Springfield mayor spot still vacant, Eugene settles excessive force case

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  • With the discussion on the agenda the Springfield City Council decided not appoint a mayor last week, and instead will appoint a new mayor after the election. Council President Joe Pishoneri is still presiding over mayoral duties. Pishioneri was previously put on the Brady list over being dishonest in his theft from the City of Springfield when he was working with the Sheriff’s department.

  • City of Eugene settled a lawsuit with EW reporter over excessive force, refused to change any police policies

  • UO employees express concern over lack of mandatory on-campus testing for staff

  • “And until that erasure is rectified, Pulido said, the United States is normalizing white supremacy and racism through thousands of landmarks, statues and structures, and allowing Americans to ‘forget’ the country’s many connections to racism and racial violence.”

  • Eugene City Council passed a revised Community Safety initiative engagement plan, with smaller focus groups and to last four months

  • Washington Post reported on the police killing of former Springfield resident Stacy Kenny. “They are shooting the people that can’t defend themselves,” said Christopher Kenny, the father of Stacy Kenny. “The victims are mentally ill, or homeless, or people of color or they are poor. . . . A lot of families don’t have the resources to do anything about it. We were able to fight.”

  • UO football coach Mario Cristobal announced five positive COVID tests Saturday, a couple weeks out from the scheduled start date for the season

  • The 2019 Hate and Bias Report for Eugene reported 48 hate crimes in the city, with one-third of them happening to African American residents

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