Congressional Candidates Face Off

EUGENE, Ore. — For the first time this year, candidates for Oregon’s 4th Congressional U.S. District seat went head to head in a debate in Eugene. Incumbent Rep. Peter DeFazio a Democrat from Springfield, Pacific Green Candidate Michael Beilstein from Corvallis and Republican challenger Art Robinson from Cave Junction took the podium Wednesday night at … Continue reading »

UOPD Considers Arming its Officers

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon held its first public hearing as it considers arming its police officers. About 50 people filed into the meeting including students, attorneys and officers. UO Public Safety Division became an official police department in October. Part of that transition includes giving guns to officers. The university says arming … Continue reading »

LCC Instructor Analyzes Debate

EUGENE, Ore. — A political science instructor from Lane Community College says one candidate clearly came out stronger Thursday night–Vice President Joe Biden. We called on LCC political science instructor Steve Candee to sit down with KEZI 9 News and watch the debate. The instructor says despite criticism on social networking sites, he thinks Biden’s … Continue reading »

V.P. Candidates Prepare for Debate

EUGENE, Ore. — The two candidates are very different but have a couple of specific tasks Thursday night. The political science instructor we spoke with says Joe Biden and Paul Ryan are not only very different generationally but also in their experience debating. This debate could prove significant coming off of last week’s presidential debate … Continue reading »

City Council Candidates Debate Sunday

EUGENE, Ore. — Two candidates for the Eugene City Council will face each other in a debate on Sunday, two months ahead of election day. Juan Carlos Valle is running against incumbent Betty Taylor for the Ward 2 seat on the council. Taylor has held the position since 1997. The debate, sponsored by the League … Continue reading »