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PolitiFact California: Fact-Checking Claims In California’s U.S. Senate Race

PolitiFact California looks at claims made by elected officials, candidates and groups and rates them as: True, Mostly True, Half True, Mostly False, False and Pants On Fire.

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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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Oregon State Websites Get Low Marks

Oregon has a vibrant technology sector, so it's not like people in the state don't know their way around computers. But the state government got low marks for the utility of its websites in the recent "Benchmarking State Government Websites" report. The report's authors checked out state sites across the country, and found some pretty good ones. Just not in Oregon, which got dinged for access, security, and transparency issues. Open Oregon is a group pushing for greater state transparency.

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EPA Must Protect Salmon From Warming Waters, Judge Rules

A federal court ruled Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agency must come up with a plan to protect salmon from warm water temperatures.

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Where They Stand: Oregon's Gubernatorial Candidates On Climate Change

Earlier this month, a panel convened by the United Nations released a report suggesting irreversible, catastrophic effects from global climate change could kick in far earlier than had been previously thought and that drastic action would be needed to avoid that future. In Oregon, the news arrived at an apt time. Next year, the states Legislative Assembly is expected to take up a bill that would institute a cap-and-trade system on Oregon carbon dioxide emissions a heavy political lift that...

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The Oregon Court of Appeals is set to hear arguments Thursday in Salem involving the case of an African-American man who was convicted by a non-unanimous jury in 2016.

The case has been closely watched because the court could find non-unanimous juries violate the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.

New Leukemia Research Harnesses The Power Of Big Data

Oct 17, 2018

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have released one of the largest data sets of its kind, aimed at curing leukemia.

The problem is, leukemia isn’t just one disease, it’s many. For the last 40 years, treatment has remained largely unchanged with less than 25 percent of patients surviving after five years.

So scientists from OHSU and 10 other academic centers have joined forces to compare how more than 100 different drugs affected 670 cancers — and their various genetic make-ups.

Patrick Starnes isn’t going to be Oregon’s next governor.

He doesn’t have the money, the name recognition or any real experience navigating the intricacies of state politics or state government.   

If you listen to him long enough, you get the sense that even he knows he cannot win:

“Of course, my minimum goal is to get double digits because I wanted to get a third voice to have more impact,” he said on OPB’s "Think Out Loud" earlier this month.  

Oregon’s art institutions are remembering billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen for his catalytic effect on the Northwest art world.

Allen, 65, died Monday after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Sunday night, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival performed in the space that bears his family name — the Allen Elizabethan Theatre — for the final time this season.

Months before they began campaigning in earnest against one another in the race for governor, Gov. Kate Brown and state Rep. Knute Buehler had another showdown.

The politicians formed up on opposite sides of Measure 101, a January 2018 vote that decided how Oregon would patch a budget hole in its Medicaid program after membership swelled under the Affordable Care Act.

A “yes” vote on Measure 101 upheld taxes on hospitals and insurance plans legislators had passed to fill that hole. A “no” vote was a vote to kill them, leaving the state scrambling to find another solution.

California Sanctuary Law Divides State In Fierce Immigration Debate

Oct 17, 2018

In California, a new state law that took effect earlier this year is pitting cities against each other in a fierce debate over immigration.

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Everyone who goes to the symphony notices the violins and the cellos.  But do the violas get any respect? 

They will this weekend (October 19-21), when the Rogue Valley Symphony presents one of its "Masterworks" concerts, this one featuring a brand-new viola concerto by Malek Jandali

We hear more about the work, from the composer. 

Supersized Media: Extra-Length Signals & Noise

Oct 17, 2018
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Massive coverage of a new Supreme Court justice, a possible presidential candidate taking a DNA test, and a Saudi journalist missing and presumed murdered. 

That's just one sentence of recent happening in the media landscape, a landscape we survey once a month in our Signals & Noise segment. 

Our regulars return: Precious Yamaguchi and Andrew Gay, communication teachers at Southern Oregon University

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.

That’s the bottom line of a new poll conducted for OPB in the run-up to the Nov. 6 election.

Knute Buehler turned heads last week, when he announced he supports Oregon parents' right not to have their children vaccinated without a medical reason.

In his third and final debate with Gov. Kate Brown, the Bend surgeon and Republican candidate for governor said he believes in the benefits of vaccines, with a caveat.

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