Jefferson Public Radio http://ijpr.org en Northwest Wildfires Boost Call For Funding Reform http://ijpr.org/post/northwest-wildfires-boost-call-funding-reform <p>Fires continue to rage through tinder-dry wildlands in Oregon, Washington and California. Nearly a million acres have burned so far, destroying more than 200 homes.</p><p>With the nation’s eyes turned toward the Northwest, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and the Obama Administration have taken the opportunity to renew their efforts to change how the federal government pays to fight -- and prevent – wildfires.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:53:10 +0000 Liam Moriarty 16480 at http://ijpr.org Northwest Wildfires Boost Call For Funding Reform Oregon Has Higher HPV Vaccination Rates Than National Average http://ijpr.org/post/oregon-has-higher-hpv-vaccination-rates-national-average The feds are disappointed by a new study showing a low percentage of teens getting HPV vaccinations. But Oregonians have slightly higher immunization rates than the national average.<p>The human papillomavirus can cause cancer in men and women.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the HPV vaccine is both safe and an effective.<p>But Assistant Surgeon General, Dr. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:46:09 +0000 editor 16479 at http://ijpr.org Study: Coal Terminal Would Bring Jobs To One Puget Sound County But Others Counties Would Pay http://ijpr.org/post/study-coal-terminal-could-help-one-puget-sound-county-others-would-pay If it’s built, the coal-exporting Gateway Pacific Terminal will create more than two thousand jobs in Whatcom County during construction and several hundred permanent jobs once it’s operational.<p>The outlook for the the central Puget Sound region isn’t as optimistic, according to a <a href="http://www.psrc.org/assets/11745/EconomicStudy.pdf" title="">new economic study from the Puget Sound Regional Council</a> issued Thursday.<p>“It’s an economic model that creates very few jobs, certainly very, very few in the region ... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:45:00 +0000 editor 16478 at http://ijpr.org Study: Coal Terminal Would Bring Jobs To One Puget Sound County But Others Counties Would Pay Seattle Considers Fining Residents For Failing To Compost http://ijpr.org/post/seattle-considers-fining-residents-failing-compost The city of Seattle might start fining residents who put food waste in the garbage instead of the compost bin -- the latest idea to push for better recycling rates.<p>Dozens of cities nationwide now give residents the option of putting their household food scraps in a curbside compost bin. Seattle is looking at making it a requirement.<p>The city is <a href="http://clerk.seattle.gov/~public/meetingrecords/2014/spunc20140708_3a.pdf" title="">nearly 4 percent away from its goal of recycling 60 percent of its garbage by 2015</a> and the clock is ticking. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:15:00 +0000 Cassandra Profita 16477 at http://ijpr.org Seattle Considers Fining Residents For Failing To Compost Sick Leave, Drought, and Crime Fighting: Another Week on The Exchange http://ijpr.org/post/sick-leave-drought-and-crime-fighting-another-week-exchange <p>Eugene's city council may vote on its proposed sick leave ordinance on Monday, six days after the Lane County Commissioners passed their own ordinance that may pre-empt any move on sick leave.&nbsp;</p><p>Meanwhile, the City of Ashland plans a Drought Summit to talk about water conservation strategies, and Redding's Police Chief faces a potentially irate audience at a town hall meeting.</p><p>You'll hear about these and much more on The Jefferson Exchange during the week of July 28... here, minus pretty pictures, are our plans: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:09:02 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 16476 at http://ijpr.org When One Size Doesn't Fit All: A Man's Quest To Find An Extra-Small http://ijpr.org/post/when-one-size-doesnt-fit-all-mans-quest-find-extra-small <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=When+One+Size+Doesn%27t+Fit+All%3A+A+Man%27s+Quest+To+Find+An+Extra-Small&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MjcxMDEyMTY4NDQ0MzA5ZWJiNg004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:22:00 +0000 Viet Le 16475 at http://ijpr.org Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations http://ijpr.org/post/montana-senator-comes-under-fire-plagiarism-allegations Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat in February, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will likely be complicated by allegations of plagiarism, reported by <em>The New York Times</em>. It seems that in a paper Walsh submitted for his master's degree from the U.S. Army War College, long passages were borrowed without attribution. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:22:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 16472 at http://ijpr.org UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe http://ijpr.org/post/unicef-report-female-genital-mutilation-holds-hope-and-woe Women and girls are less likely to undergo female genital mutilation, or FGM, than 30 years ago. That's the encouraging news from a UNICEF report on the controversial practice, presented this week at London's first Girl Summit.<p>The rate has dropped in many of the 29 countries across Africa and the Middle East where FGM is practiced. In Kenya, for example, nearly half the girls age 15 to 19 were circumcised in 1980; in 2010 the rate was just under 20 percent.<p>But there's a sobering side to the report. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:15:00 +0000 editor 16473 at http://ijpr.org UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe Oregon County Turns Public Health Function Over To State http://ijpr.org/post/oregon-county-turns-public-health-function-over-state-0 Counties across the Northwest are heavily dependent on timber revenue from federal lands have been struggling to provide public health services. Now, one county in Oregon has told the state it will no longer provide those services. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:04:44 +0000 Chris Lehman 16471 at http://ijpr.org Oregon County Turns Public Health Function Over To State The Evolution Of The 'Esquire' Man, In 10 Revealing Covers http://ijpr.org/post/evolution-esquire-man-10-revealing-covers This summer, <em>All Things Considered </em>has been exploring what it means to be a <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america">man in America</a> today — from a second look at popular notions of masculinity and men's style, to attitudes toward women — and how all those ideas have shifted over time.<p>There are few people more acquainted with those shifts than David Granger. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:04:00 +0000 editor 16474 at http://ijpr.org The Evolution Of The 'Esquire' Man, In 10 Revealing Covers