Chris Lehman http://ijpr.org en 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 Start A Wildfire? Expect A Bill http://ijpr.org/post/start-wildfire-expect-bill <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/070914CL_wildfirecharges_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Whether it’s due to negligence or arson, thousands of wildfires each year are caused by humans. And the person or business who starts a fire can expect a bill.<p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:57:58 +0000 Chris Lehman 15655 at http://ijpr.org Start A Wildfire? Expect A Bill Oregon Marijuana Campaign Wants Some Of Your Bitcoin Stash http://ijpr.org/post/oregon-marijuana-campaign-wants-some-your-bitcoin-stash <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/070314CL_bitcoincampaigns_web_0.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The group behind the initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon is now accepting bitcoin contributions.<p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:09:43 +0000 Chris Lehman 15490 at http://ijpr.org Oregon Marijuana Campaign Wants Some Of Your Bitcoin Stash Farmers Urge EPA To 'Ditch' Proposed Clean Water Act Revisions http://ijpr.org/post/farmers-urge-epa-ditch-proposed-clean-water-act-revisions <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> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:42:54 +0000 Chris Lehman 15340 at http://ijpr.org Farmers Urge EPA To 'Ditch' Proposed Clean Water Act Revisions Oregon GMO-Labeling Campaign Submits Signatures http://ijpr.org/post/oregon-gmo-labeling-campaign-submits-signatures <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/070214CL_gmolabeling_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon voters may get the chance to require food companies to label products that contain genetically engineered ingredients. Sponsors of an initiative to require that turned in more than 150,000 signatures Wednesday in an effort to make the ballot this November.<p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 04:51:45 +0000 Chris Lehman 15261 at http://ijpr.org Oregon GMO-Labeling Campaign Submits Signatures Oregon To Investigate Failed Firearm Background Checks http://ijpr.org/post/oregon-investigate-failed-firearm-background-checks <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/063014CL_gunchecks_web_1.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>It's a crime for convicted felons or people with certain known mental health problems to attempt to buy a gun. But until recently not much happened in Oregon if someone tried to skirt the law.<p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:07:46 +0000 Chris Lehman 14996 at http://ijpr.org Oregon To Investigate Failed Firearm Background Checks