Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Rachael McDonald

The Eugene City Council voted 5 to 1 Wednesday to make the name “Kesey Square” official.

Jerry Bunkers / Flickr.com

A group pushing for an independent, elected city auditor for the City of Eugene say they’ve enough signatures to put it up to voters next year. 

Brian Bull / KLCC

With Lane County workers authorized to strike next week, negotiations continue over a contract dispute between officials and unions.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, both sides say they want to avoid a strike.

Oregon Dept. of Transportation

A decades-old Oregon law is under new scrutiny and a threat of repeal. Here's a look at the state's so-called “sanctuary” law and how it's become part of a national story. 

 


Karen Richards

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden met Saturday with Eugene area DACA recipients and advocates of the program. He wanted stories he could bring back to Washington to convince Senators who are not yet on board with legislation to protect the DREAMers.

 


Rachael McDonald

Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis has formed an ad hoc committee to look into renaming downtown’s Broadway Plaza. The gathering place at the corner of Broadway and Willamette Streets is commonly referred to as Kesey Square.

Jay Bozievich announced today he’ll run for a third term as Lane County Commissioner in the May 15th 2018 primary election.

Michelle Alaimo, www.granderonde.org

Three Oregon Indian tribes have received more than a million dollars from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, it’s part of a larger award that’s to benefit tribes nationwide.

Rachael McDonald

The Eugene City Council Monday approved a proposal from the Human Rights Commission which would set up a 10-thousand dollar scholarship fund for local DACA recipients to renew their status. 

Recorded on: September 22, 2017

Air Date: September 25, 2017

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