Politics & Government

Politics & Government

City of Eugene

Eugene's City Council will likely not pursue a total fireworks ban, but it wants increased enforcement against those who use already-illegal fireworks next year.

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Oregon’s new sick time law goes into effect at the beginning of next year. The state is seeking public input to clarify rules pertaining to the law.

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A group called "Citizens for Protecting Corvallis" wants to see regulations on where homeless shelters can open and how they operate. A petition committee has begun collecting signatures to get an initiative on the ballot.

Supporters of the petition say shelters for the homeless should not be located in the downtown core of Corvallis. They also want to see sobriety requirements to limit what they call "damp" shelters. Paul Cauthorn is a chief petitioner who lives a couple blocks from the "Men's Winter Shelter" on 4th Street.

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Tuesday, October 13th is the last day for Oregonians to register to vote or update voter information before the November 3rd election.

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President Barack Obama arrived in Eugene on Air Force One just before noon today (Friday)-- before heading to Roseburg to meet with victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert joined the Whitehouse Press Pool at the Eugene Airport.

Recorded on: Oct. 2nd, 2015

Air Date: Oct. 5th, 2015

When Eugene voters cast their ballots on November 3rd, they will be asked to vote for or against a five-year local option levy. On the ballot as Measure 20-235, the levy would provide funding for Eugene’s public library. A previous library levy provided about 25 percent of the library’s budget.

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Early sales of recreational pot begin October 1st at medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon. A proprietor in downtown Eugene expects big things for the state's pot industry.

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Oregon voters approved recreational marijuana last fall, but not every city is ready for pot sales to begin on October 1st. The City of Albany decided to temporarily halt recreational sales at medical dispensaries.

Bend Asking Residents For Urban Growth Boundary Input

Sep 24, 2015
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The City of Bend grew 47 percent between 2000 and 2010. In order to accommodate this boom, the city is asking for community feedback on how to expand. KLCC’s Corinne Boyer has more.

Bend is offering an online survey as an alternative to attending the upcoming Urban Growth Boundary planning meeting.

Anne Aurand (Or-and) with the city says the online survey is also an educational tool designed to help people understand more about growth scenarios.

Sandra Mann

Two weeks after filing to run for a seat on the Lane County Board of Commissioners, Sandra Mann is dropping out of the race. Citing health reasons, Mann says she felt withdrawing now is better than waiting until later. She says she does not plan to run for office again.

Mann was seeking the District 4 seat currently held by Commissioner Pat Farr, representing North Eugene. Farr has not yet filed for re-election.

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