Two Oregon members of a U.S. Congressional Delegation will join forces this Saturday to “engage and inform” the public in the political process. Lane Community College will host the three major events.
Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden faced a large, welcoming crowd in Eugene last night, as he continued his series of statewide town halls. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, attendance seems to have surged since President Trump took office.
From professors to college students to families with small children—the impacts of President Trump’s immigration ban continue to reverberate. The suspension of immigrants and refugees from 7 Muslim majority countries affects some people living in Eugene.
The City of Eugene may declare itself a sanctuary city as soon as next month. A task force has begun meeting to draft an ordinance and the City Council is expected to consider it in February. In the wake of President Trump’s executive order last week threatening to withhold federal funds from sanctuary jurisdictions, KLCC’s Rachael McDonald spoke with Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis.
About one thousand people gathered Sunday at the Eugene Federal Building to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees from entry into the United States. this impromptu rally was one of many this weekend throughout the U.S.
The day after Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th U.S. President, people around the world will participate in the “Women’s March.” It began as a rally in Washington D.C. The goal is to elevate the visibility of women and marginalized communities. There are now marches planned in more than 50 countries, and there’s at least one march in every state. In Oregon people have pledged to rally and march in cities like Florence, Newport, Bend, and Eugene.
Among those attending Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington is the Eugene woman who was his campaign manager in Lane County. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, she has high hopes for the Trump administration.
2016 was a busy year for the City of Springfield. Thursday night in her 7th State of the City address, Mayor Christine Lundberg talked about housing, economic growth, and infrastructure improvements. She also recognized local artists and businesses for their contributions to the City. KLCC’s Kyra Buckley was there.
Lucy Vinis took the oath of office last night (Monday) to become Eugene's 36th mayor. Before a small but enthusiastic crowd at the Hult Center, Mayor Vinis gave her first State of the City Address as outgoing Mayor Kitty Piercy and the city council looked on.