OSU Has Discussion About Racism

CORVALLIS, Ore. — About 250 people packed into an auditorium at Oregon State University Thursday evening to talk about race, racism, and discrimination. Students planned the town hall meeting earlier this week after the racist video from the University of Oklahoma surfaced. The emotional discussion had many participants in tears as they shared or listened … Continue reading »

Newport Town Hall: Air Facility Closure

NEWPORT, Ore. — Hundreds of coastal residents showed up for a town hall meeting Monday evening at Oregon Coast Community College to oppose the closure of the U.S. Coast Guard Air Facility in Newport. “The air facility here in Newport will close on the 30th of November,” said Admiral R. T. Gromlich, Commander of the … Continue reading »

Concerns Boil Over at VA Town Hall

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Tense moments at a town hall meeting that addressed the VA system. An audit revealed wait times at the Roseburg VA were more than 60 days for new patients. About 50 people signed up to express their concerns. Some verbally attacked the director. Others talked about their experiences. “I sit and wait … Continue reading »

Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Meets

CORVALLIS, Ore. –Corvallis is gearing up for its annual Sustainability Coalition event – and it is expecting over 500 people to attend. Monday will be the Coalition’s sixth annual Sustainability Fair and Town Hall event. There will be 60 booths set up that discuss sustainability. Organizers say it is a great way for the community … Continue reading »

Merkley Holds Corvallis Town Hall

CORVALLIS, Ore. — More than 150 people showed up at Crescent Valley High School for an annual town hall meeting with Senator Jeff Merkley on Friday. Merkley discussed a range of topics, including his support for the Affordable Care Act and for emergency unemployment benefits. CVHS students and members of the community listened to the … Continue reading »

Sen. Wyden Holds Town Hall Meeting

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon Senator Ron Wyden hosted a town hall meeting in Eugene Monday. The senator talked with people from throughout the county about local issues, including honored veterans. Students even took time out of their day so they could get involved in the political conversation. “It’s kind of cool that he’s here and … Continue reading »

DeFazio at Town Halls in Douglas County

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Representative Peter DeFazio continues his town hall tour of Oregon Tuesday, speaking with the public and taking questions about jobs and the economy. He’ll be making two stops Aug. 21. From 2-3 p.m., he’ll be at the Seven Feathers Convention Center in Canyonville, and then from 5:15-6:15 p.m. he’ll be in Roseburg … Continue reading »

Rep. DeFazio Holds Town Hall Meetings

EUGENE, Ore. — Representative Peter DeFazio is holding a series of town hall meetings across Southwest Oregon this week and next. DeFazio will be discussing his efforts to create jobs, boost the economy, and decrease the deficit, as well as listening to concerns from the public and answering questions about federal issues. He’s holding two … Continue reading »