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8:44 am
Sun February 22, 2015

Egan Warming Centers Open Sunday, February 22nd.

Credit Egan Warming Center

As temperatures are expected to drop this evening to the upper 20's in Lane County, Egan Warming Center locations will be activated. All Egan volunteers are asked to check in through the Egan Warming Center website.  There is also a new site opening tonight at Lane Community College. For more information call (541) 689-6747, or visit eganwarmingcenter.com.

And Cottage Grove's Beds for Freezing Night Coalition are activating their warming center located at the Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

541-968-3357

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
6:44 am
Sun February 22, 2015

Susan McKeown and Kyle Sanna on the Saturday Cafe

Susan McKeown and Kyle Sanna in the KLCC studio

Susan McKeown has recently returned to her native Dublin, but decades living in New York have informed her music and songwriting. She is performing with Kyle Sanna in Eugene February 21 and Newberg February 22.

    

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Oregon
2:35 pm
Sat February 21, 2015

Family Activities At The 77th Annual Oregon Logging Conference

Credit Desmond O'Boyle

The 77th Annual Oregon Logging Conference returned to Eugene last weekend. Industry professionals, equipment, and networking are the main attractions. Saturday morning featured family activities and some friendly competition.

All the heavy equipment is on display and demonstrations are ongoing here at the 2015 Oregon Logging Conference. This mobile wood splitter can dissect a tree into firewood fast.

Big toys and industry information sharing aren't the only activities going on Saturday.

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Oregon
5:54 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Kate Brown Tells Reporters She Wants To 'Put My Own Imprint On Oregon.'

Kate Brown takes questions during her first press conference as Oregon Governor.
Credit Chris Lehman

Oregon's new governor promised continuity for the most part as she faced the press for the first time since taking the oath of office on Wednesday. Correspondent Chris Lehman reports from Salem.

Governor Kate Brown didn't have solid answers for many of the questions lobbed at her by the room full of reporters, saying she's still getting oriented. The Democrat ascended from Secretary of State to Governor when John Kitzhaber resigned this week amid a pair of criminal ethics investigations.

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Breaking
5:18 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Lauren Jones: 4th Meningitis Case at U of O

Dr. Pat Luedtke announces state medical examiner's conclusion at a press conference in Eugene.
Credit Tiffany Eckert

The State Medical Examiner's Office has now confirmed the death of an 18-year old U of O student athlete was caused by a highly contagious Meningitis infection.

Half way through a press conference Friday afternoon, Senior Public Health Officer Dr. Pat Luedtke was handed a note. Then he announced:

Dr. Luedtke: "We heard from the medical examiner's office that due to a preponderance of evidence, he will be signing the death certificate that in fact this fourth case is Neisseria meningitides sero group B related to the outbreak. So that would confirm four cases."

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Tsunami Books
3:23 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

The Bee Eaters Live at KLCC

Simon Chrisman of the Bee Eaters.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

The Bee Eaters are a trio merging elements ranging from chamber music to bluegrass, jazz, pop and beyond. They include Grand National Fiddle Champion Tashina Clarridge, her brother Tristan Clarridge, cellist and five-time Grand National Fiddle Champion, and Simon Chrisman, a master of the hammer dulcimer. They have two CDs out, including their self-titled debut and its follow-up, Oddfellows Road. Before performing at Tsunami Books in Eugene on Friday, February 20th, and visited the KLCC studios for a live performance.

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Health
12:37 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Autopsy Of University of Oregon Student Inconclusive

Lauren Jones was a member of the University of Oregon's acrobatics and tumbling team.
Credit GoDucks.com

Lauren Jones, a University of Oregon student athlete passed away after seeking medical attention on Tuesday. A bacterial infection was suspected to be the cause of her death, but the autopsy results are inconclusive.

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Disasters & Accidents
5:29 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Oakridge Man Killed In Head-On Crash

An Oakridge man died Wednesday morning after being involved in a head-on crash.
Credit Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police are continuing the investigation into Wednesday morning's fatal traffic crash in Westfir near Oakridge.

Police say a Honda Accord, driven by 66-year-old Jerry Lossing, of Oakridge, was traveling eastbound on West Oak Road when it failed to negotiate a curve and went into the oncoming lane of travel.

His car collided head-on with a Toyota Rav-4, driven by 68-year-old Kathleen Camerer, also of Oakridge.

Lossing was pronounced deceased by medics at the scene. Preliminary information indicates Lossing was not using his seat belt.

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Health
12:05 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Death Of University of Oregon Student Still Undetermined

Lauren Jones was a freshman a member of the University of Oregon's acrobatics and tumbling team.
Credit GoDucks.com

A University of Oregon freshman died suddenly after seeking medical attention on Tuesday. Lauren Jones was a student athlete and her death may be related to a bacterial infection outbreak.

Lauren Jones was a chemistry major and a member of the U of O acrobatics and tumbling team. Three cases of Meningococcemia have been confirmed at the university. Lane County Public Health spokesman Jason Davis says an autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of Jones's death.

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International
6:35 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Ukraine Report from Former Eugenian, Now O.S.C.E. Monitor

O.S.C.E. Monitor Andrew Offenbacher

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, or O.S.C.E., is charged with monitoring the tenuous cease fire between government troops and Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine.  Andrew Offenbacher, son of KLCC's Claude  Offenbacher, is one of three monitors from Eugene;  the others are Cliff Volpe and Jake Dineen.  From Kherson,  Ukraine, Andy spoke with Claude Monday, February16.

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