Politics & Government

Politics & Government

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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.

Lane County

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

The Oregon legislative session has just passed it's 2 month mark. The state faces a nearly $1.6 billion shortfall. For an update on effort to bridge the gap, we check in with KLCC's Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman.

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With the tax filing deadline of April 18th nearing closer, the Oregon Department of Revenue is reminding residents to delay no longer.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley held the Senate floor for more than 15 hours as he tried to halt the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown has officially declared today “Cesar Chavez Day”.  Immigrant rights and farm worker groups are holding marches through the weekend to honor the famed Latino activist, and to protest President Trump’s immigration policies.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

Rachael McDonald

Public libraries are under threat as rural Oregon counties continue to cope with the loss of timber revenue. On Saturday, 10 Douglas County branch libraries will close their doors. Some hope to reopen as “reading rooms”. Community members are seeking long term funding to bring back their libraries.

Lane County

After nearly 13 years, Lane County Commissioner Faye Stewart is stepping down from his board seat to take a job with the City of Cottage Grove. He’ll take a new job at the end of this month.

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Oregon Senator Ron Wyden speaks with KLCC's Rachael McDonald about President Donald Trump's proposed budget and other issues.

Wyden is holding town hall meetings in Klamath and Lake Counties this weekend. He'll be in Hood River County next weekend.

President Trump tweets a lot. With tens of millions of followers on Twitter, Trump proposes policy, shares his latest actions and reacts to the news. But 140 characters rarely gives the full context.

Eugene City Councilor George Poling announced Wednesday he is retiring from his Ward 4 seat.

The Eugene City Council Monday night unanimously passed a city ordinance that protects individuals. They heard from more than 30 people speaking in favor of the move, while 2 men spoke against it. 

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Eugene City Councilors Wednesday approved a pilot ban on dogs in the downtown core. They voted against banning smoking. Both proposals are aimed at addressing public safety issues.

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Oregon Senator Ron Wyden wants President Donald Trump and the Secret Service to release the White House visitor logs. Wyden was joined Monday by 7 fellow Democratic senators in his request. KLCC’s Anni Katz reports.   

Speakers:

  • Jerry Cohen, AARP’s first State Director since 1996
  • Christine Lundberg, Springfield’s 37th mayor

Moderator: Brenda Wilson, Executive Director, Lane Council of Governments

Coordinator: Sandra Ericson

City of Springfield

The City of Springfield is considering building a new, larger library. Monday, the City Council chose a possible site.

City of Eugene

Recorded on: February 24, 2017

Air Date: February 27, 2017

Speaker: Lucy Vinis
Coordinator: Jon Belcher
First Questioner: Brittany Quick-Warner, Eugene Chamber of Commerce Director of Business Advocacy

Rachael McDonald

The Oregon legislature’s Ways and Means Committee heard from nearly 200 people in a packed lecture hall at Lane Community College in Eugene Saturday. People urged lawmakers to increase funding for higher education, K through 12, health care, services for people with disabilities, public safety and more.

Rachael McDonald

Senator Jeff Merkley held a rally Saturday on the Lane Community College campus in Eugene in support of the Affordable Care Act. This was part of a national day of action by democratic leaders.

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Two Oregon members of a U.S. Congressional Delegation will join forces this Saturday to “engage and inform” the public in the political process. Lane Community College will host the three major events.

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