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The International Trade Commission has unanimously decided to roll back tariffs that the Trump Administration imposed on Canadian newsprint. 

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INCIWEB UPDATE:  As of 8:41am Saturday, the Terwilliger Fire is currently at 8,122 acres, with 633 personnel battling it over steep terrain.  It is 23 percent contained.

A memorial service for the late Sen. John McCain is being held at the North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Ariz. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald are among those set to deliver remarks.

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City officials decided the revitalization of Eugene’s City Hall will merge with two other downtown projects. 

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The Terwilliger Fire, in the Willamette National forest, is now 6,866 acres and 17% contained.

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The air throughout the Southern Willamette Valley is expected to get smokier and hazier between now and Wednesday night. KLCC’s Brian Bull has more.

Eugene Police Department

Investigators with the Eugene Police Department are looking for help identifying three suspects in the shattering of a window at Eugene Toy & Hobby. 

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Air attacks on the Terwilliger Fire burning east and west of the Cougar Reservoir were suspended Sunday after an unmanned aircraft system, or “drone”, was detected over the fire, violating a temporary flight restriction.

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UPDATE as of 5:43pm 8/26/18: 382 personnel are working on the fire, and the Terwilliger Fire is now at 5,398 acres. The fire is on both the east and west sides of the Cougar Reservoir. 

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Critics of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee will have a chance to voice their opposition Sunday in Eugene. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, organizers of the “Unite for Justice Rally” list a number of concerns over Brett Kavanaugh.

Willamette Wildfires

The Terwilliger Fire in the Willamette National Forest doubled in size. It is now over 3,200 acres and 1% contained. Officials report the fire has burned through a popular recreation site known as Cougar Hot Springs.

Willamette Wildfires

The Terwilliger Fire, near Blue River, has doubled in size. The blaze now burns over 3200 acres, on both sides of Cougar Reservoir.

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A new report from the USDA shows this fall could be a record setting harvest for hazelnuts in Oregon. As KLCC’s Alec Cowan reports, this may mean a bigger international footprint.

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Lamprey populations across the Pacific Northwest have fallen in the past half century. An Oregon State University estimate says they are at 5 to 10 percent of their numbers half a century ago. Conservation officials and Native American tribes say this is troubling because of lampreys’ importance to the ecosystem. Now an effort is underway to monitor the numbers of these eel-like fish in southern coastal Oregon, to help researchers learn about their migration patterns and challenges.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Tea Company Connects Springfield With Northern India

Aug 23, 2018
Young Mountain Tea Company

A local entrepreneur and University of Oregon graduate has established a tea importing business in Springfield. This unique company works directly with tea farmers in India and is aimed at supporting rural communities. He founded this mission driven business to address international tea labor issues. KLCC’s Corinne Boyer has this story.

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The Terwilliger Fire in the Willamette National Forest is more than 1,200 acres and only one-percent contained. It’s burning near Blue River on both sides of Cougar Reservoir.

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The Terwilliger Fire off Highway 126 near Blue River is now burning more than 1,200 acres and is 1% contained. Smoky conditions limited crews’ ability to determine the exact perimeter of the fire until Tuesday night.

Salvador Dali: Getting to Know You

Aug 22, 2018
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Phillipe Halsman 1953, Available for non-commercial use

 

Salvador Dali: Getting to Know You

This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s arts review program, broadcasting today from the Belfry Tower in Brugge, Belgium, where a big Salvador Dali exhibit is taking up a spacious gallery on the ground floor.

 

I’d like to take you to see two different groups of Dali’s surrealist images: the first is about food, the second is about Alice in Wonderland.

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Willamette National Forest officials say numerous campgrounds, trails, roads, and recreation sites have been closed off in the vicinity of the Terwilliger Fire.

Jenny Graham / Oregon Shakespeare Festival

In its world premiere at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, “The Way the Mountain Moved” takes us to the western frontier of the 1850s, when traveling across the continent was almost as mysterious and dangerous as traveling to another planet in our time.

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With air quality worsening throughout the week, Lane County officials are urging people to be aware of the health effects of breathing smoky air. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, there are even “clean air spaces” being made available.

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The Terwilliger Fire in the Willamette National Forest has grown to 1,200 acres as of Wednesday morning. Fire officials report containment is currently at 1%.  Windy conditions are expected to continue, challenging firefighting efforts.

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Nepalese artist H11235  is painting Eugene’s streets as part of a sister city program with Khatmandu. KLCC’s Alec Cowan brings us this audio postcard on the latest addition being painted across from Good Year Tires for Eugene’s 20x21 Mural Project.

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Haze from wildfires continues to plague the southern Willamette valley as wind carries smoke from Washington and Canada. Air levels are currently at a high moderate level in Eugene and throughout central and southern Oregon.

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A new fire was reported on the Willamette National Forest near Terwilliger Hot Springs on Sunday.

(Alec Cowan/KLCC)

This weekend, thousands of people gathered in Cottage Grove to try to reclaim the world record for most people in togas.  As KLCC’s Alec Cowan reports, the effort was just one of many events marking the 40th anniversary of a comedy film shot in Oregon.

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The Eugene School Board has approved its final number for this fall’s proposed bond measure: $319 million.

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Mountain Rose Herbs opened a new milling facility in West Eugene. KLCC’s Alec Cowan reports on how the unique addition is a big step for sustainability.

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Recycling has become increasingly difficult since the international market changed what plastics it's willing to take. To help encourage local recycling Lane County Waste Management is putting on a free plastics roundup  at the Glenwood Transfer Station on September 30.

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