Spy Bosses Warn Of Foreign Interference As Feds Unseal New Russia Charges

Updated at 5:24 p.m. ET The U.S. government warned about the continued threat of foreign interference on Friday as it unsealed a new criminal complaint against a Russian woman described as the paymistress for Moscow's program of information war — a scheme targeting next month's midterm elections in the U.S. Elena Khusyaynova has worked since 2014 as a top money manager for what the Russian government calls "Project Lakhta," according to charging documents. She was charged with one count of...

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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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How A Facebook Snub Makes You Notice Advertising More

Facebook is not having a good year. It has been in the news constantly for being a repository for fake news, and for its issues with handling of user information. Researchers at the University at Buffalo in New York are adding to the distress. The researchers found that Facebook can make people feel excluded socially. And in turn, that makes them more susceptible to the persuasions of advertisers. Jessica Covert is the lead author of the study.

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A Rare Political Common Ground: Rooftop Solar

New research suggests Democrats and Republicans can find common ground on rooftop solar panels. CREDIT: NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LAB Whether you’re a Republican or Democrat, chances are you support rooftop solar.  New research  suggests there’s a reason why two groups that normally disagree on environmental issues both like certain types of renewable energy. The key is self sufficiency. The study, published in the journal Environmental Politics, found that both sides of the aisle see rooftop...

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Quake Insurance? California Wants People To Say Yes To Coverage

On Thursday, Californians took part in an annual statewide earthquake preparedness event called The Great Shake Out . The event encouraged people to practice safety drills, check quake supplies and go over emergency plans with family, schools and employers. While many Californians now know the mantra to " drop, cover and hold on ," there's growing concern that people and companies are not adequately covered for the days after. Glenn Pomeroy wants to sound the alarm about that lack of coverage...

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West Coast businesses that depend on the summertime tourist dollar took a big hit from this years’ wildfires and smoke.

The same thing happened last year. And two years before that. Now, the idea that smoky summers may become the norm is beginning to take hold, and tourist operators -- and the towns that rely on them -- are looking for ways to adapt.


EPA Must Protect Salmon From Warming Waters, Judge Rules

Oct 18, 2018
Aaron Kunz

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

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

Oct 18, 2018
Capital Public Radio

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.

Oregon air quality regulators are holding a statewide hearing on proposed federal changes to environmental law.

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Leaders of California’s 13 regional children’s hospitals say the financial strain of more Medicaid patients and longer treatment times has made it harder to pay for infrastructure upgrades. Now, they're taking the issue to the ballot box.

If voters approve Proposition 4 this November, the state will put $1.5 billion in bond funding toward these improvements.

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If you believe our future is about capturing carbon and returning it to the ground, it makes sense to care about what covers that ground. 

California's Healthy Soils Program is set up to make sure soil can help in the carbon sequestration process, while providing nutrients for crops to grow. 

The numbers on what healthy soil can produce are impressive. 

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.

'Airline pricing' coming to Northwest ski areas

Oct 18, 2018

A popular Pacific Northwest ski resort is moving to airline-style ticket pricing this season.

The cost of lift tickets at Mt. Hood Meadows in Oregon will rise and fall daily based on demand.

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.

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