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Oregon US Senator Ron Wyden says the sexual assault allegations against us supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh deserve a “credible and serious” process of investigation.

Recorded On: September 21, 2018

Air Date: September 24, 2018

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Oregon US Senator Ron Wyden is not interested in bailing out the pharmaceutical industry. The Democrat is expressing concern about a last minute change to a package of 70 bipartisan bills passed earlier this month to address the nation’s growing opioid crisis.

Recorded On: September 14, 2018

Air Date: September 17, 2018

For over thirty years Oregon law has prohibited the use of state and local resources to enforce Federal Immigration law if a person’s only crime is being in the country illegally. The original bill passed the Oregon House by a vote of 58 to 1 and the Senate by 29-1 in 1987 and was signed by Governor Neil Goldschmidt.

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Oregon’s sanctuary law was up for debate Friday at the City Club of Eugene. Measure 105 on the November ballot asks if Oregon should repeal the more than 30-year old law.

  

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Opponents of Measure 105 gathered outside the Springfield Public Library yesterday. If approved, the ballot measure would eliminate Oregon’s decades-old immigrant sanctuary law. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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The city of Springfield has tripled the amount of money it provides to an overnight parking program.

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Tensions are building among law enforcement in the fight over Oregon’s sanctuary law, which voters could decide to repeal in November, and lawmakers are weighing in.

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Eugene residents have until midnight tonight to share their thoughts on how safe they feel for a citywide online survey.

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The International Trade Commission has unanimously decided to roll back tariffs that the Trump Administration imposed on Canadian newsprint. 

A memorial service for the late Sen. John McCain is being held at the North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Ariz. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald are among those set to deliver remarks.

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City officials decided the revitalization of Eugene’s City Hall will merge with two other downtown projects. 

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Critics of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee will have a chance to voice their opposition Sunday in Eugene. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, organizers of the “Unite for Justice Rally” list a number of concerns over Brett Kavanaugh.

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Today at least 350 newspapers and assorted media groups – including some in Oregon - are speaking out against President Trump’s routine attacks on the press. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Governor Kate Brown stopped in Eugene today to speak on the importance of affordable housing in Oregon. 

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Legislative candidate Christy Inskip launched her campaign for Oregon’s 7th District today. KLCC’s Alec Cowan caught up with the Democratic nominee to hear more about her campaign.

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Thursday is the court-ordered deadline for the Trump administration to reunify those it’s detained. 

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The Eugene City Council approved three proposals Monday night that stand to reshape downtown life in Eugene.

Freedom of speech is an integral part of the U.S.A’s national identity. It allows us to freely engage in civil discourse, openly critique powerful institutions, and promote new ideas to improve our society. However, freedom of speech is also used to justify hate speech. This has led to a series of questions that are increasingly being asked nationwide.

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Attorneys for 21 youths suing the government moved Wednesday to drop President Donald Trump from their climate change lawsuit. This was during a two hour hearing at the Eugene federal courthouse before Judge Ann Aiken. 

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The family of a veteran killed by Eugene Police argued for changes in policing at a press conference Thursday in front of the Lane County Courthouse. 

The Babb family is drawing attention to police tactics and violence, and is hoping to build support around Brian Babb’s shooting.

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U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio is back in Oregon for the government’s July 4 recess. In an interview with KLCC, the Springfield democrat spoke on fire concerns in Oregon and his expectations for Congress' future in Washington.

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U.S. Senator Ron Wyden defended Oregon’s interreligious community during a forum with Eugene religious leaders Thursday morning. 

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U.S. Senator Ron Wyden vows to protect women's reproductive rights in light of the upcoming Supreme Court vacancy. He spoke Monday at a Planned Parenthood news conference in Eugene.

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Rally-goers took to Eugene’s federal courthouse steps Saturday as part of nationwide families belong together rallies.

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This story was produced in partnership with the University of Oregon-UNESCO Crossings Institute.

President Donald Trump’s travel ban was upheld in the Supreme Court Tuesday on a 5-4 decision. Those at the University of Oregon are adapting to life under the ban, but universities may hold the key to helping those seeking refuge.

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Good news for Oregon’s hop growers.  The Senate version of the Farm Bill – which passed today – includes an amendment allowing the USDA to tackle several plant diseases that affects hop crops. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden helped craft the provision.

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The Springfield City Council unanimously voted Monday night to abandon its contract to rent municipal county jail beds to immigration and customs enforcement. 

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A contingent of 19 Democratic Senators lambasted the Trump Administration for its “zero tolerance” policy against immigrants today. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Rally-goers marched in downtown Eugene to stand with the activist group, “Families Belong Together” Thursday as part of a national protest.

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