Desmond O'Boyle http://klcc.org en Groups Gather To Show Support For Young Immigrants http://klcc.org/post/groups-gather-show-support-young-immigrants <p>Some Oregonians are concerned for the thousands of children crossing the southern U.S. border from Central America. Last week, a small group gathered in Portland to express concerns holding up signs welcoming the young immigrants.</p><p>Dave Fidanque is member of Oregon's American Civil Liberties Union. He describes a class action lawsuit filed earlier this month in Seattle.</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:17:23 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle & Chris Thomas 18269 at http://klcc.org Groups Gather To Show Support For Young Immigrants Marion County Sheriff's Office Searching For Lost Hikers http://klcc.org/post/marion-county-sheriffs-office-searching-lost-hikers <p></p><p>UPDATE at 10:20 AM: All three hikers were located at approximately 10:00 AM, Sunday. All three were unharmed and have been returned to their families.</p><p></p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:21:53 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 18267 at http://klcc.org Marion County Sheriff's Office Searching For Lost Hikers Eugene Marathon Means Traffic Delays http://klcc.org/post/eugene-marathon-means-traffic-delays <p></p><p>Approximately 5,500 people are participating in the Eugene marathon Sunday. The route includes parts of Centennial Boulevard, Kellogg and Aspen Roads and concludes at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. Motorists should exercise caution while driving in the area.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://eugenemarathon.com/marathon/">http://eugenemarathon.com/marathon/</a></p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:24:57 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 18238 at http://klcc.org Eugene Marathon Means Traffic Delays Oregon Beaches May Soon Be Smoke Free http://klcc.org/post/oregon-beaches-may-soon-be-smoke-free <p>Oregon Beaches may soon be smoke free. The Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public input on proposed rules that would restrict smoking on shorelines.</p><p>Smoking is already restricted in all Oregon State Parks. You can smoke in your campsite or vehicle, but that's about it. Parks and Recreation Spokesman Chris Havel says people were inquiring about restricting cigarette use on beaches during the last public comment period about smoking on State Parks. He says if you restrict smoking in a park, people on the coast can just walk down to the beach.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:43:53 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 18200 at http://klcc.org Oregon Beaches May Soon Be Smoke Free Lower Water Level Means Hazardous Waterways http://klcc.org/post/lower-water-level-means-hazardous-waterways <p>Less snow pack and below average rainfall is exposing previously unseen hazards on Oregon's waterways. The Marine Board says a fatality on the North Santiam River last weekend was directly related to the lower water level.</p><p>Shallow conditions mean more stumps, rocks, logs, and other obstacles exposed or just beneath the surface. Oregon Marine Board Spokeswoman Ashley Massey says a concerning area is a section of the North Santiam just after the Buell Miller Boat Ramp.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:00:12 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 18141 at http://klcc.org Lower Water Level Means Hazardous Waterways Eugene City Council Gets An Earful Of Comments On Proposed Sick Leave Ordinance http://klcc.org/post/eugene-city-council-gets-earful-comments-proposed-sick-leave-ordinance <p>An overwhelming number of people attended the Eugene City Council's public comment hearing Monday night. Citizens packed Harris Hall to voice their concerns, support, or opposition to the proposed sick leave ordinance.</p><p>About 60 people commented on the proposed sick leave ordinance. Lindy Moore heads the Emerald Executive Association and opposes the ordinance.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:39:25 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 17924 at http://klcc.org Eugene City Council Gets An Earful Of Comments On Proposed Sick Leave Ordinance Update - Warning To Avoid Willamette River Lifted http://klcc.org/post/update-warning-avoid-willamette-river-lifted <p></p><p>Lane County Emergency Management has been notified by the Department of Environmental Quality the lab results for the water samples taken from the confluence of the Springfield Mill Race and Willamette River at Island Park down to Alton Baker Park do not show any past or present public health threat. &nbsp;The advisory to stay out of the water has been canceled as of Sunday (7/20)&nbsp; morning.</p><p>An abnormal number of fish deaths prompted the State of Oregon to warn people from eating the fish or going in the water Friday. The cause of the fish deaths is still unknown.</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:19:41 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 17840 at http://klcc.org Update - Warning To Avoid Willamette River Lifted Mosquitoes Still A Problem In Bandon Despite Larvicide Application http://klcc.org/post/mosquitoes-still-problem-bandon-despite-larvicide-application <p>Bandon residents continue to have mosquito problem. Another round of larvicide was applied Sunday by air to a section of the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.</p><p>Residents living near the marsh started noticing a drastic increase in mosquitoes last year. Coos County officials approved the use of the larvicide Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis, or Bti, to deal with the problem. Bti is designed to gum-up mosquito's digestive systems after they hatch but before they become adults. Environmental Health Manager Rick Hallmark says the timing of a Bti application is crucial.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:23:08 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 17702 at http://klcc.org Mosquitoes Still A Problem In Bandon Despite Larvicide Application Affordable Care Act Covers Foster Youth Until They Are 26 http://klcc.org/post/affordable-care-act-covers-foster-youth-until-they-are-26 <p>Young people can remain on their parent's health insurance programs until they are 26, and thanks to a provision in the Affordable Care Act, so can foster kids.</p><p>Oregon's program is called Former Foster Care Youth Medical Program, or F-CY. It's estimated more than 3,000 youth are eligible. Valerie Rucks is a Program Manager for Oregon's Department of Human Services. She says before the Affordable Care Act, it was more difficult for youth leaving foster care to obtain medical coverage.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 17394 at http://klcc.org Affordable Care Act Covers Foster Youth Until They Are 26 Multi-State Price Fixing Settlement Includes Oregonians, Includes Refund. http://klcc.org/post/multi-state-price-fixing-settlement-includes-oregonians-includes-refund <p>Oregonians have until August 1st to file claims as part of a 310 million dollar multi-state settlement. If you purchased an electronic device between 1998 and 2002, you are eligible to submit a claim, and you don't even need a receipt.</p><p>Major manufacturers of Dynamic Random Access Memory computer chips or DRAM were accused of fixing prices. Oregon and 35 other states are involved in the lawsuit. Most devices qualify for at least a 10$ refund. Oregon Department of Justice Spokesperson Kristina Edmunson says the 4 step process to apply is simple.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:26:45 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 17396 at http://klcc.org Multi-State Price Fixing Settlement Includes Oregonians, Includes Refund.