Jes Burns

All Things Considered Host / Reporter

Jes Burns is KLCC's local host of All Things Considered.

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Coast Arts
12:01 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Potential Newport Visual Arts Center Sale Prompts Concern From Arts Community

Newport Visual Arts Center
Credit Oregon Coast Council for the Arts

The Newport Visual Arts Center is on a list of properties being considered for sale by the city of Newport.  The revelation of this in mid-September promptly sparked a mobilization by artists and arts advocates.  On Monday (October 7th), the issue is before the City Council once again. 

Derrick Tokos is Community Development Director for the City of Newport.  He says the city is experiencing a financial crunch, and there is currently little funding available to maintain its existing facilities or buy other property it needs.  This leaves Newport officials asking themselves:

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Coast Arts
12:00 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Web Extra: Newport Visual Arts Center

Oregon Coast Council for the Arts Executive Director Catherine Rickbone
Credit Oregon Coast Council for the Arts

The City of Newport’s Visual Arts Center could be placed on the “for sale” list.  The city says it needs funds for other essential property purchases and is evaluating whether owning a Visual Arts space is appropriate.

The Visual Arts Center is managed by the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts.  KLCC's Eric Alan spoke with OCCA Director Catherine Rickbone about the emerging controversy.

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Affordable Care Act
12:01 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Cover Oregon Website Not Yet Available For Health Insurance Enrollment

Cover Oregon launched this week.
Credit Cover Oregon

Oregon's health insurance marketplace is still not operating at full capacity.  Technical glitches coinciding with Monday's web-launch mean Oregonians won't be able to enroll online for at least a couple weeks.

On Thursday afternoon, KLCC's Jes Burns spoke to Ariane Holm spokeswoman for Cover Oregon, about what consumers can expect.

 

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Federal Shutdown
6:45 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Representative DeFazio Blasts Republicans Over Federal Shutdown

Oregon Representative Peter DeFazio
Credit http://defazio.house.gov/

Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio is blasting Republicans in the US House for forcing a government shutdown. 

But in a speech on the House floor Tuesday, the Democrat said he's even more concerned Republicans, with the support of wealthy contributors, are threatening to block an increase in debt ceiling.  

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College Footbal
10:18 am
Sun September 29, 2013

Ducks and Beavers Roll on a Rainy Saturday

University of Oregon
Credit KLCC

In the pouring rain last night at Autzen Stadium, The University of Oregon walloped California 55 to 16.  The game was essentially decided in the first quarter, when several Cal mistakes allowed the Ducks to open up a 27-0 lead.  The rain caused miscues and turnovers on both sides.  Oregon fumbled once – it was the first turnover by the ducks the entire season.

Oregon State was also victorious yesterday at home, defeating Colorado 44 to 17.  It was a day for the record books for Beaver quarterback Sean Mannion, who threw six touchdown passes and set a school record. 

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May 2014 Elections
7:28 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Two Lane County Incumbents Will Run Again in 2014

Eugene City Councilor George Poling
Credit City of Eugene

Filing opened earlier in September for candidates hoping to run for local office.  There was a smattering of activity, but the only incumbent to declare candidacy early on was Lane County Commissioner Faye Stewart.

Now two more incumbents have made it official.

Eugene City Councilor George Poling says he will run for a fourth term.  Poling represents Ward 4 – northeast Eugene – and currently serves on the LTD–EMX Steering committee and the Travel Lane County Committee. 

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Civic Stadium Sale
7:08 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Eugene Council Enters into Civic Stadium Conversation

This story originally aired on September 17, 2013.

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Coastal Arts
1:59 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Newport Considers Selling Off Visual Arts Center

Newport is evaluating city-owned property for potential liquidation.
Credit City of Newport

Originally published: September 16, 2013

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Civic Stadium Sale
6:59 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Eugene 4J Looks Once Again To Off-Load Civic Stadium

This story was originally aired on August 28, 2013.

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