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Second Day of Snow
8:19 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Snow Closes Schools In Willamette Valley

The winter storm that pounded Northern Oregon forced school closings up and down the Willamette Valley on Friday, February 7.

SCHOOLS CLOSED:

  • Eugene
  • Springfield
  • Junction City
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Creswell
  • University of Oregon
  • Lane Community College
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Politics
2:05 am
Fri February 7, 2014

GOP Still Looking At Pieces Of Debt Limit 'Puzzle'

Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 12:40 pm

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This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm David Greene.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And I'm Renee Montagne. Today at the stroke of noon in Washington D. C. the U.S. Treasury statutory authority to borrow money will expire.

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Economy
2:03 am
Fri February 7, 2014

January Unemployment Numbers Expected To Rebound

Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 8:26 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

On a Friday this is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And I'm Renee Montagne. There's lots of anticipation about the government's monthly jobs report that will be released later this morning. Last month's job creation numbers were very disappointing - just 74,000 jobs added to the payroll - far below the recent monthly averages. NPR's John Ydstie joined us to talk about job creation and what it's telling us about the economy. Good morning.

JOHN YDSTIE, BYLINE: Hi, Renee.

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NPR Story
1:58 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Penguins Are Depressed By Lack Of Sun

Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 8:26 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. It's been a dreary winter but a penguin should be used to it, right? Not those at the Sea Life Center in England. Those humble penguins are natives of coastal South America - far from the U.K.'s endless wind and rain. The black and white birds were feeling so blue from the miserable weather the zoo staff worried they'd get sick. They prescribed antidepressants and the penguins perked up. Now they're hoping for a little sunshine. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

No Contract Agreement
7:52 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Strike ON: Medford Teachers Walk

A pre-strike rally.
Credit Medford Education Association

Medford teachers walked off the job today (Thursday, February 6), after a deadline for reaching a deal on a new teacher contract passed.

The teachers' union and Medford School District reps met for hours yesterday and overnight without agreeing on contract terms.

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National Security
2:16 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Hagel Concerned By Ethical Lapses In Armed Forces

Originally published on Thu February 6, 2014 4:59 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

The American military is trying to get to the bottom of a series of scandals. Air Force nuclear missile officers cheated on tests, Navy sailors are accused of the same, and more - enough that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is concerned that there's a pattern here, a problem with ethical lapses across the armed services. NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman joins us now to talk about this. Good morning.

TOM BOWMAN, BYLINE: Good morning, Renee.

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NPR Story
2:16 am
Thu February 6, 2014

1 Show Left For Jay Leno's 'Tonight Show'

Originally published on Thu February 6, 2014 4:59 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Tonight we'll be saying goodbye to a guy who will be leaving his job at the top of his game. Again.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, 'TONIGHT SHOW')

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NPR Story
2:16 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Airline Loses Jamaican Bobsled Team's Belongings

Originally published on Thu February 6, 2014 4:59 am

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Brink Of Strike
2:48 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Medford Talks Continue, But No School Thursday

Washington Elementary School is one of several that would remain open if Medford teachers strike.
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Medford School District canceled Thursday classes on Wednesday afternoon, bracing for a possible teacher strike.

School Superintendent Phil Long made the announcement on the school district's web site before classes ended for the day on Wednesday.

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Strike Deadline February 6
12:31 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Medford Schools Announce Strike Plans

Jackson Elementary is one of the schools that would remain open if Medford teachers strike.
Credit Medford School District

The Medford School District released its plan for school schedules if teachers strike Thursday morning.

The teachers' union set February 6th as its deadline several weeks ago: either a breakthrough in contract negotiations, or a strike.

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