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The firefighter-- who was the victim of a hit and run near the Terwilliger fire camp - remains in hospital following four major surgeries.  The investigation to find the driver continues.

Tiffany Eckert

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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On September 3rd, a fireman on the Terwilliger Fire near Blue River was hit while crossing Highway 126. The driver did not stop. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert brings us this update on the firefighter’s injuries and what his future holds.

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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’s Native American students largely struggle to keep pace with their non-Indian peers.  Graduation rates and attendance are low, while dropouts are high. In this months’ segment for the series, “Native Voices of Oregon” KLCC’s Brian Bull talks to Indian educators about the challenges their students face, and what’s being done to brighten their prospects.

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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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Earlier this week, the Oregon Department of Forestry raised the fire danger level back up to blue or “moderate” in Lane County and parts of northern Douglas County. But, overall, it’s been pretty safe in the district this season.

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The 17-year-old suspect in Tuesday’s shooting on Bailey Lane has been charged as an adult, and identified.

Lane County Circuit Court papers say Mason Everett Wood faces charges of first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, and unlawful use of a weapon.

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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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Eugene Police say a 17-year-old man has been taken into custody, following an hours-long stand-off with law enforcement in an area around High/Mill Streets and 14th/15th Avenues. 

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As families prepare college applications and research financial aid opportunities, officials are warning them to avoid scams through online ads and seminars.

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Eugene Police are responding to reports of shots being fired this morning at the 2900 block of Bailey Lane.

In a press conference held this morning, EPD Lt. Jen Bills says a man was taken to a hospital after being shot.  EPD and a bystander were able to administer aid until Eugene Springfield Fire EMS transported the victim.  A male suspect was seen driving a small white sedan - possibly a Toyota Corolla or a Chevy - and the entirety of Bailey Lane is being treated as a crime scene. 

Oregon Department of Forestry

It seemed like fall in the Southern Willamette Valley – cooler mornings, overcast skies and even rain.

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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.

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.

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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.

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