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Power Outage
7:21 am
Sun December 14, 2014

Several Thousand EWEB Customers Lose Power Saturday

Several areas in Eugene were without power for about two hours Saturday afternoon. The outages started just before three p.m., affecting several thousand Eugene Water and Electric Board customers and a University of Oregon basketball game.

Four substations malfunctioned, taking out power to the U of O campus, and Whiteaker and Coburg Road neighborhoods. Traffic signals went dark during the outage and the second half of the women’s basketball game was delayed by over an hour while waiting for the power to come back on.

Eugene 4J
12:59 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

4J, YMCA Reach Tentative Agreement On Roosevelt Land

Credit Eugene 4J School District

The Eugene 4J School District and the YMCA appear to have found common ground this week in efforts to relocate the recreational facility. They’ve agreed to tentative terms for the “Y” to purchase land at 24th and Hilyard.

The proposal would give the Eugene Family YMCA the option to purchase the Roosevelt Middle School property for 2.85 million dollars. That’s nearly double the Y’s September offer of 1.5 million. Dave Perez, the YMCA’s Executive Director, says he’s confident the nonprofit will be able to raise the money:

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Arts & Culture
9:40 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Drummer Greg Anton On His First Novel

Drummer Greg Anton has written a novel called "Face the Music"
Credit wikipedia Commons

Greg Anton is best known as a drummer in the band Zero. He's also a composer and and attorney. Greg's latest creation is "Face the Music", his first novel. Greg talks with KLCC's Tripp Sommer.

Greg Anton will be in Eugene Friday night at Cozmic to sign books and play in his band "The Rock Collection."

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Politics & Government
12:25 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Lane County Certifies Measure 92 Recount Results

Wednesday, the Lane County Clerk certified the results of the vote recount for ballot Measure 92 which would require the labeling of genetically modified organisms. The recount showed little change. The results remain with more than 85,000 in favor and more than 62,000 against. These results follow a statewide recount of votes on the measure. The recount was required because the difference was within one half of one percent. State law requires close results to be automatically recounted.

Disasters & Accidents
11:55 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Newport Coast Guard Base Will Remain Open

Credit www.newslincolncounty.com

The U.S. Coast Guard helicopter base in Newport will stay open. It had been slated to close this month to save the Coast Guard 6-million-dollars. KLCC’s Corinne Boyer  reports.

Democratic members of the Oregon delegation negotiated the language in the coast guard reauthorization bill. It will prohibit the closure of any air facilities in the U.S. for the next year.

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Environment
11:54 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Wind Warning Surges Along Oregon Coast

Wind gusts near the Florence Coast.
Credit Amanda Butt

A high wind warning is in effect along the Oregon coast today. Winds are expected to reach up to 85 miles per hour in the higher coastal elevations. This extreme weather threat caused Siuslaw school district to shut down for the day and public officials prepared for emergencies.

The National Weather Service has forecast high winds all along the Oregon Coast. Siuslaw Fire and Rescue Chief Jim Langborg began warning the Florence community on social media and preparing his responders when he heard the storm was on its way.

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Measure 92
11:30 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Supporters Of Food Labeling Measure Concede Defeat

Credit Lindsay Eyink

Supporters of a food labeling measure in Oregon have conceded defeat, more than one month after the election. Measure 92 would have required food manufacturers and retailers to label genetically engineered foods. It produced the most expensive initiative campaign in Oregon history. The difference between the "no" and "yes" votes was so close, it triggered the first statewide recount in more than six years. KLCC's Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman says that recount is largely confirming the initial totals.

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Make your year-end contribution
12:18 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Mini-Thon Ended Thursday at 9 am

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Monday 12/8 - Congrats to our Cyber Monday winners Robin O'Gara and Bruce Weinberg of Eugene!  Enjoy your new iPad Air!

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WOW Hall
3:20 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Finnish Folk Masters Arto & Antti Jarvela Live at KLCC

Left to right: Antti Jarvela, Arto Jarvela, KLCC's Eric Alan
Credit Photo by Michael Canning

Arto and Antti Jarvela are cousins from Finland, part of a family with some of the deepest folk music traditions in the land. As well as participating in a wide variety of bands, they’ve released their first CD as a duo this past year, Os Fera Liluli, which presents traditional Finnish fiddle tunes and originals. Before teaching a workshop and performing at the WOW Hall in Eugene on Wednesday, December 10th, they visited the KLCC studios for songs and conversation with Eric Alan.

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Education
11:05 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Mark Lewis, UO Professor, Storyteller Dies

Professor Mark Lewis.
Credit University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication

University of Oregon School of Journalism professor Mark Lewis has died. He was well known for his storytelling and voiceover work.

Professor Lewis died from a pulmonary embolism on Dec. 7. He came to the U of O in 2012. Lewis taught a presentation workshop class inspiring students to be creative storytellers. Julie Newton, interim Edwin L. Artzt Dean at the Journalism school says he was a key colleague and a kind, joyous individual.

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