Politics & Government

Politics & Government

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Property tax statements for Lane County homeowners are being mailed out this week. But several lawmakers warn the Trump tax plan will negatively impact Oregonians.

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Like Creswell, Dunes City may become yet another Oregon town to ban marijuana sales. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Oregon’s U.S. Senator Ron Wyden is visiting college campuses today in a last minute effort to help get students registered to vote. The deadline is midnight tonight.

Recorded on October 12, 2018

Aired on October 15, 2018

At this week's City Club of Eugene, we hear from candidates for Oregon State Senate District 4 and East Lane County Commissioner – District 5

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Tuesday is the voter registration deadline for the November 6th General Election.

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Lane County voters will soon be asked to decide the outcome on STAR voting Measure 20-290. The initiative proposes a change in the voting method for non-partisan elections.

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On the November ballot, Lane County voters will be asked to decide whether or not to institute a new voting method, called STAR voting, for non-partisan elections.

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Oregon's gubernatorial candidates faced off in their final debate last night.  Incumbent Democrat Kate Brown and Republican State Representative Knute Buehler clashed over housing, taxes, abortion, the state sanctuary law, the death penalty...you get the gist.

KLCC political reporter Dirk VanderHart was there and joins KLCC's Brian Bull to summarize the face-off.

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A judge has given the go-ahead for Lane County and the City of Eugene for a land-swap that involves a remnant of the original land deeded to the county by Eugene and Mary Skinner.

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and her GOP rival Knute Buehler faced off in their third and final debate Tuesday night.

Recorded On: October 5, 2018

Air Date: October 8, 2018

In anticipation of the general election in November, the City Club of Eugene welcomed Julie Fahey and Rich Cunningham for the Oregon’s Fourteenth State House District Candidates Forum. This was an opportunity to learn more about both candidates  The Lane County League of Women Voters provided the format and helped to select the written questions and kept the time. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert moderated the forum

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Issues over redistricting came up at a City Club of Eugene forum Friday with candidates for Oregon House District 14.

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The major party candidates for Oregon governor faced off on a debate stage for the first time last night.

 

Democrat Kate Brown, Republican Knute Buehler and Independent Party candidate Patrick Starnes have agreed to debate three this month.  This first forum was unusual in that the questions came from kids.

 

OPB political reporter Lauren Dake was at Roosevelt High School in North Portland for the debate. She talks to KLCC's Brian Bull about the issues raised by the audience.

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Oregon Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley has filed an emergency motion in his lawsuit over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote.

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U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio of Oregon says after last week’s senate hearing, Judge Brett Kavanaugh should not be rejected as a Supreme Court Justice candidate, he should be disqualified from his seat on the Court of Appeals.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is testing out a new alert system this week. If you use a cell phone, you should expect a “Presidential Alert” message Wednesday morning.

Recorded On: September 28, 2018

Air Date: October 1, 2018

In anticipation of the general election in November, the City Club of Eugene welcomes back Marty Wilde and Mark Herbert for the Oregon’s Eleventh State House District Candidates Forum. This was an opportunity to learn more about both candidates and have them respond to questions. The Lane County League of Women Voters provided the format and helped in selecting the written questions and keeping the time. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald is the forum moderator.

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In contrast to the partisan divisions that played out in Washington this week, Democrat Marty Wilde and Republican Mark Herbert were cordial during a City Club of Eugene forum  Friday.

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All 241 of Oregon's incorporated citites, both urban and rural, are members of the organization.

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Oregon will soon see its first service office for Native American veterans. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Citing a violation of the separation of powers, U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon says he’s filed an injunction to delay a final vote on Brett Kavanaugh…President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court.  KLCC’s Brian Bull has more.

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Oregon US Senator Ron Wyden says the sexual assault allegations against U.S. 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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