Searching for connections
5:18 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Investigation Continues Into Medford Bombing

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Update on the Medford Bombing

Local, state and federal investigators continue to sift through the evidence in the Wednesday morning bomb attack on the Jackson County District Attorney’s office in Medford.  

By mid-day Thursday, the scene of the fire and explosion in downtown Medford had been cleared. Investigators are examining the physical evidence, including the propane tank that was used to build the home-made bomb. The fact that the device failed to fully detonate is credited with preventing a much more violent explosion ... Medford police spokesman Lt. Mike Budreau says investigators are canvassing the neighborhood, looking for additional witnesses.

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Jefferson Exchange | November 14, 2013
10:54 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Keeping Carbon Monoxide Out Of The House

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Charles Chase from the Oregon Fire Marshal's office explains the sources of carbon monoxide.

Ah, winter.  It can certainly be pretty in the right conditions, but the weather often forces us indoors, windows and doors shut, with some kind of heating system running. 

What could go wrong?  Carbon monoxide, for one thing. 

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Joining the 1/10th of 1%
4:24 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Acing the ACT: Backstage With Logan Ryan

Senior Logan Ryan behind the spotlight at an rehearsal of "Bye Bye Birdie" at Redding's University Preparatory School.
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A standout teen behind the spotlight.


Redding’s University Preparatory School has only been around for about 10 years, but it’s already ranked by US News & World Report as one of the best high schools in the nation.

Now the school has another feather in its cap…one of its students has just aced the ACT. The ACT is a really challenging test that high school kids take to see how well they’re cut out for college.

JPR’s Valerie Ing went behind the scenes of a high school play to find out more about what it means to get a perfect score on the ACT.

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Upcoming JPR Classics Special
4:16 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Carnegie Hall Live: Arcangelo Friday Night 8pm

Friday night at 8pm, JPR's Classics & News Service will broadcast the next concert in the series Carnegie Hall Live, featuring the ensemble Arcangelo.

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Mystery blast
3:55 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Homemade Bomb Damages Jackson County DA’s Office

Police say the homemade explosive device used a small propane tank similar to this one.
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A homemade bomb rocks the Jackson County District Attorney's office

  A homemade bomb caused an early morning explosion outside the offices of the Jackson County District Attorney’s office in southern Oregon. The local police chief is calling the blast an act of domestic terrorism.

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Jefferson Exchange | November 13, 2013
10:43 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Elder Abuse-The Financial Kind

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Workers from Adult Protective Services in Oregon describe features and occurrence of elder financial abuse.

The term "elder abuse" is one of those that can raise hackles the moment you hear it. 

Yes, there are examples of physical and emotional abuse.

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Changing Times
5:48 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

League of Women Voters Facing Challenges in Rural Oregon

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A venerable civic organization faces tough challenges
  The League of Women Voters has been a fixture of elections for nearly a hundred years, organizing candidate forums and promoting voter participation across the country. 

Now, Jefferson Public Radio’s Liam Moriarty reports that, especially in rural areas, changing times mean those familiar civic programs are in danger of disappearing.

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Jefferson Exchange | November 12, 2013
1:20 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Medford's #2 Cop Becomes Springfield's #1

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Chief-to-be Tim Doney explains the move to Springfield.

Medford's loss in policing is Springfield's gain. 

Medford Deputy Police Chief Tim Doney will leave the force in Medford after more than a quarter-century on the job. 

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Removal Has Begun
7:30 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Toxic Liquids Create Threat For Humboldt Bay

Humboldt and Eureka file photo.
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An emergency effort has begun to remove millions of gallons of toxic liquids from an abandoned pulp mill that poses a pollution threat to Humboldt Bay.

The Eureka Times-Standard reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to remove more than 4 million gallons of pulping liquors from the old mill site.

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The Online System Falters
7:26 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Cover Oregon Continues To Struggle


Oregon has long been a pacesetter in health care, and state officials laid out bold plans to uphold that reputation with a health insurance exchange bigger and better than anyone else's.

But more than a month after Cover Oregon's online enrollment was supposed to launch, reality is lagging far behind Governor John Kitzhaber's grand vision.

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