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Generation M
7:25 am
Thu May 29, 2014

One Millennial Works Hard To Overcome His Generation's Stereotypes

Bryan Williams is a political science major at Oregon State University in Corvallis.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Twenty-somethings get a bad rap these days. You know the stereotypes: Heads buried in their smartphone. Sleeping in their parents' basement. Too apathetic to care about anything... especially getting involved in politics. Today we meet a Northwest twenty-something who's working hard to overcome his generation's reputation. He's doing something that many millennials do...effecting political change in HIS own unique way.

I first met Bryan Williamson at the Oregon state capitol. He was advocating for his favorite cause the old-fashioned way: Sitting in front of lawmakers…

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A Piece of My Mind
6:00 am
Thu May 29, 2014

A Piece Of My Mind: Clutter

I’m Claude Offenbacher, and this is a Piece of My Mind.

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Arts & Culture
9:40 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Lane County Historical Photographic Negatives Poised For Incineration

An image from a cellulose nitrate negative at the Land County Historical Society. "Veterans of the 65th Regiment returning to Eugene after World War I. View looking north on Willamette Street, Eugene, Skinner Butte in background."
Credit Chester Stevenson/Lane County Historical Society

Many families preserve their histories by keeping photographs from the distant past.   But what most don’t realize is that many, if not most, photographic negatives produced before 1950 are now considered hazardous waste.   

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Enjoy our reports!
3:25 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

KLCC at Oregon Country Fair

KLCC brought the music and ambience of the 2014 Oregon Country Fair to everyone with a radio or internet connection!

Enjoy the reports below from our roving reporters.

Economy
1:52 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Governor Kitzhaber Signs Commitment To Support RAIN Business Development

Governor John Kitzhaber pledges support to the RAIN project at the Eugene Chamber of Commerce. Mayors Kitty Piercy (Eugene) and Julie Manning (Corvallis) are at right.
Credit Karen Richards

Governor John Kitzhaber was in Eugene today (Wednesday) to sign a “Declaration of Cooperation” for the new regional business accelerator. The document pledges the state's commitment to the project.

The Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network, or RAIN, is a partnership between local universities, communities and businesses. The acronym is appropriate for the area, and for the growth of new ventures. Governor Kitzhaber remarked that Oregonians embrace rain:

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City of Eugene
8:18 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Eugene Considers Climate Recovery Plan

At the urging of the community's young people, the Eugene City Council is considering an ordinance that would make its carbon emission reduction goals mandatory instead of voluntary. The council voted Tuesday to hold a public hearing July 21st on the Climate Recovery Proposal. It would call on the community to cut fossil fuel use in half by 2030 compared to 2010 levels. City Councilor Alan Zelenka spoke in support of the ordinance.

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Generation M
6:52 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Despite Party Differences, Millennial State Lawmakers Find Common Ground

The four youngest members of the Washington legislature are two Democrats and two Republicans who find generational common ground in spite of their political differences.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

The Washington legislature is trending a bit younger these day. Nine of the 147 members are under-34 year olds. These millennials are breaking some stereotypes about their generation. At the same time they’re trying to encourage other more disengaged millennials to get involved. They’re also finding some generational common ground across party lines.

It’s not every day the four youngest members of the Washington legislature gather in one place. So, as they sat down recently for an interview, an official legislative photographer snapped photos.

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VizCity
6:00 am
Wed May 28, 2014

In The Moment, Self-Portraits

Lilliana Almeida's self portrait. On display at Maude Kerns.
Credit Maude Kerns Art Gallery

Terry Way and Sandy Jensen visit Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene.

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Transportation
8:45 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Eugene Mayor Breaks Tie To Test Bike-Friendly Layout of South Willamette Street

Credit Rachael McDonald

Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy broke the tie on the city council to approve a motion to test a more bike-friendly plan for a 5-block stretch of South Willamette Street.

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Population
2:32 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Salem Still Tops Eugene as Oregon's "Second City"

According to census estimates released last week for cities of 50 thousand or more,  Salem has once again nosed out Eugene as the state’s second largest city.  As of July 2013,  Eugene’ s population was about 159 thousand, while Salem topped  160, 000.

Portland remains Oregon’s largest city by a factor of four.  Bend was the clear state leader in percent of population growth last year at two-point-nine.  Eugene, Springfield, Salem and Corvallis all saw small population gains, with none registering as much as one percent.

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