Here's a bit of good news about preparing your federal income tax return: You may qualify for free help from the AARP Tax Aide program. It serves taxpayers who have low to moderate incomes, and especially those who are 60 and older. Here's a guide to AARP Tax Aide resources in Lane County.
If you’re of a certain age you may remember having the freedom to “just be a kid,” playing in mud, playing games, and playing in general. Life is more complicated now, and finding the time and place to “just be a kid” is tough, especially when family life has gone awry to the point of homelessness, and a child may not trust men or women or any adult for that matter.
Tom Egan is said to have had few friends when he froze to death in 2008, but he's got a loyal following now. Several dozen trekked to the north end of Blair Blvd. Dec. 18 to remember the veteran whose death awakened the community to the plight of the homeless, especially in deadly cold weather. They represented faith communities, Egan Warming Center staff and volunteers, veterans groups, local government, and a very few of the 300 to 350 homeless adults and youth who utilize the Egan Warming Center.