Tiffany Eckert

Reporter

Tiffany joined the KLCC News team in 2007. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has worked in a variety of media including television and daily print news. For KLCC, Tiffany reports on health care, social justice and local/regional news. She has won awards from Oregon Associated Press, PRNDI, and Education Writers Association.

When not tracking down a story, Tiffany spends time growing food and flowers, traveling, singing, and having fun with her family and friends.

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Oregon Health Authority

State and local health officials and prevention advocates today (Thursday) announced a statewide initiative to end HIV/AIDS transmission in Oregon over the next five years.

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As winter approaches, people continue to arrive at a protest encampment at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. They’re there to oppose construction of the Dakota Access Pipline or DAPL. More than 100 tribes have been represented. We share some of the sounds and voices from the Standing Rock.

Florence health officials are concerned over a recent uptick in HIV infections. The small coastal community has seen a 300 percent increase since 2015. Six Florence residents have tested positive in just the last few months. HIV Alliance is partnering with PeaceHealth Medical to provide free testing, counseling and referral services. Alliance’s Program Director Amanda McCluskey. McCluskey: “When you have a community of people who maybe have shared sex partners or shared injection drug use...

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“Too close to call”: that was a phrase heard throughout the night at the Democratic watch party in downtown Eugene. In their run off race, Joshua Skov and Emily Semple, both Democrats, ran neck and neck for Ward 1 Eugene City Council seat. Skov says the closeness of the race reflects how similar they are as candidates. Skov: “I’m really hoping that Eugene can be much more of a model of unity. You know, we wanna fight for our candidate, fight for our agenda but we really need to remember that...

Melanie Hyers

Congressman Peter DeFazio took to the stage at the Lane County Democratic watch party last night to assure the crowd that regardless of the outcome of the presidential election, the Democratic Party will not let them down.

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In September, the Women's Foundation of Oregon released a startling report on the status of women and girls. This Friday, leaders from across the state will hold a summit to discuss solutions.

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KLCC's Tiffany Eckert sits down with Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Garcia and George "Hardly Visible" Walker to talk about their experiences as Merry Pranksters with Ken Kesey, Neal Cassidy and the Grateful Dead. The 50th Anniversary of the Acid Test Graduation Commencement is this Halloween night.

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This Halloween marks an auspicious occasion: the 50 th anniversary of the Acid Test Graduation. The acid tests were a series of psychedelic parties held in the mid 1960’s and hosted by author and Oregon son Ken Kesey with his Merry Band of Pranksters. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert caught up with some of the original pranksters as they gear up for an all-night celebration in Eugene this Friday.

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One in five people in Lane County qualifies for food stamps. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, bases eligibility on monthly income and provides vouchers or an electronic benefits transfer card to buy food items. To make money stretch each month, families often end up consuming cheaper, less nutritious foods. As KLCC's Tiffany Eckert reports, a program at the Lane County Farmer's Market is designed to change that.

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Amy Frohnmayer Winn, the third daughter of David and Lynn Frohnmayer, died Sunday of complications from a rare disorder. She was 29.

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