Briana Friden

News Reporter

As a bilingual student at University of Oregon majoring in Spanish, Briana Friden fell in love with journalism during her stint as a student reporter/anchor for Duck TV, the university's student run news network. Briana joined the KLCC News team as a volunteer reporter in October 2017, and is determined to make her mark in broadcast news following graduation.

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Austin Ramirez will serve as Lane County’s New Community & Economic Development analyst, as an advocate for rural communities. Today (Monday) was his first day. KLCC’s Briana Friden reports.

With a potential Eugene 4J school bond on November’s ballot, board members aim to make a decision regarding the budget by May. They hope to incorporate ideas from the community during 6 forums. KLCC’s Briana Friden went to one of them at Cal Young Middle school.

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With temperatures dropping severely the next few nights, Egan Warming Center Sites in Eugene and Springfield are expected to fill quickly. KLCC’s Briana Friden reports the late season cold is creating a demand for more volunteers.

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The Eugene 4J School board is holding several community forums about a potential bond measure to be placed on an upcoming ballot- possibly in November. KLCC’s Briana Friden reports.

The Bethel School district isn’t feeling the love this Valentine’s Day from many parents. They’re upset about recent policy changes in classroom holiday observances. Briana Friden reports.

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Roseburg’s Umpqua Dairy has known for quite some time that there is a high demand for organic milk. KLCC’s Briana Friden reports that for the first time in 87 years, the company has begun to process and distribute organic milk one hundred percent produced in Douglas County.

A 10-thousand dollar grant from an Oregon tribe will help keep families in the Eugene area from homelessness. KLCC’s Briana Friden reports the funds for ShelterCare come from the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians.

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Jesus Narvaez is the DACA recipient who was chosen to attend Tuesday’s State of the Union Address as Congressman Peter DeFazio’s honorary guest. KLCC asked him about his experience.

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There will be lots of dreamers in the gallery at President Trump’s state of the union address Tuesday.

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Crabbing season is official underway in Oregon, north of Cape Blanco.

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Tuesday, January 23rd,  is Election Day and the last day to return a ballot for Oregon’s Special Election. KLCC reports that as of  today, turnout in Lane County is at 33%.

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A new study from Eugene based Oregon Research Institute finds marijuana use among young people has increased since the state legalized recreational use in 2015. / Egan Warming Center Logo

Monday night was the first activation this winter for Egan Warming Centers in Eugene/ Springfield, as temperatures dropped below 30 degrees. KLCC checked in with Egan partner Lane Community College about the first activation at their site.

Oregon Coast Aquarium

A sea turtle  -named “Turkey” -  is making waves this holiday season by being the first turtle to be treated in Oregon Coast Aquarium’s renovated sea turtle holding area in Newport.  The aquarium just rescued a second turtle that is yet to be named.

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A 65 year old holiday tradition is back on in Springfield. There was some confusion in the community as to whether the Christmas parade would even happen, after originally being cancelled in October.

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A former club captain for Rotary Club of Eugene Airport is accused of stealing $5,000 in raffle ticket proceeds last year.

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The FDA and Lane County Public Health are urging people not to use Kratom, a botanical supplement sold in stop n shops and dispensaries.

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The Corvallis Boys and Girls Club has finally reached their 6 million dollar goal to put up walls on their new teen center. The walls went up Tuesday.

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Oregon taxpayers have been receiving phone calls from scammers pretending to be with the IRS or Internal Revenue Service. KLCC’s Briana Friden has the story.

A Springfield jail and police levy appears to have been approved in Tuesday’s special election, by about 68 percent. It is a levy of $1.40 per $1,000 assessed value for five years beginning in July 2018. The levy is a renewal which funds the municipal jail and city police.