Grand Jury Indicts Russians Linked To Interference In 2016 Election

Updated at 8:15 p.m. ET A federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russians and three Russian entities in connection with the attack on the 2016 presidential election. The defendants are "accused of violating U.S. criminal laws in order to interfere with U.S. elections and political processes," according to a statement from the special counsel's office. The indictment charges them with "conspiracy to defraud the United States, three defendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud,...

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JPR Live Session: Tyson Motsenbocker

In North Central Washington State, Tyson Motsenbocker grew up in the apple orchards and pine forests at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. It’s the pastoral sound of his childhood that has defined the sound of his music, even among the freeways and fast pace of his new Southern California home. After the release of two EP’s Until it Lands and Rivers and Roads, Motsenbocker defined himself as a mature lyricist and accomplished songwriter, sharing the stage with the likes of David Bazan, Vance Joy and James Bay.

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Why College Costs So Much Now, And Could Cost More

Enrollment is at record levels in the California State University system, which includes Humboldt State . But CSU is considering raising tuition for the next academic year, as is the University of California. UC trustees recently put off a decision until May, in the hope that the governor and legislature will deliver more money and make higher tuition unnecessary. Meanwhile, the University of Oregon is considering a 3% tuition hike for next school year. We delve into the cost of higher education and the ability (or not) of students to pay it, with several guests. Dr. Lucie Lapovsky is an economist who focuses on higher education; Dr. Richard Fossey is an expert on the student debt crisis. And Maxwell Lubin represents Rise , a movement to make college tuition free.

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As An American Tragedy Unfolds, Russian Agents Sow Discord Online

As the news broke of a school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, hundreds of Twitter accounts believed to be under Russian sway pivoted. Many had been tweeting about places like Syria and Ukraine — countries where Russia is seeking to strengthen its influence. Suddenly the accounts shifted to hashtags like #guncontrol, #guncontrolnow and #gunreformnow. Tweets mentioning Nikolas Cruz, the name of the shooting suspect, spiked. For Bret Schafer, an analyst with Hamilton 68 , a site...

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Eureka! California-Grown Coffee Is Becoming The State's Next Gold Mine

In most coffee shops, you can choose a cup of joe brewed with beans from countries like Ethiopia, Colombia, Costa Rica and Yemen. Now, a new crop of coffee growers is working to get coffee brewed from California-grown beans included on those menus. When Mark Gaskell moved to California after working in coffee-growing regions in Central America, he noticed coffee plants growing in gardens and wondered if large-scale production was an option. In 2001, Gaskell, farm advisor for the University of...

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Building on a career that spans over 17 years with a history that includes Seattle, New York City, and everywhere in between, Jon Fickes proudly debuts his most ambitious album yet, Closer to a Ghost. The album, a release by his newest musical endeavor, A View of Earth from the Moon, is “everything I’ve always wanted a record to be.

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Democratic state Sen. Tony Mendoza is suing the California Senate — and he isn’t pulling any punches against his former colleagues.

An Oregon State University student charged with a hate crime still holds a position in student government.  But a recall vote is underway, that ends Friday night. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown sentenced defendant Jason Patrick to 21 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in the 2016 occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Oregon lawmakers approved a bill on Thursday that expands the number of domestic violence abusers who are prohibited from owning firearms.

The measure, dubbed the “boyfriend loophole,” would ban those convicted of domestic violence or stalking from owning guns, regardless of their marital status with the victim.

Rep. Jeff Barker, D-Aloha, said he’s heard the argument that this measure would only affect law-abiding gun owners. But he doesn’t buy it.

Oregon Meth-Related Deaths Higher Than Ever

Feb 15, 2018
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Meth-related deaths are higher now than they’ve ever been in Oregon, far surpassing the rates seen at the height of the meth crisis in the mid-2000s.

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Barley is an important grain for many different human and animal uses. 

But the grain is just darned hard to remove from its hull.  Unless it's "naked barley." 

This is a variety mutated to allow easier separation of grain and hull. 

Oregon State University is at the center of an effort to study the potential uses of naked barley. 

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Be prepared to stretch your definition of music.  Because a recently released CD features Southern Oregon University's Percussion Ensemble performing a piece by the boundary-stretching composer Mark Applebaum

And the piece includes such exotic instrumentation as bubble wrap.  That's right, the stuff that you use to pack fragile items into boxes.  Popping the bubbles makes a sound, a percussive one at that. 

Terry Longshore directs the Percussion Ensemble. 

Updated 2/17/2018 |1:00 pm -- After several snowmobile trips to Soda Mountain by our engineer, the microwave transmitter was repaired and service has been restored.  Thanks for your patience!

Updated 2/15/2018 |1:00 pm -- The outage is due to an issue at our Soda Mountain transmitter which feeds the Klamath Basin and Northern California. Our engineer is working to restore service.

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Ex-Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber Violated Ethics Laws 11 Times, Report Finds

Feb 14, 2018
Alan Sylvestre/OPB

Former Gov. John Kitzhaber allegedly violated state ethics laws 11 times during his third and fourth terms as governor, according to an investigative report released Wednesday.

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