Politics & Government

Politics & Government

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The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing December 4th, to determine next steps regarding President Trump’s alleged abuse of power.  If articles of impeachment are drafted, a Senate trial will likely happen in early 2020.

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Recently, Eugene City Mayor Lucy Vinis and EPD Chief Chris Skinner came to KLCC to discuss a number of topics with reporter Brian Bull, including the formation of Wake Up Eugene, a group of more than a hundred business owners frustrated with vandalism, litter, and harassment committed by transients across the downtown. The conversation detailed work being done on tackling homelessness in Lane County, the distinction between "homelessness" and "lawlessness", and how progress is faring on some long-term strategies, including the TAC report.

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The U.S. Census Bureau is stepping up efforts to get Native Americans and Alaskan Natives more fully counted next year, which includes those living in Oregon and Idaho.  

Eugene City Council will vote Monday to decide whether to ban polystyrene containers used for prepared food by restaurants and retailers.

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Another challenger is after Congressman Peter DeFazio’s seat.  Cassidy Clausen says he respects the incumbent Democratic representative, but it’s time for new ideas in the 4th Congressional District of Oregon.


Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta took place in the middle of a flurry of impeachment hearings and less than three months away from the first primary votes.

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Two state lawmakers from the southern Oregon coast said Tuesday that they won’t seek another term in office. Their departures will be effective in January 2021, and it means the Coos Bay area will be choosing a new state senator and a new state representative in the 2020 election.

The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. All hearings will be streamed through this video player as they are live. Refresh this page if the player doesn't load.

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Eugene’s population continues to rise, and the city remains the second largest city in Oregon. That’s according to new figures released by Portland State University.

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A former fire chief is announcing his bid for Eugene City Council, Ward 8. 

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With the final steps of an action planning phase at hand, City of Eugene officials are asking for public input on the River Road-Santa Clara Neighborhood Plan.

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A Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist with Oregon ties says it’s tough times for both people of color and the press. 

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Last night, voters across the KLCC listening area made their voices heard on a number of ballot measures.  KLCC's Anni Katz has a summary of what went down Election Night, across a six-county area.

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The Lebanon Fire District will move forward with plans to build a new replacement station after Linn County voters approved a $16 million bond, Tuesday night.  

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More than 70 percent of unincorporated residents in Lincoln County voted to renew a levy to retain access to libraries in nearby cities, Tuesday night. The measure is estimated to generate around $ 1,975,083 in property taxes over the next 5 years.

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Douglas County voters approved an increase in property taxes to hire a full-time Fire Chief/Paramedic for the Tenmile Fire District, Tuesday night. 

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With 82 percent approving of a measure in the November 5th special election, voters have decided that the City of Eugene’s new payroll tax will be capped. 

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As of 1:00 pm today, Lane County Elections officials say they've counted 27,126 ballots so far that've arrived at their main office.  That’s a 22 percent return from registered voters.

City of Eugene

Eugene City Councilors have approved a new concept plan for the Town Square. The design team, under the Planning and Development Department, will move forward to make a more detailed design plan.

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Voters in unincorporated Lincoln County are deciding this month whether to renew a property tax that ensures they have access to the region’s libraries.

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Voters in Douglas County’s Tenmile Fire District will decide Tuesday whether to increase property taxes over five years to hire a full-time Fire Chief. The area has been served entirely by volunteers. KLCC’s Karen Richards has details.


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The U.S. House of Representatives is voting to formalize its ongoing impeachment inquiry. The resolution before lawmakers outlines the next steps in their investigation. Watch the debate and vote on the House floor live.

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A ballot measure goes before voters next Tuesday (November 5th) that would cap the City of Eugene’s new payroll tax if approved.

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Hemp proponents are pleased that the USDA has formally announced the creation of a national hemp production program. A requirement of the 2018 Farm Bill, it will provide regulation of all U.S. hemp production.


For the first time since the Boeing 737 max crashes, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg will appear before a house committee investigating the matter.

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November 3rd is when Oregonians move the clock back an hour. But what’s that?  Didn’t the legislature and governor nix Daylight Saving Time this year?  As KLCC’s Brian Bull explains, yes…and no.

Bureau of Land Management

The Oregon-Washington Bureau of Land Management is accepting public comment on the reclassification of public domain lands in Oregon. A recent environmental assessment report found no significant impact related to the transition.

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Twelve candidates take the stage for October's Democratic primary debate, which begins at 5 p.m. PT. Follow this live blog as NPR reporters are posting context and analysis in real time.


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Since 2017, the City of Springfield has proclaimed October 14 as Indigenous Peoples Day. This year, the city raised the flags of two of Oregon's nine federally recognized tribes. The flags, from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, were gifted to the city.

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Lane County Commissioners hope to try again to convince voters to support a bond to fund a new courthouse in Eugene. The first attempt was rejected last May.