Two Vie for EWEB Post

Candidates have very different backgrounds, experience

Sonya Carlson

Two new and relatively unknown candidates, Sonya Carlson and Gary Malone, will be on the May primary ballot for James Manning’s Eugene Water and Electric Board seat. Manning’s term is up, but he is not seeking re-election. Instead, he is running against Julie Fahey in the Democratic primary to fill the open position in House District 14, left by Val Hoyle who is running for secretary of state. The EWEB position on the ballot represents city Wards 6 and 7 in northwest Eugene.  Continue reading 

Ted’s Great Adventure

Final observations from a longtime editor-in-chief

This issue begins a new era in Eugene Weekly newsroom management as I turn over the editor’s desk to my able colleague Camilla Mortensen. It should be a smooth transition. Camilla has been on staff since March 2007 and knows the community and region well. She has been invaluable as reporter, news editor and associate editor while writing award-winning investigative stories that have made EW one of the leading environmental voices in the Northwest. She has unique qualifications — a Ph.D. Continue reading 

How NAFTA drives Mexicans north

Hot topic in the presidential debate is immigration, and Bernie Sanders is making the connection with failed U.S. trade policies. Manuel Pérez-Rocha of the Institute for Policy Studies wrote about the issues back in July and his analysis is timely following Wednesday night's Democrat debate on Univision. Continue reading