Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Recorded: April 20, 2018

Air Date: April 23, 2018

The City Club of Eugene and the League of Women Voters of Lane County hosted a forum with 4 of the 6 candidates running to represent East Lane County on the Lane County Board of Commissioners. Today we'll hear from candidates James Barber, Heather Buch, Tim Laue and Kevin Matthews. Candidates Gary Williams and Frank King were unable to attend the forum.

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Mark Herbert / Mark Herbert for State Representative

A moderate Republican hopes his past work with Lane County -coupled with his strategic planning experience- will help his bid for State Representative, 11th District.

City of Eugene

The Eugene City Council may require 1-thousand foot buffer zones between marijuana retailers. The council voted 6 to 2 Wednesday to draft an ordinance.

Recorded On: April 13, 2018

Air Date: April 16, 2018

The City Club hosted a forum on April 13th to learn more about the measures for a Eugene City Auditor. Speakers presented their arguments for each ballot measure and their significant differences. Panelists described the ballot measures and why they are important for the community. The forum was hosted by KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert.

Speaker Biographies:

Rachael McDonald

Advocates for two competing Eugene City Auditor measures on the May 15th ballot squared off at the City Club of Eugene Friday.

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Tonight, the Eugene City Council may direct the City Manager to draft an ordinance for a construction excise tax. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the aim is to fund more affordable housing across the city...which several non-profit groups strongly support.

Both the Republican and Democratic primary races are contested this year for the Oregon State House District 11 Seat. The City Club hosted all four candidates on April 6th to learn more about their positions. This was a great opportunity to hear about each of the candidates’ unique perspectives and responses to your questions. The Lane County League of Women Voters provided the format and helped selecting the written questions and keeping the time.

Moderated by Rachael McDonald of KLCC News.

Karen Richards

 

While the focus of recent U.S. immigration debate is lately Latino or Muslim countries, migrants from other places are also paying attention. KLCC's Karen Richards spoke to several people in the Eugene area from non-targeted countries and has this report.

 


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The Mayor of Oakridge finds himself the target of a recall effort, after his unsuccessful push to have the city administrator removed from office. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Anna King

Oregon U.S. Senator Ron Wyden has asked the National Rifle Association for information about the money it receives from foreign countries.

Wikipedia

President Donald Trump stated via twitter Sunday that there will be no deal for DACA recipients in the United States. The Obama Administration started the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Recorded on: March 30, 2018Air Date: April 2, 2018

State of Oregon

Former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber will pay twenty thousand dollars for violating state ethics laws. As Dirk VanderHart reports, the new settlement is less than a potential fifty thousand dollar fine Kitzhaber faced.

The fine was approved unanimously by the Oregon Ethics Commission. It’s a much lower penalty than Kitzhaber might have paid, but also far higher than a settlement proposed last year.

Ethics Commission vice chair Richard Burke says the fine strikes the right balance.

Rachael McDonald

Candidates for two Eugene City Council seats spoke at a forum Friday.

Multnomah County

A fight over Oregon’s campaign finance laws could lead to huge changes in state elections. Now, backers of those changes say they’ll try to speed the process  way up. KLCC's Dirk VanderHart talks with KLCC's Rachael McDonald about the court case and the potential impact statewide.

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Oregon’s sprawling Second Congressional District encompasses roughly the eastern two-thirds of the state. Greg Walden -- the only Republican in Oregon’s delegation -- has represented the district since 19-99, and has routinely been re-elected by huge majorities. This year, seven Democrats are competing for the chance to unseat Walden in the fall.

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Backers of an initiative to restrict the sale of assault weapons in Oregon are gathering signatures. Petitioners Monday submitted a batch gathered during last weekend’s March for Our Lives.

Art Robinson for Congress/Brian Bull / Campaign Facebook page/KLCC

A perennial Republican challenger for Oregon 4th District Congressman Peter DeFazio’s office paid $20,000 to data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica in 2014.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, Art Robinson acknowledges those transactions.

OPB News

A Lane County Judge this week ruled a proposed ballot measure to ban aerial spraying of herbicides is not lawful.

Rachael McDonald

Monday was the deadline imposed on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by President Trump. But, despite a federal judge’s extension of DACA, undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children are still in a state of uncertainty because Congress has not made any progress on immigration.

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The Oregon legislature wrapped up it's short session over the weekend. OPB's Lauren Dake talks with KLCC's Rachael McDonald about what did and did not get accomplished in Salem.

Recorded On: March 2, 2018

Air Date: March 5, 2018

Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis joins City Club to highlight experiences during her first year in office and share hopes for the coming year. She emphasizes the idea that the work we are doing in Eugene matters and that we are all in this together.

Speaker Biography:

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The candidate filing deadline for the May Primary has passed, and several Eugene city councilor races are contested.

Brian Bull

Eugene may enact a ban on feeding wildlife in an effort to solve the city’s problems with wild turkeys and rats.

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The Coquille Tribe is announcing a $20,000 grant that’ll help increase – and diversify -- food donations to hungry families. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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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.

Oregon Lawmakers Vote To Strengthen Gun Laws

Feb 22, 2018
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Oregon state Senators have approved a measure that would strengthen the state’s gun laws.

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Lane County has announced its new performance auditor.

Pending approval next Tuesday by the Board of County Commissioners, Casey Creer will begin in March.

Benton County Sheriff's Office.

The Corvallis graduate student facing hate crime charges has been recalled in an Associated Students of Oregon State University election.

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In his latest budget plan, President Donald Trump proposes axing federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting over a two-year period. The CPB supports PBS and NPR stations, including KLCC.

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