Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Rowell Brokaw Architects

The Cascadia subduction zone is likely to rupture sometime in the next 50 years causing major devastation to the northwest. Eugene leaders may decide this week whether to spend extra money to build the new City Hall to withstand an earthquake.

This has been – to put it mildly – an unusual presidential election season. And for the first time in many years, Oregon’s May 17th primary could actually make a difference in the outcome at both major party nominating conventions.

But now that the primary is suddenly relevant, a lot of people find themselves confused about how the process works.

Let’s sort it out, shall we?

Oregon is seeing a big increase in the number of Latinos applying for citizenship.  The main reason is the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump and his anti-immigrant rhetoric.

Candidate Forum: Eugene City Council Ward 1

Apr 16, 2016
Rachael McDonald

Recorded on:  Friday, April 15 2016

Air Date: Monday, April 18 2016

Moderator: Angela Kellner

•    Chris Wig
•    Joshua Skov
•    Chad Anderson
•    Kelly Boyd
•    Emily Semple

Rachael McDonald

The Eugene City Council voted Wednesday to sell city property to a developer that wants to put workforce housing downtown. But, the proposed 5-story project would interfere with KLCC’s air signal.

Rowell Brokaw Architects

The price of Eugene’s new city hall keeps climbing. It’s almost $7 million over the original estimated budget and it hasn’t yet been built. The City Council got an update on the design at Monday’s work session.


This is the second of eight scheduled forums intended to provide Lane County voters the opportunity to learn more about candidates running for several contested races in the May 17

Primary Election: Eugene Mayor; Eugene City Council, Ward 1; Lane County Commissioner, District 4 North Eugene; Oregon House District 14; Secretary of State; and Lane County District Attorney.

Fight Over GOP Delegates in Washington

Apr 8, 2016
Deborah Wang / KUOW

With the Republican presidential race still very much up in the air, the GOP primary in Washington state is more important than ever before. Republicans will be voting on May 24th. The results will determine how the state's 44 GOP delegates vote at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July – at least on the first ballot.

OSU Extension Services

Lane county residents can get tips on everything from canning to animal husbandry through Oregon State University Extension. That service requires funding.  A political action committee hopes to convince voters to approve a local option tax in the May Primary.

Passage of Ballot measure 20-239 would restore county funding to the Oregon State University Extension Service for the first time since 2010. Leigh Rieder is a Master Gardener who volunteers for the service. She says Extension programs benefit Lane County residents in very real ways.

City of Springfield

The Springfield City Council voted 4 to 1 Monday night to pass an ordinance that prohibits motorists from giving money or other items to panhandlers from their cars while in traffic. It does not offer exemptions for charitable organizations.