Tiffany Eckert http://ijpr.org en Oregon Senator Speaks Out On Hobby Lobby Case http://ijpr.org/post/oregon-senator-speaks-out-hobby-lobby-case Last week, the US Supreme Court heard “Hobby Lobby vs Sebelius.” The case could allow for-profit companies to deny health insurance coverage to women for birth control and other services if-- the CEO has a moral objection. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 23:14:45 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 10298 at http://ijpr.org Oregon Senator Speaks Out On Hobby Lobby Case Wolves Stress Cows Out http://ijpr.org/post/wolves-stress-cows-out It may not come as a surprise to hear that wolves make cows nervous. Unlike bovine that haven’t ever had a run-in with a wolf pack, ones that have can experience stress-related illnesses. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:00:48 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 8953 at http://ijpr.org Wolves Stress Cows Out Land Advocates Protest Logging Bill http://ijpr.org/post/land-advocates-protest-logging-bill Conservationists from across the nation are in Eugene this weekend for the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference. Public lands advocates took this opportunity to protest a logging bill sponsored by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden. Today (Friday) more than 50 people marched from the Knight Law Center to the Federal Courthouse.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/klcc/audio/2014/02/logging.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The protesters are opposed to plans to increase logging on public forestlands in western Oregon. Self proclaimed "tree sitters" are part of the rally. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 04:30:17 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 8456 at http://ijpr.org Land Advocates Protest Logging Bill Trade Agreement Protesters Deliver Message to Wyden http://ijpr.org/post/trade-agreement-protesters-deliver-message-wyden At a small rally at the Federal Courthouse in Eugene today (Monday), community activists and union representatives held signs in protest of the new trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (or T-P-P.) KLCC's Tiffany Eckert reports.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/klcc/audio/2014/01/tpprally.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>As the group sang re-worked verses of the popular Bob Dylan protest song, a delegation prepared to hand deliver about 55 letters to Senator Ron Wyden.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Rally signs show opposition to new trade agreement." da Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:45:27 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 6825 at http://ijpr.org Trade Agreement Protesters Deliver Message to Wyden Hospitals Aren't As Safe As You Might Think http://ijpr.org/post/hospitals-arent-safe-you-might-think <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/klcc/audio/2014/01/HOSPITALSAFETY.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend in Springfield is the largest hospital in the KLCC listening area." data-attribution="Credit peacehealth.org" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/klcc/files/styles/card_280/public/201401/RiverBend-exterior-at-dusk.jpg" alt="" /><p>Many who work in the hospital industry claim the “aura” of modern medicine has lulled many Americans into a false sense of security. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:27:03 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 6691 at http://ijpr.org Hospitals Aren't As Safe As You Might Think Springfield Meat Company Fined For Safety Violations http://ijpr.org/post/springfield-meat-company-fined-safety-violations The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (or OSHA) fined Bright Oaks Meat, Incorporated for violations after an employee's hand was pulled into the blades of a tenderizing machine. &#160;<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/klcc/audio/2013/11/TENDERIZER.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A female employee had to get 60 stitches on her right hand after the August incident. The meat tenderizer she was using had no safety guard. Darla Harris is co-owner of Bright Oaks Meat. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:22:27 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 3533 at http://ijpr.org Springfield Meat Company Fined For Safety Violations Northwest Retail Chain Pulls Chicken http://ijpr.org/post/northwest-retail-chain-pulls-chicken <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/klcc/files/styles/card_280/public/201310/fredmeyerimages.jpg" alt="" /><p>Three Foster Farms plants have been identified as distributing chicken with the &#8220;Heidelburg&#8221; strain of Salmonella. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports most of the product went to outlets in the Northwest. So far, Oregon-based Foster Farms has not recalled the chicken in question. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 22:30:05 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 1214 at http://ijpr.org Northwest Retail Chain Pulls Chicken