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Tiffany Eckert

Lane County continues to see an increase in COVID-19 positive cases. There have been 244 cases countywide to date and 63 people are currently infectious. Now, a growing trend for viral transmission is travel.

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Local conservation group Cascadia Wildlands hosted an online forum Tuesday for community members to express their concerns about logging on land adjacent to Springfield.

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The topic of displaying Confederate flags in historic Oregon cemeteries will be addressed in a meeting later this month.

Karen Richards

No doubt, the pivot is one of the skills traditionally taught at KIDSPORTS summer camps. Now housed in a new facility at 20th and Willamette in Eugene, KIDSPORTS itself is demonstrating some savvy lateral moves.

 


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Oregon State University will send its research teams back to Newport to conduct another round of coronavirus testing this weekend.

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A group of at least 100 protesters gathered at Peterson Park in Eugene on Monday in remembrance of Summer Taylor, who was killed during a hit and run at a protest in Seattle over the weekend. 

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While COVID-19 has caused the Oregon Country Fair to be hosted virtually this year, many vendors are not bringing their businesses online.

Good Gardening: Pruning

Jul 6, 2020
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You won't hear me talk about ornamental plants much. I put my energy into things I can eat. But there are places near the house where edibles won't do well, so something pretty is better than nothing.

If you don't prune shrubs and bushes near the house, eventually you can't see out the window or get near the structure for maintenance. But to keep the form of the plant while controlling its height and spread requires pruning out full branches, not just cutting back the tops of existing growth.

Leah Nash

As wildfire season gets underway, Native American tribes in Oregon are cautiously preparing under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oregon State University

Oregon State University has received a grant that it says will help researchers across the Pacific Northwest to study how environmental exposure to chemicals affects human health.

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A Black Lives Matter protest in the unincorporated community of Deadwood on Saturday attracted up to 60 attendees. Organizers planned the event as an outlet for children to stand in solidarity with the widespread movement. It's only one step organizers said they are taking in the fight for racial justice in their community.

Nathan Bouquet

Last night, Black Unity held a march to demand justice for member Isiah Wagoner, who was hit by a car last Sunday during a children's march. Wagoner, known for his community involvement and activism in the Black Lives Matter movement, is recovering at home after being released from the hospital. 

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A Black Unity activist suspects “pure anger” was behind a driver’s motive for striking him with his vehicle at a children’s march last month.

City of Eugene

As Lane County continues to re-open, temporary COVID-19 shelters for the unhoused are closing down. In response, the City of Eugene collaborated with the Eugene Mission and Community Supported Shelters to create a second microsite located in the Whiteaker neighborhood.

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The Oregon Department Of Justice is holding a month-long series of online listening sessions in July to hear from people in marginalized communities.

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On this episode of the Northwest Passage podcast, tensions between police and protesters in Springfield flair, a hit-and-run during a peaceful children's march leads to increased friction between protesters and the Eugene Police Department, meanwhile EPD says they have plans for reform.

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With summer in full swing and students on vacation, Lane Transit District is preparing for a potential increase in passengers during the pandemic. But LTD is reminding residents to only take essential trips.

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The Eugene Police Department has unveiled its initial steps toward reform in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the nationwide protests that followed. 


Elizabeth Gabriel

A Eugene Police investigation of a hit and run that injured a prominent Black Lives Matter activist last Sunday is almost complete.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lane County has seen a doubling of new COVID-19 cases—  each week-- over the last month. Currently at 180 total cases, over 40% of them are people under the age of 30.

Nathan Bouquet

Oregon’s recent spike in coronavirus cases has created a need for health care providers across the state to open their doors for testing. For many health workers, this means long hours and high contact rates with the public.

Oregon State Police

The Superintendent of the Oregon State Police is criticizing the actions of several troopers who refused to wear face coverings at a Corvallis coffee shop.

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People in Oregon can now have things notarized through the internet. That’s due to a bill approved by lawmakers during the special session in June. It's now been signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown.

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The latest round of pandemic scams now includes fake or unapproved antibody tests. 

As Fourth of July approaches, animal control services and shelters remind pet owners to take precautions to preserve their pet’s safety during firework celebrations.

 

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Wednesday marks the 10th day that Lane County Jail detainees have participated in a hunger strike. This is in response to a lawsuit that was filed against jail supervisors and Gov. Kate Brown, by Bryan MacDonald and three other detainees.

City of Portland

Oregon fire authorities are urging the public to observe firework safety rules this Fourth of July weekend. With large-scale gatherings and celebrations effectively cancelled, most fireworks this year will be lit off by people without specialized training.

 

Nathan Bouquet

KLCC is pleased to welcome our 2020 Snowden Intern, Nathan Bouquet. Nathan, originally from California, graduated last month from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Kendall Hocking

 

As some Market of Choice employees protest their inability to wear Black Lives Matter face masks, other acts of discrimination are coming to light. Now, employees are fighting to feel comfortable in the workplace.

Rachael McDonald

A massive infrastructure bill backed by Oregon 4th District Representative Peter DeFazio is on the House floor this week. 


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