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Eugene Budget
3:00 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Eugene Seeks Budget Solutions

Credit City of Eugene

Eugene budget planners are trying to find a long-term solution to recurring financial shortfalls. Last spring city voters rejected a proposed fee to pay for services. The city faced a $5.2 million dollar budget shortfall. Currently it's tapping into reserves to fund libraries, recreation and other services.

Ken Beeson is a citizen member of the Budget Committee. He says over the past 5 years the city has reduced its general fund by about 24 million dollars.

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Arts & Culture
7:37 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Destination DIY: Combined Creativity Brings Unique Challenges

Credit Julie Sabatier

The heart of every conflict is a strong will. Artists have definite opinions about their work. It’s the passion they feel that fuels their creativity. But it can also lead to conflict when they combine their talents. That’s what one married couple found when they decided to work together to create a unique sculpture. Our story comes from Julie Sabatier of the public radio show, Destination DIY.
 

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Crime Reports
6:00 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Police Want Your Reports Online

You don’t need a police officer any more to file a police report. The Eugene Police Department now allows citizens to file them online.  

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Students
12:00 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Eugene Police Partner With UO Students On Crime Prevention

For several years, the Eugene Police Department has focused on educating college students about crime prevention. Now there is a new partnership, led by student interns.

Sergeant Lisa Barong is with the EPD crime prevention unit:
Barong: "Our local college students are victims of property crime at a much higher rate than most of the citizens in our community."
Last school year, the police worked with a public relations class at the U of O. They brainstormed ways to educate students on how to protect their property from break-in and theft.

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veteran's day parade
7:50 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

Veterans Honored in Hometown Fashion

One of the patriotic floats in the Springfield Veteran's Day Parade.
Credit Tiffany Eckert

From Marines to beauty queens, the 14th Annual Springfield Veteran's Day Parade had the largest number of entries ever. The parade honors all who served in the Armed Services. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert was along the parade route Sunday afternoon and has this report.

As the parade begins, on-lookers line the streets waving small American flags. Eugene Highlander bagpipe band marches behind the color guard. (bagpipes playing) Excited kids stand at the ready to catch the candy that flies from parade floats. This is one of the ways the city of Springfield pays respect for veterans.

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
1:58 pm
Sat November 9, 2013

Tom Rawson

Folksinger and storyteller has also been a teacher for 20 years ("Real musicians have day jobs," he says.) We talk about the benefits of music on learning, and he cues us in on the latest tool of the folk process: YouTube.

Rawson performs with a capella group In Acchord Saturday, Nov. 9, 7 pm at the Eugene Friends Meeting House, 2274 Onyx St., Eugene.

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Military & Veterans
8:04 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Three Names Will Be Added To Oregon's Memorial For Veterans

Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial Wall in Salem.
Credit Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs

For those enjoying a 3-day weekend, the day off is to remember and honor those men and women who've served in the military. In Oregon, the day will be marked with a solemn ceremony in Salem.

Twice a year on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, the names of the fallen are added to the Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial Wall. It's located on the grounds of the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs. Mike Allegre says they will be adding three new names to the wall.

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Politics & Government
6:57 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

U.S. Senate Passes Employment Anti-Discrimination Act, Championed by Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley

UO students Whitney Logue and Connor Gagner met with Sen. Jeff Merkley (middle) Friday to celebrate senate passage of the Employment Anti-Discrimination Act.
Credit Angela Kellner

College students and business leaders joined Oregon U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley Friday in calling on congress to ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. On Thursday the senate passed the Employment Anti-Discrimination Act.  It passed by a 2-to-1 margin with 10 Republicans joining Democrats. Senator Merkley helped pass Oregon's workplace protection law in 2007 when he was speaker of the Oregon House. He says not all states offer the same employment protections for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or trans-gendered.

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Health Care
3:46 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Umpqua Health Center Receives Affordable Care Act Grant

Credit Department of Health and Human Services

Four healthcare sites in Oregon were awarded grants from the affordable care act Thursday. The funds, totaling over $2.3 million, will be used to bring community-based care to those who need it most.

The Umpqua Community Health Center in Roseburg was chosen to receive 316-thousand dollars. The money will be used to open and provide support for a new clinic in Sutherlin. Development Director Brenda Lewis says north Douglas County is currently underserved. She's excited because the benefits from the grant will be felt quite soon:

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Human Interest
2:23 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Oakridge Donates Old Ambulance To African Nation

Oakridge ambulance to be donated.
Credit KVAL

The City of Oakridge is passing its good fortune on to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thursday, the City Council voted to donate an old ambulance filled with surplus medical supplies to the African nation.

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