Amanda Butt


Amanda is a volunteer reporter at KLCC. She is a student at the University of Oregon where she studies Journalism and French. She hopes to one day use these two degrees as an international correspondent
broadcaster for radio or television.

At the University of Oregon, Amanda is specializing in broadcast journalism and is developing her multimedia and documentary skills as well. She enjoys telling stories with both video and audio. She is a producer for Duck TV News, the student-run, weekly news production on campus. She has also reported for Oregon News and interned as a reporter for KECI 13, an NBC news affiliate in Missoula, Montana. This summer Amanda worked with faculty and students at the U of O to produce a show called Northwest Stories for OPB.

In her free time, Amanda enjoys hiking, skiing, reading, and playing soccer.


3:51 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Eugene City Council Considers Changing Public Passenger Vehicle Code For Uber

Credit Uber

Eugene City Council held a hearing Tuesday night to discuss the ride sharing app, Uber. It's been violating city code since it arrived in Eugene. The council is considering changing the code to accommodate Uber.

If Eugene's public passenger vehicle code is updated, it would allow ride sharing, smart phone applications to charge fares and would require the services to be licensed by the city.

Eugene asked Uber to cease its services in November and has been fining the business 2,000 dollars a day since December 15th.

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Document Release
12:33 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

22,000 Pages Of Electronic Documents "Unlawfully" Released From University Of Oregon

Johnson Hall on the University of Oregon Campus.
Credit Visitor7

Two unnamed University of Oregon employees have been put on leave after 22,000 pages of electronic records were released from the president's office. Interim President Scott Coltrane claims the release was unlawful.

The information was requested by an unidentified professor and released without being inspected to meet state and federal privacy laws.  

The documents include confidential information and correspondence between the university's last four presidents and parents, students and faculty.

Tobin Klinger is a UO spokesman:

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5:03 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Volleyball Tournaments Expected To Bring Thousands To Eugene-Springfield Area

The Moshofsky Center transformed for the Oregon MLK Team Classic.
Credit Eugene, Cascades & Coast

Eugene and Springfield are holding two weekend-long volleyball tournaments for USA Volleyball Junior Girls Club Teams. Organizers expect these tournaments will attract thousands of athletes, coaches and college recruiters.  

Mike Gaffaney  is with the Eugene, Cascades and Coast Sports Commission. He expects many participants will be from out of town and will bring business to the Eugene-Springfield area.  

Gaffaney: "Everybody's staying in hotel rooms. They're eating at restaurants. They're spending money on flights, car rentals, those kind of things."

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11:31 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Bend Advances To Semifinals Of National Energy Saving Competition

The Environmental Center in Bend.

Bend has made it to the semifinals in a national competition to save energy. The two year challenge is called the Georgetown University Energy Prize. A launch party to kick off the Bend Energy Challenge is Wednesday.

Bend is one of 50 communities around the country still in the running for a $5 million prize based on the city's reduced energy use.

The Environmental Center in Bend first learned of the competition in fall 2013. Since then, the city has been filing paperwork and constructing a plan on how to save energy.

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2:24 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

South Slough And State Lands Purchase Indian Point Property

Tuesday, the Oregon Department of State Lands and the South Slough National Estuarine Reserve announced they purchased 240 acres in the Coos Estuary in October.

The land, known as the Indian Point Parcel, will become part of nearly 600 acres of protected wetlands.

Funds to purchase the parcel came from a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant. It specifies the land must be used for educational and research purposes. South Slough manager Gary Cooper describes the early plans for the property:

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2:11 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Air Stagnation Can Cause Health Problems In Oregonians

Fog below Mt. Pisgah.

Foggy days are common during Oregon winters. When damp air lingers for too long, it can lead to health problems.

Air stagnation occurs when two layers of cold air trap a layer of warm air between them. This warm air can then become saturated with pollutants such as car exhaust and chimney smoke.

Jason Davis from Lane County Health says this poor air quality can result in many symptoms.  

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Politics & Government
12:25 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Lane County Certifies Measure 92 Recount Results

Wednesday, the Lane County Clerk certified the results of the vote recount for ballot Measure 92 which would require the labeling of genetically modified organisms. The recount showed little change. The results remain with more than 85,000 in favor and more than 62,000 against. These results follow a statewide recount of votes on the measure. The recount was required because the difference was within one half of one percent. State law requires close results to be automatically recounted.

11:54 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Wind Warning Surges Along Oregon Coast

Wind gusts near the Florence Coast.
Credit Amanda Butt

A high wind warning is in effect along the Oregon coast today. Winds are expected to reach up to 85 miles per hour in the higher coastal elevations. This extreme weather threat caused Siuslaw school district to shut down for the day and public officials prepared for emergencies.

The National Weather Service has forecast high winds all along the Oregon Coast. Siuslaw Fire and Rescue Chief Jim Langborg began warning the Florence community on social media and preparing his responders when he heard the storm was on its way.

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2:15 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Climate Change And Indigenous Peoples Conference

Events will also take place at the Many Nations Longhouse.

Tuesday evening, the third annual Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Conference begins at the University of Oregon. 63 undergraduate students conducted research and will be presenting their findings.

Rising temperatures and ocean water levels are threatening Native American traditions in the Northwest. The conference will look at how indigenous sovereignty and culture are affected by climate change.  

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12:13 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Eugene Airport Has Advice For Holiday Travelers

Credit Chenue Her

The Eugene Airport anticipates thousands of passengers now through the Thanksgiving weekend.

With all the traffic, airport officials suggest travelers check-in online to avoid lines at the desk. They can also check the airport website in advance to make sure their flights are on schedule.

Airport services manager Casey Boatman says travelers tend to expect the usual short lines, but this time of year, that’s not the case.

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