Economy & Business

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After 93 years, the East Grandstand of Hayward Field is coming down. Early this morning, excavators began clawing and battering the facility into oblivion. KLCC’s Brian Bull was there, and has this report.

Recorded On: June 15, 2018

Air Date: June 18, 2018

Downtown Eugene will see a $60 million development begin this year. The expansion of the 5th Street Public Market will replace a parking lot with an 82-room boutique hotel, a 113-unit apartment building, and a three-story retail and office complex.  It will be built on land owned by Lane County, and leased to Obie Companies.

Casey Barrett, Vice President of Obie Companies, visits City Club of Eugene to give an update on the proposed expansion and lay out the plans.

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The Hilton Eugene will be rebranded, following one of Lane County’s largest real estate deals. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Amy Simons

Following the January sale, The Register-Guard became a GateHouse paper, now the only one in Oregon. However, the holding corporation owns 10-percent of daily papers nationwide. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert spoke to a former editor at her hometown, Missouri newspaper who experienced a GateHouse takeover.

Chip Price

Longtime readers of the Register-Guard were shocked earlier this year to learn their hometown, family-owned newspaper was sold to GateHouse Media. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert wanted to find out more about how the new corporate owner operates and what other changes may be in store for The Register-Guard.

Tiffany Eckert

KLCC CONTINUES TO COVER THE IMPACT AND CHANGES AT THE REGISTER-GUARD FOLLOWING THE SALE OF THE NEWSPAPER TO GATEHOUSE PUBLISHING. TODAY, WE DUSTED OFF THE FOLLOWING STORY WHICH FIRST AIRED 7 YEARS AGO ON FEBRUARY, 17, 2011.

KLCC's Tiffany Eckert takes a regional look at the state of the newspaper job market and the evolution of the industry.

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Homeless people often lug their belongings with them everywhere they go – which can make them vulnerable to theft. But now the City of Eugene and St. Vincent de Paul are offering them a place to stash their personal items. KLCC’s Brian Bull explains.

Tiffany Eckert

The Eugene Newspaper Guild is a labor organization for journalists and other media workers. Right now, the union is in ongoing contract negotiations with GateHouse publishing, the new owner of The Register-Guard.

Tiffany Eckert

Changes keep on coming at The Register-Guard, since the newspaper was sold to the holding company- Gatehouse Publishing in January.

Greenhill Humane Society in Eugene is moving forward with its remodel, after raising a portion of its five-point-six million dollar campaign goal. It will start construction next week.


City of Eugene

Neighborhood leaders in the Santa Clara / River Road area hope to plan ahead for the growth expected in Eugene over the next 20 years. 

Lane Fire Authority

The Lane Fire Authority (LFA) is officially set to consolidate with the Santa Clara Rural Fire Protection District. The consolidation will take place on July 1.

hecetalighthouse.com

A new independent report from Dean Runyan Associates shows that 2017 was a record breaking year for Oregon’s travel industry.

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Data hacks, compromised firewalls, and breaches in general have drawn headlines, and boosted the industry charged with safeguarding companies from these threats.  Now an expanding global cyber-security firm has opened an office in downtown Eugene.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

lifedaily.com

Results from Lane County’s January 31st 2018 Homeless Point in Time count show that there was an increase in the number of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness.

Recorded On: May 11, 2018

Air Date: May 14, 2018

A group of employers and students discuss programs to help local students connect with local businesses in readiness  for entering the workforce at the end of high school.

Speakers:   Brian Erickson, Chambers Construction

                      Debra Miller, PeaceHealth Systems

                      Naz Zydycryn, Kalapuya High School

                      Leah Barber, Sheldon High School

Sensus.com

Eugene Water and Electric Board is going to Lane County Circuit Court later this month to defend its release of pricing information about its contract with a smart meter manufacturer.

Neighborhood Anarchists Collective

On Tuesday, International Worker’s Day, Eugene activists are holding a solidarity share fair. It offers free essentials for people who are unhoused.

City of Eugene

The City of Eugene and Eugene Water and Electric Board have finalized a deal for 16-acres of riverfront property.

Tiffany Eckert

The day before GateHouse Media took over the Register Guard, there was an exodus of high level employees, including the newspaper’s managing editor and publisher.

Oregon Employment Department

Oregon’s unemployment rate held steady last month.

Rachael McDonald

A dream of affordable housing came true in Eugene Friday. Emerald Village, a tiny house community, held an open house.  Some new residents received their keys.

Rachael McDonald

A new permanent tiny house community is holding an open house Friday in Eugene.

Karen Richards

The Nectar Creek tap room in Philomath may be the country's only meadery with a full restaurant. It's also part of a mini-boom in the small town west of Corvallis, helping the community form a new identity. Here are some details about mead and its local impact. 


Brian Bull / KLCC

Downtown Eugene will see a $60 million development begin this year. Today, developers and partners unveiled an expansion of the 5th Street Public Market, that’ll replace a parking lot. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Rachael McDonald

A source with the Register-Guard says several of the paper’s management announced their retirement Tuesday. This, as the sale of Eugene’s only daily paper is set to be finalized.

Mohawk Metal

Amazon’s Seattle headquarters has added an abstract, futurist look to the downtown. And a regional company provided tons of steel into the multi-sphered installation.

Although the newspaper’s sale to Gatehouse Media is still pending, Register Guard employees have been asked to re-apply for their jobs. As KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports, some layoffs have already been announced. 

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Carnivores, take note…a new group in Eugene wants to change the way you think about and use meat. They want consumers to bypass grocery stores and make tracks to the farm…and perhaps even learn how to butcher their own animal. KLCC’s Brian Bull profiles the Eugene Meat Collective.

Karen Richards

Last year, the “Buy American and Hire American” executive order implied skilled worker visas should be harder to get. The H-1B visa goes to a limited number of professionals, most with at least a bachelor's degree. Though largely associated with places like Silicon Valley, Eugene and Springfield are home to dozens of these immigrants. Here, we look at the local impact of the program, and possible effects should it change.


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