Desmond O'Boyle

Weekend Edition Host / Reporter

Desmond O'Boyle is KLCC's local host of Weekend Edition Saturday and Weekend Edition Sunday.

He graduated from Colorado Mesa University with an AA in 2006. Shortly after, he moved to Eugene and continued his education at the University of Oregon studying Journalism. He started working as a volunteer at KLCC in 2011 and graduated with a BS later that year.

Desmond plays the Great Highland Bagpipe and is Pipe Major of the Eugene Highlanders. He has been playing since he was 12.

Other interests include skiing, hiking, disc golf, and cooking.

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As spring gardening picks up in Oregon, state officials want to remind everyone to be mindful of bee populations. Homeowners can take simple steps to "bee" friendly to pollinators.

Warmer temperatures are arriving earlier this year, moving up the timetable for planting gardens and flowerbeds. The Oregon Department of Agriculture wants to remind gardeners and homeowners to be mindful of the products they use, as some are harmful to bees. Rose Kachadoorian is entomologist for the D.O.A.

Bureau of Land Management

Oregon's Owyee Canyonlands may need more protection than currently exists. A new study says the area's remoteness has helped protect it so far, but local resource extraction proposals could threaten it.

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Some fans of Portland's Major League Soccer team, the Timbers, want the team to change one of the home-field chants, claiming a verse objectifies women. Many fans remain quiet in protest during the verse: "Portland Boys, We are Here;" "Shag your women, drink your beer!"

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Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in Oregon’s Democratic Presidential primary, Tuesday night. About 200 supporters celebrated at Cozmic Pizza in Eugene.

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About 200 supporters for presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders are celebrating at Cozmic Pizza in Eugene Tuesday night. As results trickled in for Oregon’s Primary, an enthusiastic crowd reacted to live updates their candidate was defeating Hilary Clinton.

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Major metro areas in Oregon continue to grow and thrive, but new home construction across the State remains stagnant. Even though homes aren't getting built, that doesn't mean the real estate market is quiet.

Oregon's economy continues to expand. The State unemployment rate is hovering around 5%. Many job sectors are posting gains, and the national economic expansion is causing migration trends. But, even though the population is increasing, single family homes aren't getting built. Tim Duy is an Economics Professor at the University of Oregon.

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There are two candidates on the ballot for Deschutes County Commissioner Position 2. Each candidate is unopposed for his party’s nomination in the May 17th primary. 

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In the May Primary, Springfield residents can choose between two candidates for mayor. Incumbent Christine Lundberg has held the position since 2010. Her challenger is Robert Drake.

Michael Sullivan / News-Review

There are five candidates running for Douglas County Commisioner, that’s down from the original 10 who applied.

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Oregon medical officials are looking at ways to curb and reduce the number of opioid deaths. Physicians and medical directors met at a summit in Seaside, Thursday, to discuss options.

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