Chris Lehman http://ijpr.org en Wildfires Continue To Have Northwest Residents On Edge http://ijpr.org/post/wildfires-continue-have-northwest-residents-edge <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072914CL_wildfires_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>People in many Northwest communities are on edge Tuesday. A <a href="http://www.nwccweb.us/information/fire_info.aspx">series of wildfires</a> that threatened urban areas in recent days is the culprit.<p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:46:47 +0000 Chris Lehman 16720 at http://ijpr.org Wildfires Continue To Have Northwest Residents On Edge Northwest States Vary On 'No Child Left Behind' Waivers http://ijpr.org/post/northwest-states-vary-no-child-left-behind-waivers <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072814CL_waivers_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon is waiting to hear whether its application for a continued federal waiver from the No Child Left Behind law will be approved.<p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:26:53 +0000 Chris Lehman 16652 at http://ijpr.org Oregon Ponders Smoking Ban At All Beaches http://ijpr.org/post/oregon-ponders-smoking-ban-all-beaches <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/smoking.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon could become the first West Coast state to ban smoking on all of its beaches. The Oregon State Parks Department is seeking public input on the proposal.<p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:45:23 +0000 Chris Lehman 16641 at http://ijpr.org Oregon Ponders Smoking Ban At All Beaches Feds Offer Wildfire Assistance, But So Far No Payments To Homeowners http://ijpr.org/post/feds-offer-wildfire-assistance-so-far-no-payments-homeowners <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072414CL_wildfireassistance_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal funds are being used to help fight the wildfires that have raged across the Northwest this summer. But so far, the Federal Emergency Management Agency isn't handing out money directly to owners of the nearly 200 homes lost in the blazes.</span><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:27:48 +0000 Chris Lehman 16529 at http://ijpr.org Feds Offer Wildfire Assistance, But So Far No Payments To Homeowners Oregon County Turns Public Health Function Over To State http://ijpr.org/post/oregon-county-turns-public-health-function-over-state <a href="/failed%20Limelight" 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