Brian Bull

Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016.  He is a 20-year reporter who has worked at NPR, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including three Edward R. Murrow Awards and the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award in 2012.

An enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe, Bull has worked with NPR's NextGeneration project geared towards diversifying the ranks of tomorrow's journalists, and has been a guest faculty at the Poynter Institute on covering underrepresented communities.

He's glad to be home in the Pacific Northwest, close to his family, tribe, and the Oregon Coast. He's married and has three children, and five cats. He enjoys hiking, cooking, the visual and performing arts, and the occasional Godzilla movie.

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This time of year is when deer and elk are moving from higher to lower elevations for the winter and it’s breeding season for the deer.

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  An outbreak of a bacterial disease has caused sick or dead sea lions to wash up on Oregon and California beaches. 

Researchers say the culprit is leptospirosis, a bacteria that can cause kidney failure, fever, and muscle pain.  Young male sea lions are usually affected and may exhibit dehydration and depression. 

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Flu shots are now available at many clinics, drugstores, and supermarkets. And Lane County officials are urging people to get their shots sooner than later.

The flu is a reliable epidemic, usually hitting in late October or November every year. Medical practitioners say since it takes two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop, getting a flu shot earlier provides immunity once the season is underway.

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Among the countless millions of people who viewed yesterday’s solar eclipse, were firefighters across the Pacific Northwest. Wildfire suppression efforts in Oregon were actually helped by the event. 

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Summer brings crowds to the coast to swim and surf.  Inevitably, fears of shark attacks surface, buoyed by media reports and events like “Shark Week” on cable TV.  Despite recent sightings like those at Cannon Beach last week, most of the fear is over hyped.  

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It’s been more than a decade since White-Nose Syndrome began ravaging bat populations across the East Coast. Now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has given out more than a million dollars in grants to 37 states, to monitor and study the fungal disease.



Brightly colored and loud explosions are expected through the 4th of July.  And fire officials are urging common sense for those residents staging their own fireworks show.

A tri-state collaboration aims to tackle energy, water, and food issues across the Pacific Northwest.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the long-term goal is to improve regional economies as well as human and environmental health.