Trump National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster To Resign, Be Replaced By John Bolton

Updated at 8:20 p.m. ET National security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is leaving the Trump administration, the president announced on Twitter Thursday evening. "I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend," the president wrote . Trump also said former Ambassador John Bolton will replace McMaster in a change that takes effect April 9. The planned change at the top of the country's national security infrastructure...

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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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Journalist Embeds With White Supremacists

White supremacist groups seemed far from the American mainstream when Vegas Tenold embedded himself in the groups six years ago. The country changed a bit since then, with far-right and alt-right groups feeling emboldened, coming into the sunlight. The tactics have changed, but the views have not: the groups still believe the white race is under attack. Vegas Tenold wrote a book, Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America .

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The Trash Patch In The Pacific Is Many Times Bigger Than We Thought

Between California and Hawaii, there's a teeming patch of garbage that's stretched over an area more than double the size of Texas. We already knew it was huge. There's a reason it's called the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch." But new research has found that there is many times more garbage in this patch than previously thought – 4 to 16 times more than past estimates, according to a paper published today in Nature Scientific Reports . In total, the scientists say there are about 79,000 tons of...

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Gray Whale Sightings Up Off Northwest Coast

Gray whale sightings are up on the Oregon and Washington coast in recent weeks. Counts at Oregons Whale Watching Center at Depoe Bay have been between five and 10 per day, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, although many more pass the along the coast undetected. Park ranger Luke Parsons says the actual number of whales passing by on their way from Baja to feeding grounds in the Arctic is relatively typical for this time of year. What is unusual is how nice the weather...

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Congress appears to be ending a long impasse over how to attack the West's growing wildfire problem.

Negotiators say they've reached a deal to offload the costs of the most catastrophic fire seasons onto the nation's disaster relief budget.

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., hailed the deal, calling it "an important step forward" in grappling with wildfire and forest health. He issued a statement just as Congress released the text of the omnibus spending bill that includes the wildfire and forest management provisions.

Report: Oregon Needs More Transparency In Health Care Costs

Mar 21, 2018

Oregonians need better information about health care costs, according to a new report from the consumer watchdog group OSPIRG.

The report says opaque health care prices mean Oregonians are both paying more and have less ability to make informed decisions.

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All eyes are the Klamath River, as a plan to remove four major hydroelectric dams moves forward.  But another stream much further south is getting continued attention, also to restore habitat and welcome fish back to areas long closed to the. 

Battle Creek in Shasta County had several hydro facilities, and those are being removed and modified to allow fish passage. 

Recently the Coleman National Fish Hatchery on lower Battle Creek took a truckload of young salmon to the upper reaches of the north fork of the creek, in the hope that the fish will now consider that area "home." 


It's getting rough out there at the curb.  Placing our trash and recycle bins out for collection is a bit more labor-intensive in some communities. 

Rogue Disposal & Recycling, which serves Medford and surrounding communities, had to change the items it would accept in recycling, now that China has sharply reduced the materials it will accept. 

Laura Leebrick from Rogue joins us to talk about the challenges of recycling with new rules. 

Also on the panel: Laura McKaughan from the Northern California Recycling Association, Sarah Grimm from Lane County Public Works and Brian Fuller from Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality

Federal officials hit a milestone Tuesday for a new program designed to stabilize and grow the populations of two endangered species of sucker fish in the Klamath Basin.

At a calm cove on Upper Klamath Lake, Alan Mikkelsen, senior advisor to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, ceremonially released the first small group of suckers from a new rearing program.

"We got a lake full of food, little guy," he told them.

Mikkelsen upturned a net with three fish and watched the 8-inch juveniles disappear into the murky water.

It may still be wet and muddy out there, and snow may even be on the ground in some places, but it’s also the time of year when wildland firefighters start to gear up for hot, dry weather and wildfires.

Northwest Senators had a lot of questions for U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry during a Senate committee hearing Tuesday morning. They grilled him on the safety of steel in a massive treatment plant under construction at the Hanford nuclear site.

Oregon Wants To Know What The Public Thinks About CCOs

Mar 21, 2018

The Oregon Health Authority is asking the public to say what it likes, dislikes and wants to change about the state’s 15 coordinated care organizations.

The CCOs were set up in 2012. But their contracts run out at the end of next year, and the state wants to know how they should change.

Should mental and physical health be better coordinated? Is there inequity in the system?

The survey is online until April 15.

Officials in Klamath County say a Nigeria-based email phishing scam last week resulted in personal information of some county workers and clients being compromised.

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The nation's first court hearing on the science of climate change will be held Wednesday in San Francisco.

It’s the result of state lawsuits from the cities of San Francisco and Oakland, who argue that oil producers know they're responsible for rising ocean levels — as much as 10 feet by 2100.

They also claim that, instead of doing something about it, the companies have tried to conjure up doubt around climate change science.


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