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“I had a 2-year-old son, and I was concerned. I became one of those parents who worries about these vaccinations.”

Catherine Clinton, a local naturopathic doctor, is just one of countless parents who’ve experienced misgivings related to the risks associated with vaccinations — and with forgoing those vaccinations — particularly in regard to immunizing infants and children against preventable diseases.

“My passion and love is hunting hounds,” Mike Martell says. He spent 42 years as a houndsman chasing “bears, cougars, everything.”

It’s a barfing-puppy-sounding acronym, and the prospect of either granting or not granting the MUPTE — Multiple Unit Property Tax Exemption — to the proposed private 1,200-student housing complex at 13th and Olive makes a lot of people sick for a number of reasons.

Some know him as a co-founder of the Weather Underground, aka the Weathermen, a Vietnam-era group that bombed public buildings in protest of the war. Still others know him as a respected author, thinker and professor of education, even as the writer of a comic book.

The political season is upon us, and for many of us the task at hand is to insist that President Obama find his voice.

 

City Manager Jon Ruiz rolled out his summary version of Eugene’s growth plan for the next 20 years at a Eugene City Council work session March 14.

Sometimes you wind up in places you didn’t know you were going.

THE PERSONAL PRICE OF CARE

Taking care of a loved one — or someone else’s loved one — is a virtuous thing, and that’s something that Eugeneans of all stripes can agree on. So why are caretakers so frequently economically penalized for their work?

Economist Nancy Folbre’s keynote speech March 8, “Women’s Gains, Mothers’ Losses: Capitalism and the Care Penalty,” will address aspects of something called the care penalty.

 

Emails to the Eugene City Council available under the Oregon Public Records and Meetings laws shine a light on the holiday uproar within the city of Eugene caused by Occupy Eugene (OE) protests.