Category Archives: Jefferson Public Radio

1 In 4 Oregon Vehicles Has Unfixed Recalls

As summer approaches, many Oregonians may be considering a road trip. But it’s somewhat disconcerting to know that 1 in 4 vehicles has an unfixed manufacturer’s recall. Source: 1 In 4 Oregon Vehicles Has Unfixed Recalls | Jefferson Public Radio

Oregon Gets Financial Support To Better Elk Habitat And Research

Elk research and habitat restoration in Oregon has just received nearly $270,000 in grant money. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. Source: Oregon Gets Financial Support To Better Elk Habitat And Research | Jefferson Public Radio

Oregon Approaches New Streamside Buffer Rules

The term “streamside buffers” sounds innocuous enough, but it’s a subject of some tension in Oregon. The Oregon Department of Forestry proposes new rules for the buffers in part of the state… meaning logging on private lands by certain streams will have to leave more land untouched to preserve water quality. Source: Tue 8 AM […]
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Oregon Lawmakers Attempt To Clear Out Backlog Of Bills

Oregon lawmakers are trying to clear out a huge backlog of bills awaiting votes. Ahead of Wednesday’s floor sessions, the House and Senate had a combined 84 measures awaiting action. Source: Oregon Lawmakers Attempt To Clear Out Backlog Of Bills | Jefferson Public Radio

Climate Activists Tell PGE: Don’t Even Think About New Natural Gas Plants

Environmental groups gathered Wednesday outside the Portland General Electric headquarters in Portland to protest the utility’s effort to permit two new natural gas plants to replace its coal-fired power plant, which is scheduled to shut down in 2020. Source: Climate Activists Tell PGE: Don’t Even Think About New Natural Gas Plants | Jefferson Public Radio

Major Businesses Line Up Against Tax Being Considered By Oregon Lawmakers

A coalition of Oregon’s mainstream business groups is opposing a legislative plan to create a new tax on corporations. The business opposition complicates the task of reaching a budget-and-tax deal to close the state’s $1.6 billion shortfall. Source: Major Businesses Line Up Against Tax Being Considered By Oregon Lawmakers | Jefferson Public Radio

Oregon Unemployment Drops To Record Low

Oregon started counting the unemployment rate in the current method back in 1976. Source: Wed 8 AM | Oregon Unemployment Drops To Record Low | Jefferson Public Radio

Early Numbers Suggest Oregon Bottle Redemption Rate Up Significantly

Initial numbers show that bottle and can returns are up statewide after the deposit increased from a nickel to a dime on April 1. Source: Early Numbers Suggest Oregon Bottle Redemption Rate Up Significantly | Jefferson Public Radio

Gov. Kate Brown Discusses Legislative Priorities During Visit to Southern Oregon

Governor Kate Brown wrapped up a two-day visit to southern Oregon with a presentation at a Rotary Club luncheon in Medford on Wednesday. She discussed what she’d like to see come out of the current legislative session. Source: Gov. Kate Brown Discusses Legislative Priorities During Visit to Southern Oregon | Jefferson Public Radio

Wed 8 AM | Oregon Landowners Get Tips On Recognizing Slide-Prone Land Radio

Heavy rain and snow caused landslides in a number of places in the West. Source: Wed 8 AM | Oregon Landowners Get Tips On Recognizing Slide-Prone Land | Jefferson Public Radio