Trump Takes His Vision To Congress, The Country And An Audience For The Ages

On Tuesday night, President Trump will address a joint session of the Congress for the first time, laying out his case for making the agenda of his campaign the law of the land. He will talk about controlling immigration, cutting taxes, abolishing regulations, repealing the Affordable Care Act, pulling out of multinational trade agreements and spending more on defense and homeland security. He may also talk about his disdain for much of the news media and bring up social issues such as...

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JPR Live Session: The Bones of J.R. Jones

Where some musicians lock themselves away in a studio to create an album or a concrete collection of songs, Jonathon Linaberry can’t help but write whenever inspiration strikes. The blues singer and multi-instrumentalist, who incorporates elements of old-time folk into the all-encompassing persona of The Bones of J.R. Jones , describes his songwriting as “ a continuing evolution. ” Nonetheless, he admits he often wishes his ever-wandering creative spirit would settle down. “ I would jump at the chance to have the flexibility where I can have six months locked away in a room and focus on one solid cohesive theme for a record, ” Linaberry says. “ But unfortunately with my schedule I try to cram these songs into the spaces of my life where I can fit them. ”

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North Coast Agency Leads Effort To Retire Old School Buses

It can be fun to watch the kids get on the school bus in the morning. Unless you're stuck behind an older bus spewing smelly smoke. Rural districts in particular tend to have the oldest, most polluting school buses. California's Rural School Bus Pilot Project aims to get many of those older buses off the road, and the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District has been chosen to administer the project for the whole state.

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Inside the Ashland Independent Film Festival

The Ashland Independent Film Festival is gearing up for its 16 th season, which takes place for five days in early April. JPR reporter Jennifer Margulis has been busy getting a behind-the-scenes look at how it all happens. JPR’s Liam Moriarty invited Jennifer into the studio to tell us about it.

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Oregon Virtual Reality Incubator Takes Artists Into New Worlds

Imagine a gallery where you can step into a painting, fly through the ceiling to the heavens above, or learn a dance from a virtual flamingo. Its not a world far off. Virtual and augmented reality stand to transform the art world, and the tech incubator Oregon Story Board is on the front lines. As a December snowstorm raged around OSBs office in downtown Portland, the artist Kristin Lucas was dreaming of flamingos. Im interested in making an augmented reality experience for the HoloLens, she...

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Imagine a gallery where you can step into a painting, fly through the ceiling to the heavens above, or learn a dance from a virtual flamingo. It’s not a world far off. Virtual and augmented reality stand to transform the art world, and the tech incubator Oregon Story Board is on the front lines.

As a December snowstorm raged around OSB’s office in downtown Portland, the artist Kristin Lucas was dreaming of flamingos.

Oregon lawmakers are considering a measure that would make it illegal to check your social media feeds while you're behind the wheel.

Almost a decade ago, Oregon lawmakers banned the use of cellphones to talk or text while driving. Since then, smartphones have exploded in popularity and are used for all sorts of things, not just texting or calling someone.

Portland and Multnomah County are changing the way they deal with drug addicts. Starting Tuesday, people who are picked up on low-level possession charges will be funneled to treatment — rather than jail.

Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill said for years law enforcement has worked hard to improve public safety. But going forward they’re adopting what he hopes will be a better approach.

Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman asked his officers what they think of the policy change.

In an effort to improve safety and livability, Eugene City Councilors are considering restrictions on smoking and dogs in the downtown core. There is support for the proposals but a feeling there’s more that can be done to improve what’s become a sketchy neighborhood.

Scientists have new cautionary predictions based on the low Northwest snowpack levels of the last two winters.

Transgender people in Oregon would have an easier way to change their identity on government documents under a bill being considered by Oregon lawmakers.

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Oregon House Debates Whether To Ban Anonymous Bills

Feb 24, 2017

Members of the Oregon House are considering a proposal to ban the long-accepted practice of allowing members to introduce bills anonymously.

Most bills have either a lawmaker or state agency's name attached. But legislative rules allow some measures to be introduced with no name on them at all.

House Republican leader Mike McLane has proposed changing that in the interest of transparency.

A former OPB reporter will not be compelled to testify about his interview with an occupation leader during last year’s takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Oregon lawmakers are considering a measure that would make it illegal to check your social media feeds while you're behind the wheel. A House panel takes up the bill Monday afternoon.

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