Politics & Government

Homelessness
6:27 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

City of Eugene Signs Agreement to Open First Rest Stop for Homeless Camping

The City of Eugene has signed an agreement to allow overnight camping at the first rest stop for the homeless.

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River Management
10:00 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Merkley And Wyden Introduce Crooked River Collaborative Water Security Act

The Crooked River and Bowman Dam
Credit Panoramio.com

Legislation was introduced last week to improve water management on the Crooked River near Prineville.  Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley spoke Friday about the bill.

Merkley: "You know how we say here in the West: Whiskey, that's for drinking, and water, that's for fighting."

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City Club of Eugene
6:00 am
Mon November 25, 2013

New Revenue For The City: To Meet The Challenge Or Not?

Recorded on: Friday, November 22, 2013
Air date: Monday, November 25, 2013

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Job Growth
1:00 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Merkley Unveils 'Manufacturing Jobs For America' Package

Senator Jeff Merkley getting a tour of JCI.
Credit Desmond O'Boyle

Manufacturing is not as abundant as it once was in Oregon, but it accounts for 29% of the Gross State Product. Senator Jeff Merkley is part of a coalition of 21 lawmakers drafting legislation to boost the sector.

Senator Merkley visited Johnson Crushers International near Springfield, Friday, to promote the "Manufacturing Jobs for America" package. It includes two bills. One focuses on technical educational training and the other emphasizes grants to expand energy efficiency. Merkley says it's important to nurture domestic job growth.

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JFK Assassination
11:43 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Lincoln County Man Remembers Kennedy Assassination

Credit wikepedia

North Lincoln County's Fire and Rescue publicist was listening to KLCC Friday morning. Jim Kusz was moved by the Kennedy assassination remembrances  on "Here and Now". He called to tell his story of being a third-grader in Chicago on a class trip to the circus.

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Lane County
12:43 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Lane County Must Pay Former Employee's Attorney's Fees

A lawyer who lost his job with Lane County has been awarded attorney's fees after winning a public records lawsuit. Lane County Circuit Judge Jody Mooney ruled today Wednesday that the county must pay Marc Kardell $14 thousand.

Marc Kardell was successful in October in a suit against Lane County. Judge Mooney found the county violated state public records laws by delaying it's response to Kardell's request by 3 months. Kardell spoke outside the courthouse following the judge's decision to award attorney's fees.

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General Election 2014
10:13 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Signature Gathering Efforts Begin In Bid To Establish "Tom McCall Day"

Former Oregon Governor Tom McCall
Credit Oregon Historical Society

An effort to honor a former Oregon governor is shifting into second gear.  This week, organizers are beginning to collect signatures to get an initiative establishing Tom McCall Day on the November 2014 ballot.

Tom McCall was governor from 1967 to 1975 and during that time, chalked up an impressive record as a champion of the environment.  

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City Club of Eugene
6:15 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Managing O & C Timberlands: An Industry Perspective

Credit Rachael McDonald

Friday, November 15, 2013
Air date: Monday, November 18, 2013

Debate over the definitions of prescribed uses of the O&C forestlands has been going on since the late 1980s. Despite years of discussion, agreement about how much relative weight should be given each use remains unsettled. The debate has recently flared anew as revenues from O&C timber harvests shrink and Congressional programs to replace those revenues have proved unreliable, insufficient, and likely soon-to-be nonexistent.

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Politics & Government
10:35 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Bend Sewer System To Get Overhauled

The city of Bend is currently in the planning stages for a new sewer system. This new infrastructure is being set up with help from the community.

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Politics & Government
11:46 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Lincoln County District Attorney Rob Bovett is Stepping Down

Lincoln County District Attorney Rob Bovett.
Credit Lincoln County

An Oregon district attorney, who's internationally recognized for his work to curtail methamphetamine manufacturing, is leaving his job.

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