Category Archives: Jefferson Public Radio

Oregon’s Bottle Bill Commemorated With New Sculpture In Salem

Oregon’s iconic Bottle Bill is being celebrated with a new sculpture in Salem. In 1971, Oregon became the first state in the nation to require a deposit on Source: Oregon’s Bottle Bill Commemorated With New Sculpture In Salem

Lawmakers From Oregon And Washington To Discuss Replacing Interstate 5 Bridge

Oregon lawmakers are ready to return to the table and restart discussions with Washington to replace the Interstate 5 bridge. In a press release sent out on Friday, Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, said the meeting “signals a new level of collaboration between the two states.” The bipartisan group of lawmakers from Oregon and Washington will […]
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Oregon Hemp Farmers Will Benefit From 2018 Farm Bill

Oregon hemp farmers will benefit from the 2018 Farm Bill if it passes in Congress. The bill includes a provision, the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, which would remove a federal ban on hemp. The bill would designate hemp as an agricultural commodity and remove it from the controlled substances list. Farmers would have access to […]
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Pilot Program Allows Oregon Cities To Kill Deer

Urban deer are rampant in many Oregon cities. They eat people’s gardens, chase people with dogs, and weave through traffic. But starting in January, some cities will have a chance to get deer kill permits from the state. Source: Pilot Program Allows Oregon Cities To Kill Deer

Oregon Sues Josephine County Over Smart Meter Ordinance

The state of Oregon is suing Josephine County over smart meters. Josephine County this fall passed an ordinance prohibiting Pacific Corp from charging customers higher rates for opting out of its smart meters program. The digital meters use wireless networks to send information to the company. Source: Oregon Sues Josephine County Over Smart Meter Ordinance

Powerful Herbicide Harms Oregon Vineyards

For Oregon homeowners, invasive blackberries and poison oak are the bane of their existence. Many resort to powerful herbicides to get rid of them. But Source: Powerful Herbicide Harms Oregon Vineyards

Understanding The Choices For Terminal Patients In Oregon

Contemplating the end of life itself is an enormous task. And there’s an additional degree of complexity when someone considers making use of an assisted-suicide law, like the ones on the books in Oregon and California. Source: Understanding The Choices For Terminal Patients In Oregon | Jefferson Public Radio

After Louisiana Vote, Oregon Lawmakers Want To Scrap Non-Unanimous Jury Law

Oregon lawmakers will try to do away with the state’s controversial jury system by introducing two bills in the 2019 legislative session. One would change state law and the other would refer the matter to voters to change the state constitution. Source: After Louisiana Vote, Oregon Lawmakers Want To Scrap Non-Unanimous Jury Law

Federal Lawmakers Closely Watching SW Oregon Nickel Mine Proposal

An “on-again-off-again” proposal for a nickel mine in southwest Oregon is on again. And members of both Oregon’s and California’s congressional delegations have written to federal officials to demand the lawmakers be kept in the loop. Source: Federal Lawmakers Closely Watching SW Oregon Nickel Mine Proposal | Jefferson Public Radio

Repealing Oregon’s Sanctuary Law, the No Side

Oregon’s Measure 105 seeks to revoke Oregon’s status as a “sanctuary state,” which limits local law agencies’ cooperation with federal immigration officers Source: Tue 8:30 AM | Repealing Oregon’s Sanctuary Law, the No Side