Jes Burns

All Things Considered Host / Reporter

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

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Winter Weather
2:45 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Winter Weather Closure Information For Wednesday

Lane County:
Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner has canceled his Community Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday evening at the Cottage Grove Community Center

• Lane Council of Governments - LCOG - Meals on Wheels in Lane County are closed except in Florence. Cafe 60 Dining Rooms in Lane County are closed except in Florence. Posted: Wed. 11th, 07:45 AM

City of Eugene:

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Winter Weather
4:24 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Winter Weather Closure Information For Tuesday

University of Oregon:
 UO will resume its regular schedule Tuesday morning at 8.

Oregon State University:
Campus reopens at 9am Tuesday.

Lane Community College:
Lane Community College:  LCC Eugene and Cottage Grove locations opening at noon: 8 and 10 a.m. finals will be rescheduled. 12 p.m. finals will be on time. Florence center open.

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Winter Weather
4:11 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Water Line Rupture Causes Damage To Eugene Public Library

Credit City of Eugene

A water line broke Monday at the Eugene Public Library downtown. Fire officials believe the rupture was caused by the unusually cold temperatures.  

Eugene-Springfield Fire Department’s Lance Lighty says the water line was located in the ceiling above the 4th floor.

Lighty:   “They were able to get the water shut off, and then contain it to the 4th floor.  It did drop a bunch of ceiling tiles and got some furniture and stuff wet.  But it sounds like they got the computers and stuff moved out of the area, so there was no damage there.”

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Crime & Law
6:17 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Officer Involved Shooting Prompts School Lockdowns in Eugene

The shooting occurred on Bailey Hill Road near Churchill High School.
Credit Rachael McDonald

A man is dead after an officer involved shooting Wednesday afternoon in West Eugene.  The incident prompted lockdowns at Churchill High and Kennedy Middle Schools. 

Adeniji: “All I heard was three pops.  And they sounded like a gun, but that’s the furthest thing from your mind.”

Shola Adeniji owns a dry cleaning business on Bailey Hill Road.  It was hot inside, so he had his front door open.  There was only one police car on the road when the shots were fired, but then…

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Veterans' Issues
7:19 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Housing Opportunities For Veterans Expand In Eugene

A donation from Northwest Community Credit Union allowed the Veterans' Housing Project to purchase this property in the River Road area.
Credit Veterans' Housing Project

Affordable housing options are expanding for veterans in Eugene.  The Veterans’ Housing Project just purchased their sixth rental house, thanks to a major donation.

A single family home in the River Road area will soon be available for rent by local vets returning from overseas deployment.  The Veterans’ Housing Project was able to purchase the property thanks to a $75,000 donation from Northwest Community Credit Union.  

But the house is a fixer, according to Project Chair Jon Ruiz.

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General Election 2014
10:13 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Signature Gathering Efforts Begin In Bid To Establish "Tom McCall Day"

Former Oregon Governor Tom McCall
Credit Oregon Historical Society

An effort to honor a former Oregon governor is shifting into second gear.  This week, organizers are beginning to collect signatures to get an initiative establishing Tom McCall Day on the November 2014 ballot.

Tom McCall was governor from 1967 to 1975 and during that time, chalked up an impressive record as a champion of the environment.  

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Economy
7:09 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Newport Log Export Terminal Delayed By State Land Use Board Decision

Residents of Newport fighting the reopening of a log export terminal received a reprieve late last week.  The state land use board has upheld an objection by a local condo association.

Residents at The Landing at Newport condominiums are opposing the reopening of the log export terminal by the Teevin Brothers company – citing noise and log truck traffic concerns.   They appealed the company’s traffic impact analysis to the state land use board.  LUBA upheld one of the appeals and sent the study back to the city for revision. 

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Cover Oregon
3:06 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Community Partners Look Forward To Cover Oregon Website Fix

Cover Oregon's website continues to suffer from problems.
Credit Rachael McDonald

The website problems persist for the state's health insurance marketplace, Cover Oregon.  Individuals can compare insurance plans, but the site still can't determine if someone is eligible for financial help.  

This has been a source of frustration for potential customers - and for local organizations working on behalf of Cover Oregon to walk people through the process.

These community partners are counting down the days until the website is fully functional.

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University of Oregon Athletics
7:35 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Two Oregon Basketball Players Suspended

U of O Sophomore Guard Dominic Artis
Credit University of Oregon

Two University of Oregon basketball players are being suspended for a yet-to-be decided number of games for violating NCAA rules. This could put a damper on the season opener for the #19-ranked men's team.

The U of O Athletic Department announced Tuesday that Sophomores Dominic Artis  and Ben Carter would be suspended for an undetermined number of games for selling team-issued clothing.  NCAA rules state that each will have to donate the value of the apparel to charity. 

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General Election 2014
12:21 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Campaign To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage In Oregon Eyes 2014 Election

Voters across Oregon have until 8pm Tuesday evening to turn in their ballots.  Overall, it's been a rather uneventful general election, with mostly small communities voting on local measures.  

But next year, things are sure to be different.  Not only will Congressional seats be up for grabs, several high-stakes issues are making their way to the ballot.

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