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Veterans' Issues
7:16 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Officials Break Ground On New Veterans Health Facility In Eugene

Federal, state, and local officials toss a ceremonial shovel of soil at the future site of the Veterans Health Care Center in Eugene.
Credit Jes Burns

It’s been years in coming.   Officials broke ground on a new Veterans health facility in Eugene Monday afternoon.  

The site of the future Veterans Health Care Center in North Eugene sits within eye shot of I-5.  That’s the same interstate veterans in Lane County now travel long distances on to get health services not provided at the current small clinic in Eugene.    Oregon Representative Peter DeFazio spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony.

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Food & Farms
10:46 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Oregon Following Some High Beef Price Trends In The U.S.

Cattle at the Deck Family Farm in Junction City
Credit deckfamilyfarm.com

Beef prices are at an all time high in the U.S. Industry officials are pointing to extreme weather, particularly drought as the main cause. Oregon's beef industry is seeing some, but not all of those trends.

USDA choice-grade beef jumped to a record high $5.28 a pound in February. That's up from $4.91 the same time a year ago. Will Weise is the CEO of the Oregon Beef Council he says Oregon isn't following the trend like other states.

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Education
10:37 am
Mon April 21, 2014

LCC Grapples With Budget Woes

The Student Services Building on LCC's main campus.
Credit Lane Community College

Lane Community College may have to lay off part time and even full time employees if its enrollment continues to decline.

The college experienced a surge in enrollment during the recession, but that's dropped off as the economy has improved.
Lane saw a 40 percent boost in enrollment from 2008 to 2012 as people who had lost their jobs went to school for technical training. LCC president Mary Spilde says as state funding for higher education has dwindled; the college is more dependent on tuition.

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City Club of Eugene
8:48 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Growing Forward: Maintaining Liveability Through Better Town-Gown Relations

Air Date: April 21, 2014

Meeting Date: April 18, 2014

A large institution of higher education in a small- or mid-sized town inevitably influences life in that locale. The Eugene-Springfield area is no exception. The UO brings the benefits of research and innovation, economic development, and employment opportunities. It brings new ideas, resources, and diverse people into the community.

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UO Knight Library
6:00 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Gish Jen: Art, Culture and the Interdpendent Self

Gish Jen

The University of Oregon English Department and the Collins Fund present Asian American Voices, A Collins Literary Forum, bringing four authors to the UO campus in spring. The first will be Gish Jen, author of four celebrated novels, a collection of short stories and her most recent book, Tiger Writing: Art, Culture and the Interdependent Self. That book is drawn from her lectures at Harvard University in 2012. She’ll appear in the Knight Library Browsing Room on the UO campus on Monday, April 21st at 8 p.m.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Eugene's Own "Shakespears" On The Bard's 450th Birthday

Zac and Christy Shakespear
Credit Angela Kellner

William Shakespeare is said to have been born on     April 23rd 450 years ago.  Eugene is home to a family named "Shakespear" -- and they're related to the Bard!  Intrigued by their name,  KLCC's Claude Offenbacher spoke with two family members:  Roosevelt Middle School 8th grader Zac, and his mother,  Christy.

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Cover Oregon
12:42 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Cover Oregon Enrollment Deadline Approaching Fast

Credit Jes Burns

The national deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act has already passed.  But in Oregon, persistent tech problems prompted the Governor to extend the final sign-up date by a month to April 30th.  The Cover Oregon website is still not fully functional, although people can complete most of the application process on-line.

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
12:57 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Claudia Schmidt on the Saturday Cafe

Claudia Schmidt has been a touring professional musician for over four decades, with nineteen albums of mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues, and jazz and spoken word. Her spring tour brought her to Salem and Eugene with her new Red House release, New Whirled Order.

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
12:43 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Marx(ist) Brothers on the Saturday Cafe

Live music should always be so lively!  Andy Cohen, Chico Schwall and Mark Ross begin their first Northwest tour as the Marx(ist) Brothers with a rousing send-off on the Saturday Cafe.

 

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Environment
12:51 pm
Sat April 19, 2014

Eugene Celebrates A Windy Earth Day

A tent in distress!
Credit Desmond O'Boyle

Despite rainy and windy conditions, hundreds of people celebrated Earth Day Saturday in the Eugene Water and Electric Board's downtown parking lot. The wind seemed to be more of a factor than the rain. Elizabeth Brown is with the organization "Our Children's Trust" who operated a booth at Earth Day. She says they tied their booth next to two adjacent ones.

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