Amanda Butt

Reporter

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.

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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.

Environment
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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Environment
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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Transportation
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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Education
1:36 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

UO Alumni Creates RAINMaker Fund For Student Entrepreneurs

Paul Anthony Troiano
Credit University of Oregon

A University of Oregon alumnus has created a 300,000 dollar endowment to help student entrepreneurs at the University pursue their business startups.

Paul Anthony Troiano is a music entrepreneur, artist and producer. He started his first successful business called "Rumblefish" while studying at the U of O thanks to a backer who invested in his company. Now Troiano wants to "pay it forward" with the RAINMaker fund, designed to help students to grow their small businesses.

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Health
12:36 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Online Guide Helps Explain Health Care Costs

Credit Stethescopes

The health insurance open enrollment period began November 15th. This is the date by which those who buy their health insurance can change plans or change companies. To clarify some health coverage costs, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services put together an online guide.

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Other News
3:33 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

World War Two Veteran Recounts His Time In Battle

The veteran's color guard at the Eugene Veteran's Building
Credit Amanda Butt

Tuesday, Eugene honored its veterans at the annual “11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month” ceremony at the Veteran’s Building downtown.

Mike Reuter served in the 509 Parachute Infantry Battalion during World War Two. He arrived with his infantry in Italy in 1944 and soon after, they were engaged in action.

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Health
5:48 am
Mon November 10, 2014

13th Annual Civil War Blood Drive

Credit Lane Blood Center

At the end of the month, the Ducks and the Beavers will face off on the football field for the annual Civil War game. For over a decade, Oregonians have been getting involved in the competition themselves by donating blood. 

The Civil War Blood Drive has seen more than 85,000 people donate blood in the past 12 years. Now in its 13th year, Drive sponsors hope to see its largest turnout. Kristi McElhinney from Lane Blood Center shares why the event is so successful:

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Politics & Government
1:34 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Lincoln County Library District To Vote On Measure 21-156

Credit Newport Public Library

Lincoln County libraries are hoping voters will say “yes” to ballot Measure 21-156. The measure asks the Library District to renew the levy that’s been funding the county’s five public libraries since the mid-90s.

Measure 21-156 asks county voters living outside of Lincoln City, Newport, Toledo and Yachats to renew the levy taxing nine cents on every 1,000 dollars of property value. These voters make up the Lincoln County Library District. The tax allows residents throughout the county access to the library. Ted Smith, the director at Newport Public Library explains:

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Disasters & Accidents
12:16 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Oregon Participates In The Great ShakeOut

Credit eraelmundo

On October 16 at 10:16 a.m., Oregonians will have a chance to practice “drop, cover, and hold” as a part of the international Great ShakeOut exercise.

When a major earthquake hits Oregon, residents need to be prepared. The state lies in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, putting the area at risk of an earthquake.

To get people prepared, the state will be holding “The Great Oregon ShakeOut." This drill gives communities, schools, and other organizations a chance to practice their immediate responses to a tremor.

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