Politics & Government

Politics & Government

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KLCC's Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman talks with Rachael McDonald about a busy week in Salem including Thursday's release of emails from the last days of former governor John Kitzhaber's time in office.

Mt Pisgah Arboretum

The Lane County Parks Master Plan is undergoing an overhaul. The latest step in this process is to form a blue ribbon task force for long-range parks planning.

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The City of Eugene is wants to require out-of-town rental owners to have a local agent to be contacted in case of emergency.


As the state crafts laws around legal marijuana growing, Benton County is trying to restrict where it will be grown. The Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved land use code amendments concerning commercial marijuana.

Rachael McDonald

Voters in Benton County have rejected a bond measure to build a new jail. In Tuesday's special election, 52.44% of voters said no to the county's proposal. 47.56 said yes.

Rachael McDonald

In Tuesday's special election, the levy to support the Eugene Public Library passed by just under 2,000 votes.

Rachael McDonald

Benton County voters are being asked to fund a new jail. The measure is a $25-million bond to build a 110-bed jail near Philomath. It would replace the aging facility adjacent to the courthouse in downtown Corvallis.

Rachael McDonald

Eugene voters have just one issue to decide in the November 3rd Special Election. It's a levy to expand hours and services at the public library and its branches. It seems like a slam dunk, but critics have raised questions.

City of Reedsport

In the November special election Reedsport voters will decide if they want to continue requiring a double majority for tax or fee increases.

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When tragedy strikes a region, it is up to The Head of City--the mayor--to respond with empathy along with prompt, reliable information and a plan of action. This is no easy task. The recent mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg has city leaders reflecting on the past and uncertain about the future.