Supreme Court Revives Parts Of Trump's Travel Ban As It Agrees To Hear Case

e Supreme Court says it will decide the fate of President Trump's revised travel ban, agreeing to hear arguments over immigration cases that were filed in federal courts in Hawaii and Maryland, and allowing parts of the ban that's now been on hold since March to take effect. The justices removed the lower courts' injunctions against the ban "with respect to foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States," narrowing the scope of two...

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JPR Live Session: Lesley Kernochan

Lesley Kernochan is one you can’t predict. One minute she’s howling a country tune with the midnight coyotes, and the next minute she’s delivering a full plate of swingin’ sass. Lesley has an eclectic background as a saxophonist, contemporary composer, operatically trained coloratura, vagabond cabarista, musical saw player, and now singer/songwriter. In each uniquely crafted song Lesley offers her intimate vocal prowess and earnest, playful spirit.

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50 Years (!) Since The Summer Of Love

You'll bum out a lot of older Americans when you point out that the "summer of love" was 50 years ago. It was an exciting and pivotal year in American history, and the year Danny Goldberg graduated from high school. He includes his own experiences and broadens the focus in his memoir, In Search of The Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea . The music, the Vietnam War, the civil rights struggle and more are mixed in with personal memories of 1967 in the book.

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Secrets Of Breast-Feeding From Global Moms In The Know

In many ways, parenting newborns seems instinctual. We see a little baby, and we want to hold her. Snuggle and kiss her. Even just her smell seems magical. Many of us think breast-feeding is similar. "I had that idea before my first child was born," says Brooke Scelza , an evolutionary anthropologist at the University of Los Angeles, California. "I definitely thought, 'Oh, I'm going to figure that out. Like how hard can it be?' " Although breast-feeding is easy for some women, for many new...

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How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market

Senate Republicans have little margin for error as they prepare for a vote this coming week on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act . Some lawmakers are already raising concerns that the bill could aggravate the problem of healthy people going without insurance, driving up costs for everyone else. "If you can get insurance after you get sick, you will," Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told NBC's Today Show . "And without the individual mandate, that sort of adverse selection, the death...

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The Oregon Supreme Court is deciding whether to discipline a Marion County Circuit Court — or even remove him from the bench.

Judge Vance Day made headlines in 2015 when his refusal to perform same-sex weddings surfaced.

In 2014, Day reported to the state’s Judicial Fitness Commission that he was present when a felon under his supervision held a gun, a violation of the law.

Oregon House Votes To End 'Lunch Shaming'

Jun 14, 2017

The Oregon House unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that aims to prevent so-called “lunch shaming” in Oregon Schools.

Northwest cattle producers are cheering new trade standards that will once again allow beef exports to China.

The Chinese market has been closed to U.S. beef since 2003, after mad cow disease showed up in the states.

Jerome Rosa with the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association said the ranchers in Oregon and Washington have an advantage in selling to China.

 

As protests overtook the Evergreen State College last month, students watched their school become a national symbol of campus radicalism.

Videos circulated of students shouting down professors and administrators amidst protests around race and equality. That attention led to threats of violence that shut down the Olympia campus for three days.

The concept of a "slow news day" seems like so long ago. 

The inauguration of Donald Trump is just one factor in what seems to be an hourly, rather than daily, explosion of news in the world.  And it gives us plenty to talk about with Andrew Gay and Precious Yamaguchi of the Communication faculty at Southern Oregon University. 

They join us once a month to talk about media topics--news and not--in a segment we call "Signals & Noise."  This month, Twitter bots, Wonder Woman on the big screen, Congressional testimony carried live and more. 

The Oregon Supreme Court is set to consider Wednesday whether to censure, or even remove, Marion County Judge Vance Day from his post.

After an investigation last year, the state’s Judicial Fitness Commission recommended Day be removed from the bench.

Attorneys for Day and the commission will each get 30 minutes to argue before the state’s high court in Salem, which will rule at a later date.

Oregon's massive transportation bill — which would raise taxes by about $8 billion over the next decade — is getting some nips and tucks.

Sen. Lee Beyer, D-Springfield, said Tuesday that officials are preparing a new draft of House Bill 2017 that would lower the initial increase in the gasoline tax from 6 cents a gallon to 4 cents.

From Cara Cara oranges to clementines, California's farmers deliver novel navels, mandarins and tangelos.

But the state's growers have watched with worry as the devastating disease known as citrus greening has crippled Florida's citrus industry. It's a threat not just to California's orange industry, but to the collection of rare, wild and heirloom varieties used to breed new crops that the U.S. Department of Agriculture currently "stores" in the state.

Oregon Farmers Oppose Proposed Corporate Tax Increase

Jun 13, 2017

The Joint Committee on Tax Reform hosted a public hearing in Salem Tuesday morning on a plan that aims to help address the state’s $1.4 billion budget gap.

AG Jeff Sessions Wants To Block Laws Protecting Marijuana Users

Jun 13, 2017

Oregon’s Congressional delegation is reacting to news Tuesday that the U.S. Attorney General wants to reverse laws protecting states with legalized marijuana.

The Rohrabacher-Farr amendment blocks the Justice Department from stopping states that want to implement marijuana business laws.

In a letter recently made public, Attorney General Jeff Sessions asks Congressional leaders to reverse the amendment, saying drug traffickers are operating with the protection of state marijuana laws.

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