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The best season in the history of Oregon women’s basketball has ended. The No. 2 Ducks lost 84-74 last night to No. 1 Notre Dame in Spokane.

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Oregon is one of the top ten states in the nation for scientific innovation, according to a new report.  KLCC’s Brian Bull has more.

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Backers of an initiative to restrict the sale of assault weapons in Oregon are gathering signatures. Petitioners Monday submitted a batch gathered during last weekend’s March for Our Lives.

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Gray whales are making their way north along the Oregon Coast. The State Parks and Recreation Department says it’s the perfect time to spot them. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson reports.

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The University of Oregon women’s basketball team is in the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight for the second straight year. The No. 2 seeded Ducks earned their spot after defeating No. 11 seed Central Michigan 83-69 on Saturday in Spokane.

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Saturday, an estimated 5,000 people gathered at Eugene’s federal courthouse as part of the global “March for Our Lives” event. KLCC’s Brian Bull has this recap.

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The Oregon State Women’s basketball team advanced in the NCAA tournament with a Friday night win over Baylor. Aggressive rebounding helped the sixth seeded Beavers (26-7) defeat the No. 2 seeded Lady Bears (33-2) with a final score of 72-67. It was Baylor’s first loss since November.

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Friday, Umpqua Community college held a dedication ceremony for a new building. It replaces Snyder Hall, where on October 1st 2015, a gunman opened fire, killing 9 people, then himself.

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Tomorrow, rallies across the nation will be held in conjunction with the March for Our Lives event in Washington D.C.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, young Eugenians and their supporters will also be marching.

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Oregon State University has started accepting name suggestions for three buildings on its Corvallis campus. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson reports.

Lane County

Two boat ramps on the McKenzie River near Springfield have been re-opened. They were closed for cleanup of an oil spill earlier this month. Lane County says the barriers blocking the river near Hayden Bridge have been removed and the river is open to boat traffic in that location. The Bellinger and Hendricks boat ramps are now open and accessible. Hayden Bridge boat ramp remains closed until further notice.

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The day before GateHouse Media took over the Register Guard, there was an exodus of high level employees, including the newspaper’s managing editor and publisher.

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Following a string of armed robberies and a sexual assault against a student, the University of Oregon has stepped up its police presence and security around campus.

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A perennial Republican challenger for Oregon 4th District Congressman Peter DeFazio’s office paid $20,000 to data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica in 2014.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, Art Robinson acknowledges those transactions.

Sterling Israel and a pair of Levis she altered for the "Denim N' Art" show at the Lincoln Gallery.
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Sterling Israel is the Artist-in-Residence at the Lincoln Gallery, which has a show right now called "Denim 'N Art." Sandy Brown Jensen interviewed her Fri. March 16, 2018, for a broadcast date of Wed. March 21, 2018. The show is hosted by OSLP Arts & Culture Program and runs March 2 through March 30th, 2018. In addition, there is a Fashion Show April 21st, at noon, called “Metamorphose” at 252 Lawrence.

Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality

Oil spilled into the McKenzie River last week doesn’t appear to be at levels sufficient to harm wildlife or people. But as KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, some boat-ramps are being closed off again as testing continues.

Springfield Police have arrested two men suspected in the armed robbery of Lucky Lou’s video lottery deli last week.

Oregon Employment Department

Oregon’s unemployment rate held steady last month.

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Hola, mis amigos! I just saw a play by Karen Zacarias at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival called “Destiny of Desire,” and it’s more fun than a Mexican telenovela. Well, it is a telenovela, a Latin-style soap opera, but it’s in English, with added soundbites about dating and other vital social issues.

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Cities need to plan ahead to accommodate the growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs). That’s from a Eugene-based manufacturer and a state public policy group. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, Arcimoto and OSPIRG jointly announced a new report today.

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The City of Eugene has chosen its new Chief of Police. Chris Skinner from Richland, Washington.

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The ‘Sweet 16’ of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament includes two Oregon teams after number 6 ranked Oregon State claimed victory in an upset over third-seeded Tennessee, and number 2 seed University of Oregon outscored number 10 Minnesota 101-73 in the second round of the tournament.

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Douglas County says it has a recycling crisis. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, that’s the status of every municipality contending with so-called “wishful recycling.”

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Award-winning science fiction writer Kate Wilhelm has died at 89.

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A dream of affordable housing came true in Eugene Friday. Emerald Village, a tiny house community, held an open house.  Some new residents received their keys.

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An annual report shows Lane County has one of the higher rates of sexually-transmitted infections (STI)  in Oregon, and the nation. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Residents in Benton County are the healthiest in the state. That’s according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundations’ County Health Rankings report.

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Thursday morning, there was an armed robbery at Lil’s Lottery on River Road in Eugene.
This is the eighth in a series of armed thefts in Eugene in the last two weeks.

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