A group of Native American women from Utah have spent the past year promoting healing across the U.S. by dancing in what’s called a jingle dress. The garment – with makes a distinctive rustling cascade when in motion - hearkens back to another crisis, the Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1918. KLCC recently caught up with the performers of the Jingle Dress Project, as they toured the Pacific Northwest.
COVID-19 has shuttered or limited virtually all performing arts venues, including those in Oregon. But many community theatres have not only weathered the pandemic; some have managed to raise funds to renovate and update their facilities, in anticipation of big re-openings.
With Oregon’s Eviction Moratorium set to expire on June 30, tenants will be required to start making rent payments beginning July 2021 or possibly face eviction. In the face of this, Lane County is re-opening applications for rental assistance to those eligible.
The 2021 legislative session is winding down and gaining momentum as lawmakers jockey for funding priorities in their districts. And this week, legislators might expel one of their own members. We get an update from KLCC's Chris Lehman.
Through the Memorial Day weekend, venues drew crowds to stadiums, race tracks, and theaters…which included an outdoor musical in Roseburg. Performers and audiences alike hope to see the curtain fall on the pandemic, and rise on normalcy once more.
Barbara Dellenback speaks with University of Oregon Professor Phil Fisher on a national survey of the affects of the pandemic on families with young children. The conversation covers topics including schooling, housing, shopping for necessities, and the lack of social interactions.
Allergy season can be particularly bad in our area because “The Grass Seed Capital of the World” is in Linn County. The broad, deep landscape of the southern Willamette Valley also retains pollen. How might the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having impact allergy season this year?
KLCC's Aubrey Bulkeley reports how unseasonably warm weather could impact allergy season this year.
TrackTown USA has news for spectators of this summer’s U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene. CEO Michael Reilly said in a statement Thursday that based on Hayward Field’s capacity and current health protocols, they cannot honor the number of tickets already sold.
Due to a steady increase of new COVID-19 cases, Lane County is moving back up to the High risk category for coronavirus restrictions. The governor’s office announced the change will go into effect this Friday.