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New year, new state laws

With the new year came new laws that went into effect. Here is a break down: Oregon is the 4th state to require paid sick leave: Behind California, Massachusetts and Connecticut, Senate Bill 454 requires companies with 10 or more workers to provide up to 40 hours of paid sick leave every …

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We’re live-tweeting the UO Democrats’ watch party

The first Democratic presidential debate is tonight, and University of Oregon College Democrats are hosting a Democratic debate watch party. It’s in Straub Hall 245 at 5:30 p.m., and the Emerald is going to be live-tweeting the event and covering it on Snapchat. Follow @smgreenstone on Twitter or below and …

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Have you registered to vote?

The League of Women Voters of Lane County reminds students that Oct. 13, is the last day to register to vote or update registration information before the Nov. 3 election. Students can register online or in person at the Lane County elections located at 275 W. 10th  from 9 a.m. till …

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Merkley and Wyden visit UO to talk about college affordability

Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden came to the University of Oregon campus to discuss legislation on college affordability this Monday, Oct. 12. Merkley and Wyden, who are both sponsoring the legislation, talked to students and faculty about the high cost of a college education, student debt and steps to …

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Scratch Columbus Day: NASU celebrates Indigenous Solidarity Day

The calendar read Columbus Day, but the Native-American Student Union chose to mark the date in a different way — holding “Indigenous Solidarity Day” in the Erb Memorial Union amphitheater to honor indigenous people of Oregon. Indigenous Solidarity Day has been celebrated on campus for several years, and NASU co-director …

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UO for Bernie Sanders 2016 eager to “Bring the Bern.”

Although the 2016 presidential primary elections in Oregon don’t take place until May 17 of next year, and campus remains empty in the midst of summer,  the “UO for Bernie Sanders 2016” group — an organization of volunteers consisting of students, faculty and anyone with a University of Oregon affiliation — attracted …

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UO professor plays major role in Supreme Court gay marriage ruling

Three hours and roughly 3,000 miles separated the University of Oregon from the moment and place that Obergefell v. Hodges case was decided. But as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy delivered the majority opinion, he was also citing the research and information gathered a group of historians — one of them …

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Baseball cards, protests and arrests: Students fight to stop kicker from kicking

In Salem on May 14, ASUO President Beatriz Gutierrez and ten students were arrested during a protest against the “kicker”. The Oregon Student Association hopes the excess amount of tax rebate money called the “kicker” can be allocated to help freeze tuition.






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ASUO president Beatriz Gutierrez among students arrested at Salem protest

ASUO president Beatriz Gutierrez was arrested along with several other students from the Oregon Student Association at a protest in Salem on the morning of May 14. Students were lying in a hallway in the capitol protesting the Oregon kicker rebate, which is an excess amount of tax rebate money available …

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