Rachael McDonald

Morning Edition Host / Reporter

Rachael McDonald started her career at KLCC as a volunteer in the newsroom in 2000.  Rachael was hired by the Northwest News Network to establish their Richland bureau in 2004. She reported on the progress of cleanup at Hanford Nuclear Reservation, chemical weapons destruction at the Umatilla Chemical Depot, agriculture and wine. Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 to be the host of Morning Edition. She also reports on Lane County, forest issues and a variety of other local and regional stories. Rachael has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Oregon. Rachael has won numerous awards for her reporting including first place from PRNDI for her story "Garden Brings Community Together" and for her interview with Naseem Rhaka, author of "The Crying Tree".  Rachael enjoys reading, hiking, biking and cooking.

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Northwest athletes had another good day at the Olympic Track and Field trials in Eugene. University of Oregon graduates had success running in front of a home crowd at Hayward Field.

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Portland runner Emily Infeld is going to the Olympics in Rio. She finished second in the women’s 10-thousand meter race at Hayward field in Eugene Saturday. 

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Olympic Gold medalist Ashton Eaton competes this weekend in the Track and Field Trials at Hayward Field. At the 2012 trials, he broke a decathlon world record. He says his goal this time is to make the Olympic team. 

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This weekend an intentional community in Eugene will celebrate its 25th Anniversary. They’re having an open house Saturday.

The Lane County Board of Commissioners wants more authority to challenge proposed ballot measures. Under current law, governments and citizens can challenge initiatives before they go to voters on what’s called the single-subject rule.

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As part of a lawsuit settlement, the federal government is proposing changes to the National Flood Insurance Program for Oregon that could severely restrict development in Glenwood and other places across the state.

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Fresh from their wins at the NCAA Championships, University of Oregon student athletes are excited to come back to Hayward Field for the Olympic Track & Field Trials.

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Eugene will start a pilot residential food waste collection program this fall. City Counselors will get an update at their work session Monday.

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The Willamette River got a B-minus on its first report card. The grade reflects the overall health of the river. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald checked in with Joe Moll with the McKenzie River Trust which works to improve river habitat in the Eugene Springfield area.

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A citizens group in Lincoln County will gather signatures for a ballot measure to ban aerial spraying of pesticides. If it qualifies, the initiative would be on the May 2017 ballot.

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