Chris Lehman http://ijpr.org en Oregon County Turns Public Health Function Over To State http://ijpr.org/post/oregon-county-turns-public-health-function-over-state <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072314CL_services_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Counties across the Northwest that are heavily dependent on timber revenue from federal lands have been struggling to provide public health services.<p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:05:17 +0000 Chris Lehman 16410 at http://ijpr.org Oregonians Will Vote On GMO Labeling Initiative http://ijpr.org/post/oregonians-will-vote-gmo-labeling-initiative <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072314CL_kaushik_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>An initiative that will give Oregonians the chance to vote on whether food companies should label products that contain genetically engineered ingredients <a href="http://egov.sos.state.or.us/elec/web_irr_search.record_detail?p_reference=20140044..ASCYYY">qualified for the November ballot</a> Wednesday.<p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:16:56 +0000 Chris Lehman 16404 at http://ijpr.org Oregonians Will Vote On GMO Labeling Initiative Historians Seek To Expand Knowledge Of Oregon's African-American History http://ijpr.org/post/historians-seek-expand-knowledge-oregons-african-american-history <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072314CL_blackhistory_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>We all have an image of the Oregon Trail: the covered wagon, mom with her bonnet, and dad handling the mules with a couple of kids riding shotgun. In that image, they’re probably all white.<p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:17:48 +0000 Chris Lehman 16401 at http://ijpr.org Historians Seek To Expand Knowledge Of Oregon's African-American History Oregonians Will Vote On Marijuana Legalization In November http://ijpr.org/post/oregonians-will-vote-marijuana-legalization-november <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072214CL_ormarijuana_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>An initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon qualified for the November ballot Tuesday.<p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:54:11 +0000 Chris Lehman 16341 at http://ijpr.org Oregonians Will Vote On Marijuana Legalization In November Wildfire Season Starts Early And With A Vengeance http://ijpr.org/post/wildfire-season-starts-early-and-vengeance <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072114CL_wildfireseason_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>So far, more than 150 homes in Washington state have been destroyed in what veteran firefighters are calling the worst fire season in decades.&#160;<p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:38:38 +0000 Chris Lehman 16334 at http://ijpr.org Wildfire Season Starts Early And With A Vengeance Former Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh Dead At 91 http://ijpr.org/post/former-oregon-governor-vic-atiyeh-dead-91 <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072014CL_atiyehobitfeature_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Former Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh has died. The 91-year-old passed away Sunday evening at Portland's Providence St. Vincent Medical Center of complications from renal failure.<p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:46:17 +0000 Chris Lehman 16260 at http://ijpr.org Former Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh Dead At 91 Oregon Gubernatorial Candidates Tangle In First Debate http://ijpr.org/post/oregon-gubernatorial-candidates-tangle-first-debate <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071814CL_debatespot_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democrat John </span>Kitzhaber<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Republican Dennis Richardson traded barbs Friday during the first debate of the 2014 Oregon governor's race. The 75 minute face-off was held during a meeting of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association in Salem.</span><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:39:13 +0000 Chris Lehman 16159 at http://ijpr.org Oregon Gubernatorial Candidates Tangle In First Debate Northwest Crews Continue To Battle Many Large Fires http://ijpr.org/post/northwest-crews-continue-battle-many-large-fires <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071714CL_wildfireupdate_web_5.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The next few days will be critical for crews battling more than a dozen wildfires in the Northwest. Forecasters have issued a Red Flag Warning for a large swath of eastern Oregon and Washington.<p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:28:48 +0000 Chris Lehman 16110 at http://ijpr.org Northwest Crews Continue To Battle Many Large Fires Southern Oregon Town On The Lookout For Serial Arsonist http://ijpr.org/post/southern-oregon-town-lookout-serial-arsonist <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071614CL_budreau_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Police in the southern Oregon city of Medford are on the lookout for a serial arsonist. Officials say someone is suspected of setting more than a dozen fires so far this month, including <a href="http://www.ci.medford.or.us/News.asp?NewsID=4914">as many as four in one night</a>.<p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:28:24 +0000 Chris Lehman 16101 at http://ijpr.org Farmers Urge EPA To 'Ditch' Proposed Clean Water Act Revisions http://ijpr.org/post/farmers-urge-epa-ditch-proposed-clean-water-act-revisions-0 <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/070214CL_ditchtherule_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Water is a common and often contentious issue in the West. But now, farmers across the country are also riled up because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency <a href="http://www2.epa.gov/uswaters">wants to revise the 1972 Clean Water Act</a>.<p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:54:24 +0000 Chris Lehman 15924 at http://ijpr.org Farmers Urge EPA To 'Ditch' Proposed Clean Water Act Revisions