4th Circuit Court Ruling Keeps Trump's Travel Ban On Hold

Updated at 5:40 p.m. ET The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that President Trump's controversial travel ban should be kept on hold, maintaining a nationwide preliminary injunction that blocks key elements of the executive order from being enforced. A 13-judge panel of the court heard arguments over the ban earlier this month . In Thursday's decision, the chief judge writes that the travel ban "drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination." Trump has signed two...

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JPR Live Session: Shelby Earl

Shelby Earl ’s first two albums earned the kind of raves any musician would kill for. Upon hearing her 2011 debut, Burn the Boats , NPR’s Ann Powers called Earl her “ new favorite songwriter ,” and she wasn’t alone. Accolades followed from Rolling Stone to the Wall Street Journal and a million music sites in between that positioned her somewhere to the left of Neko Case, a few blocks from Sharon Van Etten, catercorner to Angel Olsen.

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Rogue Valley Journalist Paul Fattig Looks Back

Journalist Paul Fattig distinguished himself as a solid reporter in a career that included stints at both The Daily Courier in Grants Pass and the Mail Tribune in Medford. He is less proud of his early days as a landowner, fixing up a cabin in the Applegate Valley with his wife Maureen. They learned a lot about themselves and a few things about each other, a story he tells in Up Sterling Creek Without a Paddle .

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'Mother Of All Landslides' In Big Sur Buries Section Of California's Highway 1

Skirting California's coastline, Highway 1 offers a popular and dramatic drive through the Big Sur region. On a normal day, a drive along the winding two-lane road gets one's heart pumping with fears of plunging down the hillside. But a weekend landslide has reshaped the coastline and closed part of the route, as a third of a mile of highway is now covered with dirt and rocks at an area called Mud Creek. As you can see in the before-and-after graphic below, where the coast used to form...

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Do You Know What Red Nose Day Is?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfec7ma1Xl0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bee3b_WNeE May 25 is Red Nose Day in the United States. And millions of people are probably going, "huh, what?" The short explanation: It's a campaign to raise money to fight child poverty. But how does buying a red foam nose at a drugstore for a buck help the cause? And does this charity with the silly name really do good work? We did some reporting, and here's what we learned. The British charity Comic Relief...

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Southern Oregon became a getaway for Hollywood stars during the 1950’s, many drawn by the fishing on the Rogue River. They often stayed at Ginger Rogers’s ranch west of Medford, including Mario Lanza, the Hollywood tenor who starred in the 1951 hit movie “The Great Caruso.”

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden is accusing the head of Medicare and Medicaid of using low-income Americans as a political bargaining chip.

Wyden and three other ranking Democrats have written a letter to Trump appointee Seema Verma, demanding an explanation for a report published by the Los Angeles Times.

If you ever wanted to follow a steelhead from the stream it was born in to the open ocean, now you have your chance. There’s a new online game, called “Survive the Sound,” which is like Oregon Trail, except with real fish instead of computerized wagon trains.

And for a game with real fish to play out, scientists have to catch steelhead.

Trump's Budget Proposes Selling Off BPA Grid

May 24, 2017

One of President Trump’s ideas to generate revenue is not sitting well with some Northwest utilities. The proposed budget includes a plan to sell off publicly-owned transmission lines, like those owned by the Bonneville Power Administration.

The BPA operates about three-quarters of the high-voltage transmission systems in its territory, including Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

In both Oregon and California, teenagers can now pre-register to vote

They sign up when they are 16 and 17, and the registration becomes official on their 18th birthday. 

Assembly Member Evan Low (D-Campbell) wants to go a step further and lower the actual VOTING age to 17. 

He's introduced a bill in the legislature to make the change. 

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Wolves came a long way in a human lifetime.  In Oregon, the last bounty for killing a wild wolf was paid out in 1947. 

60+ years later, OR-7 captured the attention of the state and nation, as the first wolf known to be living free west of the Cascades since the time of extermination. 

OR-7 is one of the key characters in Brenda Peterson's book Wolf Nation: The Life, Death, and Return of Wild American Wolves

A proposal by Portland General Electric to sell nine oil storage tanks on the lower Columbia River has raised concerns about a potential oil-by-rail terminal in Oregon.

PGE is proposing to sell its old oil storage tanks to the fuel distributor Global Partners LP, which runs an ethanol facility at Port Westward near Clatskanie. The company has used the existing rail line and dock to ship crude oil from the facility in the past, and the additional tanks would add more than a million barrels of storage capacity, according to documents.

Assembly Dems Lay Out Budget Priorities

May 23, 2017
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With the California Legislature’s June 15th constitutional budget deadline just three weeks away, Assembly Democrats are laying out their proposal.

Assembly Budget Chair Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) says caucus priorities include more money for preschool, child care and after school programs. The proposal would also raise Medi-Cal provider rates and allow first-year community college students to attend classes tuition-free.

Wolves mostly make the news when they are in conflict with livestock and that’s part of the reason they were once removed from the Western landscape. But a new study shows wolves play an important role, whether we like it or not.

Oregon lawmakers got their first look Tuesday at a bill to overhaul the way the state taxes corporations.

The short version of the plan: Businesses would be taxed on the sales they have in Oregon each year, instead of on their profits.

The 111-page document leaves out some of the details — including how much corporations would actually be taxed under the plan.

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