Trump Continues Barrage Against Special Counsel Mueller, Fired FBI Deputy McCabe

Updated at 9:15 p.m. ET Congressional Republicans say they still support special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference even as the president continued his offensive Sunday against the investigation, as well as a recently fired high-ranking FBI official, Andrew McCabe. Trump sent a flurry of tweets Sunday morning, in which he painted the Mueller-led special counsel probe as a politically biased witch hunt. "Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened...

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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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Stories Of Southern Oregon: Peter Sage On The Farm

We knew Peter Sage was an institution, but that only scratched the surface. The longtime friend and contributor to JPR can trace family on his farm along the Rogue River back to the 1880s. And several ancestors were highly influential in the valley; his aunt Mae Richardson got a school named after her, for one example. Stories of Southern Oregon , produced by Maureen Battistella, this month focuses on Peter Sage, his century farm near the Table Rocks, and the family that inhabited that farm over the years.

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Are There Risks From Secondhand Marijuana Smoke? Early Science Says Yes

The inspiration arrived in a haze at a Paul McCartney concert a few years ago in San Francisco. "People in front of me started lighting up and then other people started lighting up," says Matthew Springer , a biologist and professor in the division of cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco. "And for a few naive split seconds I was thinking to myself, 'Hey, they can't smoke in AT&T Park! I'm sure that's not allowed.' And then I realized that it was all marijuana."...

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Lawmakers Weigh Pros And Cons Of Mandatory Screening For Postpartum Depression

Lawmakers in California will begin debate next month on a bill that would require doctors to screen new moms for mental health problems — once while they're pregnant and again, after they give birth. But a lot of doctors don't like the idea. Many obstetricians and pediatricians say they are are afraid to screen new moms for depression and anxiety. "What are you going to do with those people who screen positive?" says Dr. Laura Sirott , an OBGYN who practices in Pasadena. "Some providers have...

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Oregon is set to begin the process of temporarily filling a Senate seat after Senator Jeff Kruse’s resignation on Thursday.

The five counties making up District 1 will have a month to choose an interim senator who will serve until the general election in November.

Kruse is resigning after an investigation found he had a history of inappropriately touching female colleagues at the legislature. The Republican senator from Roseburg is leaving two years into his four-year term.

James Schwab has resigned from his job as a Department of Homeland Security spokesman, saying he didn't agree with Trump administration officials' use of "misleading facts" to attack Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf after the mayor issued a warning about an immigration sweep in late February.

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Environmental groups are petitioning the federal governmentto add an Oregon salamander to the federal endangered species list. They say plans to boost logging on federal land are a major concern.

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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.

President Donald Trump is coming to California on Tuesday, his first visit since entering the White House.

USAID/Bryce Smedley

Education is not easy in the war-torn Central African Republic (CAR).  BBC News calls it "the country where teachers have disappeared." 

Southern Oregon University professor Bryce Smedley recently returned from a trip to CAR to assess educational needs and help train teachers. 

And the work doesn't end now that he's home... Smedley gets his education students at SOU involved with the teachers-in-training back in Africa. 


The Oregon Legislature is not quite as party-divided as Congress, but there's still not a great deal of cooperation between parties. 

So it's notable that legislators of both parties sponsored HB 4005, an effort to keep drug prices from rising too quickly.  The bill requires drug companies to report the costs of research, so at least pricing decisions will be transparent. 

Republican Senator Dennis Linthicum from Klamath County sponsored the bill in the Senate with Democrat Lee Beyer. 

California’s Bullet Train Cost Spikes 20 Percent

Mar 12, 2018
California High Speed Rail Authority

California’s contentious bullet train project will cost $77 billion, a 20 percent spike from estimates two years ago, according to a report released on Friday.

Oregon Lawmakers To Consider Bills That Protect Gun Retailers

Mar 12, 2018
Pamplin Media group file photo

Oregon legislative leaders say they are willing to change Oregon law to protect retailers that voluntarily restrict gun and ammunition sales to customers 21 and older.

The Big One, Serialized

Mar 12, 2018

Do you have two weeks of food, water and other essentials to survive after a catastrophic earthquake or other disaster? Most Pacific Northwesterners mean well but aren't prepared. In Portland, on the Washington Coast, in British Columbia and now in Bellingham, writers tackled The Big One in serial form to motivate people into action.

Ousted Oregon State Senator Calls Sexual Harassment Claims 'Scripted'

Mar 11, 2018
Statesman Journal file

Ousted Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, on Friday issued what he said might be his final comments regarding the sexual harassment claims against him, six days before his resignation becomes final.


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