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Senate Bill 554 requires gun owners to securely store their weapons when not in use, and will ban possession of guns in the state Capitol and Portland International Airport. It paves the way for public schools and universities to enact their own bans.

University of Oregon

A bipartisan group of Oregon lawmakers unveiled a proposal this week that would create a new panel to examine sexual and racial discrimination on college campuses.

University of Oregon

A University of Oregon scholar and administrator has been nominated to serve in President Biden’s administration. 

City of Oakridge

The Lane County Board of Commissioners decided Tuesday to postpone a decision about a controversial quarry proposal in Oakridge. They want more time to review testimony.

Kathy Aney / Underscore/KLCC

Today, Native American activists in Oregon and elsewhere will hang red dresses, carry portraits, and grieve missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW.)  The CDC says nearly half of all Native women suffer sexual or physical violence, and in some parts of Indian Country, are ten times more likely to be homicide victims. But recent developments are giving advocates hope. 

Karen Richards

Voters turned down a Lane Fire Authority levy last November. Advocates hope a smaller levy and better messaging will help them pass a property tax increase May 18th.

It’s uncommon for a high school theatre production to be selected for the annual International Thespian Festival (ITF), let alone twice.  But that’s exactly what’s happened to South Eugene Theatre.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced Tuesday that 15 counties that were moved to “extreme risk” for COVID-19 restrictions last week will be moved to “high risk” on Friday.

Chris Lehman / KLCC

Oregon State University is joining a growing list of colleges and universities that will require students and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Oregon lawmakers have failed to advance a bill that would give unhoused people the right to remain in public places without being told to move along.


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The Oregon Senate is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a bill that would allow motorcyclists to ride between lanes of vehicles under certain conditions.

Rachael McDonald

Lane County Public Health is trying to make it easy for people to access the COVID-19 vaccine. Starting next week, people can drop in to vaccine clinics without an appointment.


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In 2019, 41% of surveyed Oregon community college students experienced food insecurity. Statewide, roughly 1 in 4 Oregonians are experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


To help people put more food on the table, KLCC is hosting a virtual information session on the federal supplemental nutrition assistance program, or SNAP.

Brian Bull, Alek Skarlatos campaign website / KLCC

Oregon U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio could be facing a familiar challenger in next year’s election.


Mojo Hill on twitter

Lane County’s increased COVID-19 restrictions due to extreme risk status didn’t stop large gatherings over the weekend.

Good Gardening: Information

May 3, 2021

Hi all, Lane County Extension Master Gardener John Fischer here with KLCC's Good Gardening.

I really appreciate the opportunity to be a source of garden information for all of you each month. But having the most productive vegetable patch means digging deep for ideas.  

Melorie Begay/KLCC News


A local hobbyist is helping clean up rivers, creeks, and other bodies of water in the Eugene and Springfield area, one catch at a time.

Brian Bull / KLCC

As Congress works on the Biden Administration’s infrastructure plan, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden is urging particular focus on rural broadband. 

Program Date: April 30, 2021

Air Date: May 3, 2021

From the City Club of Eugene:

Everyone knows the Emerald Valley is home to Tall Firs. But what is the health and status of Eugene’s urban forest, the interconnected network of trees, vegetation, and open space within our urban area? What are its unique characteristics, and how does it impact Eugene’s sustainability, equity, and climate resilience goals?

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The push to improve water systems and safety for Native American tribes has cleared the U.S. Senate.

Ayelet Amittay and Lane County Public Health

This week we talk about the mental and emotional toll the pandemic has taken on our community. 

Lincoln County Public Health

Public health officials in Lincoln County are extending an invitation to community groups and businesses that are interested in holding a COVID-19 vaccination clinic.


Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs / Oregon National Guard from Salem, Oregon, United States, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Governor Kate Brown will hold a press availability April 30, at 11:00 a.m. to discuss Oregon's ongoing response to COVID-19. She will be joined by representatives from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon Health & Science University.


Lane County Soccer Referees Association

There's a nationwide shortage of referees for amateur sports, and it’s affecting soccer in Lane County. An introductory course on Saturday, May 8, 2021 is aimed to recruit new refs.





Ed Whitelaw, who taught economics at the University of Oregon for more than 50 years and founded the prestigious consulting firm EcoNorthwest, has died at age 80.



City of Eugene

Eugene city councilors voted unanimously on Wednesday to boost capacity at temporary shelter sites for tents and parking. The city aims to prioritize people living in areas unsanctioned for camping. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lane County Public Health officials say they are seeing a significant number of “no-shows” for their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. They believe this may be due to fear of side effects. 



Roseburg Public Schools' on YouTube

A controversial Native American-themed mascot will be kept at Roseburg High School for the indefinite future.

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Economic officials with the Cities of Eugene and Springfield are reviewing ways they can better accommodate communities of color.  

Brian Bull

The Bureau of Land Management is taking public comments on plans to log about 910 acres in areas burned by the Holiday Farm Fire last September.