Deonna Anderson

News Reporter

Deonna Anderson is a recent graduate from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Since April 2017, she has served as an equitable cities fellow at Next City, covering equitable economic development. Deonna has interned at The Marshall Project, covering the criminal justice system, and at NYMag.com, where she also freelanced as a fact-checker.  She joined the KLCC News team as a volunteer reporter in October 2017.

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The Heceta Head Lighthouse, north of Florence, will be closed for repairs in July. The project was funded by donations and Oregon Lottery dollars. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson reports.

Andony Melathopoulos

People will be celebrating the work of bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles during National Pollinator Week -- June 18-24. Oregonians are zeroing in on bees, an insect with over 500 species in the Pacific Northwest.

Greenhill Humane Society in Eugene is moving forward with its remodel, after raising a portion of its five-point-six million dollar campaign goal. It will start construction next week.


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The history and legacy of the African American community in Eugene dates back to at least the 1890s. Now, there’s an effort to preserve the historic property of one Black family in particular – the Mims.

Writer, speaker and self-described internet yeller Ijeoma Oluo is the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race. In addition to race, Oluo also writes about feminism, social justice and the arts. Her work has been featured in  The Washington PostElle Magazine, and The Guardian among other outlets.

Oluo spoke with KLCC's Deonna Anderson ahead of her talk in Eugene this week.

Willamette National Forest

Crews are still working to remove a rock slide that in December closed off access to a popular hot springs in the Willamette National Forest east of Eugene. The first phase for reopening Forest Service Road 19 (Aufderheide Drive) is complete.

The Eugene 4J School District is close to finalizing a schedule that will begin during 2018-2019 academic year. It’s holding a community forum Wednesday  from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the 4J Education Center.


A fraternity at the University of Oregon was suspended after a derogatory document with its name on it surfaced. An investigation by the university is underway. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson has more.

Central Oregon Fire Info

Wildfires are hard to predict. But officials are preparing for what might be a busy fire season in Oregon. This Saturday, some local homeowners are doing their part to make their homes more resistant when fires do happen. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson has more.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office arrested a student this week for writing threats on a bathroom wall at South Umpqua High School. As KLCC’s Deonna Anderson reports, the student was charged with a Class A misdemeanor.

The first degree disorderly conduct charge is punishable by up to one year in jail. The Sheriff’s Office is encouraging parents to talk with their children about the consequences of these types of crimes.

Here’s Sergeant Brad O’Dell.

Every year since 1970, April 22nd has marked Earth Day. Over time, the day has grown into a worldwide movement and a moment to highlight environmental issues. As KLCC’s Deonna Anderson reports, some cities – including Corvallis – are making every day Earth Day.

Uber

Eugene City Council is expected to vote next week on a plan to bring Uber, and other ride hailing services, back to the city. Currently, the popular taxi alternatives are not operating in Eugene. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson has more.

Springfield Police Department

The Springfield Police Department is investigating a potential hate crime. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson reports.

Oregon State University

Oregon State University has a new research brewery. It’s the latest development of the university’s food science program. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson has more.


John Holloway/Recreational Fishing Alliance

Across the Oregon Coast, recreational fisherman can now catch rockfish in a part of the ocean that was once off limits. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson reports.

PeaceHealth Rides

If you’re in Eugene, you may start seeing blue bike rack stations around town soon. And in a couple weeks, you can get access to them. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson has more.

WA Fish & Wildlife

Despite a late start to the season, it looks like Dungeness crab landings in Oregon might surpass last year’s numbers. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson has more.

Wikipedia

Gray whales are making their way north along the Oregon Coast. The State Parks and Recreation Department says it’s the perfect time to spot them. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson reports.

Oregon State University

Oregon State University has started accepting name suggestions for three buildings on its Corvallis campus. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson reports.

Residents in Benton County are the healthiest in the state. That’s according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundations’ County Health Rankings report.

Eugene Police

Thursday morning, there was an armed robbery at Lil’s Lottery on River Road in Eugene.
This is the eighth in a series of armed thefts in Eugene in the last two weeks.

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The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon has a new exhibition on display. It addresses something almost all of us have on our heads: hair. KLCC's Deonna Anderson visited the museum to see the show and talk to the curator.

A former union organizer will kick off her campaign for Oregon State Representative on Saturday. Kimberly Koops is running for House District 11 as a Democrat. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson has more.

City of Eugene

City of Eugene voters will be deciding on parks and recreation funding measures this May. City councilors moved the levy and bond proposals to the ballot Monday night. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson reports.

University of Oregon

The University of Oregon plans to start building its Black Cultural Center this summer. The $2.2 million building is expected to open before the 2019-2020 school year. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson reports.

Benton County

Benton County’s jail is chronically overcrowded. Officials hope to improve the system in a way that addresses the needs of inmates and the community. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson has more.

Oregon State University

Oregon State University President Ed Ray today called for closing the education achievement gap between low-income and wealthy families. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson has more.

Ed Coleman, University Archives photograph collection, UA Ref 3

Eugene City Councilor Greg Evans has proposed name changes for a community center and park to honor community leaders. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson reports.

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Corvallis resident Jennifer Moreland and her husband took a road trip to Los Angeles last year. Moreland was inspired by the murals in the city. She took a photo in front of one with wings.  Then posted it on Facebook. This led to an art project of her own.

Courtesy: United Way of Lane County

Childhood oral health is a problem in Oregon. A 2012 survey found that about half of children age six to nine have at least one cavity. A partnership in Lane County is trying to tackle the issue one toothbrush at a time. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson reports.

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