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People in Eugene and Corvallis were among those reacting to Tuesday's verdicts in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was found guilty of murdering George Floyd. 


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Eugene Police Chief Chris Skinner reacted to the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial Tuesday.

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2020 is almost over.  And many say: good riddance. The COVID-19 pandemic, wildfires, riots, politics, and recession have all left their mark on Oregonians’ psyche…though there was a bright spot or two.

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Oregon assistant men’s basketball Coach Mike Mennenga knows hard work can pay off. During his tenure, Oregon has won three regular season Pac-12 Championships and two Pac-12 Tournament Championships. 

In an opinion piece this week, the Managing Editor at Eugene’s Register-Guard says the newspaper- and its corporate owner- have made a pledge to diversity in staffing and reporting.

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NPR brings you live coverage of the funeral for George Floyd, 46, who was killed by police in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. The service is at The Fountain of Praise in Houston.

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A Eugene crisis-intervention service may become the template for the justice reform called for by Black Lives Matter activists. KLCC’s Brian Bull explains.

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For the seventh night in a row, at least 400 people gathered in Eugene to protest the killing of George Floyd. But the protesters remained unified and peaceful.

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Friday night in Eugene, a peaceful protest over the death of George Floyd turned destructive. Within hours of the vandalism of a business complex at 7th and Washington, several local groups reached out to help. 




It remains unknown which individuals created a bonfire in a traffic intersection and trashed a business complex in Eugene Friday night.  As KLCC's Brian Bull reports, the riot grew out of a peaceful protest over the death of George Floyd.

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For the second night in a row, a downtown Eugene curfew was extended city wide Sunday night.

The Eugene Police Department says arrests were made after groups of people moved around the downtown area, refusing to honor the curfew. Some began hitting light poles with hammers, while another small group knocked over mailboxes. In an effort to get the crowd to disperse EPD released tear gas near 10th and Willamette at 8:18 p.m.

Then, a group of 50-60 protesters at 8th and Mill blocked traffic, and the Ferry St. bridge was closed to prevent them from moving that direction.


Several people were arrested Saturday night after an initial 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew for the downtown Eugene area was extended city wide and a local emergency declaration was invoked.

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The City of Eugene has implemented a curfew for tonight and Sunday for the downtown area. This after a march to protest the killing of George Floyd turned to a destructive riot with people setting fires and destroying property.

What started out as a solemn march honoring George Floyd turned into a destructive riot last night in downtown Eugene.