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It’s been 40 years since the landmark comedy film “Animal House” was released. This weekend, commemorative events are happening in Eugene and Cottage Grove, where many scenes were shot. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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As part of a summer initiatve to understand public safety concerns, the City of Eugene has unveiled an online survey for residents. An increasing population has led to changes in the police and fire department’s ability to address safety.

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A group of artists, musicians and tech-types have transformed an old-school video game into a larger-than-life, interactive experience in downtown Eugene. At sundown, on every last Tuesday of summer months, people are invited to play the game—PONG—with a super-sized twist. 

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The scourge of rats has grown to the point where the City of Eugene is posting free online materials on how to identify and control rat problems. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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A new City of Eugene ordinance would require dog-owners to have proof of their dog’s license when they’re downtown. The requirement took effect on May 31st.

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With roughly 648,000 people, Portland stands as the undisputed big city in Oregon. But the runner-up isn’t as clear. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, one researcher says Eugene beats Salem as second-largest city by a decent margin.

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Construction is underway on the Jessen Path in West Eugene. The mile-and-a-half long concrete path will run along the southern edge of Golden Gardens Park, and north of Jessen Drive.

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Tonight, the Eugene City Council may direct the City Manager to draft an ordinance for a construction excise tax. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the aim is to fund more affordable housing across the city...which several non-profit groups strongly support.

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Three finalists for the position of Eugene’s next Police Chief have been brought to the city. KLCC’s Brian Bull met with the candidates, and has this report.

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Efforts are moving forward to transform the area along the Willamette River near downtown Eugene. Last week, the city council heard from a Portland firm tasked with developing the Eugene Water & Electric property.


Rachael McDonald

The City of Eugene is installing “smart” parking meters downtown where parking has been free.

Rachael McDonald

As leaves fall off trees in the autumn most cities and counties in Oregon have leaf pick-up programs. In the city of Eugene, leaf pick up starts the week  of Nov. 13.

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As fall brings colder and wetter conditions, the City of Eugene is reminding tenants about its Rental Housing Code, established in 2005.  

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A task force just released the “Vision Zero Action Plan.” It has a goal to eliminate all deaths and life-changing injuries on Eugene’s streets by 2035.

The Eugene City Council officially adopted the Vision Zero policy in the Fall of 2015. That’s after three young children were hit and killed while trying to cross Main Street in Springfield with their mom. Transportation advocates throughout Lane County put more pressure on city governments to make streets safer.

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Eugene voters are considering whether to renew a street repairbond in the November 7 th special election.


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Eugene’s ban on dogs in the downtown core expires Wednesday (November 1st). 

Recorded On: October 20, 2017

Air Date: October 23, 2017

On November 7th, Eugene voters will decide whether or not to approve a third bond measure to fix streets and fund bicycle and pedestrian projects. At a cost of $51.2 million, this would fund rebuilding 78 streets among the 91 listed projects. Two advocates speak on this transportation measure that will appear on mail-in ballots.

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Eugene-area residents have until Monday night to share three words that describe the downtown.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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The City of Eugene is commissioning 20 murals to be painted throughout the city by 2021 in time for the IAAF World Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field. Next week, they’ll host 8 artists from around the world to paint 7 murals in 7 days.

Rachael McDonald

The City of Eugene is making changes to a major street downtown that intersects Saturday Market. The goal is to improve safety and a sense of connection between the park blocks.

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The EPA has awarded half a million dollars to a coalition representing Eugene-Springfield and Lane County, for possible clean-up of former or potential business sites.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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The City of Eugene says it will purchase 16 acres of riverfront property from Eugene Water & Electric Board. The hope is to connect downtown to the Willamette River.

Eugene City Councilor George Poling announced Wednesday he is retiring from his Ward 4 seat.

The Eugene City Council Monday night unanimously passed a city ordinance that protects individuals. They heard from more than 30 people speaking in favor of the move, while 2 men spoke against it. 

Rachael McDonald

Eugene City Councilors Wednesday approved a pilot ban on dogs in the downtown core. They voted against banning smoking. Both proposals are aimed at addressing public safety issues.

Rachael McDonald

In an effort to improve safety and livability, Eugene City Councilors are considering restrictions on smoking and dogs in the downtown core. There is support for the proposals but a feeling there’s more that can be done to improve what’s become a sketchy neighborhood.

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The Eugene City Council is considering restricting smoking and dogs downtown in an attempt to make the neighborhood safer. The council will hear from the public on the two proposals at its February 27th meeting.

Rachael McDonald

Eugene is a little closer to its goal of completing the Ridgeline Trail. This week Lane County Commissioners voted to sell the city a small parcel of land along east 30th Avenue.

City Of Eugene To Launch "Repair Cafe" Project

Jan 2, 2017
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The city of Eugene wants to reduce waste by teaching people to fix common household items, like clothes and electrical appliances. The City received $70,000 in grant money to launch the “Repair Café” project.

Stephanie Scafa is an analyst with Eugene’s Waste Prevention and Green Building Program.

Scafa: “A repair café, or a fix-it clinic, is a space that is a free meeting place for people to come and repair common household items.”

Scafa says the cafes will be staffed with professionals and volunteers who can help people restore their old stuff.

Rachael McDonald

A Coos County Judge says he can’t rule now on a proposed land swap involving the City of Eugene and Lane County. This is the latest in the saga involving Eugene City Hall.

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