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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.

The Nature Conservancy

People who care about a popular coastal headland near Lincoln City can help shape its future. There’s an open house this Thursday (9/27) in Lincoln City to discuss a sustainable trails plan for Cascade Head Scenic Research Area.

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Both Pac-12 Football match ups in the South Willamette Valley resulted in losses for the home teams on Saturday.

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Springfield Police and EMS personnel have issued a public safety alert after responding to four suspected heroin overdoses in six hours on Saturday. An additional overdose was reported after a person was dropped off at the emergency room at McKenzie Willamette Hospital on Saturday evening.

Jackson County Sheriff's Office

A Cave Junction man who threated YouTube workers and its CEO will make his initial appearance in federal magistrate court Monday. 

The City of Eugene and Lane Transit District are asking for feedback on how to improve safety and connectivity on five of the most traveled roads in the area.

OregonWeightlifting.com

Three Eugene weightlifters have come back from a global competition, with gold.

Eugene Police Department

UPDATE: This evening, an alert person who saw coverage of this suspect phoned EPD with a report he was in the café area of the Eugene Library.

City of Eugene

If you garden, you know carrots, tomatoes and squash can grow in odd, non-standard shapes. Tons of food in Lane County is wasted each year because it's not pretty enough to be sold. Saturday in Eugene, 'Operation: Food Rescue' highlights ways to keep good produce from the garbage can.


Oregon Department of Veteran's Affairs

Every three days, an Oregon veteran commits suicide. The problem has reached critical mass, prompting the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and Governor Kate Brown to make veteran suicide prevention a top priority.

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Lane County residents have long spoken about the need for public transportation between Eugene and Florence.

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Lane Bloodworks, a non-profit blood service in Eugene, is rolling out a new app today that’s intended to increase blood donations from millennials.

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Disaster can strike at any time…and how you fare could all come down to how prepared you are. The City of Eugene Wednesday hosted an emergency preparedness fair in downtown Eugene.

Lane County Public Health has released its first-ever comprehensive suicide report and the findings raise concerns. 1,079 county residents killed themselves between 2000 and 2016.

One in four deaths by suicide was a veteran. And over 60-percent of men who died by suicide never sought mental health treatment before taking their life.

In addition to details on deaths, the report provides recommendations for life-saving. Roger Brubaker is Lane County’s Suicide Prevention Coordinator. He says reducing the stigma around suicide can start with talking about it.

Tiffany Eckert

The rate of suicide in Lane County is 50 percent greater than the national average. In a new comprehensive suicide report, Lane County Public Health details circumstances of suicide deaths.

Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce

Last month, we reported on the 40th anniversary “Animal House” celebration, including Cottage Grove’s attempt to reclaim the record for World’s Largest Toga Party.  KLCC’s Brian Bull has an update.

"Shy Owl" Linotype by Diane Sandall at Out on a Limb Gallery
Sandy Brown Jensen

  Home Again and Appreciating Local Galleries

Home is the sailor, home from the sea!

 

Hello, this is Sandy Brown Jensen for Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review program. I’m back home in our beautiful Oregon after a summer bringing you art news from all over Europe.

 

Now I’m home again, wandering the gallery spaces of Eugene, Eugene, the Little Green Apple. I’m struck by how very lucky we are to live in such a unique and beautiful place on this planet.

 

Tiffany Eckert

Oregon’s 2019 Teacher of the Year was named at an impromptu pep assembly in Eugene Tuesday. A popular Churchill High School educator received the honor from Governor Kate Brown.

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An ex-Springfield Police employee says she feels vindicated by a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling.

It states that the City of Springfield’s attempt to have Thelma Barone sign away her right to criticize the city, departments, or employees was unconstitutional.

Willamette Wildfires

Crews are assessing the damage now that the more than 11-thousand acre Terwilliger Fire is approaching containment.

Eugene/Springfield CERT

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The firefighter who was critically injured in a hit-and-run collision earlier this month remains in hospital and medical costs are mounting. A grassroots effort is underway to help a stranger who came to fight the Terwilliger Fire.

Tiffany Eckert

A person caught drinking and driving can face jail time and the loss of license. But what about cannabis? Since Oregon legalized recreational pot in 2015, police have had to figure out how to determine impairment by the drug. In Eugene, it comes down to a cop’s trained perception.

Centro Latino Americano

Eugene-based Centro Latino Americano has received a grant to help people sign up for health insurance. The agency has committed to providing equity and access to underserved populations.  

Douglas Forest Protective Association

Cooling temperatures and increased precipitation means prescribed burns will soon be allowed again throughout Douglas County. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports this can help to prevent wildfires.

Tiffany Eckert

CORRECTION: Containers that are marked with a 5-cent redemption value will still be accepted for return in Oregon.
The state bottle bill program has corrected a press release sent out Monday that incorrectly stated 5-cent containers would no longer be redeemable.
The sale of beverage containers with a 5-cent refund value will no longer be allowed after September 30th.
 

Time is running out for Oregonians who’ve put off turning in their bottles and cans for redemption. Beverage containers marked with a 5-cent refund value must be redeemed before the end of the month.

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.

Willamette National Forest

U.S Forest Service officials have begun surveying the damage caused to the Terwilliger Hot Springs as a result of the Terwilliger Fire that began on August 19th.

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