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Tiffany Eckert

Lane county is designated a “high burden” area for overdose, hospitalization and risky prescribing of opioids. Each quarter, there are an average of nine overdose deaths, countywide. Leading experts on opiates and opiate misuse will offer Ted Talk style presentations at the Eugene Public Library tomorrow (Thursday) night.

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Yesterday, we revisited the Thurston High School shooting of May 21st, 1998…which saw the deaths of two students, gunman Kip Kinkel’s parents, and the wounding of more than two dozen classmates. In today’s segment, we look at how some survivors of the bloody incident have moved on in the 20 years since.

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20 years ago this Monday, 15-year-old Kipland "Kip" Kinkel peppered the Thurston High School cafeteria with bullets, after wounding two students in a breezeway moments before. When he paused to reload, a group of classmates tackled him to the ground, holding him until authorities arrived.  Police later found Kinkel's parents, Bill and Faith, dead in their rural Springfield home. In all, four people were killed and more than two dozen wounded from what has come to be called the Thurston School Shooting. 

Ron Rogers is a Sisters, Oregon, photographer who has a show at the Sisters Library during the month of May 2018.
Sandy Brown Jensen

Ron Rogers, “Spring Snow in Sisters, Oregon,” at the Deschutes Library Community Room in Sisters, Oregon Exhibition Dates: May 1—May 29Viz City was privileged to interview photographer Ron Rogers on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 for a broadcast date of Wednesday, May 16, 2018  You’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review program.

Rachael McDonald

Eugene voters Tuesday rejected both city auditor proposals on the primary ballot.

Election Summary
Lane County Primary Election, May 15, 2018
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Betina Lynn

Next Monday marks 20 years since Kip Kinkel - a high school student in Springfield -- opened fire on his classmates, killing two and wounding twenty-five others.  Adding to the death toll were Kinkel’s parents, both shot dead by their son the night before.  The Thurston High incident was one of the earliest modern-day school shootings, preceding Columbine by nearly a year. KLCC’s Brian Bull revisits the tragedy. 

Some University of Oregon students held a demonstration in solidarity with Palestinians Tuesday on the 70th anniversary of the Nakbah. Nakbah refers to the exodus of some 700-thousand Palestinians who fled their homes in 1948 when Israel was founded.

The Register Guard

The former vice principal of Springfield’s Academy of Arts and Academics, has filed notice that he intends to sue the Springfield School District for more than $6 million.

The deadline to vote in the primary election is tonight at 8 p.m.

Recorded On: May 11, 2018

Air Date: May 14, 2018

A group of employers and students discuss programs to help local students connect with local businesses in readiness  for entering the workforce at the end of high school.

Speakers:   Brian Erickson, Chambers Construction

                      Debra Miller, PeaceHealth Systems

                      Naz Zydycryn, Kalapuya High School

                      Leah Barber, Sheldon High School

ODOT

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is managing visits to OR 242, also known as the Old McKenzie highway, which was seriously damaged from the Milli Fire in the fall of 2017.

On Health

The number of whooping cough cases continues to rise in Lane County. Now 59 people have been sickened with the highly contagious disease.  Public health officials are ramping up outreach efforts to get more people-- particularly adults-- vaccinated.

Sensus.com

Eugene Water and Electric Board is going to Lane County Circuit Court later this month to defend its release of pricing information about its contract with a smart meter manufacturer.

Cottage Grove Sentinel

Oregon’s licensing agency for educators has dismissed misconduct allegations against the former superintendent of the South Lane School District.

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Kip Kinkel’s attorney says he’s disappointed by today’s Oregon Supreme Court’s decision to uphold his client’s 112-year sentence.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, there’s a few more recourses Kinkel’s defense may pursue.

Isa Anastasia Zito

This weekend marks the golden anniversary of a major cultural event at the University of Oregon.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the 50th Annual Mother’s Day Pow-Wow is also expected to receive special recognition.

US Forest Service

Given the warm end to last summer and drier than normal winter, the Oregon Department of Forestry expects a higher chance of trees dying from drought or secondary attack by bark beetles this summer. The agency encourages tree and forest owners to watch for continuing drought symptoms like dead tops, dead branches, thinning canopies and stressed cone crops.

Springfield Police/OSCI

The Oregon Supreme Court says that a mass shooter’s 112-year sentence does not violate his constitutional rights. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the ruling comes as the 20th anniversary nears for the Thurston High School shooting in Springfield.

Garrick Imatani

Friday morning, a Native American blessing ceremony will be held at the University of Oregon’s Straub Hall.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, it’s for art commissioned to commemorate an out-of-this world object.

Tiffany Eckert

A Springfield boy will get prosthetic arms and hands thanks to a collaboration between University of Oregon students and advocates for people with disabilities.

University of Oregon

The Eugene City Council will not designate the iconic east grandstand at Hayward Field as an historic site. At their work session Wednesday the council voted 5 to 1 in favor of a motion not to designate.

Brian Bull

The power outage that put KLCC off the air for about 10 minutes last Friday was caused by a bird.

Rachael K McDonald

Eugene voters are considering two competing performance auditor proposals on the May 15th ballot. Measure 20-283 would establish an elected auditor. Measure 20-287 is for an auditor who’s appointed by the City Council. 

Willamette National Forest

Crews are still working to remove a rock slide that in December closed off access to a popular hot springs in the Willamette National Forest east of Eugene. The first phase for reopening Forest Service Road 19 (Aufderheide Drive) is complete.

The Eugene 4J School District is close to finalizing a schedule that will begin during 2018-2019 academic year. It’s holding a community forum Wednesday  from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the 4J Education Center.


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The now-adult victim of years of sexual abuse by her high school principal is suing the Springfield School District and its former superintendent for 5-million dollars. The suit was filed in federal court on Monday.

Paulapoundstone.com

Comedian Paula Poundstone is coming to the Hult Center in Eugene on Saturday May 12th.

JakeSwantko.com

A University of Oregon graduate turned acclaimed cinematographer is back at his alma mater. Jake Swantko – who filmed the Oscar-winning documentary “Icarus” -- is talking about his craft as well as the importance of journalism. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Good Gardening: Making Space for Flowers

May 7, 2018
John Fisher

Flowers are kind of pretty.  OK, I said it.  Despite 50 plus years of growing primarily fruits and vegetables, I am now willing to allot some garden space for flowers.

Beauty is not the only benefit.  Flowers mixed in with your vegetables can be a multi-win situation. Some of my favorite flowers grow on cover crops.  Crimson clover provides a nectar feast for the bees, a fertilizer feast for the soil, and a lovely addition to a spring flower bouquet.  Fava beans are in full bloom right now.  Fixing nitrogen- providing beans soon. 

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