Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Elizabeth Furse

KLCC's Barbara Dellenback speaks with former Oregon U.S. Representative Elizabeth Furse of Portland.

Furse was the first African-born member of Congress. Her life as an activist began with anti-apartheid work in her native South Africa. She and Barbara talk about Furse's work for social justice and tribal rights. Furse served three terms from Oregon's First Congressional District.

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A year into the pandemic, Sara Gelser sounds like she could be speaking for all of us.

"I miss being with people,” she said.

Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs

 Governor Kate Brown held a press availability April 2nd to discuss Oregon's ongoing response to COVID-19. She was joined by representatives from the Oregon Health Authority.

  

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Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden says he’s working with other members of Congress to change federal cannabis laws. 

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Gun safety and background checks are high on Oregon Senator Ron Wyden’s agenda, as he kicks off another series of virtual town halls today.

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown held a press availability March 19 to discuss Oregon's ongoing response to COVID-19. She was joined by representatives from the Oregon Health Authority. 

  

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A Trump-era administrator remains in place as the Postmaster General for the U.S. Postal Service. But critics like Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio says their time is at hand.

Program Date: March 12, 2021

Air Date: March 15, 2021

From the City Club of Eugene:

Not since the War of 1812 has there been an attack on the US Capitol. The long record of Capitol security was broken on January 6, 2021, and this time the assault was not done by a foreign army, but by U.S. citizens. The January attack on the Capitol will have consequences as yet unknown for the country and the Republican Party. A special commission will investigate the causes of the riot and propose some form of corrective action.

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown held a press availability Friday, March 12, at 11 a.m. to discuss Oregon's ongoing response to COVID-19. She was joined by representatives from the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Health & Science University.

KLCC’s Barbara Dellenback speaks with Becky Gladstone, President of the League of Women Voters of Oregon. They discuss the relevance of the organization in these political times. Gladstone explains that the organization studies a variety of contemporary topics and issues, and advocates for changes in policy, and legislation. She says that politicians and organizations and leaders come to the League to get non-biased information on a variety of issues.

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U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio is more upbeat about infrastructure improvement under President Biden than any other administration he’s recently served under.

  

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For the first time since August of 2020, Springfield has a full city council and mayor.

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The City of Eugene is conducting a Community Safety Survey through the end of March. It comes as city council works to finalize funding priorities for the Community Safety Payroll Tax.

Damien Pitts

In a unanimous decision, Springfield City Councilors Monday selected Damien Pitts to represent Ward 1 on the council.


Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs

Governor Kate Brown will hold a press availability February 26, at 11 a.m. to discuss Oregon's ongoing response to COVID-19. She will be joined by representatives from the Oregon Health Authority. You can tune in live to KLCC radio or watch the conference here. 

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A Florence restaurant that continued to potentially expose employees to COVID-19 has been fined nearly $18,000.

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U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, is calling on state lawmakers to pass legislation to eliminate the state tax liability owed by Oregonians on federal stimulus payments.

  

Rachael McDonald

Springfield Mayor Sean Van Gordon delivered a virtual state of the city address Wednesday. He was joined by other community members in describing the challenges of the year 2020.

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An Oregon Democrat says Donald Trump’s following has put Republican lawmakers in a difficult position, as they weigh his role in inciting an insurrectionist riot.

University of Oregon

A University of Oregon assistant law professor is taking a leave of absence to work for the U.S. Senate.

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Two Democratic members of Congress from Oregon are introducing a bill that would allow voters nationwide to fill out their ballots at home.

  

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Oregon cities are asking state lawmakers to come up with a way to help utility customers to catch up on paying their bills.

  

Program Date: Jan. 22, 2021

Air Date: Jan. 25, 2021

 

From the City Club of Eugene:

Newly elected Eugene City Councilors Randy Groves and Matt Keating will describe what they hope to accomplish as new members of the Council. 

Oregon State University

The call for unity issued by President Joe Biden during his inaugural address this week should be tempered with the reality that not everyone will be on board. That was one of the takeaways from an online conversation hosted by Oregon State University Thursday evening.

  

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Seven Democratic Senators – including Ron Wyden of Oregon -  are calling on the Ethics Committee to investigate the actions of Republicans Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), related to the January 6th riot at the Capitol.

Governor Kate Brown's Press Office

Today at 10:30 Gov. Kate Brown will deliver a virtual State of the State address for Oregon. KLCC will broadcast the address on air and online, and you can also watch the address right here. 

City of Eugene

The Eugene City Council approved a resolution condemning white nationalism, seditious activities, and extremist groups during a Jan. 20 work session.

Springfield

Sean Van Gordon has been selected to serve as interim Mayor of Springfield. He was chosen by fellow city councilors Tuesday in a 4 to 2 vote to finish out the term vacated by Christine Lundberg.

City of Springfield

At their Tuesday meeting, the Springfield City Council plans to choose an interim mayor to replace Christine Lundberg who stepped down last summer. 

Facebook-Sen. Dallas Heard

An Oregon lawmaker is getting some push back for his movement to target people who file complaints about businesses that are not following safety guidelines.

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