Rachael McDonald

Reporter / News Host

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.

Ways to Connect

Medical (1)

 

• PeaceHealth - The following PeaceHealth Medical Group clinics will delay opening until 10 a.m.: Barger, Dexter, Santa Clara and South Eugene. Posted: Mon. 9th, 07:10 AM

Transportation (1)

• Lane Transit District - Buses on snow routes. 16 routes impacted. Detours: 1, 24, 27, 28, 33, 66, 67, 73, 76, 81, 82, 85, 91, 92, 95, 98. Routes 82, 85 & 98 no service to LCC. Visit LTD.org/Service-Alerts for more. UPDATE Posted: Mon. 9th, 08:02 AM

Counties/Regional (6)

Lane County Sheriff's Office

According to the National Weather Service a new ice storm is on its way to Lane County this weekend that could wreak as much havoc as the December ice storm.

Mt. Bachelor website

After some recent winters with little snowpack, the cascades are enjoying lots of white stuff. Transportation officials say it’s important to be prepared when heading up to the mountains.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

It’s already been a busy, exhausting couple of weeks for Eugene Public Works crews and they’re bracing for possible freezing rain and more snow Saturday.

Transportation (1)

Lane Transit District - Buses on snow routes. 14 LTD routes On detour: Routes 1, 24 (light snow), 27 (heavy snow), 33, 36, 73 (light snow), 76 (light snow), 78, 81, 82, 85, 91, 92, 98.See LTD.org/Service-Alerts for more detail. UPDATE Posted: Fri. 6th, 07:28 AM

Counties/Regional (2)

• LCOG - Senior & Disability Services – Cottage Grove office - 2 Hours Late Posted: Fri. 6th, 05:39 AM

ODOT

A landslide has closed U.S. Highway 20 west of Toledo. The State Department of Transportation says both lanes were blocked Thursday morning on the road between Corvallis and Newport.

Rachael McDonald

The frigid temperatures will stick around the Willamette Valley through Saturday according to the National Weather Service.

Medical (1)

• Oregon Medical Group - Opening at 10 am Posted: Wed. 4th, 05:01 PM

Transportation (1)

• Lane Transit District - Buses on snow routes. 13 LTD routes on detour and 2 routes not running. On detour: Routes 1, 24 (heavy snow), 27 (heavy snow), 28, 33, 36, 73 (heavy snow), 76 (light snow), 78, 81, 91, and 92 (LCC closed) and 98. Not running: Routes 82 and 85. See LTD.org/Service-Alerts for more detail. UPDATE Posted: Thu. 5th, 05:52 AM

Lane Blood Center

The combination of winter weather and holidays means a shortage for blood banks in the northwest.  The Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors because of a nationwide scarcity.

Medical (2)

• Oregon Medical Group - Opening at 10 am (For Thu. Jan 5th) Posted: Wed. 4th, 05:01 PM

• Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon - Closed. All Health Centers in Lane County and Rogue Valley will remain closed today. Please call 541-344-9411 to reschedule appointments. UPDATE Posted: Wed. 4th, 11:53 AM

Transportation (1)

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