Trump Denies Woman's Allegation Of Unwanted Kissing In Trump Tower

The lengthy feature article on the front page of Monday's Washington Post was a profile of Rachel Crooks , one of more than a dozen women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct. After going public with her story in the fall of 2016 on the eve of the election, she is now running for the state Legislature in Ohio as a Democrat. Up until this point, Trump hadn't directly addressed her claim that he kissed her against her will in 2006, with Trump and his spokespeople instead...

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JPR Live Session: Tyson Motsenbocker

In North Central Washington State, Tyson Motsenbocker grew up in the apple orchards and pine forests at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. It’s the pastoral sound of his childhood that has defined the sound of his music, even among the freeways and fast pace of his new Southern California home. After the release of two EP’s Until it Lands and Rivers and Roads, Motsenbocker defined himself as a mature lyricist and accomplished songwriter, sharing the stage with the likes of David Bazan, Vance Joy and James Bay.

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Humboldt County Considers Its Risks As Pacific Rises

Humboldt County can be a wet place, but there's plenty more to come as sea levels continue to rise. The Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment , in the works for several years, was completed last month. It details the ways and areas in which the North Coast is especially prone to problems from higher sea levels. Now the next question: how best to act on the information.

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How Long Are You Contagious With The Flu?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOPJ5IzE0Og It's shaping up to be one of the worst flu seasons in years. If you are one of the thousands of Americans who are sick with the flu, this one's for you. You've spent the past couple of days cooped up in your house watching bad TV, fighting the fever sweats and expelling a baffling amount of mucus. As you start to resemble a human being again, you might feel pressure to head back to work. But when is it really OK to return? Many people go back as...

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Report Detailing Harassment At NPR Cites 'High Level Of Distrust' Of Management

An outside legal review of NPR's handling of allegations against its former top news executive, Michael Oreskes, found that questions were raised about his behavior toward women even before he was hired. And concerns about misconduct were reportedly flagged throughout Oreskes' 2 1/2-year tenure at the network right up to the day he was fired. Repeated warnings from the network's top leadership about Oreskes' inappropriate conduct and expenditures proved ineffective, the review by the law firm...

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An Oregon State University student charged with a hate crime still holds a position in student government.  But a recall vote is underway, that ends Friday night. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown sentenced defendant Jason Patrick to 21 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in the 2016 occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Oregon lawmakers approved a bill on Thursday that expands the number of domestic violence abusers who are prohibited from owning firearms.

The measure, dubbed the “boyfriend loophole,” would ban those convicted of domestic violence or stalking from owning guns, regardless of their marital status with the victim.

Rep. Jeff Barker, D-Aloha, said he’s heard the argument that this measure would only affect law-abiding gun owners. But he doesn’t buy it.

Oregon Meth-Related Deaths Higher Than Ever

Feb 15, 2018
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Meth-related deaths are higher now than they’ve ever been in Oregon, far surpassing the rates seen at the height of the meth crisis in the mid-2000s.

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Barley is an important grain for many different human and animal uses. 

But the grain is just darned hard to remove from its hull.  Unless it's "naked barley." 

This is a variety mutated to allow easier separation of grain and hull. 

Oregon State University is at the center of an effort to study the potential uses of naked barley. 

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Be prepared to stretch your definition of music.  Because a recently released CD features Southern Oregon University's Percussion Ensemble performing a piece by the boundary-stretching composer Mark Applebaum

And the piece includes such exotic instrumentation as bubble wrap.  That's right, the stuff that you use to pack fragile items into boxes.  Popping the bubbles makes a sound, a percussive one at that. 

Terry Longshore directs the Percussion Ensemble. 

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Updated 2/15/2018 |1:00 pm -- The outage is due to an issue at our Soda Mountain transmitter which feeds the Klamath Basin and Northern California. Our engineer is working to restore service.

JPR services are off the air in the Klamath Basin and through Northern California. Our engineer is working to diagnose the issue.

Ex-Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber Violated Ethics Laws 11 Times, Report Finds

Feb 14, 2018
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Former Gov. John Kitzhaber allegedly violated state ethics laws 11 times during his third and fourth terms as governor, according to an investigative report released Wednesday.

How A Northwest Grassroots Effort Fought Big Oil -- And Won

Feb 14, 2018

Early this year, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said no to a massive oil-by-rail terminal proposed in Vancouver, Washington. Opposition to fossil fuel projects is common on the West Coast. But this time, a massive wave of grassroots opposition managed to take on Big Oil – and win. 

Scientists in the Northwest have detected a species of shrimp much farther north than it’s ever been found before.  Researchers at Oregon State University haven’t actually seen the snapping shrimp, instead, they heard them off the Oregon Coast.

Oregon State University scientist Joe Haxel recorded hours of underwater sound, tracking whales and boat noise.

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