ACLU Sues Trump Administration Over Access To ICE Detainees In Oregon

UPDATE (June 22, 12:52 p.m. PT) The ACLU of Oregon sued the Trump administration on Friday, arguing that attorneys have not been able tomeet with 121 immigration detainees housedat the federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon . The lawsuit claimstwo federal agencies Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Prisons are violating the U.S. Constitution by depriving the prisoners theirdue process rights. The men are being housed three to a cell and are confined in them for up to...

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JPR Live Session: Laura Veirs

Laura Veirs grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she often spent summers camping with her family, which gave her much of her songwriting inspiration. Veirs has said that she didn’t seriously listen to music until she was in her 20s; instead, she just heard what was in her environment. She listened to folk, country, classical and pop music around the house and on the radio during her youth.

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New Use For Old Buses: Homes For Homeless

Too many people already spend nights in their cars because they don't have any other place to sleep. But some other vehicles, with a little work, can be comfy places to spend some time. Ashland-based Forever Homes, Vehicles for Change plans to convert retired school buses to new uses as temporary homes for homeless people. FH,VFC leaders envision both short- and longer-term modifications for the big yellow buses.

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This Is What Happens When Big Oil Fights Back At City Hall

This is a guest post by Claire Schoen, a producer, documentary filmmaker and the creator of the Stepping Up podcast. Richmond, California, is a working class town that grew up in the shadow of a Chevron refinery. The company ran both the economy and the local government for more than a century. But times are changing. Climate champions have flipped city hall to their side. What happens when an oil company decides to fight back? Listen to the full podcast: Andres Soto has lived in and around...

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The Bountiful Benefits Of Bringing Back The Beavers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrOE-m7sX9E Few species manipulate their surroundings enough to make big ecological changes. Humans are one. Beavers are another. At one point, the rodents numbered in the hundreds of millions in North America, changing the ecological workings of countless streams and rivers. As settlers moved West, they hunted and trapped them to near extinction. Now there are new efforts across the Western U.S. to understand what makes them tick, mimic their engineering...

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Laura Veirs grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she often spent summers camping with her family, which gave her much of her songwriting inspiration. Veirs has said that she didn’t seriously listen to music until she was in her 20s; instead, she just heard what was in her environment. She listened to folk, country, classical and pop music around the house and on the radio during her youth.

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Proponents of an initiative headed for the November ballot that would give Californians new Internet privacy rights have reached a deal with state lawmakers.

Oregon School Forms To Include 3rd Gender Option

Jun 22, 2018

The Oregon Department of Education is introducing a new gender option for students and teachers.

Starting this September — the new school year — they’ll have the option of marking "X" for gender on school forms, instead of just "M" for male or "F" for female.

The state says the new option gives people who identify as non-binary or gender-fluid a choice other than male or female. That choice will be included as part of the education department’s "Secure Student Identifier" code or "Unique Staff Identifier Number."

Republican Reps. Greg Walden of Oregon and Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington were the only lawmakers from the two Pacific Northwest states to support a hardline immigration bill that failed on the House floor Thursday.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that internet retailers can be required to collect sales taxes from states where stores lack a physical presence.

In Oregon, where there is no sales tax, small businesses are worried they’ll have to buy expensive software to determine how much to charge for each purchase from each state.

Oregon Approves Killing Of Eastern Oregon Wolf

Jun 21, 2018

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is permitting an Eastern Oregon rancher to kill one wolf from a pack that’s been injuring his cattle.

A Wallowa County rancher found three injured calves in a pasture on private land over a span of a few days last week. All three were confirmed wolf attacks.

Wildlife officials know of at least three wolves are in the area. The rancher has a permit to kill one wolf on that privately owned pasture or the adjacent stretch of public land where he is permitted to graze cattle. The kill permit expires July 10.

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum plan to sue the Trump administration to ensure children who were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border are reunited.

Days before a landmark Supreme Court decision is expected, Oregonians are launching an attack on a large public employee union.

Seven state, county and city employees filed suit in U.S. District Court earlier this week, claiming the state has infringed on their constitutional rights by forcing them to pay for collective bargaining and other services.

The suit was filed against Gov. Kate Brown, the director of Oregon’s Department of Administrative Services and a key public employee union, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council 75.

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Backers of a proposal that would have required Oregonians to lock up their guns announced Wednesday they are shelving their effort for now.

The group behind the proposal to strengthen the state’s gun laws, which includes two people who lost family members during the 2012 mass shootings at the Clackamas Town Center mall, said they will work to strengthen the state’s gun-storage requirements during the 2019 legislative session and ask voters to weigh in on the issue again in 2020.

Is The Sun Finally Setting On Daylight Saving In California?

Jun 21, 2018
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Some people love daylight saving time. They argue it cuts down on energy use and extends opportunities for outdoor recreation.

But others say it disrupts our sleep schedule and has serious implications for public health. Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D - San Jose) has been unsuccessfully fighting the tradition for the past few years.

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