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Oregon Lawmakers Approve Gun Control Measure

Feb 15, 2018
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Oregon lawmakers approved a gun control measure Thursday expanding the number of people who are prohibited from buying firearms if they have stalking or domestic violence convictions.

Karen Richards

Last year, the “Buy American and Hire American” executive order implied skilled worker visas should be harder to get. The H-1B visa goes to a limited number of professionals, most with at least a bachelor's degree. Though largely associated with places like Silicon Valley, Eugene and Springfield are home to dozens of these immigrants. Here, we look at the local impact of the program, and possible effects should it change.


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The Bethel School district isn’t feeling the love this Valentine’s Day from many parents. They’re upset about recent policy changes in classroom holiday observances. Briana Friden reports.

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A Portland non-profit has deemed Eugene’s parks “salmon-safe”, following efforts to improve water quality and habitat in more than 4,500 acres of city park land. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

Rachael McDonald

The public is invited to review a new habitat management plan for Lane County’s most popular Park on Thursday. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald joined Lane County’s Natural Areas Coordinator Ed Alverson at Buford Park to find out more.

City of Eugene

City of Eugene voters will be deciding on parks and recreation funding measures this May. City councilors moved the levy and bond proposals to the ballot Monday night. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson reports.

Oregon State University

After a sixth student in Corvallis contracted Meningococcal disease, Oregon State University established a vaccination requirement for all students under 26. As KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports, the deadline is this Thursday.

Jes Burns

The Eugene City Council voted 5 to 2 Monday to refer a city auditor proposal to the May 15th ballot. Now, voters will have two competing measures to choose from.

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After more than 80 years, “The Axemen” has been officially axed as South Eugene High School’s mascot. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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UPDATE: 4-J Superintendent Gustavo Balderas has officially approved the mascot change. We will have further updates soon. 

After weeks of debate and surveying, South Eugene High School’s principal has made a formal recommendation on whether the school mascot, “The Axemen” should stay or go. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Umpqua Dairy

Roseburg’s Umpqua Dairy has known for quite some time that there is a high demand for organic milk. KLCC’s Briana Friden reports that for the first time in 87 years, the company has begun to process and distribute organic milk one hundred percent produced in Douglas County.

Recorded On: February 9, 2018

Air Date: February 12, 2018

With tensions rising in the Korean Peninsula with an increase in missile testing by North Korea, it was a surprise to many to hear that North and South Korea were in talks to field a joint Women's Icy Hockey team - under one flag - 27 years after the last joint team fielded by the two countries.

University of Oregon

The University of Oregon plans to start building its Black Cultural Center this summer. The $2.2 million building is expected to open before the 2019-2020 school year. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson reports.

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Craft brewers – including one in Eugene – are toasting a part of the contentious GOP tax bill recently signed by President Trump.

Benton County

Benton County’s jail is chronically overcrowded. Officials hope to improve the system in a way that addresses the needs of inmates and the community. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson has more.

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The beauty of nature, music and photography will converge in The Four Seasons of the McKenzie River, presented by the Eugene Symphony in association with McKenzie River Trust and Travel Lane County.

Oregon state Senator Jeff Kruse announced Thursday he will resign.

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Eugene Police have a new tool in their efforts to help addicts in crisis: the drug naloxone, which can reverse opioid overdoses.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Tiffany Eckert

A play in Eugene this weekend will feature actors who can not hear. In what they’re calling a shadow performance, the company will present The Vagina Monologues.

Nora Kent

A Lane Community College educator is challenging incumbent Jay Bozievich for the West Lane Commissioner Position, District 1.

A 10-thousand dollar grant from an Oregon tribe will help keep families in the Eugene area from homelessness. KLCC’s Briana Friden reports the funds for ShelterCare come from the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians.

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Add a sixth name to those running for the East Lane County Commissioner office.

Photo by Eric Alan

Turntablist and scratch DJ Connah Jay has sampled, mixed and created new sounds from vinyl records for over 15 years in Eugene. He’s a founding member of Bohemian Dub Orchestra and Medium Troy, as well as a solo DJ. He speaks with KLCC’s Eric Alan about his unique craft, before being DJ at the KLCC Brew Fest at the Lane Events Center, on Friday February 9th and Saturday February 10th.

Kevin Stacey is a serigraph and silk screen artist showing his pop album covers and show posters at The Island Park Gallery Jan. 31 through Mar. 29.
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VIZ CITY INTERVIEWS ARTIST KEVIN STACEY

Date of Interview: Sat. Jan. 13, 2018

Date of Broadcast: Wed. Feb. 7, 2018

RE:  The Island Park Gallery at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center in Springfield “Aprons and Albums” by Marissa Solini and Kevin Stacey, Jan. 31 through Mar. 29.

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Oregon’s Democratic Senators took to the floor today  to decry President Trump’s offshore oil drilling plan. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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So…how are those New Year’s resolutions coming along so far? Two of the most common ones people list are eating healthier, and saving money. But as you may have found out at the checkout lane, these goals can often conflict, given the varying cost of fruit, vegetables, and meat.

EWEB

Tonight, commissioners with the Eugene Water and Electric Board discussed so-called “smart meters”. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, EWEB hopes to get more customers using the devices.

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The Oregon State University student facing multiple charges from allegedly slapping racist stickers on cars is out of jail…and banned from campus. KLCC’s Brian Bull has more on the case of Andrew Oswalt.

Oregon Lawmakers Gather For Short Session

Feb 5, 2018
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The Oregon Legislature is back in town in Salem. Lawmakers gathered Monday to start their biannual short session and to hear Governor Kate Brown deliver her State of the State address.

Our Children's Trust

The 21 young people who are suing the federal government over climate change are waiting for an appeals court to rule on whether their case can go forward. Today, [Monday] would have been their first day in Eugene Federal Court in the lawsuit.

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