Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Recorded On: June 3, 2017

Air Date: June 12, 2017

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A lawsuit was filed this week against a Lincoln County ordinance that was narrowly passed by voters last month. The suit challenges a ban to aerial pesticide spraying.

In a highly-anticipated appearance today, former FBI director James Comey spoke to the Senate Intelligence Committee on President Trump’s alleged ties to the Russian government. 

Updated at 5:06 p.m. ET

Former FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he believed he was fired by President Trump over the growing Russia investigation and that other arguments by the White House were "lies, plain and simple."

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Oregon 4th District Congressman Peter DeFazio is among lawmakers decrying President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. He compares it to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

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Activists gathered outside Pacific Continental Bank’s headquarters in downtown Eugene today.  They say the bank’s associated with a trust that supports several hate groups. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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The Oregon House has voted to join a national movement to elect the president via the popular vote, instead of using the Electoral College.

Rachael McDonald

We won’t know the final vote count on a ballot measure to ban aerial pesticide spraying in Lincoln County until early June. The ordinance is currently passing with a 27 vote margin.

Rachael McDonald

In Tuesday’s special election, Lane County voters approved a renewal of a 5-year jail funding levy.

Rachael McDonald

A citizen-backed ordinance that would ban aerial pesticide spraying in Lincoln County is passing, very narrowly.

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