President Trump To Tap Mulvaney Associate To Lead Consumer Bureau

President Trump plans to nominate Kathy Kraninger to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the White House said on Saturday. The post is currently held by interim director Mick Mulvaney, who also leads the Office of Management and Budget, where Kraninger is an associate director. Kraninger is expected to continue Mulvaney's push to make the bureau more business friendly. According to the statement from White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters: "She will bring a fresh perspective and...

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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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Microbrewers Keep Beer And Customers In-House

It's not a bar fight, exactly, but it is a beer fight. Or competition, let's say. Microbreweries are finding some difficulty in getting people to buy their beers in stores, so they're focusing attention on direct sales: people come into the taproom or brewery and buy beer there. Which limits the choices in stores and in bars that serve many different beer brands. Larry Chase of Standing Stone Brewing Co. in Ashland also sits on the board of the Brewers Association in Oregon.

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Which Countries Guarantee That New Dads Get Paid Paternity Leave?

What do China, India, South Sudan and the United States have in common? They are among the 92 countries where there is no national policy that allow dads to take paid time off work to care for their newborns. According to a data analysis released on Thursday by UNICEF, the U.N. children's agency, almost two-thirds of the world's children under age 1 — nearly 90 million — live in countries where dads are not entitled by law to take paid paternity leave. In these countries, this policy is...

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Credibility Concerns Lead NIH To End Study Of Alcohol's Health Effects

A huge study on the possible health benefits of drinking alcohol will be completely shut down, because its credibility was compromised by frequent and early interactions between alcohol industry executives, scientists and government officials. That was the decision made by Francis Collins , the director of the National Institutes of Health. "Is it even possible at this point that the results of such a trial would have sufficient credibility to influence anybody's decision-making?" asked...

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Why Are Asylum Seekers In Pacific Northwest Prisons?

Jun 13, 2018
Sally Ho / AP

The Trump administration’s new “zero tolerance” policy on people who enter the United States without permission is having an impact here in the Pacific Northwest. Federal immigration officials have sent some of the people stopped at the U.S.-Mexico border to prisons in Oregon and Washington — including parents separated from their children.

After Oregon regulators failed to alert parents that their children were in imminent danger at a daycare in Southeast Portland, Gov. Kate Brown called on the state’s Early Learning Division to create a more robust vetting process for child care providers coming from a different state.

Oregon child care regulators believed children at Sunnyside Sprouts daycare were being mistreated. So they shut the daycare down last month. But they didn’t reach out directly to the parents to tell them why.

A Lot Of Our Recycling Is Going To Landfills. Here's Why.

Jun 13, 2018
Jes Burns/EarthFix

Over the past year, more than 10,000 tons of Oregon’s recycling have been dumped in landfills because there was nowhere else for them to go.

It’s one of the consequences of new restrictions on shipping recyclables to China

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Army veteran Bill Bruick spent his last night homeless lying on a tiny patch of dirt, now festooned with a pink flowering shrub behind a Food 4 Less grocery store in Riverside.

California Awards Millions In Grants Aimed At Stopping Tobacco Sales To Kids

Jun 12, 2018
Sammy Caiola / Capital Public Radio

The Sacramento region is getting about $1.5 million to try to keep tobacco products away from kids. 

Northwest tribal members plan to appeal a decision by a federal judge in Oregon over the destruction of a spiritual site near Mount Hood.

Tribal members say that the government violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act during a construction project a decade ago when it expanded part of Highway 26, destroying burial grounds, a stone altar and own-growth trees.

Oregon Delegation Expands Inquiry Into Chemawa Indian School

Jun 12, 2018

Democrats from Oregon’s congressional delegation are turning up the heat on federal officials responsible for Chemawa Indian School.

Lawmakers sent letters to three federal agencies last week demanding answers about management of the Native American boarding school in Salem.

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It's not a bar fight, exactly, but it is a beer fight.  Or competition, let's say. 

Microbreweries are finding some difficulty in getting people to buy their beers in stores, so they're focusing attention on direct sales: people come into the taproom or brewery and buy beer there. 

Which limits the choices in stores and in bars that serve many different beer brands. 

Larry Chase of Standing Stone Brewing Co. in Ashland also sits on the board of the Brewers Association in Oregon. 

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The very term "trophy hunting" can lead to some confusion: does it mean a hunter won a trophy for good shooting?  No, actually. 

It means a hunter pays a fee to kill an animal, and gets to keep a part of the animal's body as a trophy.  Like a head stuffed and mounted on a wall. 

Trophy hunters claim some conservation benefits for their practices; hunting does get people out of doors. 

But new research involving Oregon State University and other institutions points to the contradiction of conservation alongside the practice of killing animals for sport. 

A tie in the U.S. Supreme Court may cost Washington state $2 billion.

The court's 4-4 split Monday settled a long-running court battle between tribes and the state over salmon-blocking road culverts.

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