Tiffany Eckert http://ijpr.org en Stopping The Summer Slide: Free Meals For Hungry Kids While School Is Out http://ijpr.org/post/stopping-summer-slide-free-meals-hungry-kids-while-school-out Oregon continues to rank among the most "food insecure" states in the nation. Dependency on food stamps is at an all time high. According to the Children's Defense Fund, more than 315-thousand Oregon kids were eligible for free or reduced school lunches last year. So, what happens when school is out? Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:25:57 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 15635 at http://ijpr.org Stopping The Summer Slide: Free Meals For Hungry Kids While School Is Out Groundbreaking Kicks Off LCC Campus Remodels http://ijpr.org/post/groundbreaking-kicks-lcc-campus-remodels Today (Monday), Lane Community College begins remodeling and expanding their student center at the core of main campus. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert reports the 35 million dollar project is expected to take a little over a year.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/klcc/audio/2014/06/CLASSREMODEL_5.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Center Building was built nearly 50 years ago and it shows. Siding is peeling away, concrete walls and walks are blemished. Lane County voters approved an 83 million dollar bond six years ago. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:10:19 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 14209 at http://ijpr.org Groundbreaking Kicks Off LCC Campus Remodels Mother's Milk Donation Drop Site Opens http://ijpr.org/post/mothers-milk-donation-drop-site-opens PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend will now accept donations of breast milk. It's the first hospital-based project of its kind in Lane County. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert reports how the new milk drop site works.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/klcc/audio/2014/05/MOTHERMILK.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Midwives and health care practitioners have long known mother's milk is the best food an infant can get. But, sometimes a woman can't produce milk for her new born. Tue, 13 May 2014 23:01:54 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 12347 at http://ijpr.org Mother's Milk Donation Drop Site Opens Officials Launch System Improvements to Help At-risk Youth http://ijpr.org/post/officials-launch-system-improvements-help-risk-youth Lane County is one of thirteen jurisdictions across the nation chosen to implement a new juvenile justice program model. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:58:26 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 11535 at http://ijpr.org Officials Launch System Improvements to Help At-risk Youth Oregon Senator Speaks Out On Hobby Lobby Case http://ijpr.org/post/oregon-senator-speaks-out-hobby-lobby-case Last week, the US Supreme Court heard “Hobby Lobby vs Sebelius.” The case could allow for-profit companies to deny health insurance coverage to women for birth control and other services if-- the CEO has a moral objection. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 23:14:45 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 10298 at http://ijpr.org Oregon Senator Speaks Out On Hobby Lobby Case Wolves Stress Cows Out http://ijpr.org/post/wolves-stress-cows-out It may not come as a surprise to hear that wolves make cows nervous. Unlike bovine that haven’t ever had a run-in with a wolf pack, ones that have can experience stress-related illnesses. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:00:48 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 8953 at http://ijpr.org Wolves Stress Cows Out Land Advocates Protest Logging Bill http://ijpr.org/post/land-advocates-protest-logging-bill Conservationists from across the nation are in Eugene this weekend for the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference. Public lands advocates took this opportunity to protest a logging bill sponsored by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden. Today (Friday) more than 50 people marched from the Knight Law Center to the Federal Courthouse.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/klcc/audio/2014/02/logging.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The protesters are opposed to plans to increase logging on public forestlands in western Oregon. Self proclaimed "tree sitters" are part of the rally. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 04:30:17 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 8456 at http://ijpr.org Land Advocates Protest Logging Bill Trade Agreement Protesters Deliver Message to Wyden http://ijpr.org/post/trade-agreement-protesters-deliver-message-wyden At a small rally at the Federal Courthouse in Eugene today (Monday), community activists and union representatives held signs in protest of the new trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (or T-P-P.) KLCC's Tiffany Eckert reports.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/klcc/audio/2014/01/tpprally.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>As the group sang re-worked verses of the popular Bob Dylan protest song, a delegation prepared to hand deliver about 55 letters to Senator Ron Wyden.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Rally signs show opposition to new trade agreement." da Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:45:27 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 6825 at http://ijpr.org Trade Agreement Protesters Deliver Message to Wyden Hospitals Aren't As Safe As You Might Think http://ijpr.org/post/hospitals-arent-safe-you-might-think <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/klcc/audio/2014/01/HOSPITALSAFETY.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend in Springfield is the largest hospital in the KLCC listening area." data-attribution="Credit peacehealth.org" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/klcc/files/styles/card_280/public/201401/RiverBend-exterior-at-dusk.jpg" alt="" /><p>Many who work in the hospital industry claim the “aura” of modern medicine has lulled many Americans into a false sense of security. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:27:03 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 6691 at http://ijpr.org Hospitals Aren't As Safe As You Might Think Springfield Meat Company Fined For Safety Violations http://ijpr.org/post/springfield-meat-company-fined-safety-violations The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (or OSHA) fined Bright Oaks Meat, Incorporated for violations after an employee's hand was pulled into the blades of a tenderizing machine. &#160;<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/klcc/audio/2013/11/TENDERIZER.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A female employee had to get 60 stitches on her right hand after the August incident. The meat tenderizer she was using had no safety guard. Darla Harris is co-owner of Bright Oaks Meat. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:22:27 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 3533 at http://ijpr.org Springfield Meat Company Fined For Safety Violations