Jen Wright

Reporting Intern

Jen is an intern for KLCC, through the Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism. This is her first radio news job. She is Oregon-born and raised and loves writing, reading and recording. Her favorite things to write about are community and social justice issues, LGBTQIA+ news and history, and cultural deep-dives. 

University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is helping provide free voluntary COVID-19 testing at K-12 schools this fall, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Rachael McDonald

Oregon’s new mask mandate is causing problems for some businesses, especially bars. 

Jen Wright

The Eugene 4J district is beginning their search for a new superintendent, as they prepare to launch into an uncertain school year. 

  

Jen Wright

School board meetings have become contentious lately over how history is taught. The concept of Critical Race Theory has been a flashpoint nationally, and in Oregon. But what exactly is “Critical Race Theory,” and is it being misunderstood?

Eugene Pride

Eugene and Springfield are celebrating Pride tomorrow, with a march in downtown Eugene and their Pride in the Park festival held in Alton Baker Park.

Jen Wright

The Greater Albany Public School Board is preparing to search for a permanent superintendent, after firing Melissa Goff last month. 


    

Jen Wright

Lane County is experiencing a surge in COVID cases, a significant number of them testing positive for the Delta variant.

Jen Wright

Springfield Public Schools will require masks indoors this school year, following state COVID guidelines, according to the board meeting held in person on Monday night.

The Eugene 4J School Board had to halt proceedings last night when their meeting was repeatedly interrupted by raucous attendees. Some protested the state mask mandate for K-12 schools, while others called for more COVID restrictions. 

Jen Wright

The Greater Albany Public School District’s executive director of  operations resigned last week. He posted a letter on social media explaining his decision.

University of Oregon

Lane County residents are fundraising to help buy a home for a beloved community member. 

Teri Conklin

A Eugene non-profit’s multicultural program coordinator won an international award for her work supporting refugee youth. 

Karen Richards

Residents in Oakridge and the Cascades are being warned of potentially harmful air from regional wildfires.

Jen Wright

Advocates called for federal support and investments in electric transportation at a press conference at Lane Transit District in Glenwood Thursday.

  

Camp Noah

Children impacted by disasters like the Holiday Farm Fire are heading to summer camp on Monday, with a free relief and resilience program organized by Lane County.

Jen Wright

The Greater Albany Public School Board hired an interim superintendent on Monday evening, two weeks after firing former superintendent Melissa Goff.

Maude Kerns Art Center

An event celebrating the arts and wineries is returning to Eugene for its 37th year.

City of Eugene

The Eugene City Council has designated two Safe Sleep sites for people experiencing homelessness to park or camp in, at Chase Commons Park on South Garden Way, and at 310 Garfield Street.

Eugene Springfield Fire Department

Eugene Springfield Fire is implementing emergency evacuation zones in case of a wildfire or other natural disaster. 

Jen Wright / KLCC

Monday evening the Eugene City Council held a public forum for feedback on proposed changes to policies and practices in the Eugene Police Department. 

Lane County Fair

The Lane County Fair is opening at full capacity on Wednesday, as Oregon’s COVID-19 gathering restrictions have been relaxed.

Lane County Fair

The Lane County Fair is opening at full capacity on Wednesday, as Oregon’s COVID-19 gathering restrictions have been relaxed.

KLCC

Changes to Eugene Police Department policies and procedures are the focus of a public forum on July 19.

Jen Wright

Wednesday night during a special meeting, the Board of the Greater Albany School District fired Superintendent Melissa Goff under a no-cause dismissal policy.

Mountain Bike Oregon

This weekend, hundreds of cyclists will travel to Oakridge for the 16th annual Mountain Bike Oregon Festival.

Linda McCormick

An annual celebration of a movie filmed in Brownsville is coming back, after the 2020 event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Lane Community College

On July 5, Clatsop Community College (CCC) instructor Fernando Rojas started his journey cycling across Oregon to fundraise for CCC students.

Lane County Sheriff's Office

On Sunday afternoon in Junction City, a fire broke out at the Wood Recovery mill along Highway 99, and the fire is expected to continue to burn for several days, according to the Junction City Fire Department.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

If you’re planning any canning projects this Summer and you want to keep it safe and sanitary, Oregon State University’s Extension Program has you covered.

  

eugene-or.gov

At 10 a.m. on Friday, Central Lane 911 will test the Community Emergency Notification System for the McKenzie Highway area.

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