Source: Fired Deputy FBI Director Took Memos, Notes About Interactions With Trump

Updated at 10:25 p.m. ET Before Washington, D.C., had fully processed the late-night firing of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who was let go by Attorney General Jeff Sessions less than 48 hours before his planned retirement after more than two decades of service to the bureau, the saga took several new, head-spinning turns Saturday. McCabe had taken notes and memos about his interactions with President Trump, similar to those prepared by his former boss and colleague James Comey, a source...

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JPR Live Session: Seth Walker

“ Sometimes you have to remind yourself why you started something in the first place, ” muses Seth Walker. On his stellar new album, Gotta Get Back , he does precisely that, excavating the roots of his love affair with music and reuniting with the family that helped spark the fire all those years ago. The record is as remarkable as the story behind it, which stretches from Walker’s childhood living on a commune in North Carolina to stints in Austin, Nashville, New York and New Orleans.

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Stories Of Southern Oregon: Peter Sage On The Farm

We knew Peter Sage was an institution, but that only scratched the surface. The longtime friend and contributor to JPR can trace family on his farm along the Rogue River back to the 1880s. And several ancestors were highly influential in the valley; his aunt Mae Richardson got a school named after her, for one example. Stories of Southern Oregon , produced by Maureen Battistella, this month focuses on Peter Sage, his century farm near the Table Rocks, and the family that inhabited that farm over the years.

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For St. Patrick's Day, A True Tale Of 8 Sailors Saved By Guinness

If you're picking up a glass of Guinness this St. Patrick's Day, savor it while pondering this story from 1917, when Ireland's famous stout was cause for true celebration: It saved lives. The strange tale takes place in the Irish Sea toward the end of World War I. Besides the traditional dangers of crossing this busy body of water in a small craft, the years 1914 to 1918 featured the additional danger of German submarines, which targeted all enemy vessels (not just military ones) and sunk...

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In Tariff War, Europe Could Target U.S. Orange Juice, Cranberries, Crocheted Garments

When President Trump announced that the United States would impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports earlier this month, European allies warned that they could retaliate. Targets might include classic American exports such as bourbon, blue jeans and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Now, the European Union has published a 10-page list of hundreds of U.S. products that could be subject to European tariffs. The expanded list is exhaustive. It includes not only several American steel and aluminum...

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A second top executive at Nike sportswear has resigned following allegations of inappropriate workplace behavior.

The Wall Street Journal reports Jayme Martin, Nike's vice president and general manager of global categories, resigned Friday. Martin also worked closely with Brand President Trevor Edwards, who announced his departure from the company Thursday.

Photo courtesy Ashland Police Department

Governor Kate Brown Friday ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of Ashland Police Officer Malcus Williams, who died on duty after a medical episode while responding to an emergency call on March 2.

Flags should be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, March 17, the date of Officer Williams' memorial service.

A controversial Oregon tax break sought by the business community would mostly benefit taxpayers with incomes of more than $210,000 a year, according to state tax experts.

An analysis from the Legislative Revenue Office shows that more than 60 percent of the tax break would flow to the top 5 percent of taxpayers with business income. That covers fewer than 20,000 of the estimated 370,000 Oregon taxpayers reporting business profits.

Amanda Renteria, whose sudden entrance into California's governor's race last month surprised political observers, went on the attack Thursday against gubernatorial front-runner Gavin Newsom, calling on him to step down as lieutenant governor because of a decade-old sex scandal.

Oregon Supreme Court Suspends Marion County Judge Vance Day Without Pay For 3 Years

Mar 15, 2018

The Oregon Supreme Court has suspended Marion County Judge Vance Day for three years without pay.

The ruling goes against the Judicial Fitness Commission's 2015 recommendation to remove Day from the bench completely, though Day's attorney says they're weighing an appeal.

"Respondent's misconduct — as we have found by clear and convincing evidence — did involve willful misrepresentation and other conduct that that certainly reflected adversely on his character to serve as judge."

The Pacific Northwest’s beloved orcas will not survive unless humans do more to ensure adequate food and cleaner, quieter waters. That was one of the messages at a crowded signing ceremony in Seattle convened by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

Ocean conditions off the Pacific Northwest seem to be returning to normal after a three-year spike in water temperature.

It’s promising long-term news for fishermen who are looking ahead in the short term to yet another year of low salmon returns.

Karen, a San Diego immigration activist who declined to give her last name because she is a DACA recipient, speaks at a news conference calling for universal health care in California at the state Capitol on Thursday, March 15, 2018.
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Karen, a San Diego immigration activist who declined to give her last name because she is a DACA recipient, speaks at a news conference calling for universal health care in California at the state Capitol on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

California isn’t moving to a single-payer health care system anytime soon. So a coalition of liberal advocacy groups is calling for policy actions this year to achieve statewide universal coverage under California’s current health care system.

L.S. Mills research photos by Jaco and Lindsey Barnard

The snowpack numbers tell us that streams may flow a little more slowly in the coming dry season.  But there are other things to consider when there's less snow (besides fewer days of skiing), like the effects on animals. 

An animal that has evolved to blend in with snow will stick out like a snowy thumb on a bare landscape. 

Scientists at the University of Montana looked into this, to see how rapidly evolution might progress in the face of climate change.  Hares in brown and white are the study animals; Scott Mills is the scientist. 

Tiia Monto, CC BY-SA 3.0,

In Western Oregon, it's the story in place after place: too many people for too few houses. 

Low vacancy rates drive up both housing costs and homelessness. 

Josh Lehner in the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis knows the numbers well. 


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