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The U.S. Forest Service is advancing a plan to limit access to five wilderness areas in Oregon. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Recorded: April 20, 2018

Air Date: April 23, 2018

The City Club of Eugene and the League of Women Voters of Lane County hosted a forum with 4 of the 6 candidates running to represent East Lane County on the Lane County Board of Commissioners. Today we'll hear from candidates James Barber, Heather Buch, Tim Laue and Kevin Matthews. Candidates Gary Williams and Frank King were unable to attend the forum.

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School supporters in the Douglas County community of Oakland are hoping to convince voters to help pay for a new high school. A bond levy is on the May 15th primary ballot.

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Student walk-outs were held today at South Eugene High, Sheldon High, and the University of Oregon to protest gun violence and other issues. It was all part of a nationwide "Walk-Out" event.  But Springfield saw a modest turnout at a high school marred by a shooting incident two decades ago. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Every year since 1970, April 22nd has marked Earth Day. Over time, the day has grown into a worldwide movement and a moment to highlight environmental issues. As KLCC’s Deonna Anderson reports, some cities – including Corvallis – are making every day Earth Day.

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Lane County has released a new online tool called the Garbage Guru. It’s designed to help residents understand if items are truly recyclable…therefore reducing “wishful recycling” that has led to China restricting what materials it takes from the Pacific Northwest.

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A series of national walk-outs are being held tomorrow to protest school violence. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, University of Oregon activists are also speaking out against neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

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A moderate Republican hopes his past work with Lane County -coupled with his strategic planning experience- will help his bid for State Representative, 11th District.

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Lane County’s efforts-- to improve the overall health of its residents-- are paying off.  And community organizations plan to invest more in this initiative that came out of Obamacare.

City of Eugene

The Eugene City Council may require 1-thousand foot buffer zones between marijuana retailers. The council voted 6 to 2 Wednesday to draft an ordinance.

Painter Satoku Matouji with one of her paintings for the Eugene ballet's performance of Peer Gynt.
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Viz City was pleased to interview painter Satoku Motouji on Thursday. April 5, 2018 for a broadcast date of Wed. April 18, 2018. The show is at the White Lotus Gallery and is called "Peer Gynt: Paintings by Satoko Motouji." The exhibition dates are March 28 – May 12, 2018.

City of Eugene

The City of Eugene and Eugene Water and Electric Board have finalized a deal for 16-acres of riverfront property.

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A proposal by Eugene 4-J to establish a common schedule across the school district has drawn criticism. A community forum is scheduled for Wednesday evening.

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An epic, worldwide battle of robots has drawn local high schoolers to Texas. KLCC’s Brian Bull caught up with one robotics team as it prepared to leave this morning.

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Eugene City Council is expected to vote next week on a plan to bring Uber, and other ride hailing services, back to the city. Currently, the popular taxi alternatives are not operating in Eugene. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson has more.

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A new musical work of contemporary percussion rendered with 300 bells and similar instruments makes its West Coast debut in Eugene, Thursday night. KLCC’S Brian Bull previews the performance.

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Springfield’s Academy of Arts and Academics is set to lose its charter status by late June. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, some locals oppose the action.

Recorded On: April 13, 2018

Air Date: April 16, 2018

The City Club hosted a forum on April 13th to learn more about the measures for a Eugene City Auditor. Speakers presented their arguments for each ballot measure and their significant differences. Panelists described the ballot measures and why they are important for the community. The forum was hosted by KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert.

Speaker Biographies:

Rachael McDonald

Advocates for two competing Eugene City Auditor measures on the May 15th ballot squared off at the City Club of Eugene Friday.

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A Federal Magistrate judge in Eugene Thursday set a trial date for a case that pits 21 young people against the Trump Administration over climate change.  But, attorneys for the government will likely try to delay or prevent the trial from taking place.

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Last weekend’s 75 mile per hour winds brought an unexpected visitor to the region…more than a thousand miles away from its likely home. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Springfield Police Department

The Springfield Police Department is investigating a potential hate crime. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson reports.

Oregon State University

Oregon State University has a new research brewery. It’s the latest development of the university’s food science program. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson has more.


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“Sense and Sensibility,” now playing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, certainly pleases the high school students who travel to Ashland for a taste of live theater.

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Eugene has made changes to what it accepts in your recycling bin. The changes, effective Monday (April 9, 2018) are in response to fluctuations in the international market for plastics.

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Tonight, the Eugene City Council may direct the City Manager to draft an ordinance for a construction excise tax. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the aim is to fund more affordable housing across the city...which several non-profit groups strongly support.

It’s been 50 years since the Fair Housing Act passed in the United States. An event this week in Corvallis will look at the history and legacy of the fair housing movement in Oregon and the nation. 

Both the Republican and Democratic primary races are contested this year for the Oregon State House District 11 Seat. The City Club hosted all four candidates on April 6th to learn more about their positions. This was a great opportunity to hear about each of the candidates’ unique perspectives and responses to your questions. The Lane County League of Women Voters provided the format and helped selecting the written questions and keeping the time.

Moderated by Rachael McDonald of KLCC News.

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While the focus of recent U.S. immigration debate is lately Latino or Muslim countries, migrants from other places are also paying attention. KLCC's Karen Richards spoke to several people in the Eugene area from non-targeted countries and has this report.

 


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A man found floating in Eugene’s Amazon Creek has been identified. Eugene police say Dustin Nissen was reported missing March 26th.

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