Angela Kellner http://klcc.org en City of Florence Interviewing Six Finalists for Chief of Police http://klcc.org/post/city-florence-interviewing-six-finalists-chief-police <p>The City of Florence is looking for a new chief of police. One of the finalists is <a href="http://www.lanecounty.org/departments/sheriff/Pages/default.aspx">Lane County Sheriff</a> Tom Turner.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.ci.florence.or.us/police">Interim Chief of Police in Florence</a> is Lynn Lamm who was appointed after Ray Gutierrez retired. The chief oversees 22 employees, including 9 officers.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:03:15 +0000 Angela Kellner 11881 at http://klcc.org LCC Opens New Dental Clinic To Serve Patients And Train Students http://klcc.org/post/lcc-opens-new-dental-clinic-serve-patients-and-train-students <p>Since the great recession, job security has been elusive. One bright spot is the health care field. Lane Community College in Eugene offers training programs to help students land well-paying jobs in the health care industry, including dental care. Lane recently opened a <a href="http://www.lanecc.edu/hp/dental/dental-clinic">new dental clinic</a> on Willamette Street where students can learn by treating patients.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:16:11 +0000 Angela Kellner 11760 at http://klcc.org LCC Opens New Dental Clinic To Serve Patients And Train Students Edgewood Elementary in Eugene is State Champion in Oregon Battle of the Books http://klcc.org/post/edgewood-elementary-eugene-state-champion-oregon-battle-books <p>Edgewood Elementary School in South Eugene is the new state champion for the Oregon Battle of the Books, or OBOB. The team includes two sisters, and their mom is one of the coaches. This is only the third year the reading club has been at Edgewood and the first time they’ve been to state finals.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:33:45 +0000 Angela Kellner 11749 at http://klcc.org Edgewood Elementary in Eugene is State Champion in Oregon Battle of the Books Oregon Humanities Launches Pen-Pal Letter Exchange http://klcc.org/post/oregon-humanities-launches-pen-pal-letter-exchange <p></p><p><a href="http://oregonhumanities.org/">Oregon Humanities</a> is launching a letter exchange to help connect people from different parts of the state. It's called the Dear Stranger project.</p><p>Writing a letter, sending it through the mail, then waiting for a reply isn't as common in the digital age. That's partly why Oregon Humanities is launching a letter exchange. Executive Director Adam Davis says part of their mission is to connect people. They will be gathering dear stranger letters from all over the state, and then they'll swap them.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:19:45 +0000 Angela Kellner 10947 at http://klcc.org Oregon Humanities Launches Pen-Pal Letter Exchange Benton County Ranks Healthiest In Oregon http://klcc.org/post/benton-county-ranks-healthiest-oregon <p></p><p>New rankings say the healthiest people in Oregon live in Benton County. The annual report is from the <a href="http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/">Robert Wood Johnson Foundation</a>. It measures factors such as education, income, tobacco use and quality of life.</p><p>Charlie Fautin is the Deputy Director of the Benton County Health Department. He says it's great to rank first in the state, but there are plenty of people in Benton County who are not doing as well as they could.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:52:22 +0000 Angela Kellner & Rachael McDonald 10592 at http://klcc.org Benton County Ranks Healthiest In Oregon OSU Develops Wristband That Detects Pollutants http://klcc.org/post/osu-develops-wristband-detects-pollutants <p></p><p>Everyday people are exposed to chemicals and pollutants. Researchers at Oregon State University in Corvallis have developed a silicone wristband that can detect these compounds. The new accessory can help scientists understand the link between exposure to toxins and disease. The wristband looks similar to the ubiquitous colorful rubber wristbands that often promote causes or charities, such as breast cancer. Kim Anderson is a professor in the OSU Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 03:33:22 +0000 Angela Kellner 10516 at http://klcc.org OSU Develops Wristband That Detects Pollutants Fair Trade Retailer Greater Goods Closing After 23 Years In Eugene http://klcc.org/post/fair-trade-retailer-greater-goods-closing-after-23-years-eugene <p>One of downtown Eugene’s unique retailers is going out of business after 23 years of selling mostly fair trade products. KLCC’s Angela Kellner stopped by <a href="http://www.greatergoodsonline.com/">Greater Goods</a> to find out how the business got started…and why it’s shutting down.</p><p>Across from the trendy <a href="http://5stmarket.com/">5th Street Public Market</a> is a thrift store and Greater Goods.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 02:12:01 +0000 Angela Kellner 10222 at http://klcc.org Fair Trade Retailer Greater Goods Closing After 23 Years In Eugene Rosie Reyes Wins Oregon Poetry Out Loud Competition for the Second Year in a Row http://klcc.org/post/rosie-reyes-wins-oregon-poetry-out-loud-competition-second-year-row <p>For the second year in a row, the same person has been named the Oregon Poetry Out Loud state champion.</p><p>18-year-old Rosie Reyes is a senior at Gresham's Center for Advanced Learning. This past weekend she took the top honors at Poetry Out Loud competition in Salem. One of the judges called her reading spellbinding. Reyes recited "The Pomegranate and the Big Crowd," by Alberto Rios.</p><p><br />Reyes: "Everyone gathered, her friends and his. Everyone watched. The boys, the girls, the pigs, the chickens and more."</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 02:39:07 +0000 Angela Kellner 10012 at http://klcc.org Rosie Reyes Wins Oregon Poetry Out Loud Competition for the Second Year in a Row Eugene YMCA Could Build New Facility Where Roosevelt Middle School Now Sits http://klcc.org/post/eugene-ymca-could-build-new-facility-where-roosevelt-middle-school-now-sits <p>The <a href="http://www.eugeneymca.org/">Eugene YMCA</a> is hoping to build a new facility. The <a href="http://www.4j.lane.edu/">Eugene 4J School District</a> needs to build a new middle school. The two entities are working together to find a solution.</p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 02:27:57 +0000 Angela Kellner 9855 at http://klcc.org Eugene YMCA Could Build New Facility Where Roosevelt Middle School Now Sits Oregon's 2014 Legislative Session Winding Down http://klcc.org/post/oregons-2014-legislative-session-winding-down <p>Oregon's 2014 legislative session, which started 5 weeks ago, is almost over. Lawmakers are wrapping up loose ends in order to finish by Sunday, or sooner. KLCC's Angela Kellner spoke with Salem Correspondent about last-minute political deals and the upcoming filing deadline for the May primary.</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 02:53:10 +0000 Angela Kellner 9361 at http://klcc.org Oregon's 2014 Legislative Session Winding Down