Category Archives: Jefferson Public Radio

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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As It Was: Kathryn Clarke Becomes Oregon’s First Female State Senator

The first woman to become a senator in the Oregon Legislature was Kathryn Clarke in 1915. She had more than a little help from her cousin, Gov. Oswald West. West appointed Clarke to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of State Sen. George Neuner Jr. When West’s authority to appoint someone was questioned, […]
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Mon 9 AM | Oregon Works To Fix Its Foster Care System

Oregon’s foster care system for children needs a lot of work, there’s general agreement on that. A lawsuit against the state revealed issues caused by shortages of parents and caseworkers, like children being kept in motels instead of private homes. Source: Mon 9 AM | Oregon Works To Fix Its Foster Care System | Jefferson […]
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Collaborative Gets To Work On Restoring Oregon Dunes

It can be a little jarring to visit the Oregon Dunes a while after your last trip… things move around. And they’re supposed to, in a healthy dune ecosystem. The winds blow the sand around into new shapes and positions. Source: Collaborative Gets To Work On Restoring Oregon Dunes | Jefferson Public Radio