Elizabeth Gabriel

KLCC Public Radio Foundation Journalism Fellow

Elizabeth Gabriel is the second KLCC Public Radio Foundation Journalism Fellow. She covers stories related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Elizabeth is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a degree in rhetoric and writing, as well as radio, television, and film. Her radio experience includes participating in NPR’s Next Generation Radio project. For the assignment, she profiled Kate Hellenbrand—75 at the time—who is known as “America’s Godmother of Tattooing.” She also has interned with the news department at KUT in Austin, TX, and most recently completed an internship with KRBD in Ketchikan, AK, where she worked as a news reporter and hosted Morning Edition. 

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Across the nation last week, counties participated in an annual tally of people who are unhoused. KLCC’s Elizabeth Gabriel tagged along with a pair of volunteers in Eugene to see what it’s like to be a point-in-time counter.

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For the second year in a row, Eugene 4J students claim they have received district-approved sex ed training that they say is abstinence-based and violates their rights. Now, students are taking action.

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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.

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

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.

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.

Beyond Toxics

For the past year, Beyond Toxics has been canvassing neighborhoods in West Eugene and asking community members to fill out an environmental health survey. Now, the group is ready to share their preliminary results and hear from the community to see what can be done to improve air quality in West Eugene.

4J School District

Eugene families are invited to the 4J Elementary School Showcase on Saturday morning. At the event, parents can learn about their options for choosing a school other than the one assigned to their neighborhood, and the school choice process for the 2020-21 school year.

Elizabeth Miller


The Eugene 4J School District has extended their deadline for community members to weigh in on how new state funding should be used to increase academic achievement. 

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in 60 children are autistic. In Eugene, the Hult Center for the Performing Arts is working to help those with sensory needs.


After many years of late night meetings, the Eugene 4J school board is switching things up. At the beginning of 2020, they will start an hour earlier on a trial basis.

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Over one hundred people gathered in Eugene last night to hold a vigil for those who have lost their lives while living on the street.

First Congregational Church

In May 2018, the Eugene city council amended land use code R1 to allow places of worship to build up to two housing units for low-income residents. Now, the Parkside transitional housing units are welcoming two single mothers and their children.

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When you check out at a store, cashiers will often ask you to donate to a cause. As KLCC’s Elizabeth Gabriel reports, customer donations at Rack Room Shoes in Springfield provided an entire elementary school with free shoes.

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Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School in Eugene is seeking renewal of its charter from the 4J school board. At Wednesday’s school board meeting, the district report found the school is in good standing, but needs some improvements.

Coquille Indian Housing Authority

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded over $38.9 million in Indian Housing Block (IHB) Grants to 52 tribes nationwide. HUD received almost 200 applications from eligible Native American Tribes and tribally-designated housing entities. Of the 12 tribes and villages awarded in the northwest, two Oregon tribes received funds to preserve and expand their affordable housing.

Peace For Our Children


This Saturday marks the seventh anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. In Eugene, community members will hold a remembrance vigil and peace rally for issues impacting youth.

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The month of December is typically overrun with Christmas oriented traditions. But a new holiday play in Eugene shares how various cultures celebrate the winter season.

University of Oregon

After over two and half years of litigation, two University of Oregon professors have agreed to a settlement with the school for an age discrimination lawsuit. 

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People around the world marched for environmental justice in the fourth climate strike of the year today. 

Traci Baune

Since 2015, the Coming out Monologues have been a Portland event that allows LGBTQ members to share their stories. Now, the community storytelling project is coming to Eugene for the first time.

Brian Bull / KLCC News

On Friday, people around the world plan to march for environmental justice in the fourth climate strike of the year. Eugene strikers will be marching in opposition to a proposed liquefied natural gas pipeline in southwest Oregon.

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In a city that is 86% white, racial bias by police officers is a concern. But the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission found that the Eugene Police Department does not conduct more traffic or pedestrian stops for people of color.

Amy Brenneman / KLCC News

For low income residents with a disability, affording rent can be challenging. But Homes for Good recently received funds to help non-elderly disabled persons in Lane County.

For many who are low-income or homeless, Thanksgiving may involve a meal at a soup kitchen. But for some, the holiday is a party.

Erika Westling / Influents Innovations

As e-cigarette consumption among teens increases, Eugene researchers are creating resources to prevent usage. An online, interactive program for fifth and sixth graders could help reduce child vaping.

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A director of a Springfield healthcare facility is the 2019 Eugene Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year. The recipient is one of the first women of color to receive this honor.

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The Eugene 4J School Board unanimously approved a revised health policy at Wednesday’s school board meeting. The policy will provide free menstrual products in all female and most gender-neutral bathrooms in middle schools and high schools.

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Across the world, people are holding vigils (Wednesday) to recognize International Transgender Remembrance Day. KLCC’s Elizabeth Gabriel reports from an event at Lane Community College.