Politics & Government

Politics & Government

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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.

Tiffany Eckert / KLCC

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.

Manuel Valdes / AP

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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