Category Archives: Jefferson Public Radio

Oregon Education Admin Fired After Harassment, Bullying Complaints

The Oregon Department of Education has fired a high-ranking administrator with little fanfare after mounting complaints about alleged bullying and harassment of colleagues and questions about his attempts to use state education money for a special program in Lake Oswego. Source: Oregon Education Admin Fired After Harassment, Bullying Complaints

Oregon, Washington Sue EPA Head Over Alleged Clean Air Act Violations

Oregon and Washington have joined a lawsuit alleging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt is violating the Clean Air Act. The lawsuit says the government needs to limit methane emissions from existing oil and gas facilities. Source: Oregon, Washington Sue EPA Head Over Alleged Clean Air Act Violations

Celebrating And Working For Fair Housing

Only one color is supposed to make a difference in renting or buying a house: green. As in, if you have enough money, you get the home. Source: Tue 8:30 | Celebrating And Working For Fair Housing

Tue 8 AM | Oregon’s Medicaid Approach Helps Minorities

There is a race gap in many things in America, health care among them. Health outcomes are just generally better for people with white skin. Source: Tue 8 AM | Oregon’s Medicaid Approach Helps Minorities

Why Housing Got So Expensive In Oregon 

  In Western Oregon, it’s the story in place after place: too many people for too few houses. Low vacancy rates drive up both housing costs and homelessness. Josh Lehner in the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis knows the numbers well. Source: Why Housing Got So Expensive In Oregon | Jefferson Public Radio

Governor Orders Flags Lowered to Half-Staff in Honor of Ashland Police Officer Malcus Williams

Governor Kate Brown Friday ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of Ashland Police Officer Malcus Williams, who died on duty after a medical episode while responding to an emergency call on March 2. Source: Governor Orders Flags Lowered to Half-Staff in Honor of Ashland Police Officer Malcus […]
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Oregon Governor Promises Drought Help In Klamath County

In Klamath Falls Tuesday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed an executive order declaring a drought emergency in Klamath County. This is the 11 th time a Source: Oregon Governor Promises Drought Help In Klamath County

Oregon Lawmakers To Consider Bills That Protect Gun Retailers

Oregon legislative leaders say they are willing to change Oregon law to protect retailers that voluntarily restrict gun and ammunition sales to customers Source: Oregon Lawmakers To Consider Bills That Protect Gun Retailers

It Really Helps: Call The Midwife

In other parts of the developed world, midwives deliver a lot of babies… like in England, where half the births involve midwives. Here, not so much.  About ten percent of American births include midwives.  And recent research shows how making greater use of midwives can make for healthier babies and mothers. Source: It Really Helps: […]
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Oregon Legislative Wrapup: What Passed, What Didn’t, What’s Next

The Oregon legislature finished its bi-annual short session with a rush of votes over the weekend. But lawmakers left Salem a week earlier than predicted. And they avoided what everyone expected would be the biggest battle of the year – over a proposal to tax polluters for their carbon emissions. OPB political reporter Lauren Dake […]
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