Nathan Bouquet

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Nathan is a graduate from the University of Oregon and an intern at KLCC's newsroom as a part of the Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism. 

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Russ McMillan // Deschutes Land Trust

The Deschutes Land Trust announced it purchased 1,123 acres of land along Whychus Creek near Sisters on Thursday.

HIV Alliance

The HIV Alliance launched a “no-contact” STI testing program Monday in Roseburg as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. The organization’s goal is to continue providing sexual health services while protecting its clients and staff.

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A group by the name ADOS, or American Descendants of Slavery, held a rally at the Federal Courthouse in Eugene Monday evening.

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To help its customers who are behind on utility payments due to the pandemic, the Eugene Water and Electric Board is doubling the amount of funding available in August for its bill repayment programs.

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A recently-formed non-profit in Eugene aims to inspire community change, through equal opportunity and awareness of police brutality.

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Civil rights protest groups continue to challenge and lead their communities to reform two months after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. On Thursday, a group protested outside Sundance Natural Foods claiming it had wrongfully terminated an employee based on race. Some protestors in Eugene have resorted to unorthodox tactics to force change.

Henry Houston

A Eugene journalist is suing police for hitting him with tear gas and other non-lethal crowd control devices at a protest in late May. The suit also names the City of Eugene and some of its leaders.

Douglas Forest Protective Association

This past week, the Douglas Forest Protective Association fought ten wildfires ranging from one to 25 acres. This shortly follows Douglas County’s raised fire danger level for both the public and industrial workers.

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A Eugene protest Saturday saw upwards of 300 participants and attracted the attention of counter protestors and the Eugene police.

Matthew Turnquist

Governor Kate Brown has placed new restrictions on gyms and fitness centers effective Friday. Masks are required to be worn at all times, even during exercise that is deemed “strenuous.”

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Several inmates at the Lane County Jail are into their fifth week of hunger striking. They want better preventative measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, and the release of pre-trial and medically vulnerable detainees.

City of Eugene

Eugene’s City Council held a work session on Monday night to discuss 21st Century Policing principles and the Community Safety Initiative funding with Eugene Police Chief Chris Skinner.

Bureau of Land Management

After two months of deliberation, the Bureau of Land Management decided to move forward with its Thurston Hills regenerative harvest plan.

DCI Engineers

Last week, the City of Springfield agreed to settle the case of Stacy Kenny’s March 2019 death at the hands of Springfield Police.

Rachael McDonald

Wednesday marks the 24th day of a hunger strike by protestors at the Lane County Jail, and inmates say they have not yet seen any progress towards their demands which include better conditions and health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

City of Eugene

Eugene City Councilors set lower speed limits on residential streets and approved an e-scooter pilot program at their Monday meeting.

FOOD for Lane County

FOOD for Lane County is seeking volunteers for its Summer Food Program, which provides free meals for people in need.

Douglas Forest Protective Association

Douglas County’s Forest Protective Association raised the county’s fire danger level to “moderate” on Monday.

Lane County

Lane County announced a second round of applications for rent assistance will become available at 9AM Wednesday morning and be open for one week. 

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On Friday, Eugene and Springfield both saw protests that drew out large groups of attendees.

Courtesy of Chris Banducci- Cascadia Wildlands

Local conservation group Cascadia Wildlands hosted an online forum Tuesday for community members to express their concerns about logging on land adjacent to Springfield.

@kundarispizzaocf

While COVID-19 has caused the Oregon Country Fair to be hosted virtually this year, many vendors are not bringing their businesses online.

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Last night, Black Unity held a march to demand justice for member Isiah Wagoner, who was hit by a car last Sunday during a children's march. Wagoner, known for his community involvement and activism in the Black Lives Matter movement, is recovering at home after being released from the hospital. 

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Oregon’s recent spike in coronavirus cases has created a need for health care providers across the state to open their doors for testing. For many health workers, this means long hours and high contact rates with the public.

As Fourth of July approaches, animal control services and shelters remind pet owners to take precautions to preserve their pet’s safety during firework celebrations.

 

City of Portland

Oregon fire authorities are urging the public to observe firework safety rules this Fourth of July weekend. With large-scale gatherings and celebrations effectively cancelled, most fireworks this year will be lit off by people without specialized training.

 

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Transgender advocacy group “TransPonder” held a march with about 150 people in Eugene, Saturday. The event was meant to shed a light on injustices faced by the LGBTQIA community.

Eugene Police

As a result of almost daily protests and city council meetings this past month, the Eugene Police Department is undergoing policy changes, and could face budgetary reform.

 

Local transgender advocacy group TransPonder plans a civil rights protest this Saturday in downtown Eugene. The event is designed to acknowledge injustices faced by LGBTQ and BIPOC communities.

uorapidresponse.com

A University of Oregon-led research project has been tracking the neurological effects of the coronavirus pandemic on families with children under 5 years old since April.

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