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Handgun Raffle For Boys & Girls Club Event Stirs Outrage

Normally a fundraiser for a Boys and Girls Club is well-received. But one in Florence is firing up controversy, as the grand prize for a raffle is a 9mm handgun. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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"Missing Middle" Housing Issue Focus Of City-Wide Forum

Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis says she’s pleased with the interest shown at this week’s middle class housing summit on the University of Oregon campus. The Wednesday event drew a capacity crowd of 235 people, including 40 that had to be turned away.

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For the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar and what authorities describe as a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing, the prospect of returning to their home villages might be more than just daunting. As satellite photographs show, a return home might be simply impossible.

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Confronting Stigma.

About Arik Hartmann's TED Talk

As treatments for HIV have advanced, the stigmas surrounding it have not diminished as quickly. Arik Hartmann argues for more transparency to tackle misperceptions surrounding HIV.

About Arik Hartmann

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Confronting Stigma.

About Nikki Webber Allen's TED Talk

After her nephew's suicide, Nikki Webber Allen began to speak out about mental illness — including her own. She explains why the stigma keeps people, particularly people of color, from seeking help.

About Nikki Webber Allen

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Confronting Stigma.

About Juno Mac's TED Talk

Sex worker and activist Juno Mac says the current legislative models for sex work perpetuate a dangerous work environment. She explains the high social costs of letting stigma influence legislation.

About Juno Mac

A top official at the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund has announced his resignation following allegations that he engaged in inappropriate behavior during a previous job at the aid organization, Save the Children.

On the day Olga Skripnik fled her home in Crimea, many of her fellow Crimeans were celebrating.

On March 16, 2014, separatist leaders in the Ukrainian province rushed through a referendum on joining Russia in violation of Ukraine's constitution. The controversial measure, which few countries recognized, passed overwhelmingly under the watchful eyes of a Russian occupation force that had seized the Crimean Peninsula two weeks earlier.

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A Eugene-based community center for girls is opening a second location this weekend in Junction City.

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Ashley Monroe was barely old enough for a driver's permit when she first began making the rounds on Music Row, trying to get her country career going and envisioning the inevitable progression it would follow.

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