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Politics & Government

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Oregon Senator Ron Wyden riled an otherwise unflappable Jeff Sessions today. 

Recorded On: June 3, 2017

Air Date: June 12, 2017

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A lawsuit was filed this week against a Lincoln County ordinance that was narrowly passed by voters last month. The suit challenges a ban to aerial pesticide spraying.

In a highly-anticipated appearance today, former FBI director James Comey spoke to the Senate Intelligence Committee on President Trump’s alleged ties to the Russian government. 

Updated at 5:06 p.m. ET

Former FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he believed he was fired by President Trump over the growing Russia investigation and that other arguments by the White House were "lies, plain and simple."

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Oregon 4th District Congressman Peter DeFazio is among lawmakers decrying President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. He compares it to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

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Activists gathered outside Pacific Continental Bank’s headquarters in downtown Eugene today.  They say the bank’s associated with a trust that supports several hate groups. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

Oregon Could Join National Popular Vote Compact

May 25, 2017
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The Oregon House has voted to join a national movement to elect the president via the popular vote, instead of using the Electoral College.

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We won’t know the final vote count on a ballot measure to ban aerial pesticide spraying in Lincoln County until early June. The ordinance is currently passing with a 27 vote margin.

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In Tuesday’s special election, Lane County voters approved a renewal of a 5-year jail funding levy.

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A citizen-backed ordinance that would ban aerial pesticide spraying in Lincoln County is passing, very narrowly.

Lane County voters overwhelmingly approved Measure 20-271 in Tuesday's special election. Almost 72% of voters said yes to another five years of taxing themselves to help fund jail beds and youth treatment services.

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Unofficial results from Lane County show clear winners in the May Special Election. Voter turnout was low, with 25% of eligible voters returning ballots as of 5:30 pm today.

In the race for Position 2 on the Eugene 4J School Board, Anne Marie Levis is the projected winner with just under 65% of the vote over her competitor Maya Rabassa with about 34%.

In the race for Postion 3 on the board, Judy Newman looks to be the winner with nearly 54% of the vote. Jerry Rosiek took in just over 30% of the vote with Mary Leighton receiving almost 15%.

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As they continue to face a $1.6 billion budget shortfall, Oregon lawmakers will get an update on the state's financial outlook next week. The May revenue forecast is a key piece of information as budget-writers put together the next two-year spending plan.

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A couple of Douglas County residents are hoping to change the way the county’s government works. They’ve filed a home rule charter initiative they hope to get on the November ballot.

Recorded on: May 5, 2017

Air Date: May 8, 2017

Is our current method of voting the best? Do the winners of elections reflect the popular will? Many election reform efforts have been directed at campaign finance, redistricting, voter registration and where and how to vote, with the goal of ensuring our elections are fair to all ideas, candidates and parties. Now the focus has turned to the method used to tally up votes to determine who wins.

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Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden held several events around the state this weekend.

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In the May 16th Election, voters in coastal Lincoln County  are considering a ballot measure that would ban aerial spraying of pesticides and herbicides.

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May Day rallies and demonstrations are being held across the U.S., and Eugene is no exception.  One group has organized several events intended to highlight labor rights and immigrants.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Recorded on: April 28, 2017

Air Date: May 1, 2017

In a local tradition unique to City Club of Eugene, every year since 1991 the Turtle Award, a cast iron turtle, has been given to two, or three under-recognized civic leaders in Eugene for “sticking their necks out”. That is, they have demonstrated the strong beliefs, vision and courage required to persevere in a risk prone venture for the good of the whole community.

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Concerns over rising rents and no-cause evictions will be shared among lawmakers and community advocate groups this Sunday in Eugene. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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Recorded on: April 21, 2017

Air Date: April 24, 2017

The City Club of Eugene in partnership with the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon hosted Congressman Peter DeFazio in a special Friday Forum on April 21, 2017..

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Oregon Democratic Congressman Peter DeFazio spoke to University of Oregon law students and the City Club of Eugene Friday. He’s been holding community forums this week in his district.

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Even in years where the deadline for filing is extended – like 2017 – most people regard April 15th as “Tax Day”. And like many other cities tomorrow, Eugene activists are staging demonstrations.  KLCC’s Brian Bull has more.  

Walden Faces Fiery Crowd At Bend Town Hall

Apr 14, 2017
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Representative Greg Walden faced a heated crowd at a town hall meeting in Bend last night/Thursday. The Republican Congressman fielded questions about health care, immigration, and President Trump.

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The Lane County Board of Commissioners Wednesday selected Gary Williams to fill the board seat left vacant by Faye Stewart.

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown visited Eugene Monday to announce $13 million in grants and loans to help preserve Ya-Po- Ah Terrace.

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Lane County Commissioners received 29 applications from people interested in the East Lane board seat left open by Faye Stewart. Of those, 27 meet minimum qualifications. Commissioners will hear from each candidate in 5 minute interviews on Wednesday.

Recorded on : April 7, 2017

Air Date: April 10, 2017

Recorded on : April 7, 2017

Air Date: April 10, 2017

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