Rachael McDonald

Reporter / Interim News Director

As of 7/1/17 Rachael is KLCC's interim News Director.  A search for a new News Director will begin soon.

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 returned to KLCC in 2007. She reports on city and county government, politics, the environment, homelessness  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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John Fischer

The City of Eugene throws away over 40 million pounds of food every year, half of which comes from homes. The south university neighborhood will be joining Eugene’s growing food waste collection pilot program this week.

A group of public safety advocates have formed a new non-profit to help out the Eugene Police Department.

Rachael McDonald

We won’t know the final vote count on a ballot measure to ban aerial pesticide spraying in Lincoln County until early June. The ordinance is currently passing with a 27 vote margin.

The film Tracktown, made by University of Oregon alum and Olympic runner Alexi Pappas and her partner Jeremy Teicher, is showing now in Eugene. It features familiar Eugene haunts, including Hayward Field, Saturday Market, and running trails around town.

Rachael McDonald

In Tuesday’s special election, Lane County voters approved a renewal of a 5-year jail funding levy.

Rachael McDonald

A citizen-backed ordinance that would ban aerial pesticide spraying in Lincoln County is passing, very narrowly.

He passed early Sunday morning of pneumonia. Michael was 66.

Jes Burns

A state commission Thursday rejected the University of Oregon’s plan to raise in-state tuition by more than 10 percent. The U of O says this is a tremendous setback as it grapples with less state funding and higher costs.

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As they continue to face a $1.6 billion budget shortfall, Oregon lawmakers will get an update on the state's financial outlook next week. The May revenue forecast is a key piece of information as budget-writers put together the next two-year spending plan.

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A cat in Springfield has tested positive for rabies. Public health officials say cats, dogs and other pets should be vaccinated against the deadly disease.

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