House GOP Immigration Bill Would Modify — But Not End — Child Detentions

Updated at 7:20 p.m. ET House Republican leaders are reworking their "compromise" immigration bill to include a provision that modifies — but doesn't completely end — the "zero tolerance" policy being enforced now by the Trump administration. In the new legislation, children would now be held in the same place as their parents if they are detained. Under the White House's policy, roughly 2,000 children have been separated from their parents after crossing the Southwest border illegally in the...

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JPR Live Session: The Bones of J.R. Jones (2018)

When Jonathon Robert Linaberry needs a break from New York city life, he goes upstate, near the Catskills, to renovate a little farmhouse he purchased a couple of years back. As he pours himself into his work, J.R. doesn’t think about texts, email, or even his music, which he performs solo under the moniker The Bones Of J.R. Jones . His only focus is the house.

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Southern Oregon Counties Lead State In Vaccine Avoidance

The vaccine resistance continues to grow. And Oregon remains one of the most un-vaccinated places in the country. Josephine County leads the state in avoiding vaccines for children, and Jackson County is not far behind. This is obviously a concern to the people who run the immunization program in the Oregon Health Authority .

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‘Water Tax’ Debate Continues After California Budget Passage

The California budget doesn’t include it, but Gov. Jerry Brown is not done pushing for a new charge on water users, which would fund clean drinking water in rural areas of the state that currently have unsafe tap water.

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Why This Oregon School District Will Consider Arming Its Staff

More than two dozen school shootings have taken place across the United States so far in 2018. Now, an Oregon school district is considering arming its staff. The Sherman County School District is working with the county sheriffs office and other local agencies to decide whether to implement a number of safety measures before school starts next fall. One of the ideas includes starting a program where staff could volunteer to be armed and undergo firearms training. Sherman County School...

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People will be celebrating the work of bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles during National Pollinator Week -- June 18-24. Oregonians are zeroing in on bees, an insect with over 500 species in the Pacific Northwest.

The starting gun fires bright and early Thursday morning for the fourth annual running of the maritime Race to Alaska. The 750-mile adventure marathon has been compared to the Iditarod but with a chance of drowning, being run down by a freighter, or getting eaten by a grizzly bear.

Oregon’s problems with blue-green algae have spread to another lake. State officials have issued a health advisory for Upper Klamath Lake. It’s in southern Oregon, west of Klamath Falls.

Toxins from blue-green algae can be harmful to humans and animals.

In the affected areas of Klamath Lake, visitors should avoid swimming and activities such as water skiing or power boating. Toxins are not absorbed through the skin, but people with skin sensitivities may experience a puffy red rash at the affected area.

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission is supposed to be the watchdog for how public officials behave.

They slapped big fines on former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, for breaching rules separating public service and private business. Ethics commissioners also review many lower-profile complaints involving teachers and bureaucrats — all with an eye toward protecting taxpayer resources.

The Pacific Northwest's Gay Men's Motorcycle Club Readies For Pride

Jun 17, 2018

This weekend, Portland holds its annual Pride Parade. The lineup is packed with everyone from Pacific Northwest legend Darcelle XV to LGBTQ+ organizations and lots of local businesses.

What It Takes To Save Bald Eagles In California

Jun 17, 2018
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Half a century ago there were only 30 mating pairs of bald eagles in California. Today that populations has jumped due to a nationwide effort. But it still isn’t easy.

So, sometimes wildlife experts go to great lengths to save America’s national bird.  

One of two gun-control proposals aimed at Oregon's November ballot is facing possibly insurmountable odds.

On Thursday, three parties appealed proposed ballot language for Initiative Petition 44 to the Oregon Supreme Court. That means backers of the measure won’t be able to begin circulating petitions to land it on November's ballot for weeks, a potentially decisive blow.

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Listen to Ben Adler's interview with Asm. Laura Friedman, the chair of the Joint Committee on Rules Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response, above.

The California Legislature is unveiling a sweeping new overhaul of how it would investigate sexual harassment complaints against everyone from lawmakers to interns that comes after accusations leveled against several lawmakers as part of the “Me Too” movement.

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The US Forest Service has just released a new science report that will guide how National Forests are managed in the Pacific Northwest.

Service Alert for 89.3 FM in Port Orford

Jun 15, 2018

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