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Transportation emissions are a big part- in Oregon the biggest part- of our climate changing emissions.  One way to make a huge difference- at a large initial cost- is to switch mobility needs from petroleum driven to electrically driven.

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A tanker truck carrying more than 10,000 gallons of fuel overturned Sunday on Highway 22 about 70 miles east of Salem, spilling more than half of its load. An unknown amount was released into the North Santiam River, which provides drinking water for nearby communities and the city of Salem.

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The summit of Mount Pisgah east of Eugene is being loved to death. A landscape architecture class at the University of Oregon is looking at ways to accommodate more people while maintaining its integrity. 

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The Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland has hired a resident Intimacy Director.  It is the first regional theater company to hire someone to make sure actors are comfortable during intimate scenes.

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Citing the effects of climate change on underserved communities, the Eugene Springfield NAACP wants a new Environmental Justice Coordinator who’ll advocate for policy change.

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A Portland couple charged in the murder of Lane Community College student, Alex Oyombe Gradin, pleaded guilty on Wednesday. Gradin was fatally wounded in a shooting last May behind Taylor’s Bar and Grill in Eugene.

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Despite a disruptive protest last weekend, the owner of Eugene’s Elk Horn Brewery says business is rebounding.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, their work continues on reducing “lawlessness” across the downtown.

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Eugene 4J Superintendent Gustavo Balderas won National Superintendent of the Year last night at the National Conference on Education in San Diego. He is the first Latino to receive the honor. 

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Oregon could soon have a commission that would promote industrial hemp and fund research into the crop.

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While some people are celebrating Valentine’s Day with roses and candy, others are remembering one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. A Eugene playwright has been collaborating with writers nationwide to remember victims of gun violence.

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Frequent use of marijuana by young adults may drive up risk-taking. That’s from a new study by Oregon State University.

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An Oregon House panel advanced a measure Thursday that would establish building standards for critical infrastructure in tsunami zones.

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Eugene 4J school board members are supporting an Oregon senate bill that addresses a state testing policy. The bill would remove certain testing requirements and graduation barriers.

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Oregon is number one in the country for marijuana dispensaries per capita. Eugene schools consider how to better accommodate religious holidays. 

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Health professionals say despite some reports to the contrary, they’ve not found any actual cases of the novel Coronavirus in Lane County. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports on some preventative protocols in place at Sacred Heart RiverBend Medical Center in Springfield.

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An 80-year-old Portland man’s online romance was not only fake, it gave him a broken bank account as well as a broken heart.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, authorities warn against Valentine’s Day scammers.

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More than 15,000 nominations have been sent to Oregon U.S. Senator Ron Wyden’s office, for waterways to be placed on the national Wild and Scenic Rivers designation list. 

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More people are using Oregon’s campgrounds than ever before, according to recent numbers from the Parks Department.

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The Lane County Board of Commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution denouncing white nationalism.

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A large pile of trash found last weekend on a beach south of Newport may not have been left by one person, according to Chris Havel with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. But he says most beach trash comes from carelessness, not illegal dumping.

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Oregon State University President Ed Ray used his final State of the University address Tuesday to call for more attention to the basic needs of students.

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For cannabis dispensaries, Oregon ranks top nationally for states, with five of its cities in the top 10.

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An Oregon lawmaker made her pitch Monday for a bill that would double the penalties for people convicted of rioting if they are wearing a mask at the time of the riot.

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This Saturday, a South Beach resident found a 1,500 pound pile of trash dumped on the beach south of Newport. The debris included hazardous chemicals used in the production of methamphetamine.


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White supremacy has made recent local news, between Jeremy Christian’s murder trial in Portland, and the presence of white nationalist groups in rallies across the state.  A special edition of the Oregon Historical Quarterly is out now, that reminds residents that the problem is actually rooted deep in state history.

KLCC’s Brian Bull talked to the journal’s editor, Eliza Canty-Jones. Bull asked how ingrained white supremacy is in Oregon’s settlement.

Recorded On: February 7, 2020

Air Date: February 10, 2020

From the City Club of Eugene:

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Amid the larger construction projects in Eugene is a small but impactful building at the corner of 16th and Pearl. The new Midtown Arts Center is a unique mixed-use concept.

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Oregon parents have until February 19 to have their children up-to-date on their immunizations or claim an exemption.

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No. 9 Oregon State fell in overtime, 65-58, to No. 12 Arizona in Corvallis on Sunday. The Beavers' Mikayla Pivec had 15 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

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It was another full house at sold out Matthew Knight Arena on Sunday, and another Duck win as No. 3 Oregon defeated No.19 Arizona State, 79-48, in front of 12,364 fans. 

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