Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Kyra Buckley

Running what she calls a “people –powered” campaign, Green Party presidential candidate—Dr. Jill Stein—has been spending a lot of her time stumping. Along the campaign trail, she stopped by the KLCC studios to talk with Tiffany Eckert about her reasons for joining the race and why Americans should embrace a third-party system.
 

Kyra Buckley

Running what she calls a “people –powered” campaign, Green Party presidential candidate—Dr. Jill Stein—has been spending a lot of her time stumping. Along the campaign trail, she stopped by the KLCC studios to talk with Tiffany Eckert about her reasons for joining the race and why Americans should embrace a third-party system.
 

City Unveils 3 Proposals For Kesey Square

Jan 23, 2016
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The City of Eugene unveiled three options to revitalize Kesey Square, Friday.

Kyra Buckley

The Green Party candidate for the U.S. Presidency was in Eugene Friday. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert spoke with Jill Stein about her campaign and what makes her qualified to run for the country’s highest office.

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In 2013, President Obama lifted the 17-year ban on federal funding for research into gun violence. But congress has not given funding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for any gun-related studies.  Oregon's senior senator is working with a coalition to get funding restored.

AURN

The University of Oregon is celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week. April Ryan, the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) delivered the keynote address Tuesday on campus.

Oregon Democratic Congressman Peter DeFazio called on the Justice Department Wednesday to take action against the armed militants occupying the Malheur Wildlife Refuge.

EWEB

The City of Eugene’s Urban Renewal Agency will be sole controller of the Eugene Water & Electric Board property along the Willamette River. The vote was 6 to 2 today Wednesday.

City of Springfield

Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg delivered her State of the City address Monday evening at the Wildish Theater. She focused on the “hometown feel” of the community.

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Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy delivered her final State of the City Address Wednesday night to a large crowd at the Hult Center. She promised to focus on affordable housing and other solutions for the city’s homelessness crisis in her last year in office.

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The Burns Paiute Tribe Wednesday denounced the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife headquarters.

Lincoln County

Lincoln County Commissioner Bill Hall filed to run for a fourth term in next year’s election.

Recorded on: December 18th, 2015

Air Date: December 21st, 2015 

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Oregon U.S. Senator Ron Wyden joined fellow Democrats today (Tuesday) condemning comments made by Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump, about Muslims. Trump said he thinks all Muslims should be barred from entering the U.S., either as immigrants or visitors.

Wyden described Trump's statements as "outlandish" and "insulting to our American values of welcoming refugees from violent oppression and terror."

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The House has overwhelmingly approved a five-year, 305 billion dollar transportation bill that boosts highway and transit spending. Oregon’s U-S Congressman Peter DeFazio was the lead Democratic Negotiator on the bill.

Rachael McDonald

The question of what to do with Kesey Square in downtown Eugene has gotten a lot of attention lately. A developer proposed putting a new building there and the city is now looking for other ideas for the spot.

Rachael McDonald

Earlier this fall, Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy wrote a letter to city staff expressing concern about the people who hang around downtown, often panhandling. They can make the neighborhood feel unwelcome to others.

Rachael McDonald

About 75 University of Oregon students and community members held a rally and march Monday to support Syrian refugees.

Rachael McDonald

Eugene is adopting a goal of having zero fatalities or serious injuries on its streets. The City Council approved the resolution Wednesday.

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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.

Benton County to Limit Commercial Pot Growing Areas

Nov 4, 2015
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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.

Reedsport to Vote on Double Majority Rule

Oct 28, 2015
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.

Lane County

Lane County has updated its human rights plan. It was approved unanimously by the Board of Commissioners Tuesday.

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