Trump Administration Orders New Sanctions On North Korea

Updated at 3:36 p.m. ET President Trump ordered new economic sanctions Thursday against any bank or other company doing business with North Korea, in response to Pyongyang's renegade nuclear program. The move is designed to tighten the economic screws on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in hopes of halting his development of nuclear warheads and the missiles to deliver them. "For much too long, North Korea has been allowed to abuse the international financial system to facilitate funding for...

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JPR Live Session: Willie Watson (2017)

For nearly two decades, Willie Watson has made modern folk music rooted in older traditions. He’s a folksinger in the classic sense: a singer, storyteller, and traveler, with a catalog of songs that bridge the gap between the past and present. On Folksinger Vol. 2 , he acts as a modern interpreter of older songs, passing along his own version of the music that came long before him.

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See The Birds Off As They Fly South

If it seems like just a few more birds are flying around of late, your powers of observation are acute. Plenty of birds are on the move this time of year, heading south for winter breeding and feeding grounds before frost settles in here. Klamath Bird Observatory will honor the semi-annual migration with a set of events on Saturday, September 23rd. They include a visit from Noah Strycker, world-class birder and record holder. Noah, from Oregon, saw more than 6,000 bird species in a single year.

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Are We About To See A Black Hole?

If there is one thing science is good for, it's going to extremes. A lot of science's history is just one story after another of people figuring out how to do something that, just a few years before, was thought to be impossible. The impossible was heavy on my mind last Wednesday as I found out just how close we were to seeing — as in taking actual pictures — of black holes. Charles Gammie is a computational astrophysicist. Like me, he uses supercomputers to simulate the behavior of fluids in...

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Women With Opioid Addiction Live With Daily Fear Of Assault, Rape

In Cambridge, Mass., a woman named Kristin sits down on a stone bench to talk about a common but rarely discussed injury that's starting to grow along with the opioid epidemic: rape. We've agreed to use just Kristin's first name because she's a victim of this crime. Kristin says she, like many women who live on the streets, cope with the daily fear of an attack that they are too sedated to fend off, or of waking up to find their pants pulled down, bruises, and other signs of an assault. It's...

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The Sisters Folk Festival is offering refunds to ticket holders. This year’s concerts were canceled amid heavy wildfire smoke.

The festival was scheduled the second week in September, with headliners like Justin Townes Earle, Robbie Fulks, and the Hot Club of Cowtown. But the Milli Fire and other blazes close to Sisters created unsafe air quality across the region. The festival canceled.

OSU Team Identifies Proteins That Could Lead To Gonorrhea Vaccine

Sep 20, 2017

Researchers at Oregon State University have identified a pair of proteins that might be used to create a vaccine for gonorrhea.

The research is important because Oregon and the nation are in the middle of a gonorrhea epidemic. The number of cases in Oregon tripled in four years.

There are several reasons for the increase, but the most troublesome is that gonorrhea bacteria is becoming increasingly immune to common antibiotics.

Six members of Oregon’s congressional delegation want assurances that federal immigration agents will not target DACA recipients for arrest and possible deportation.

Oregon's four Democratic representatives and two senators wrote a joint letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials Wednesday.

Oregon Faces Steep Cuts Under New Republican Health Care Plan

Sep 20, 2017

Momentum in Congress is building again to take another shot at repealing the Affordable Care Act, but a new analysis shows Oregon could lose big if the latest plan gains approval.

The bill, known as the Cassidy-Graham bill — named after the sponsoring senators from Louisiana and South Carolina — would cut government health spending dramatically.

For nearly two decades, Willie Watson has made modern folk music rooted in older traditions. He’s a folksinger in the classic sense: a singer, storyteller, and traveler, with a catalog of songs that bridge the gap between the past and present. On Folksinger Vol. 2, he acts as a modern interpreter of older songs, passing along his own version of the music that came long before him.

Nancy Pelosi expresses her support for passing the DREAM act at Sacramento State University on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.
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Nancy Pelosi expresses her support for passing the DREAM act at Sacramento State University on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.

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PolitiFact California looks at claims made by elected officials, candidates and groups and rates them as: True, Mostly True, Half True, Mostly False, False and Pants On Fire.

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At its most basic level, fishing is trying to grab an animal out of water with a hook. 

But for the people who do it regularly, it's so much more.  Peace, quiet, accomplishment, fulfillment... it can be all that and more. 

For the organization Healing Waters, it's a way for disabled veterans to feel whole again.  A chapter set up at the VA facility in White City takes vets out for fishing and fly-tying. 

University of Washington Field Methods in Indigenous Archaeology

When we talk about "unearthing history," it's quite literal for archaeologists. 

And while the professionals supervise the work, there's room for amateurs to dig in the ground for clues to the lives of the people who preceded us. 

In this month's installment of "Underground History," our partners at the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology introduce us to the Oregon Archaeological Society

OAS provides volunteers for digs around the state, and provides those volunteers with training. 

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said she requested a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions during his visit to Portland Tuesday. But she says she never got a response from Sessions or his staff.

The credit reporting agency Equifax doesn’t have to notify the estimated 1.7 million Oregonians who may have been impacted by the company’s massive data breach.

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