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FEMA

The Oregon Department of Forestry will receive a $7.8 million federal grant from FEMA to help offset the costs of the 2015 Stouts Creek Fire.

Rickreall Dairy

An Oregon farm is the first west of the Mississippi to receive the Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability Award from the Innovation Center for US Dairy.

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It’s been more than a decade since White-Nose Syndrome began ravaging bat populations across the East Coast. Now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has given out more than a million dollars in grants to 37 states, to monitor and study the fungal disease. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, this now includes the Pacific Northwest.  

Steve Wyatt

One month from today, more than a million visitors are expected to be in Oregon for the total solar eclipse. Planning has been going on for years and is kicking into high gear. On the coast there are special concerns – and opportunities – for residents and tourists.

National Park Service (NPS)

The cost of a National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass will rise from $10 to $80 on August 28th. This is the first time the Senior Pass has increased in price since 1994.

Danielle Tinker / Beyond Toxics

Eugene’s first annual bee count was a success according to Beyond Toxics and the Walama Restoration Project. The event took place Saturday and attracted upwards of 30 people who counted a grand total of 982 bees. Though Krystal Abrams with Beyond Toxics says there were some concerns about the accuracy of the count.

“There may have been some double counting but mostly we put the plots far enough away from each other," says Abrams. "They had a good amount of space to stand still and just watch bees come and go without disrupting them or causing them to more into another plot.”

Matthew Hurst / Flickr.com

Fair housing advocates are offering down payment assistance loans to 100 first-time home buyers in Oregon.

NEDCO, Community Lending Works, and Willamette Neighborhood Services call it Project Reinvest Down Payment Assistance. 

Rachael McDonald

Based on recent data, Eugene has the highest per capita number of approved licenses for marijuana dispensaries in the state. At their work session Wednesday City Councilors were unwilling to place a 1,000-foot buffer zone between shops.  


Brian Bull / KLCC

The Marcola School District is removing all traces of its old “Mohawk Indians” mascot.  Nowhere is that more evident than inside the high school gymnasium.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

City of Eugene

This week, (Monday), the Eugene City Council adopted a new urban growth boundary. The state-mandated UGB adds land for 3,000 jobs in the Bethel area, two community parks, and a future school.

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