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I spent the summer of 2018 interning with The Register-Guard through the Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism. As a general assignment news reporter, I covered all types of breaking news and wrote in depth stories about an array of community topics.

Residents to share views on proposed Bethel Youth House

After plans to build a boys youth home in the Bethel neighborhood created heavy controversy within the proposed site’s residents, St. Vincent de Paul decided to host “listening sessions” in order to hear the multiple opinions about the project.

 

New mill gives Mountain Rose Herbs hands-on production facility

A decade in the making, Mountain Rose Herbs has opened its first mill in west Eugene. Now, instead of having to ship ingredients to third-party manufacturers, the company can make its own products, drastically shortening the milling process from two months to two days. Eighty-five percent of the company’s 550 herbal products will be processed at the mill.

 

Lorane ‘hobbit house’ sells to Eugene resident with plans for Airbnb

When Claire Senderling first toured the 1,826-square-foot home in unincorporated Lorane at dusk in February, puddles of water covered flooring and rain water dripped through unfinished skylights. There were only a few windows in the house and copper wires poked out from clunky cement walls. Electrical wires dangled from the ceiling and overgrown blackberry bushes had surrounded the home outside. At Senderling’s request, her real estate agent, Sherie Hawley, had brought her on that drizzly evening to see a house that donned the nickname “hobbit house.”