Tiffany Eckert

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Tiffany Eckert has been a reporter at KLCC since 2008.

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Social Justice
3:24 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Eugene Store Violates Disabled Customer's Civil Rights, Must Pay

Credit oregonlive.com

A Eugene convenience store violated the civil rights of a disabled customer when it refused to allow a woman entrance with her service animal. That is today's (Monday) ruling from BOLI--The Bureau of Labor and Industries.  

BOLI has found that Duck Stop Market, a small shop on Franklin Boulevard in Eugene, was in violation of the law for repeatedly denying entry to a customer with a service animal.

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November 2014 Election
9:25 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

DeFazio Wins 15th Term As Oregon's 4th District Congressman

Congressman Peter DeFazio at a Democratic Party Election watch party Tuesday night in Eugene. He won a 15th term in the U.S. House, defeating Republican challenger Art Robinson for a 3rd time.
Credit Tiffany Eckert / KLCC

Oregon Democrat Peter DeFazio has won a 15th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He arrived at a Democratic watch party at Cozmic Pizza in downtown Eugene Tuesday night to a throng of supporters.

Representative DeFazio reflected on the mid-term election and his opponent, Art Robinson.

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Social Justice
6:17 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Striking Hospital Workers Still Hope For Fair Contract

Workers strike in the rain outside McKenzie Willamette Medical Center.
Credit Tiffany Eckert

Hundreds of health care workers with McKenzie Willamette Medical Center are still on the picket line in Springfield. The 3-day strike ends at 6:30 Friday morning. The hospital has employed temporary replacements in positions including surgical nursing assistants and paramedics.

With a steady stream of picketers on the sidewalk since Tuesday morning, the hospital has had no comment beyond press releases. Wednesday, McKenzie Willamette administration wrote a 'clarification,' saying information about contract bargaining has been inaccurate.

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Social Justice
5:33 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Springfield Hospital Workers Go On Strike

Hospital workers picket in front of McKenzie Willamette Medical Center on the first day of the strike.
Credit Tiffany Eckert

Hundreds of hospital workers took to the picket line Tuesday protesting unfair labor practices by one of the largest for-profit health care companies in the country. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert reports from the sidewalk in front of McKenzie Willamette Medical Center in Springfield.

Radiologists, respiratory therapists and housekeepers are among the hospital workers here holding up signs and chanting. They are members of the Service Employees International Union Local 49 and they are striking after contract labor negotiations with the hospital broke down.

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November 2014 Election
2:40 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Linn Benton Votes On Bond For Community College

Credit Linn-Benton Community College

Voters in Linn and Benton counties are being asked to decide if their property tax dollars should fund capital projects for the community college.

Linn-Benton Community College serves about 22,000 students at the main campus in Albany and centers in Corvallis, Lebanon and Sweet Home. The school wants to issue a general obligation bond which would cost taxpayers $0.18 per $1,000 of assessed property value. For an average priced home, that's about $36.00 a year.

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Politics & Government
6:04 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Sisters To Vote On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Credit Mjpresson Wikimedia

A ballot measure in Sisters asks voters to decide if medical marijuana dispensaries should be allowed to operate within city limits.

Earlier in the year, the Sisters City Council adopted a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. Sisters wasn't ready to welcome licensed medical pot shops. Now, the 1,200 or so registered voters in the small tourist town will decide on Measure 9-101. It would amend the municipal code and allow dispensaries.

McKibben Womack is president of the Sisters City Council. He hears the pros and cons of medical marijuana from constituents.

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Environment
5:56 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

"No Industrial Pisgah" Group Marches On Springfield City Hall

"No Industrial Pisgah" protesters march to Springfield City Hall.
Credit Tiffany Eckert

Landowners, small farmers and urban park enthusiasts exercised their First Amendment rights today (Wednesday) with a march on Springfield City Hall. They want the city to immediately abandon plans to place an industrial zone near the entrance to one of the largest urban parks in the world…Buford Park. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert was on the march route and has this story.

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Arts & Culture
4:35 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

UO Cancels Nude Model Figure Drawing Class Over Safety Concerns

A nude sketch drawn at the recently cancelled UO Figure Drawing session.
Credit Laura Wingerd

Since the early 1990's, the University of Oregon has sponsored a free figure drawing session, open to the public. The three-hour class, at Lawrence Hall, included nude models. Recently, participants were informed the college was cancelling the session.

After the U of O discontinued the Saturday Figure Drawing Group, there were campus protests and national headlines. Even Late Night talk show host Jimmy Fallon jumped in:

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Nature
9:35 am
Thu October 2, 2014

No Need For Alarm: Prescribed Burn At Mt. Pisgah

If you see smoke coming from the northwest corner of Howard Buford Recreation Area —do not panic. Lane County is conducting a prescribed ecological burn-- weather permitting. The plan is to do it this afternoon [Thursday Oct. 2nd.]

The ecological burn will help preserve and restore prairie and oak savanna habitat at Howard Buford Park.Credit Mt Pisgah ArboretumEdit | Remove

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Health
5:35 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Still Doing It After All These Years: Sex and Aging

Credit Senior Planet

Americans have a hard time talking openly and honestly about sex. When it comes to the sexual intimacy of older adults, it's a topic most would rather ignore. This week, Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon launched a new program designed to promote sexual health and education for the oldest generations in our society.

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