Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Rachael McDonald

The Oregon legislature’s Ways and Means Committee heard from nearly 200 people in a packed lecture hall at Lane Community College in Eugene Saturday. People urged lawmakers to increase funding for higher education, K through 12, health care, services for people with disabilities, public safety and more.

Rachael McDonald

Senator Jeff Merkley held a rally Saturday on the Lane Community College campus in Eugene in support of the Affordable Care Act. This was part of a national day of action by democratic leaders.

Tiffany Eckert

Two Oregon members of a U.S. Congressional Delegation will join forces this Saturday to “engage and inform” the public in the political process. Lane Community College will host the three major events.

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Oregon’s timber companies are hoping the Trump Administration follows through on its pledge to revive their industry.  

Thomas & Sons Distillery Twitter feed (used with permission)

A major producer of kombucha is asking Congress to reconsider a bill aimed at revising federal excise taxes and regulations on companies that make the fermented tea drink.  

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Free press, investigative journalism, and government accountability are all at risk, says U.S. Senator Ron Wyden.  He spoke at a town hall in Eugene, Sunday.  

Brian Bull / KLCC

Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden faced a large, welcoming crowd in Eugene last night, as he continued his series of statewide town halls.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, attendance seems to have surged since President Trump took office. 

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Activists around the nation are gearing up for a general strike Friday, in opposition to the policies of the Trump Administration. Actions are planned for Eugene and Corvallis.

Rachael McDonald

Student groups held a rally Friday on the University of Oregon campus to show support and solidarity for Muslim Students. The action is in response to President Donald Trump’s immigration ban.

Oregon Department of Justice

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has signed a court brief in support of Washington state’s effort to block President Trump’s executive order on immigration.

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