Republicans Reject Kavanaugh Accuser's Request To Delay Hearing For FBI Investigation

Updated at 11 p.m. ET The Senate Judiciary Committee will move forward with a hearing scheduled for Monday on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, despite a request for further investigation from his accuser. The decision follows the release of a letter sent to Senate Judiciary Commitee Chairman Chuck Grassley from attorneys representing Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her more than three decades ago when...

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JPR Live Session: River Whyless

River Whyless is a band much like that titular body of water - a mingling of currents, a flow of time and physical space, all brought together in a murmuring sense of purpose. It is the expression of a group of musicians, three of which are songwriters, who have played together in various forms since their college days in the North Carolina mountains.

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The Appeal Of College "Promise" Programs

College is necessary, college is expensive. Both of those things are true for many young people today. And making college more accessible is the driving force behind "promise" programs, which offer incentives--like free or reduced tuition--to students who meet certain benchmarks. Ben Cannon administers the Oregon Promise program at the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

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New Tech Makes Scientific Data Cheaper And Easier To Secure

To understand what climate change is doing to the Pacific Ocean scientists need data. Lots of it. Traditionally, data has been expensive to secure because it involves large equipment and ocean voyages. But the miniaturization of technology and some clever new machines mean scientists are now getting lots of data sometimes delivered via phone to the comfort of an office chair. A good example can be found on the deck of the Forerunner, a small Clatsop Community College research vessel that...

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Tougher Laws On Pipeline Protests Face Test In Louisiana

After a high-profile campaign to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016, a number of states moved to make it harder to protest oil and gas projects. Now in Louisiana, the first felony arrests of protesters could be a test case of these tougher laws as opponents vow a legal challenge. The controversy here is over the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, the last leg of the Dakota Access. If completed, it will bring crude oil from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota, through Louisiana, where it will be...

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Discussions of the opioid drug crisis often get well beyond the original reason for using the drugs: pain.  People take Oxycontin and the other opioids, or did at first, because they were suffering with pain. 

But the drugs turned out to be much more addictive than first thought.  The Oregon Health Authority put out guidelines on prescribing opioids for chronic pain two years ago. 

Now a task force is wrapping up work on guidelines for using opioids for acute pain.  There is also a proposal under consideration to stop giving opioid prescriptions to certain Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) patients who are taking the drugs for chronic pain. 

Home Away From Home: Portrait Of A Fire Camp

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During a busy firefighting season, there could be dozens of fires burning at any given moment in Oregon alone. And each of those fires might need hundreds of firefighters — and trucks, and bulldozers, and hoses, and helicopters — to get that fire under control. Those firefighters also need a place to eat and sleep and shower. And they need a way to communicate with each other out in the field, someone to treat their medical needs, tell them what the weather is going to be and how the fire is likely to behave.

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At 9:30 Friday morning, a cougar passed in front of a trail camera near the location that hiker Diana Bober lost her life.

The team of wildlife officials and dogs searching for a mountain lion thought to have killed Bober was quickly dispatched to the area. By 3 p.m., the hounds had treed the mountain lion and officials killed it, according to an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife press release.

But it may not be the correct cougar.

Wildlife officials are still searching for cougars near the area where hiker Diana Bober was fatally attacked.

They haven't seen any signs since Friday, when the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife spotted a female cougar on a trail camera near where Bober's backpack was found. By the end of the day, they had tracked the animal with hounds, treed and killed it.

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The Cascade Theater in Redding was inaugurated in 1935. By the mid-1990s, it was on the verge of collapse.

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On Friday, September 28th at Noon, JPR will broadcast pianist Lise de la Salle live from the new JPR performance studio.

KAGI Grants Pass Service Alert

Sep 17, 2018

Updated 9-18-2018 9:52 am | KAGI is off the air due to a power outage. Our engineer will restore service as soon as possible.

Our News & Information service in Grants Pass on 930 AM is currently down. Our engineer is travelling to the site today to diagnose the issue.

In the meantime, you can stream us live at ijpr.org.

Thanks for your patience!

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California officials have made it no secret that for the state to adequately reduce its greenhouse gases, a wholesale change is needed in how we transport ourselves and the goods we consume. Namely, gas-powered cars, trucks and buses must be swapped for their zero-emission counterparts.

Thousands of thicker, heavier beer bottles are popping up on store shelves across Oregon as part of the first statewide refillable bottle system in the country, and supporters are hoping it might catch on in other states, too.

At Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River, bottling machines are filling a long line of shiny brown refillable beer bottles with a new pale ale.

It's a triumphant moment for brewery founder Matt Swihart. After six years of being the only brewery in Oregon running a refillable bottle system, Double Mountain finally has company.

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