'Today Is A Day Of Mourning': Remembering The Victims Of Spain's Terror Attacks

Updated at 5:17 p.m. ET As the chaos of the past 24 hours settles in Spain, a clearer picture of the human cost in Barcelona and Cambrils is beginning to emerge — and one thing, at least, is becoming more apparent by the hour: Spain's deadliest terror attack in more than a decade claimed lives and damaged others from just about every continent. At least 13 people were killed and more than 100 were injured Thursday when a driver mowed down the crowds that regularly throng Barcelona's Las...

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JPR Live Session: Eddie Berman

Eddie Berman grew up in Southern California and taught himself guitar and piano. He fell in love with the troubadour styles of Bob Dylan and Dave Van Ronk as a teenager and learned to fingerpick on his father’s 1950s Martin guitar, first writing his own songs as a college student at Berkeley. He made waves in the acoustic music world half a decade ago when his bedroom demos were given significant airplay on influential LA radio station KCRW.

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Scrambling The Major Parties With "The Centrist Project"

The two major political parties have lost a bunch of ground in recent decades. The people who self-identify as "independent" far outnumber the people who identify as either Democrat or Republican. But nearly all major political figures are party members. That is precisely the situation the Centrist Project wants to change. The projects wants to get independent candidates elected at all levels of government, but especially the U.S. Senate... because electing a handful of independents would deny either party a majority.

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California Prepares For An Eclipse Of Its Solar Power

Spectators around the country are gearing up, eclipse glasses at the ready, for the solar eclipse on Monday. But another group — perhaps more anxious than eager — is preparing as well: the people who run California's electric grid. California is home to almost half of all the solar power in the country. So even a partial loss of the sun will mean a major dip in the energy supply. "We're doing a lot of coordination, a lot of preparation," says Deane Lyon, a manager at the California...

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Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School Laptop Program

It was the year 2000 and Maine's governor at the time, Angus King, was excited about the Internet. The World Wide Web was still relatively young but King wanted every student in the state to have access to it. "Go into history class and the teacher says, 'Open your computer. We're going to go to rome.com and we're going to watch an archaeologist explore the Catacombs this morning in real time.' What a learning tool that is!" Fast-forward a couple of years and that dream became a reality....

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The Chetco Bar fire has been slowly burning since mid-July in an  area of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness burned by the 2002 Biscuit fire. Because of its slow movement and back country location, fire managers have taken a careful approach of building contingency lines and planning for long term containment.

But the fire made an unexpected run and jumped containment lines last night, triggering road closures and evacuation orders.

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The Eclipse Complex in Klamath National Forest has burned a total of 17,501 acres and is 15% contained.

Scheduled utility maintenance at our Gunsight communications site will affect the Classics & News service and we are expecting be off the air Monday, August 21st - August 22nd. We expect power will be restored on August 23rd and service will return to normal.

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UPDATE: FRIDAY, AUG. 18 ... Crews fighting the High Cascades Complex fires near Crater Lake are turning their attention to repairing damaged caused by fire suppression work, with help from newly -assigned National Guard troops. Some personnel and equipment is being reassigned to higher priority fires around the region.

Eddie Berman grew up in Southern California and taught himself guitar and piano. He fell in love with the troubadour styles of Bob Dylan and Dave Van Ronk as a teenager and learned to fingerpick on his father’s 1950s Martin guitar, first writing his own songs as a college student at Berkeley. He made waves in the acoustic music world half a decade ago when his bedroom demos were given significant airplay on influential LA radio station KCRW.

California lawmakers will debate how to address a backlog of untested rape kits, when they return to work at the state Capitol on Aug. 21.

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UPDATE: FRIDAY, AUG. 18 ... Active burning on the Umpqua North Complex continued into the late evening Thursday. A large spot fire grew to approximately 100 acres south of the Happy Dog fire, across the river and Highway 138 in steep, inaccessible terrain.

Two Air National Guard reconnaissance planes were called in Wednesday by the National Interagency Fire Center to help detect and map wildfires in the Pacific Northwest. The twin engine, turboprop RC-26 aircraft will be temporarily based at Spokane's Fairchild Air Force Base and at Eugene's airport. In the near future, their assignment may be carried out by unmanned aircraft. 

Oregon Governor Signs Reproductive Care Bill

Aug 16, 2017

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signed into law a bill to require health insurance policies to cover the cost of abortions.

Nike co-founder Phil Knight made his largest ever donation to an Oregon political race this week. The recipient is Republican candidate for governor Knute Buehler.

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