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Melorie Begay/ KLCC News

  

The cities of Eugene and Springfield celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday with marches that attracted hundreds of participants at both events. In Eugene, the local NAACP chapter centered their event on women’s suffrage.

Living Less Unsustainably: Paper Plates and Potlucks

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Love Cross / KLCC

When I go to a potluck, the first thing people ask me is a garden question. Well, actually the first thing they ask is "Did Laurie (my wife) bring a pie?"

Then it's then garden question, and then something on recycling. As a Master Recycler, Master Composter, and Climate Master, I have a good base of knowledge on Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling.

More than China, more than Russia, the United States of America not incarcerates more of its citizens than any country, but at a higher rate as well. And although that rate has trended down since 2008’s high mark of 1,000 inmates per 100,000 adults, the current rate of incarceration is still nearly three times higher than it was in 1980.

Elizabeth Gabriel / KLCC News

As election season approaches, minority groups may feel discouraged to go to the polls. KLCC’s Elizabeth Gabriel sat down with LaTosha Brown, the co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund, to discuss the importance of community members using their right to vote.

Brian Bull / KLCC

About 100 people crowded Eugene’s Ferry Street Bridge area Saturday afternoon. They were split between supporters of President Trump, and his critics.

Melorie Begay/KLCC News

In 2017, Eugene joined the first national Women’s March in defiant protest of President Trump’s inauguration. It attracted 7,000 marchers. This year around 40 people showed up on Saturday.

Tiffany Eckert / KLCC

Women’s Marches are happening Saturday, January 18th throughout the world, including several in Oregon.

In Eugene, an informally organized march begins at 10:00 this morning with speakers at the University of Oregon EMU Fishbowl, followed by an 11:00am planned march to the Federal Courthouse building.

In Corvallis a “Still We Rise” march is planned at 10:30 at Central Park.

Roseburg’s Women’s March is planned for noon, meeting in front of Fred Meyer at Garden Valley Blvd.

The Yachats march starts at noon at the Yachats Commons.

Rachael McDonald

A group of Eugene restaurants is raising money to help wildlife affected by the devastating fires in Australia.

City of Corvallis

Work starts next week on a new set of flashing lights at several crosswalks in south Corvallis, along a street where an 11-year-old girl was struck and killed this month.

Aubrey Bulkeley

Eugene is one step closer to a new riverfront area. The city is placing more than 24 thousand plants along the bank of the Willamette. KLCC’s Aubrey Bulkeley went to see how the work is going.


Tiffany Eckert / KLCC

Eugene’s White Bird Clinic will release a free comprehensive guide book for Lane County’s unhoused population. The pilot project combines a list of about four hundred resources.

Alec Cowan / KLCC

In a split decision, a 3-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals says a youth led lawsuit over climate change should not go to trial. 


@OregonWBB

Sabrina Ionescu had a career-high 37 points to become Oregon's all-time leading scorer, and the No. 6 Ducks handed No. 3 Stanford its first conference loss with an 87-55 victory on Thursday night.

Elizabeth Gabriel / KLCC News

At Wednesday night’s Eugene 4J school board meeting, board members unanimously approved a contract renewal for Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School.

Brian Bull / KLCC

There are more than 5,700 missing and murdered indigenous women across North America.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, a new Oregon law has launched a series of statewide conversations on the issue.

Lane County has been awarded over $3.5 million dollars to fund homeless assistance programs in 2020. It’s from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD.

The funding has been allocated to county programs that help homeless people with permanent and transitional housing and a service known as “rapid re-housing.” Jason Davis is Lane County spokesman.

USDA

A series of winter storms has made traveling dicey in parts of the northwest over the past week. But the snow has helped improve the outlook for the region’s water supply this summer.

Rachael McDonald, Brian Bull

Lawmakers prepare to take on cap and trade legislation again in Salem. More funding is allocated for homeless services in Lane County. The University of Oregon considers a fixed tuition model.


Rachael McDonald

The student paper at the University of Oregon this week launched a project aimed to restore public trust in journalism. The goal is also to show the community how reporters do their jobs. 


Basin Tackle Charleston

Three crab fishermen were rescued last (Tuesday) night after their boat was found washed up on the North Jetty, near the entrance to Coos Bay. US Coast Guard and local agencies searched for hours before locating the survivors.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Eugene’s oldest – and most expansive – restaurant chain turns 60 today.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports on Taco Time.

Karen Richards

Starting a business in a rural community has unique challenges, especially around funding. Leaders in Veneta are leaning their shoulders into a program called VenetaWorks. It's producing a core of thriving small businesses. This week they had a celebration of entrepreneurs.


Liam James Doyle/NPR

The House of Representatives is taking the formal step of voting to transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate, which will hold a trial. After the vote, the articles are physically brought to the Senate. Watch the proceedings live.

Liam James Doyle/NPR

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is announcing who will present the case for impeachment in the Senate trial. Watch the press conference live.

Lane Transit District

Some Lane County residents on the Oregon Health Plan have access to free transportation to their medical appointments. Now, Lane Transit District is partnering with another provider to expand this service.

Mike Eyster for Springfield Mayor on Facebook

A retired University or Oregon administrator has filed to run for Mayor of Springfield in the May 2020 primary.

Tiffany Eckert

Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg faced a standing room crowd last night (Monday) to present the 2020 State of the City Address. While she lauded the success of multiple city projects, departments and partners in 2019--the mayor’s message had a strong focus on the future.

Brian Bull / KLCC

With homelessness reaching what one official calls “epidemic proportions,” the City of Eugene and Lane County have jointly come up with additional funding to keep two services operational. 

University of Oregon

  

As the University of Oregon considers changing their tuition plan, the UO Tuition and Fee Advisory Board will host a public forum this week to hear student and community input.

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