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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

Do you have enough to survive for 2 weeks without electricity or water?

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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.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

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.

  

Karen Richards

Work has begun at the Civic Stadium site on Amazon Parkway in South Eugene. The historic stadium, destroyed by fire in 2015, will become Civic Park, a recreation complex.  


Brian Bull / KLCC

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.

corvallisadvocate.com

The city of Springfield has tripled the amount of money it provides to an overnight parking program.

Oregon State University / Marine Mammal Institute, OSU

It’s common for kids to do headstands and blow bubbles. But whales? Marine researchers are seeing these creatures in a different light thanks to unmanned aerial systems, better known as drones. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Inciweb

Crews are steadily gaining on wildfires, thanks to cooler, damper weather settling in across the Pacific Northwest.

Mt. PIsgah Arboretum

Lane County Commissioners heard Tuesday about a new management plan for Buford Park and Mount Pisgah. The plan provides a long-term strategy for habitat conservation.

KLCC

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.

Springfield Library

The normally quiet Springfield library is humming with a loud noise right now. It’s the sound of fans being used to dry out the soggy carpet.

Geoff Livingston (U.S. Supreme Court) / Flickr.com

The man serving 112 years for the 1998 Thurston High School shooting has petitioned the nation’s highest court to review his sentence. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Recorded On: September 7, 2018

Air Date: September 10, 2018

Do you feel safe to walk downtown at night? Have you stopped going to dinner or a movie out of fear? Are you concerned about going to your car after work? Does the perception match the reality of the statistics? How have the business owners been impacted? Has the economic vitality and growth of Eugene been affected?

John Fisher

Many kitchens and pantries in the area are currently dealing with CFFI and AFFI:  Chronic and Acute Fruit Fly Infestation.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Eugene residents have until midnight tonight to share their thoughts on how safe they feel for a citywide online survey.

inciweb

I-5 is now open near the Oregon-California border.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Eugene’s Police Chief says residents and business owners need to find the courage to reclaim the downtown.

10 Barrel Brewing

The last Blockbuster Video in America is officially in Bend, after several Alaskan stores closed this year.  And soon, proud residents can drink to its success.  KLCC’s Brian Bull explains.

Don Hankins / Flickr.com

Eugene police say they’re ahead of a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that came out this week, that says cities can’t prosecute people for sleeping on the streets if they have no other option.

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