeless youth liaison for the Oregon Department of education. He is also the proud father of Eugene students and the spouse of a Eugene district teacher. Interested parties wishing to support the foundation ...
... for Rovers 5K, a benefit fun run for Pro-Bone-O, a nonprofit organization that provides free veterinary services, food and supplies to pets of homeless people, is at 9 a.m. April 7 at Alton Baker Park. Same day registration starts at 8 a.m. $15 to $25; https://runsignup.com/Race/OR/Eugene/RunforRovers5k.
It's good that Jessica Stockman helped with the Point in Time homeless Count, and discovered the humanity of the homeless who live in Lane County ("Homeless count enlightening," Feb. 12). She suggested we could all do this next year, to change our outlook on this issue. But why wait until next year?
Seattle -- Seattle officials have restored $1 million for hygiene and emergency services for homeless people after the city slashed some funding as part of a shift toward a new strategy to address homelessness. The Seattle Times reports the Seattle City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a ...
3) If people who are employed at homeless agencies don't always know who is doing what, how much harder is it for someone facing homelessness to find out what help is available and access it? The county needs a centralized intake system, modeled on the 211 system that has been operating since ...
... to a Siuslaw News article, three bear cubs that wandered into Florence were recently euthanized. The whereabouts of their mother is unknown. The bears had likely lost their forest habitat and briefly lived beneath a gazebo in Florence's Greentrees Village. Clear cuts have left these creatures homeless.
The Register-Guard rightly talks about homelessness as "not one problem but a constellation of different problems" and "the result of interlocking conditions and events that require a comprehensive response" ("Complex, but not impossible," Feb. 11). But how can we develop a "comprehensive response" ...

Recently I had a great experience while volunteering with the Community Alliance for Lane County during Lane County's Homeless Point in Time Count, intended to capture a snapshot of the extent of homelessness. I spoke to those in our community who currently lack shelter and are struggling with ...
It's easy to understand why such feelings arise: For every homeless person who is housed, another seems to take his place. Eugene and Lane County have been wrestling with homelessness for decades, and there's no sign of an end to the struggle. But persistent, creative and often heroic efforts have kept ...
Oregon's unemployment rate has plummeted to record lows and local employers are crying out for workers. There are local people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, because they can't find work or can't find a stable job that pays enough to cover housing.
One of the ongoing issues for agencies and organizations dealing with homelessness in Lane County is they often don't know what the others are doing. They don't have an easy way to share information or arrange a collaboration, to ask for help or advice, or to learn about grants or other resources.
Dave Williams, executive director of Hosea youth Services, who was homeless for a few years in his teens, said youth homelessness is a community problem that the Youth House now can address for years to come. "These are our kids, too," he said. "They're from here. They live on the streets here.
Two women with suitcases walk past Abram Lange, a homeless man originally from Eugene, Oregon, on the corner of Powell and O'Farrell streets ... In a city that spends $305 million a year to combat homelessness, those who serve as San Francisco's hosts struggle to explain why the problem isn't getting ...
In addition to grappling with the need for emergency shelter for homeless families, First Place also works to keep people who are in unstable housing situations housed, and provide both these and already homeless families with the tools they need to escape poverty and homelessness. Up to 80 families a ...
SALEM -- homeless people can no longer stay overnight in RVs, vans and cars at Walmart parking lots in the Mid-Willamette Valley after stores ... Living in cars is usually "the first step into homelessness," and for the hundreds of people that do so in Salem, not having a place to park safely "makes things ...
Nearly every homeless person, for instance, qualifies for the Oregon Health Plan, the state's Medicaid program. The state and federal governments share the costs. Homelessness aggravates existing medical problems and creates new ones, multiplying average health-care costs by a factor of three. It costs ...
Dan Bryant posed a central question about homelessness in a guest viewpoint published in The Register-Guard that was displayed throughout the 90-minute event: "What defines humanity, if not how we respond to the homeless in our midst?" Wilson and Aleshire addressed aspects of that question during ...
Look for ways to beautify your own home this weekend, and while at it consider helping people around the world who may have lost theirs all together. People attending the Good Earth Home, garden & Living Show Friday evening through Sunday at the fairgrounds' Lane Events Center in Eugene can ...
At the time, the affidavit states, Martinez had moved from a home on Royal Avenue to a homeless camp behind the Embers tavern on Highway 99 without updating his address with the sex offender registry "due to personal issues." The charge was dismissed later as part of a plea deal for his guilty plea to ...
The interfaith program has given these volunteers a chance to meet homeless families, listen to their stories and, sometimes, help them set foot on a path to stability. Volunteers gain a deeper understanding of homelessness, creating an informed constituency at all levels of society in Lane County.
homelessness is a complicated subject, one made even more complicated by the myths that have grown up around it. These myths can make homelessness more difficult to understand, and impede work to find solutions for the problems and issues that have led to people being homeless in Lane County.
Hayes, who has been homeless off and on for several years, last weekend was the first person to move into a newly built tiny home at Emerald Village Eugene on Polk Street, in the Whiteaker area. When completed by volunteers in the coming months, the 1-acre development will contain 22 homes ranging ...
1/20 - Homeless tents are pitched on a sidewalk in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, as tables are set up on the street to serve dinner to homeless people at the Los Angeles Mission's Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration. Goodhearted neighbors heartbroken ...
Opportunity doesn't knock if you don't have a door. Opportunity may rustle the grass near your head or whisk past your car camper, but getting a good night's sleep is hard enough when you're living outdoors in the winter. Who wants to be woken by some strange knocking sound? I'm pleased that we're ...
All of those programs should be tripled in size, and that takes dollars. "Overall, we need to get a basic concept through everyone's heads: The problem is not the homeless, the problem is homelessness -- and that means the solution is more affordable housing, more shelter and more supportive programs.".
The actual issue are people -- homeless or not -- who flout laws and social norms by relieving themselves in inappropriate places, being obnoxious toward others, allowing their pets to run loose, and engaging in other forms of unsavory behavior. This kind of wrongdoing can make others -- residents and ...
The simple solution would be the decriminalization of homelessness (or the act of people taking shelter). This criminalization has had an obviously adverse effect on homeless people. City, county, state and federal officials should declare a few unused parcels of public land to be free areas, where people ...
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland's largest shelter for homeless families has been evacuated because of safety concerns after a leaky roof caused a partial ceiling collapse, Multnomah County officials said Thursday. The building, the former site of a restaurant and strip club, has experienced problems with ...
The Statesman Journal reported the timing frustrated advocates for the homeless who plan to tally the region's homeless population Wednesday and don't want to miss anyone. Federal officials use the annual count to award money throughout the country to address homelessness. Last year's count ...
Dave Williams, the executive director of Hosea youth Services, who was homeless for a few years in his teens, said youth homelessness is a community problem that the Youth House now can address for years to come. "These are our kids, too," he said. "They're from here. They live on the streets here.
Every year, dedicated volunteers and staff take the time to survey people experiencing homelessness in Lane County. Each survey compiles a mosaic that depicts a piece of what homelessness looks like in our community. The annual Point-In-Time Count provides a snapshot of people who are unsheltered ...
BEND -- Kathleen "Kaat" Snyder Ryan moved to Bend in 2011 to live near her brother and get away from the abusive ex she refers to as her "insignificant other." But it wasn't long before the ex joined her, and Ryan, 60, soon found herself homeless and unemployed. "We either stayed in motels, under ...
These efforts chip away at a stubborn impediment to improved perceptions of downtown Eugene: the fact that people who are homeless or have nothing else to do often congregate there. It takes only one incident of intimidation or harassment to cause a visitor to regard downtown as a threatening place.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Officials in a western Oregon county may soon allow homeless individuals or families with vehicles to camp overnight on properties outside Eugene city limits. The Register-Guard reports Lane County commissioners on Tuesday voted in favor of launching a pilot program to match up ...
Lane County Commissioners acted Tuesday to help local homeless people who are living in their cars. ... Santa Clara residents will deal with homelessness one way or the other -- by paying for law enforcement, trash pickups and other byproducts of illegal camping, or by allowing adults and children to ...
Our taxpayer dollars could be better used to incorporate an old-fashioned 3-Cs program (Civilian conservation Corps) to help control the homeless situation. Please keep the entire Santa Clara/River Road area safe and clean. Property tax payers do not appreciate elected officials sneaking such proposals ...
The state education Department also reported that the number of homeless prekindergarten students in Oregon was 1,776 -- a decrease of 153 students from the previous school year. Enrolling in preschool is optional in Oregon. Student homelessness is defined under the Elementary and Secondary ...
The local non-profit organizations of all sizes and focuses that offer help to people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, need help ... Equally important, support is needed for programs and legislation at the local, state and federal levels aimed at ending, or at least reducing, homelessness.
He traveled here last week from Eugene Oregon to speak about the ... of the gaps in more formal responses to homelessness and poverty, ...
PORTLAND -- police arrested a man accused of stabbing two staff members at Outside In, a Portland nonprofit that helps homeless youth.


 

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