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Saturday people in Oregon and all over the world will take part in a demonstration against climate change.

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The “Yes for 4J Schools” citizen committee kicked off a $319 million bond campaign today -- the largest bond in Lane County history. The size of the bond reflects immensely increased costs since 2013.


Oregon School Employee

Hear an extended interview with Tyler Whitmire, field representative for the Oregon School Employees Association who negotiated a labor contract for Eugene 4J classified employees. The agreement was ratified by classified employees on Tuesday, Sept 4 and approved by the 4J Board of Education on Wednesday (09/05/18) night.

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A new public transit service links the coastal cities of Florence and Yachats.  It launched September 4th and will run on a pilot basis through June 30th of next year.

Book Review: Life

Sep 7, 2018

This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett with a book review of “Life” by Cynthia Rylant, with illustrations by Brendan Wenzel.

In a stunning new picture book, Newbery Award winner and prolific Oregon author, Cynthia Rylant, has teamed up with the up-and-coming illustrator – and Caledcott Honor winner – Brendan Wenzel.  It’s a cross-generational artistic collaboration that really works.

Eugene 4J

Wednesday night, the Eugene 4-J School Board finalized a contract agreement with the classified employee’s union.

The Eugene School District has finalized a contract with its classfied employees union.

Tracey Chalette

The Terwilliger Fire has burned over 9,500 acres and containment on Wednesday is at 35%. In addition to the crews fighting and analyzing fire behavior, there are those assigned to perform structural assessments of area homes and businesses.

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A theatre troupe for people with disabilities kicks off its latest show Friday night in Cottage Grove.

The inspiration for “Creative Chaos” came when its founder, Carmen Dowell, watched a friend with Downs Syndrome get turned away from an audition ten years ago.

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A hydraulic oil spill into the McKenzie River last March has earned a paper company a $20,000 fine. KLCC’s Brian Bull has more.

Karen Richards

Ride sharing services Lyft and Uber finally have a green light in Eugene and Springfield. Late last week, both companies applied for licenses. Lyft’s was granted Tuesday, with Uber set to launch tomorrow (Thursday).


EWEB

Eugene Water and Electric Board plans to eliminate its tiered rate system for electricity. The 5 EWEB commissioners indicated their support for a fixed rate at Tuesday night’s meeting.

Self-portrait of Edvard Munch in the last year of his life, “Between the Clock and the Bed, 1940–1943”
Sandy Brown Jensen

 

This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and today Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review Program, is in Oslo, Norway,  at the Edvard Munch Museum at a big traveling, international show called “Between the Clock and the Bed.”

You know who Munch is: he painted The Scream in 1893. He said, “I was walking along the road with two friends. Then the sun went down. The sky suddenly turned to blood, and I felt a great Scream in nature.”

Across one version of The Scream, he wrote, “could only have been painted by a madman.”

Tiffany Eckert

Monday night, a member of Terwilliger Fire suppression personnel was the victim of a hit and run.

Oregon state police troopers responded to a report that a vehicle struck a pedestrian on Highway 126, near the entrance of the base camp for the Terwilliger Fire.  

Eugene Police Department

On Labor Day just shy of 1:00 am, a man reported that his Chevy Tahoe had been ransacked in the 2800 block of Dry Creek Road. At least five other incidents have happened in the same neighborhood, according to Eugene Police.

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It’s easy for Oregonians not to think about how their favorite products get to store shelves. But as KLCC’s Alec Cowan reports, a shortage of truck drivers could start affecting everything sold in the United States.

An Oregonian revolutionized the sport of high jumping.  Now the “Fosbury Flop” is the only technique used in the sport. 

Douglas Forest Protective Association

Officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association have determined the cause of several fires that began on Friday evening along Interstate 5 at milepost 163 near Curtin was a failed catalytic converter from a passing vehicle. The six fires burned a combined total of approximately 97 acres.

United States Forest Service

UPDATE: As of 7:10 pm Monday (9/3), the Terwilliger Fire 60 miles east of Eugene-Springfield continues to burn in rugged terrain.

Douglas Forest Protective Association

Multiple fire agencies responded to several fires along I-5 near Curtin on Friday evening. Six fires were reported to be burning between milepost 162 and milepost 165 northbound at around 6:00pm Friday.

City of Eugene

After signs of success the Corvallis Police Department is expanding its bait bike program.

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Afghan street artist Shamsia Hassani murals featuring a single female character throughout the world. It can be found on the side of Capella Market in Eugene. KLCC’s Alec Cowan brings us this audio postcard on the power of the female voice for this year’s 20x21 Eugene Mural Project.

Fechi Fajardo / Flickr.com

A new day service center for people suffering from cognitive disabilities or brain injuries opens Tuesday in Eugene. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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As wildfires continue to burn across Oregon and other parts of the Pacific Northwest, tourism officials are urging people not to be scared off from local attractions.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, their appeal comes before Labor Day weekend -- the last major travel period for summer.

Karen Richards

Many Oregon place names have Native American roots. Some of them teach lessons about the land and its history, others are more like a game of “telephone” played over time. Here are a few stories about local place names.  


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As wildfires continue to burn across Oregon forests animals may be searching new places for food and shelter – sometimes in residential areas.

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Matsutake mushroom season is upon Oregon and residents can get permits starting September 4.

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The Labor Day weekend travel holiday will see 35 million motorists taking to the highways…5 million of those hitting the West Coast.

U.S. Forest Service / USDA

Forest officials say nationwide, at least 19 incidents involving drones and fire-fighting aircraft have happened this year. And they’re rebuking suggestions fire crews simply shoot them down.

Doc Slyter / Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians

Construction is wrapping up on a special fish ladder at Eel Creek north of Coos Bay.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull explains, it’s to help the regional lamprey population rebound.

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