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The new interim Director of the Roseburg Veterans Administration Health Care system held a town hall this week on the Medical Center campus. This comes as the VA Office of the Medical Inspector prepares to release a full report on its investigation into complaints of bullying and a “toxic culture” at the facility.

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There may be as many as 150-thousand indigenous Latinos in Oregon, with a recent boost from immigrants fleeing organized crime and violence in Guatemala. They are very much under the radar and are amongst the most vulnerable people in Oregon, but they are seeking political representation.

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Following an oil spill, people are warned to avoid an 8-mile stretch of the McKenzie River -from Springfield’s Hayden Bridge to Eugene’s Armitage Park- until further notice. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Hundreds of South Eugene High School students were joined by Roosevelt middle schoolers when they took part in the National School Walkout Wednesday to protest gun violence.

Oregon state health officials are urging people to stop using the herbal supplement, kratom. Several test samples have been found to contain the salmonella bacteria. Two people fell ill in Oregon and now those cases are linked to a national outbreak.

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Three finalists for the position of Eugene’s next Police Chief have been brought to the city. KLCC’s Brian Bull met with the candidates, and has this report.

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The Nectar Creek tap room in Philomath may be the country's only meadery with a full restaurant. It's also part of a mini-boom in the small town west of Corvallis, helping the community form a new identity. Here are some details about mead and its local impact. 


Austin Ramirez will serve as Lane County’s New Community & Economic Development analyst, as an advocate for rural communities. Today (Monday) was his first day. KLCC’s Briana Friden reports.

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The City of Eugene released its sixth annual Hate and Bias Crime report this weekend. It showed a near-70 percent increase in reported incidents. KLCC’s Brian Bull shares responses from representatives of the two most targeted communities.

Students in Eugene plan to participate in a National School Walkout this Wednesday [3/14] to commemorate the one month anniversary of the Parkland shooting in Florida.

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The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon has a new exhibition on display. It addresses something almost all of us have on our heads: hair. KLCC's Deonna Anderson visited the museum to see the show and talk to the curator.

Recorded On: March 9, 2018

Air Date: March 12, 2018

Over the last few decades, advancement in our understanding of the dynamics of the earth's surface and the geology of the Cascadia region has revealed that this region is subject to high intensity earthquakes. This is a result of the collision of large elements of the earth's crust called plates. Earthquakes of this type occur less frequently than those from horizontally moving faults like the San Andreas, but they are often of much larger magnitude.

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The attorney for a former Academy of Arts and Academics student who’s suing the Springfield school district says there’s a good chance others may have been harmed by its principal.

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Downtown Eugene will see a $60 million development begin this year. Today, developers and partners unveiled an expansion of the 5th Street Public Market, that’ll replace a parking lot. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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A Lane County Judge this week ruled a proposed ballot measure to ban aerial spraying of herbicides is not lawful.

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A sixth armed robbery in less than a week has been committed in Eugene.

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A former student of Springfield’s Academy of Arts and Academics who was sexually abused by its late principal is suing the school district. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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An Oregon State University professor who, for years, posted satirical cartoons anonymously on Instagram, has now published his work in a book.

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In Lane County, opioid overdose kills more people than car accidents. It’s a crisis public health officials have seen coming. Now, a countywide effort to reduce narcotic prescribing is having dramatic results—cutting opioid use by 40%. It comes down to tapering dosage and offering patients alternative treatments for chronic pain.

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Beginning this week, free walk-in counseling and referral services are being offered at the Eugene Public Library, downtown. It’s part of a one-year project between the library and the White Bird Clinic.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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A three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against the Trump Administration’s attempts to quash a trial over climate change.

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Viz City was privileged to interview Sandy O’Brien, Infrared Photographer on Feb. 27, 2018 regarding her current show at the Maude Kerns Art Center, "In a Different Light: Infrared Photography: Paul Barden, Rich Bergeman, Phil Coleman, Jack Larson, & Sandi O’Brien." The exhibit dates are February 23 - March 23

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The fifth armed robbery in nearly as many days has been reported in Eugene.

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Four separate armed robberies were committed in Eugene between last Friday morning and Saturday night.

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Already this year, there’s been five youth suicides in Lane County. That’s prompted officials to activate what’s known as “incident command structure”. KLCC’s Brian Bull explains.

Rachael McDonald

Monday was the deadline imposed on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by President Trump. But, despite a federal judge’s extension of DACA, undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children are still in a state of uncertainty because Congress has not made any progress on immigration.

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The Oregon legislature wrapped up it's short session over the weekend. OPB's Lauren Dake talks with KLCC's Rachael McDonald about what did and did not get accomplished in Salem.

Good Gardening: Plants Know Best

Mar 5, 2018
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I have a mental calendar of when plants should bloom, and I should put seeds in the ground for my vegetable garden. I rarely follow the schedule, and the plants never do.

Recorded On: March 2, 2018

Air Date: March 5, 2018

Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis joins City Club to highlight experiences during her first year in office and share hopes for the coming year. She emphasizes the idea that the work we are doing in Eugene matters and that we are all in this together.

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With a potential Eugene 4J school bond on November’s ballot, board members aim to make a decision regarding the budget by May. They hope to incorporate ideas from the community during 6 forums. KLCC’s Briana Friden went to one of them at Cal Young Middle school.

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