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UPDATE: As of 10:05am today (6/6) Eugene Police report the bike was recovered thanks to local cyclists who tracked it down.

Someone stole a bike from a cyclist on a cross country bike race who stopped in Eugene Monday.

Lincoln County

Monday was the first day on the job for Claire Hall. The Lincoln County Commissioner has served for 14 years as Bill Hall and has now transitioned to female. 

Michele Postal

Today marks 50 years since Robert F. Kennedy was fatally shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.  A Eugene resident says she remembers that night well. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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For those of you suffering from runny, itchy noses and watery eyes in the Willamette Valley, relief is coming...though probably not soon enough. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, allergy season is underway in one of the worst spots in the world.

Good Gardening: To Lawn Or Not To Lawn

Jun 4, 2018
John Fischer

It's the time of year where you have to decide who will tell you what your lawn should look like. First a little history.   Lawns- front and back started as a safety system during medieval times.

Recorded On: June 1st, 2018

Air Date: June 4th, 2018

Score the candidates, Then an Automatic Runoff, that’s the essence of a Lane County initiative petition that would change the way we elect officials for County offices. The petitioners call it STAR voting; they are working to put the measure on the General Election ballot this year.

City of Eugene

The Eug Parade is coming back to Eugene this summer. Emily Farthing is coordinator of the event, which is part of Eugene Sunday Streets on July 29th. 

City of Eugene

Neighborhood leaders in the Santa Clara / River Road area hope to plan ahead for the growth expected in Eugene over the next 20 years. 

Rachael McDonald

About 4 dozen people held a noon rally at the Eugene Federal Building Friday to protest the Trump Administration’s immigration policies. It was part of a national day of protest organized by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Rachael McDonald

There’s a vacancy on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and the application process is open for an interim to fill the seat.

Deonna Anderson/KLCC

The history and legacy of the African American community in Eugene dates back to at least the 1890s. Now, there’s an effort to preserve the historic property of one Black family in particular – the Mims.

Lane Fire Authority

The Lane Fire Authority (LFA) is officially set to consolidate with the Santa Clara Rural Fire Protection District. The consolidation will take place on July 1.

Eugene Civic Alliance

The campaign for Eugene’s Civic Park reached a new milestone in its fundraising last week. 

The Eugene Civic Alliance (ECA) reached the 80 percent milestone of its $26 million phase one goal. Once the goal is met Civic Park contractors can break ground on the new park facilities.

Anne Bridgman

Two Syrian refugees arrived last night at the Eugene Airport. The women are mother and stepmother to a pair of brothers who already live here.

Writer, speaker and self-described internet yeller Ijeoma Oluo is the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race. In addition to race, Oluo also writes about feminism, social justice and the arts. Her work has been featured in  The Washington PostElle Magazine, and The Guardian among other outlets.

Oluo spoke with KLCC's Deonna Anderson ahead of her talk in Eugene this week.

Leslie Green in her studio
Sandy Brown Jensen

 Clay and Canvas: A 50-year Retrospective by Leslie Green

Exhibition Dates: May 25 – July 7, 2018

The Oregon Health Authority says the rate of non-medical vaccine exemptions for kindergarteners has increased sharply this year.

AP

The fire that destroyed the Whitsell Mill in Saginaw – south of Eugene - is 100 percent contained and poses no further threat, according to a fire official on site. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Eugene 4J

There’s a little more time to weigh in on a potential bond measure for Eugene 4J Schools. If placed on the November ballot, it would fund replacing and improving aging school buildings and learning materials.

Cottage Grove Sentinel

A massive fire destroyed the Whitsell wood products manufacturing plant in the community of Saginaw, north of Cottage Grove.

hecetalighthouse.com

A new independent report from Dean Runyan Associates shows that 2017 was a record breaking year for Oregon’s travel industry.

UO School of Journalism

Caitlyn Jenner is coming to the University of Oregon with her publicist to talk about how she controlled the media narrative during and after her gender transition.

National Interagency Coordination Center

Fire season started a little early this year with small blazes in the region. Officials are preparing for what’s expected to be a busy summer.

Karen Richards

In many ways, Saturday's Prefontaine Classic at the University of Oregon in Eugene was the shining show of track and field excellence fans have come to expect. But in one way, it was notably different.

 

 

Brian Bull / KLCC

Spring. A time when many Oregonians’ thoughts turn to…fresh, locally-grown produce.  And now a state organization says there’s an app for finding the grower closest to you, even while traveling. KLCC’s Brian Bull explains.

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With roughly 648,000 people, Portland stands as the undisputed big city in Oregon. But the runner-up isn’t as clear. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, one researcher says Eugene beats Salem as second-largest city by a decent margin.

Oregon Department of Forestry

As people head out for Memorial Day weekend camping trips, fire officials are urging caution. Ed Hiatt is the Northwest Oregon Inter-agency Fire Management staff officer in Springfield.

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A bill to end the federal prohibition of marijuana is gaining supporters in the U.S. Senate, including two lawmakers from Oregon.

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A Loyola University psychology professor who’s worked with juvenile offenders is in Eugene today. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, James Garbarino argues there needs to be more leniency in how the justice system handles youths.

AP

On May 21, 1998, one of the earliest modern-day school shootings erupted in the rural, working-class community of Springfield, Oregon.  At Thurston High School, freshman Kipland Kinkel opened fire on his classmates, inside a crowded cafeteria. The incident preceded the more infamous Columbine shooting by nearly a year. 

KLCC's Brian Bull created a series of reports, revisiting the tragic events that left four people dead, two dozen wounded, and the community shocked and reeling in the aftermath.  Here are those reports.

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