Category Archives: Jefferson Public Radio

Klamathon Fire Grows To 30k, 10 People Reported Missing

As of Sunday morning, the Klamathon fire has grown to 30,500 acres and is 25 percent contained. The fire continues to spread into the Klamath National Forest. Ten people are reported missing in the Siskiyou County area. Source: Klamathon Fire Grows To 30k, 10 People Reported Missing | Jefferson Public Radio

Klamathon Fire Destroys 40 Buildings, Heads Into Oregon

A northern California wildfire has spread into Oregon, triggering evacuations in parts of Jackson County. As of 7 a.m. Saturday, the Klamathon Fire has burned about 21,800 acres and is 5 percent contained. About 40 structures have burned, many in the California towns of Hilt and Hornbrook. Source: Klamathon Fire Destroys 40 Buildings, Heads Into […]
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Oregon Gun-Control Orgs Re-Group On Strategy

Twice in recent weeks, Oregon groups working to get gun-control measures on the ballot had to retreat. Pro-gun groups took the measures to court, delaying the collection of signatures.  The measure supporters opted not to try collecting signatures in a very short period of time before a deadline. One of the measures would have created […]
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Oregon Lawmakers Push For TV White Spaces in Broadband Expansion

The internet has been around for several decades now, but there are still large, rural areas that don’t have sufficient coverage. Christopher Tamarin is a broadband specialist with the Oregon Business Development Department, which has been working to expand broadband in Oregon. He says about 15 percent of Oregonians lack a high-speed connection. Source: Oregon Lawmakers […]
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Oregon Attorney General Joins Letter Calling Trump Administration’s Border Policy ‘Inhumane’

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson have joined 19 other Democratic attorneys general calling on the Trump administration to end its practice of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border. It comes as Democratic attorneys general explore the possibility of suing the Trump administration over it’s zero-tolerance border policy. Source: Oregon […]
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Fines And Penalties Increase For Oregon’s Distracted Drivers Starting July 1st

Penalties for distracted driving will get costlier in Oregon, starting next month. KLCC’s Brian Bull explains. Source: Fines And Penalties Increase For Oregon’s Distracted Drivers Starting July 1st

Douglas County’s Drought Order Forecasts Increased Fire Potential

Douglas County is the fifth county to declare a drought order in Oregon this year. As of May 18 snowpack in the Umpqua Basin is 26 percent of normal, according to the Natural resources Conservation Service. Source: Douglas County’s Drought Order Forecasts Increased Fire Potential | Jefferson Public Radio

Cannabis Growers Deal With Pot Glut | Jefferson Public Radio

Oregon is producing way more cannabis than its population can use. The state’s U.S. attorney said so recently, and warned the federal government would crack down on the black market, particularly growers sending product out of state, illegal under federal and state law. Law enforcement aside, the glut of pot has sent prices sharply lower, […]
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The Last Time Oregon’s Christmas Tree Farmers Faced Down A Trade War

Mexico and the European Union announced this week that they’re striking back against President Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum — with tariffs of their own. Mexico will impose around $3 billion worth of tariffs on U.S. exports like pork, apples, potatoes and cheese. And those tariffs are worrying agricultural businesses across the Northwest. […]
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How Much Of The Chetco Bar Burn Should Be Salvage Logged?

Managers at the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest are weighing how much of the area burned in Oregon’s largest fire last year should be salvage logged. But while harvesting partially burned trees will put cash in local pockets, the forest health and fire safety benefits that proponents claim are more elusive. Source: How Much Of The […]
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