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Hundreds of thousands of Oregonians are expected to participate in an annual earthquake drill this Thursday.

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According to a recently released survey, there’s been a slight decrease in sexual assault at the University of Oregon. Overall, the data shows the UO performed somewhat better than the national average.

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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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The City of Corvallis is renaming its community center after local Native Americans said the current name is culturally insensitive. It’s called the “Chintimini Senior and Community Center.” Chintinimi is a Kalapuya word and the center has had that name for decades.

Amid a massive renovation project, the city decided to reach out to Native Americans to see what they thought of the name. Their response: Maybe don’t use that word. 

Elizabeth Gabriel

On Saturday, supporters celebrated the opening of the University of Oregon’s Black Cultural Center. But one of the former Black Student Task Force members said the university should still do more.

Rachael McDonald

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.

This week’s City Club of Eugene: Suicide as a Public Health Emergency, contains descriptions that some listeners might find disturbing. About 15 minutes in to the show we’ll hear from a suicide survivor who recounts a suicide attempt that includes graphic depictions. If you or anyone you know is in trouble or has any questions about getting help, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255.

From the City Club of Eugene:

Lane County Health and Human Services

Lane County public health officials are seeing a dramatic rise in syphilis cases this year. They say the highly communicable disease is spreading because people just aren’t getting tested.

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Nike is shutting down its Oregon Project track and field program following Alberto Salazar’s four-year doping ban.

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A law firm is investigating a Eugene wood treatment facility, following recent complaints of a strong, noxious odor. 

Elizabeth Gabriel

In honor of National Coming Out Day, the University of Oregon will be celebrating LGBTQ members and allies with a festival.

Elizabeth Gabriel

After the University of Oregon Black Student Task Force made a list of 12 demands in 2015, the university will celebrate the most recent demand completion this Saturday—the creation of a black cultural center on campus. 

Melorie Begay

The University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) is recognizing 10 years of offering solutions to cities and communities across Oregon. This year, SCYP will partner with the Lane Transit District to explore projects like climate responsive design, bike shares, and tourism.

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Oregon State University says a new lab will help develop safer and more economically viable wood products.

Aubrey Bulkeley

Eugene-based Smith Family Bookstore will be closing their campus location by the end of October. KLCC spoke with the owner to find out why.


Karen Richards

Team USA just wrapped up impressive performances at the World Track and Field Championships in Doha. The next such event will be in Eugene in 2021. Athletes look forward to having the home field advantage for the first time. 

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An event soliciting input on how the State of Oregon can best serve its elderly residents wrapped up today.

The Governor’s Commission on Senior Services met in downtown Eugene, to discuss issues that could affect the state’s aging population as it continues to grow.

Tiffany Eckert, Brian Bull, Rachael McDonald

Lane County plans for a new Housing First Apartment complex for people who've been chronically homeless. We debrief KLCC's recent Community Conversation on racism, hate, Oregon's history, and the media. Those topics and more on the Northwest Passage podcast with KLCC's News Director Rachael McDonald, Morning Edition host Anni Katz, and reporter Melorie Begay.

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Wood smoke has long been a lingering issue in the Lane County city of Oakridge.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, efforts to reduce it are now getting help with a federal grant.

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The No. 13 ranked University of Oregon football team is hosting Colorado for a rare Friday night game at Autzen stadium this week. 

Rachael McDonald

The Board of Lane County Commissioners this week discussed winter strategies for homeless services. They’re looking at how to better serve unsheltered youth in the community. 

Erin Gilfillan / Friendly Street Market

An alleged serial vandal who harassed the Friendly Street Market is now in custody, following an incident at another Eugene store.

Tallmadge Doyle has a show of new works called "Underwater Garden" at the karin Clarke Gallery
Portrait of the Artist by Sandy Brown Jensen

Viz City was privileged to talk to printmaker Tallmadge Doyle on Sept. 27, 2019 for a broadcast date of Wed. Oct. 2, 2019,

Script: Sandy Brown Jensen

Sound: Terry Way

RE: Karin Clarke Gallery October 2 - October 26:     

Tallmadge Doyle: Underwater Garden

New prints and paintings

Reception: Friday, October 4, 5:30- 7:30 pm

Artist Talk: Friday, October 11th at 5:30

 

 

Lane County

Last year, Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared substance abuse addiction a public health crisis. Since then, Portland, Medford, Jackson County, and Klamath County have followed suit. Today Lane County joined in, but not without debate. 

Jes Burns

The University of Oregon’s Title IX Coordinator is leaving her post. Darci Heroy has led the office since 2016. 

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The Port of Newport says it can save millions of dollars by refinancing two long-term bonds.

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So, Oregonians…what’s your favorite river that deserves federal protection?  That’s a question Ron Wyden wants answers for by January 20th. 

Department of State Lands

The Oregon Department of State Lands is seeking public input this month on whether to ban camping on the islands of the Willamette River in Eugene.

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Electric scooters may become a thing across Eugene next year.  Officials are considering introducing them across the city as they have with the bike share program that launched in 2018.

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