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About tshorack

My name is Theo Shorack. I'm studying journalism at the University of Oregon in the hopes of becoming an investigative reporter. I see the need for journalism to change with new technology, but I do like to have a newspaper in my hands.

A love of the arts and Eugene: A profile of Vicki Harkovitch

By Ted Shorack It’s 6:40 p.m. on a Tuesday in Eugene, Oregon, and Vicki Harkovitch has to settle down a group of about 20 young boys and girls. They’re sitting on the playground blacktop of Edison Elementary in South Eugene. … Continue reading

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First Pledge for Eugene Councilors

By Ted Shorack Edited by Clare Hancock Eugene City Council members stood, covered their hearts, and said the Pledge of Allegiance for the first time Monday, after deciding to say it four times a year and making national news two … Continue reading

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Eugene’s BLM Wants To Use Herbicides

Glyphosate, Imazapyr, Triclopyr and Clopyralid are four herbicides the Eugene district of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management would like to start using again. The agency wants to tackle invasive weeds in the area, according to the Register-Guard, which they feel cannot … Continue reading

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84 Jail Beds Lost At County Jail

Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner held a press conference late this week, telling reporters and the public that he will be eliminating 84 jail beds. His reason, 3.2 million in budget cuts by the county, according to the Register-Guard. The … Continue reading

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Need For City Expansion Presented This Summer

By Ted Shorack Edited by Clare Hancock Tomorrow, July 6th, the first of three summer open houses will take place to present Eugene’s “housing land need” for the coming years. The open house will be between 3pm and 6pm in … Continue reading

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Three Dogs Per Household Is Still Okay

Eugene residents are veritable animal lovers and seem to incorporate their pets into everyday life. It would seem almost impossible to tell them how many dogs they’re allowed to have. But on the Register Guard’s Calendar for Wednesday, June 29, … Continue reading

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Oregon Schools Under Fire Over Title IX

By Ted Shorack This week it was revealed that a complaint has been filed with the U.S. Office of Civil Rights over Oregon’s unequal treatment of girls sports. Wendy Owen of The Oregonian noted that the 594-page complaint names 100 … Continue reading

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