Kavanaugh Says 'I'm Not Going Anywhere' Following 2nd Accusation

Updated at 8:32 p.m. ET Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh says he isn't considering withdrawing following more allegations of sexual misconduct from decades ago, and he proclaimed his innocence in a new TV interview Monday evening. "I'm not going to let false accusations drive us out of this process," Kavanaugh told Fox News' Martha MacCallum in an interview alongside his wife, Ashley. "We're looking for a fair process where I can be heard and defend my integrity and my lifelong...

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JPR Live Session: Charley Crockett

Growing up with a single mother in San Benito, Texas, the hometown of Tejano star Freddy Fender, was not easy for blues singer Charley Crockett. Hitchhiking across the country exposed Crockett to the street life at a young age, following in the footsteps of his relative, American folk hero Davy Crockett, who also lived a wild life on the American frontier. After train hopping across the country, singing on the streets for change in New Orleans French Quarter, playing in New York City subway cars and performing across Texas, California, and everywhere in between, Crockett set off to travel the world and lived on the streets of Paris for a year before wandering in Spain, Morocco, and Northern Africa.

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Harvesting Legally: Oregon Regulator Discusses New Cannabis Rule

Oregon recently approved a rule requiring licensed marijuana producers to notify the state when they harvest cannabis. Growers have railed against the new rule as another bureaucratic step in an already complicated licensing process. But others see it as a means of keeping weed out of the black market.

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For Rural Communities, Wildfire Brings Economic Help, Hardships

Wildfire represents both risk and reward for some small communities in the Northwest. Walking the line between a “good fire” and a “bad fire” can be tricky. For the Methow Valley in north-central Washington, wildfire is a way of life. Over the years, rural communities here have learned to live with the threat, tragedy and benefits of fire on the land.

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Mosquitoes Genetically Modified To Crash Species That Spreads Malaria

For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that a controversial new kind of genetic engineering can rapidly spread a self-destructive genetic modification through a complex species. The scientists used the revolutionary gene-editing tool known as CRISPR to engineer mosquitoes with a " gene drive ," which rapidly transmitted a sterilizing mutation through other members of the mosquito's species. After mosquitoes carrying the mutation were released into cages filled with unmodified...

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We’ve all seen the beautiful pictures of ancient Redwood trees on social media. It’s almost a necessity when you visit to take a picture and share it with the world. But are those posts harming the trees?

After seeing photos on social media, some adventure to find the exact local, where that specific tree is, even if it’s off the designated trail. Known as “social trails,” they are unmarked trails that humans create through repeated use, and they prove to be harmful to the surprisingly shallow Redwood roots.

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Oregon's Measure 105 seeks to revoke Oregon's status as a "sanctuary state," which limits local law agencies' cooperation with federal immigration officers. The Oregon AFL-CIO took up a position against the measure. A union rep visits to explain why the union wants the sanctuary status to stay in place.

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Hip-hop has eclipsed rock as America's most important musical culture. In this month's The Kennest Observers, guest Vikki Tobak joins host Robert Goodwin in discussing a striking collection of candid photographs of the legends and innovators of hip-hop.

In the last few years, rock-bottom electricity rates have attracted bitcoin miners and other virtual currency entrepreneurs to central Washington state. But in Chelan and Grant counties, that lure may be on the wane because of looming power price hikes.


Oregon's 'Model Dress Code' Aims To Make School Policies More Fair

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Leggings. Skirts that hit above the knee. Spaghetti-strap tank tops.

That was what some students were wearing when they were pulled out of class for dress code violations in schools around the country. In 2015, several of the dress code violation stories went viral.

The stories reached Lisa Frack, then the president of the National Organization for Women's Oregon chapter (Oregon NOW).

Oregon’s state board of education approved reducing instruction time requirements for thousands of high schoolers at its meeting Sept. 20.

What the board terms “flexibility” affects several groups. Seniors who have either earned all the credits they need to graduate, or who are on track to do so, can fall short of minimum instructional time.

A year after the start of the 49,000-acre Eagle Creek Fire torched areas of the Columbia River Gorge and prompted closures at Multnomah Falls, crews are scheduled to continue clearing lingering brush remnants from the fire that could pose dangers to visitors at the iconic waterfall.

On Tuesday arborists are scheduled to spend most of the day removing hazardous trees that are at risk of falling from the slopes around Multnomah Falls

Throughout the western U.S., water conservation is in the toilet.

And that's a good thing.

Hackers are using various forms of digital skullduggery to steal frequent flyer miles from customers of Delta, Alaska and other airlines. The thieves then resell the miles on the dark web.

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