Oregon http://klcc.org en Oregon Softball Sweeps Civil War Series In Corvallis http://klcc.org/post/oregon-softball-sweeps-civil-war-series-corvallis <p>The #1 ranked Oregon Ducks softball team completed their Civil War series with Oregon State Monday with a sweep.</p><p></p><p><br />In the final game in Corvallis, the Ducks crushed the Beavers 18-0, after winning games on Saturday and Sunday.<br /><br />Over the course of the three-game series, Oregon outscored OSU 38 to 7.&nbsp; The Ducks should stay at #1 in this week's national rankings. &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:46:41 +0000 Jes Burns 11751 at http://klcc.org Oregon Softball Sweeps Civil War Series In Corvallis OR Prisoners Will Soon Have A Way To Fight Wrongful Convictions http://klcc.org/post/or-prisoners-will-soon-have-way-fight-wrongful-convictions <p>Until now, Oregon was the only state in the country without a program dedicated to investigating claims of wrongful conviction. The “Oregon Innocence Project” aims to provide a way to help.</p><p>Before the late 1990’s, the idea someone could serve time for a crime they didn’t commit was unusual. As DNA evidence became admissible, challenges to wrongful convictions grew.</p><p>Aliza Kaplan is a co-founder of the Oregon Innocence Project.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:19:36 +0000 Karen Richards 11353 at http://klcc.org OR Prisoners Will Soon Have A Way To Fight Wrongful Convictions One in Four Oregon Children in Poverty, Report Says http://klcc.org/post/one-four-oregon-children-poverty-report-says <p>Nearly one in four Oregon children lives in poverty. That's according to a new report on child well-being.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:26:53 +0000 Rachael McDonald 10560 at http://klcc.org One in Four Oregon Children in Poverty, Report Says DeFazio Responds To President's State of The Union http://klcc.org/post/defazio-responds-presidents-state-union <p> 4th District Congressman Peter DeFazio praised President Obama for his focus on the need for jobs in his state of the union address. The Springfield Democrat agrees these jobs can come from investments in transportation infrastructure. And, DeFazio says Oregonians who are unemployed need their extended benefits.<br /><br />Peter DeFazio: "I agree that it’s time for Congress to renew unemployment insurance for Oregonians and Americans who want to work but can't find a job. There are 5 unemployed Oregonians chasing every job in our state."<br /> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:46:18 +0000 Rachael McDonald 7252 at http://klcc.org DeFazio Responds To President's State of The Union Meet The Politicians Who Run One Of Oregon's Smallest Towns http://klcc.org/post/meet-politicians-who-run-one-oregons-smallest-towns <p></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 14:23:55 +0000 Chris Lehman 5659 at http://klcc.org Meet The Politicians Who Run One Of Oregon's Smallest Towns Oregon's Minimum Wage Set To Increase in 2014 http://klcc.org/post/oregons-minimum-wage-set-increase-2014 <p>Nearly 100,000 Oregonians will see an increase in their wages beginning January 1<sup>st</sup>. Those making the current $8.95 will soon be making $9.10 an hour.</p><p>Legislation passed in 2002 matches the State’s minimum wage to the Consumer Price Index. The increase is projected to generate more than $20 million in new economic activity. Charlie Burr is the Communications Director for Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries. He says most small business owners don’t complain about the increase.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 22:42:06 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 5454 at http://klcc.org Oregon's Minimum Wage Set To Increase in 2014 Bend Refinancing Saves Tax Payer Dollars http://klcc.org/post/bend-refinancing-saves-tax-payer-dollars <p>Bend is taking advantage of lower interest rates to refinance a public works loan and save tax payers dollars. The $10 million loan was originally taken out for two different projects.</p><p>The Transportation Improvement and Urban Renewal projects were originally funded by a loan from Bank of the Cascades. With this refinancing, the city expects to save approximately $817,000 over the life of the loan.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Graham Sprague 5008 at http://klcc.org Bend Refinancing Saves Tax Payer Dollars Oregon Men's Basketball On A Roll http://klcc.org/post/oregon-mens-basketball-roll <p>The Oregon Men’s Basketball team is currently undefeated, and is looking forward to their next game and the upcoming holiday.</p><p>After defeating UC Irvine 91-63, the Ducks are 10-0, with BYU coming up on Saturday. Last year’s team reached the Sweet Sixteen, but Assistant Athletic Director Andy McNamara says this team is better.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 20:15:03 +0000 Graham Sprague 5009 at http://klcc.org Oregon Men's Basketball On A Roll Frosty Temperature Will Soon Ease http://klcc.org/post/frosty-temperature-will-soon-ease <p>The South Willamette Valley has experienced record setting lows this past week.</p><p>The area hasn’t felt anything this low since the early 1970s. With recorded temperatures reaching minus&nbsp; 10, some residents are fearful that the current frost will continue. Meteorologist Matthew Cullen is with the National Weather Service in Portland.</p><p>“Temperatures will gradually be increasing. So we’re still going to be on the cold side for the next few days, but will gradually coming back towards where we should be, kind of normal for this time of year.”</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:10:27 +0000 Graham Sprague 4420 at http://klcc.org Frosty Temperature Will Soon Ease Officials Delay Start Of Oregon's Dungeness Crab Season http://klcc.org/post/officials-delay-start-oregons-dungeness-crab-season <p>Oregon's Dungeness crab season has been delayed until December 16th. The season normally starts around the first of the month, but the crustaceans don't have enough meat yet.</p><p></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:55:03 +0000 Rachael McDonald 4025 at http://klcc.org Officials Delay Start Of Oregon's Dungeness Crab Season