Amy Brenneman

News Intern

Amy Brenneman is the 2019 Snowden Intern. She began working in the KLCC News Room June 24, 2019.  She recently graduated from University of Oregon with a major in journalism and a minor in anthropology. She loves radio so much, she even made her undergraduate thesis an audio story about paranormal tourism in the United States. 

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Amy Brenneman / KLCC

Oregon’s foster care system has more than a few issues, according to last year’s Secretary of State’s audit of the Department of Human Services. However, Looking Glass’ Regional Crisis Center in Eugene is trying to help children struggling in their home environment.


Amy Brenneman / KLCC

The City of Eugene is asking people to submit name suggestions for three new streets in the Downtown Riverfront.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

The hot and dry weather this week in Oregon is raising concerns about potential wildfire starts.

Micah Elconin

A program in Eugene is hoping to solidify the city as a hub for food and beverage manufacturing.

Pentagon Federal Credit Union

On Thursday, nearly 20 employees with Eugene’s Pentagon Federal Credit Union picketed and delivered a petition against the company’s relocation of workers.

Willamette River Festival

Tomorrow’s third annual Willamette River Festival is adding several new events focusing on indigenous culture in the Willamette Valley.

Friends of Buford Park and Mount Pisgah

All trails at Howard-Buford Recreation Area are now open after temporary closures due to the Mount Pisgah fire. Visitors can access the Eastern Trailhead and parking area, as well as the entirety of trails 6 and 46.

Dustin Nagy

A new student production at Lane Community College will focus on bringing issues around suicide out of the shadows. “Lighting the Darkness: Stories of Suicide and Carrying On” is this Friday and Saturday at LCC.

City of Eugene

Campbell Community Center’s renovation and expansion will break ground tomorrow after its annual ice cream social.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Last week, a fire at Howard Buford Recreation area burned 51 acres of the east side of Mount Pisgah. The flame was sparked by a mower.

National Park Service

An Oakridge man pleaded guilty today to illegally killing an endangered gray wolf.

EWEB

The U.S. Geological Survey is giving more money to the University of Oregon to fund its work on an early earthquake warning system for the west coast.

Oregon Department of Forestry

As of Friday morning, the Howard Buford Recreation Area- Mt. Pisgah fire is at least 75 percent contained.

Eugene School District 4J

The Eugene 4J School District is moving their meal services in-house. After more than 20 years of working with large food service companies, staff are trying out locally-sourced recipes.

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

The 20-foot juvenile humpback whale that washed ashore yesterday near Waldport has been euthanized today after efforts to save the mammal failed.

Eugene 4J

Eugene 4J school district is implementing reusable silverware and composting programs in their elementary schools. 

Mike Theiler / Reuters

Oregon Democratic Senator, Ron Wyden, is calling for mandatory election security standards.

Amy Brenneman / KLCC

Saturday was the 28th Pride celebration in Lane County.

Amy Brenneman / KLCC

Friday marked Eugene’s 37th annual S.L.U.G. Queen Competition and Coronation.

Vincent Mays / Eugene Springfield Pride

This Saturday, Eugene Springfield Pride Festival will take place at Alton Baker Park.

Karen Richards / KLCC

Lane County Waste Management is introducing ongoing community-based plastics recycling to replace its single day Plastics Roundup event.

On Health

Lincoln County Health and Human Services has confirmed several cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, in the area.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Oregon democratic senator, Ron Wyden, wants stronger action on gun control in response to the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

Wikimedia

In June, the City of Eugene put a moratorium on glyphosate a common ingredient found in herbicides such as Roundup.

Three Oregon counties are establishing a regional committee ahead of the 2020 census. Each person recorded in the area represents $3,200 in federal funding.

Amy Brenneman / KLCC

Reality Kitchen is a wholesale bakery and café in Eugene that offers jobs to people with disabilities is expanding.


Milepost 97 Fire Facebook page

With hotter, drier weather arriving this weekend, fire crews in Douglas County are making progress on the Milepost 97 fire. The blaze is one mile south of Canyonville.

PeaceHealth opened a same-day clinic in South Eugene on July 22nd.

Sarah-Kate Sharkey

Hundreds of artists are coming to Eugene to take part in Visual Arts Week, kicking off this Friday.

Looking Glass

Last month, Looking Glass opened its newly remodeled Regional Crisis Center, which offers residential mental health treatment to vulnerable youth in Lane County.

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