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WATCH LIVE: Impeachment Hearings Resume With White House, State Department Witnesses

House Democrats have begun week two of their open impeachment hearings on Tuesday with witnesses who listened firsthand when President Trump spoke with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on July 25 — a key moment in the Ukraine affair.

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JPR Live Session: The Commonheart

The Commonheart is an 8-piece soul band from Pittsburgh. Stocked with fantastic instrumentalists and vocalists at every spot, the band flows seamlessly through rock, soul, r&b, gospel and more on their latest album Pressure .

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Making The Web Truly Democratic

The Internet was supposed to be a powerful force for good and democracy in the world. And it certainly opened up the world in new ways... until it didn't. A few big players rule the Web, Google and Amazon among them. Ramesh Srinivasan, who teaches information studies and design media arts at UCLA, sees a future with further democratization, and a lessening of inequality. He describes the vision in his book Beyond the Valley: How Innovators around the World are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow .

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Southern Oregon Rancher Builds Fences -- And Bridges -- To Keep The Wolves At Bay

It’s a clear autumn afternoon and the piercing clang of metal on metal rang out across Mill-Mar Ranch. Rancher Ted Birdseye was in a good mood. “I thought you said you’d be done, Doug!” he yelled jokingly to contractor Doug Carpenter. Carpenter was just a few hours into what’s expected to be a two-week job. “We’re gettin’ closer.” Carpenter called back from the small track loader with a post driver attachment. He clanged a metal post into the ground, as easy as a candle into a birthday cake. After years of dead ends — and dead cows — Birdseye was getting what he hoped would finally solve his wolf problems: a fence.

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Wine Moguls Destroy Land And Pay Small Fines As Cost Of Business, Say Activists

After California wine industry mogul Hugh Reimers illegally destroyed at least 140 acres of forest, meadow and stream in part to make way for new vineyards sometime last winter, according to a report from state investigators, state officials ordered the former executive of Jackson Family Wines to repair and mitigate the damage where possible. Sonoma County officials also suggested a $131,060 fine. But for environmental activists watching the investigation, fines and restoration attempts aren...

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The talk of health insurance continues to heat up along with the presidential campaign.  And a poll taken earlier this year in Oregon appears to add momentum to some kind of a single-payer system, like Medicare. 

The poll from last summer showed 75% of Oregonians favoring a single-payer system, even among people who like their current health insurance.  The poll generated some excitement at the group Health Care for All Oregon

House lawmakers have introduced a temporary funding measure to thwart another government shutdown, with hopes to move the legislation to the Senate and the president's desk before federal agencies run out of money at midnight on Thursday.

The legislative measure, known as a continuing resolution, or CR, will fund the government through Dec. 20. This would mark the second continuing resolution to take effect since the fiscal year began Oct. 1.

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Parents are the natural defenders of their children.  But when the law separates families and places children into foster care, who stands up for the child? 

In the legal system, that role is often assumed by the Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA.  Volunteer CASAs represent the foster child's interests in the legal proceedings that accompany foster care. 

Carolyn Murray works to bring more volunteers into the system in Northern California

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The Oregon Court of Appeals has blocked the temporary ban on flavored cannabis vaping products.

Last month, the court issued a stay on Gov. Kate Brown’s ban on flavored tobacco vaping products. Now the court has blocked the ban on flavored vaping products that contain cannabis.

Jesse Bontecou with the Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association said he’s encouraged.

“We want every decision regulating our industry to be evidentiary based and scientifically based," said Bontecou.

Roseburg Forest Products Announces Additional Layoffs

Nov 18, 2019

Roseburg Forest Products announced Friday it will be laying off 30 employees at its plant in the Douglas County, Oregon, town of Dillard. These layoffs follow an earlier round of about 90 layoffs in August at the same plant.  

The company’s communications director, Rebecca Taylor, said all but one of the 30 employees affected in this most recent layoff received job offers at one of Roseburg’s other plants — two additional plants in Dillard and two in nearby Riddle.  

Oregon’s population increased by more than 40,000 people over the last year — or 1%, according to an estimate out Friday from Portland State University’s Population Research Center.

Since 2010, the state has added more than 400,000 residents.

Still, this year has seen slower growth than in the recent past. Last year, Oregon’s population increased by 54,200 people. The year before that, the population grew by 64,750.

Updated on November 18 at 4:30 p.m. ET

The House impeachment inquiry begins its second week of public hearings with the Intelligence Committee scheduled to hear testimony from nine more witnesses over three days.

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Pacific Gas and Electric may shut off power again to customers in the Sierra Foothills, North Valley and North Bay this week because of possible fire weather. 

The utility said in a statement Sunday that its teams are monitoring the forecast, which currently predicts high winds for Wednesday, Nov. 20.

“At present, projections reflect a possible weather event similar to previous PSPS [public safety power shutoff] events that impacted about 180,000 customers,” PG&E said.

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