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 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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

 

 

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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.

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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.

As the Trump administration continues efforts to rein in immigration, the state of Oregon is trying harder to recruit a certain kind of immigrant to help with a wide-spread shortage.  State and local health officials are hoping to add to Oregon's relatively large number of foreign-born doctors.

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Data hacks, compromised firewalls, and breaches in general have drawn headlines, and boosted the industry charged with safeguarding companies from these threats.  Now an expanding global cyber-security firm has opened an office in downtown Eugene.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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This week, the Springfield community marked the 20th anniversary of the Thurston School Shooting.  The tragedy preceded many technological developments, including smart phones and social media.

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As of Tuesday, May 22, 2018, there are 91 confirmed cases of whooping cough across five school districts in Lane County. In an effort to quell the outbreak, Public Health departments have ordered un-immunized and sick students to be excluded from school.

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Last night, nearly 200 people gathered in Springfield’s William S. Fort Memorial Park to hold a candlelight vigil. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the event was to mark 20 years since the Thurston School Shooting.

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Several survivors of the 1998 Thurston High School Shooting gathered with current students today at the Memorial site just off campus.

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On this day 20 years ago, one of the earliest modern-day school shootings erupted in the rural, working-class community of Springfield, Oregon.

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Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Thurston High School Shooting in Springfield. On May 21, 1998, freshman Kip Kinkel fatally shot two classmates, and wounded two dozen more. After Kinkel was taken into custody, police also discovered the bodies of Bill and Faith Kinkel in their rural home. Both had been shot by their son.

Recorded On: May 18, 2018

Air Date: May 21, 2018

Rachael McDonald

On Thursday (5/24) the public is invited to take a tour of the Rock Creek Watershed. The forest west of Corvallis is where the city gets one third of its water.

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines will end its non-stop flights between Eugene and San Jose at the end of August. The change comes during a global pilot shortage.

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Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the Thurston High School shooting in Springfield, when teen gunman Kip Kinkel opened fire on his classmates. Two students died and twenty-five more were wounded.  The bodies of Kinkel’s parents were found in their rural home, having been murdered by their son the night before. 

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Results from Lane County’s January 31st 2018 Homeless Point in Time count show that there was an increase in the number of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness.

Northwest Ecosystem Survey Team

Conservation groups are suing to stop a timber sale on more than 800 acres of forest service land east of Cottage Grove.

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Congressman Peter DeFazio says he takes seriously the challenge from Republican Art Robinson in the November election.

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