COVID-19 Cares Act

Lane Community College

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act includes more than $20 billion for higher education nationally.

Melorie Begay / KLCC News

One of Eugene’s most popular vegan restaurants is looking for community donations to stay open. Cornbread Cafe, like many restaurants in the area, has struggled to keep revenue flowing during the pandemic.

Brian Bull / KLCC

More than a dozen mayors across the western U.S. signed a letter Dec. 2 urging Congress to approve additional COVID-19 relief aid. Signees included the mayors of Seattle, Boise, Portland and Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis. 

Brian Bull / KLCC

Eugeneans have given incumbent City Councilor Emily Semple another term for Ward 1.

Ben Shapiro

Eugene-based company, Emerald Broadband, was awarded $1.5 million of CARES Act funds as part of Business Oregon’s Rural Broadband Capacity Program. The grant money was awarded to finish an existing program in Western Lane County.

Oregon Schools Make COVID-Impacted Plans

Jul 16, 2020
Karen Richards

Oregon school districts are required to have a plan in place for the ’20/’21 school year by August 1st. Mapleton Superintendent and elementary school Principal Jodi O’Mara explains, “There’s three different models to choose from as a district when you make your plan. There’s the on-site, there’s the hybrid which is on-site and online, and then there’s the comprehensive distance learning.”

Karen Richards

Summer is traditionally a time off for teachers and school staff, but this year, of course, is different. Oregon school districts have until August 1st to submit a plan to the state on how they’ll meet COVID-19 guidelines this year. One rural Lane County district did the work early.


Lane County to Open Applications for Rent Assistance

Jul 13, 2020
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.