2018 midterm elections

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The approach of a New Year often makes us reflect on the past one. In the case of KLCC news, there were many major stories, touching on politics to disasters to the arts.  We revisit some of the sounds and voices from just some of the top local stories for 2018.

Recorded On: November 30, 2018

Air Date: December 3, 2018

On November 7, almost all the votes were counted, and we learned the names of winners and losers. The decisions about whether to adopt new laws were made. What do the patterns of wins and losses tell us about the temper of the community, the state, and the nation? What might we expect under the new and/or continuing leadership? What challenges remain?

In this program, Professor Priscilla Southwell tells us what she thinks about the results.


Tiffany Eckert

Voters of the 4th Congressional District have re-elected Peter DeFazio for a 17th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert was at the Democratic watch party Tuesday night when the Congressman’s win was announced.

Brian Bull

Lane County voters elected progressive candidate Heather Buch to the Board of Commissioners. She challenged incumbent Gary Williams to represent eastern Lane County on the board.

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The University of Oregon hosted a “Get Out the Vote” rally Monday in the final hours of the campaign season.    

Recorded On: November 2, 2018

Air Date: November 5, 2018

In anticipation of the upcoming elections, the City Club of Eugene welcomes Oregon Senator Ron Wyden to discuss Election Security, the part that dark money plays, and how we may prevent future elections from being hacked. This was an opportunity to learn more about how future elections can become more secure.

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This year’s midterm elections are going to be “remarkable”, according to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden.

The Oregon Democrat says he’s seeing high voter turnout in his state and elsewhere, as people weigh issues more seriously than he’s seen in previous midterms.

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Election officials in Lane County say if you’re still aiming to get your ballot in by the voting deadline, to either seek an official dropbox or to stop by their office. 

As the mid-term election approaches, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Ron Wyden is talking up his proposed legislation to require a paper ballot for every election in the U.S.

Tiffany Eckert

Oregon’s U.S. Senator Ron Wyden is visiting college campuses today in a last minute effort to help get students registered to vote. The deadline is midnight tonight.

Recorded on October 12, 2018

Aired on October 15, 2018

At this week's City Club of Eugene, we hear from candidates for Oregon State Senate District 4 and East Lane County Commissioner – District 5


Tuesday is the voter registration deadline for the November 6th General Election.

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and her GOP rival Knute Buehler faced off in their third and final debate Tuesday night.