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Oregon US Rep. Peter DeFazio Given Wayne Morse Integrity Award

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Oregon U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio received the Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation Integrity in Politics Award Wednesday.



DeFazio is the 10th person to receive the honor.

Former recipients include Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, President Jimmy Carter, and California Supreme Court Justice Rose Bird.


The Wayne Morse Integrity in Politics Award is described as in response to recurring challenges in our nation’s civic life and honors the pledge of intellectual independence Senator Morse made to his constituents.


Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.