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Brian Bull

The Southern Poverty Law Center says nearly 900 hate incidents have been reported since the election, 33 in Oregon.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, it’s a high rate given the state population.  

ZDNet.com

Broken down and unused properties are more than just eye-sores—they may contain chemicals or other public health hazards. But testing for contaminates can be a costly process. A Eugene/Springfield coalition wants to help fund these assessments.

A brownfield is any type of previously developed property with real or perceived environmental contamination, like an old gas station, dry cleaner, or lumber mill. These properties are often found in low income and industrial neighborhoods.

Lane County Public Information.

Earlier this week we mentioned that part of the big creek road near Florence was shut down due to a landslide.  Lane County officials now report that the affected stretch between Highway 101 and Upper North Fork Road has been cleared for motorists.

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A Eugene law firm is suing law enforcement agencies and the North Dakota County where thousands of Standing Rock Sioux and their allies are camped in protest of the expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  The class action suit claims excessive force by police against peaceful protesters.

Downtown Languages

A Springfield non-profit wants to increase opportunities for immigrants. Downtown Languages has received two major grants to expand a couple of their programs.

  

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge begins in Eugene at the Very Little Theater on Friday, December 2nd and runs through December 11th. In Mark Brown’s play, Scrooge has brought charges of attempted murder and kidnapping against the Spirits of Christmas and Jacob Marley.

Oregon.gov

Travelers near Florence are advised that part of Big Creek Road has been hit by a landslide.

Rachael McDonald

After Douglas County voters this month rejected a ballot measure to establish a special library funding district, officials are seeking other ideas for how to keep the county’s 11 branch libraries open. There’s a public town hall Tuesday evening in Roseburg.

Jon Ditgen

The first major snowstorm of the holiday season is a gift to businesses across the Oregon Cascades.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

Marcola School District.

Tonight, officials with the Marcola School District and Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde will hold a community meeting.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the topic will be the district’s Native American-themed name and mascot.

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