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Rachael McDonald

St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County has received a $2 million gift that will enable it to open a home for local teen boys who are homeless.

Good Gardening: Fall Garden Clean-up

Nov 6, 2017
John Fischer

The fall garden clean-up is a tradition that has been hurting birds and other wildlife for decades.  Our desire to have a clean landscape after harvest season often means removing plant material that would decompose naturally over the cold months, and provide food for overwintering birds-- and there are a lot of them.

Recorded on: November 3, 2017

Air Date: November 6, 2017

It’s not every day that a benefactor makes a $500 million gift to a public university in Oregon. Since the October 2016 announcement that Phil and Penny Knight have promised to give $50 million each year for the next decade (matched by other private donations and fundraising), there has been a buzz of anticipation around this new addition to the University of Oregon. Groundbreaking on this billion-dollar new scientific and research campus is expected in February 2018.

Photo by Eric Alan

The stories of Lane County immigrants are told in the play Now I Am Your Neighbor, performed next at Oregon Contemporary Theater on Tuesday, November 7th. Among the stories told in the play is that of Rosie Hernandez, who arrived in Lane County from Mexico in 1987. She and playwright Nancy Hopps talk about the play and its meanings with KLCC’s Eric Alan.

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As fall brings colder and wetter conditions, the City of Eugene is reminding tenants about its Rental Housing Code, established in 2005.  

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It’s peak season for collisions between cars and deer or elk.  But wildlife officials say for those wanting to salvage any roadkill, that’s not allowed yet.  KLCC’s Brian Bull explains.  

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Four Douglas County residents are calling on Oregon’s congressional delegation and the state attorney general to investigate how the county uses its federal timber money.

OSU Marine Mammal Institute

For $40, Oregon drivers can have a whale on their license plate. Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute in Newport is selling the plates to raise money for its research, graduate student education and public outreach.

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An overnight shelter program in Eugene has expanded, relocated, and started its third year.  But as KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the Dusk to Dawn camping program still faces high demand. 

Rachael McDonald

The state approved Eugene’s new urban growth boundary this week. It’s the first major expansion in the city for 33 years. The project, called Envision Eugene, will develop 969 acres of land in the Bethel and Santa Clara areas.

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