Poll Shows Brown Holds Slight Lead In Oregon Governor's Race

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown holds a tenuous lead over gubernatorial challenger Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, while four hotly contested ballot measures are struggling to win over voters. Thats the bottom line of a new poll conducted for OPB in the run-up to the Nov. 6 election. The telephone poll of 500 Oregon voters found that many are undecided or less than firm in their choices. And many acknowledged that they arent closely watching the Oregon elections. Ballots hit mailboxes this week. The Oct....

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JPR Live Session: Jade Bird (2018)

Jade Bird is fast becoming one of the most exciting new British voices. With her debut EP and 2018's follow-up breakthrough single 'Lottery', Jade has won the hearts of people across the globe. She has already preformed on 'Later with Jools Holland', 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' and 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' and at SXSW she won the Grulke Prize for upcoming talent which follows her win of the ANCHOR Award at the Reeperbahn Festival in 2017. Since her last visit at JPR, Jade Bird was selected as one of NPR's 2018 Slingshot Artists - musicians destined for greatness and wider acclaim.

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Wildlife Images And The Long View Of Animal Rehab

Wildlife Images near Grants Pass started simply: take animals that have been injured, rehabilitate them, and return them to the wild, when possible. Easier said than done, because animal healthcare and rehab can get tricky indeed. But the organization has been doing it for nearly 40 years now, through snow and smoke and whatever else nature throws at animals and the facility.

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The Cost Of Your Favorite Beer Could Double Due To Climate Change, Study Suggests

Randol White / Capital Public Radio Brewer Chris Miller has a problem with a key ingredient in a European-inspired beer he makes at Berryessa Brewing Co. in Northern California: When using malted barley from a German distributor, the beer is cloudy. He says the brew should be clear. After researching the malt, Miller discovered the growers had a funky growing year. And it all traces back to climate change, Miller said. The Winters-based brewmasters problem is exemplified by a new UC Irvine...

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Where They Stand: Oregon's Gubernatorial Candidates On Education

In the third and final gubernatorial debate, Gov. Kate Brown gave a number of where she wants the graduation rate to be by the end of her term, assuming shes re-elected. Eighty-five percent, 2022, Brown said. Thats slightly above the national average of 84 percent and would entail a significant increase from the states current 77 percent rate. Oregons state ranking has hovered somewhere near the bottom five in the nation for the better part of a decade. In addition to the consistently dismal...

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It's a sad fact of life that K-12 students must practice for calamities such as earthquakes, fires, lockdowns or active shooters. Now a few public schools in the Pacific Northwest are roping in parents and guardians to practice for the aftermath.

Travel Oregon unveiled a new campaign Monday to boost tourism during the fall with seven large murals in seven small towns.

Lots of people visit Oregon, particularly from overseas. But that’s during the summer. Fall numbers drop off precipitously.

That’s why Travel Oregon is trying to boost tourism.

The hope is that visitors will travel to see the murals in towns like Roseburg, Ontario and Prineville.

In an election year when Oregonians will make weighty decisions on abortion and immigration policy, the ballot measure attracting the most cash has to do with the humble grocery cart.

The drywall is finally ready to go up at Paul Lowenthal's new house, just outside Santa Rosa, Calif. After going through the most destructive blaze in California history, his long rebuilding process is almost done.

Fueled by extreme winds, Sonoma County's Tubbs Fire last year killed 22 people and destroyed more than 5,000 homes and buildings.

Since then, the community has banded together to pick up the pieces. But it's also been grappling with a tough question — one that faces fire-ravaged communities around the state:

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Several Oregon counties will vote in November on versions of a “Second Amendment Protection” measure.  The measure expands the definition of firearms and limits enforcement of firearms in laws.

If passed, it would mandate that definitions of firearms be interpreted as including firearm accessories and ammunition.  In general, it would put the county on record as opposing state efforts to curtail gun ownership rights. 

Jackson County's version is Measure 15-181, the Right to Bear Arms Amendment.  An organization called Patriotic Revolution supports the measure. 

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California is one of just a handful of states that allows rent control, but the price caps on rent are limited by the Costa-Hawkins act of the mid-1990s. 

So it should surprise no one that the limits on rent control are being challenged in the November election. 

Proposition 10 would repeal Costa-Hawkins, allowing more flexibility for cities to put controls on rents.  And that troubles a number of groups, who worry that rent control will drive some landlords out of the market and make housing even more scarce. 

The No on Prop 10 campaign is putting a lot of effort and money into defeating the measure. 

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To try to stave off the type of wildfires that have scorched California, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. warns it may pre-emptively turn off power for about 87,000 customers in 12 counties.

These areas are forecast to have weather conditions conducive to fires, including low humidity and gusty winds of up to 60 mph.

Slowing Growth Projected For Small Towns In Jackson County

Oct 15, 2018
City of Talent

Towns in Jackson County are predicted to see less growth between now and 2043 than predicted in 2015, and the new numbers will impact the ability of the cities to add land for growth under state land-use regulations.

Want To Vote In November? Register By Tuesday

Oct 15, 2018

Tuesday is the voter registration deadline for the November 6th General Election.

Antifa, Patriot Prayer Brawl Leads To Portland Assaults

Oct 15, 2018
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Anger over a recent left-wing demonstration boiled over in Portland — propelling conservatives into downtown streets for a counter-protest march that soon devolved into scuffles, shouting and attacks.

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