Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Rachael McDonald

Oregon Democratic Congressman Peter DeFazio traded jabs over funders with Republican challenger Art Robinson at a City Club of Eugene forum Friday.

Mike Pence and Tim Kaine go head-to-head in the only vice-presidential debate on Tuesday, October 4.  KLCC is airing the debate live from 6-8 pm, followed by NPR analysis.

Recorded on: September 30, 2016

Air Date: October 3, 2016

With Oregon facing a $1.4 billion revenue shortfall in the next two-year budget cycle, voters are scrutinizing Measure 97 as a possible way to increase income. Measure 97 would require C corporations doing more than $25 million of business in Oregon to start paying a 2.5% tax on those sales.

Rachael McDonald

The pros and cons of Oregon ballot Measure 97 were debated Friday at the City Club of Eugene. With a $1.4 billion projected shortfall, both sides agree the state needs more money but not about how to raise it.

Lawyers Representing Oregon Foster Children Sue DHS

Sep 28, 2016
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Attorneys who represent two Oregon foster children are suing the Department of Human Services. The lawyers say DHS violates state and federal law by housing some children in hotels and offices.

Oregon Governor's Office

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has appointed a new head of the state agency that handles works to provide affordable housing.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump go head-to-head in the first presidential debate on Monday, September 26.  KLCC is airing the debate live from 6-8 pm, followed by NPR analysis.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

Rachael McDonald

One of the major casualties of the loss of timber revenue for Oregon’s rural counties could be local libraries. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners says it doesn’t have enough money to pay for the county library system. That’s because the federal timber payment safety net is drying up.

Recorded on: September 23, 2016

Air Date: September 27, 2016

The two major party candidates Dennis Richardson-R, and Brad Avakian-D, plus minor party candidate Alan Zundel-Pacific Green will participate in this candidate forum.

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Three of the candidates for Oregon Secretary of State made their case to voters in Eugene Friday.

Democrat Brad Avakian, Republican Dennis Richardson and Alan Zundel of the Pacific Green Party spoke before the Eugene City Club.

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