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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Rachael McDonald

As the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge seems to be near an end, a fundraising campaign opposing it has been suspended. Leaders of the “Go Home” campaign say after a man died this week, they felt it was appropriate.

KOIN.com

Oregon’s high school graduation rate increased to 73-point-8 percent in 2015. That’s up 2 percent from the year before.

Rachael McDonald

Mike Clark has declared his candidacy for Mayor of Eugene. The city councilor made the announcement at a press conference Tuesday.

AURN

The University of Oregon is celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week. April Ryan, the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) delivered the keynote address Tuesday on campus.

Rachael McDonald

A large crowd gathered in downtown Eugene Tuesday to rally against the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge.

Marisa Fox

A woman who works for St Vincent de Paul is trying to help a couple who just had a baby. The family doesn’t have a vehicle and that makes a difficult situation more challenging.

Predator Defense

Coyote Hunting contest is happening this weekend in Harney County . Predator advocates are condemning the event, especially given the ongoing occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge by armed militants .

Rachael McDonald

After an entire year travelling around the world, Noah Strycker is home from his “big year” of birding. The 29-year-old from Creswell was able to identify 6 thousand 42 species of birds, breaking the world record.

Oregon Democratic Congressman Peter DeFazio called on the Justice Department Wednesday to take action against the armed militants occupying the Malheur Wildlife Refuge.

EWEB

The City of Eugene’s Urban Renewal Agency will be sole controller of the Eugene Water & Electric Board property along the Willamette River. The vote was 6 to 2 today Wednesday.

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