Robert Mueller Submits Report On Russia Investigation To Attorney General

Updated at 7:46 p.m. ET Attorney General William Barr received a report on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller about the findings from Mueller's investigation into the Russian attack on the 2016 presidential election . Barr notified congressional leaders in a letter that said he is "reviewing the report and anticipate that I may be in a position to advise you of the special counsel's principal conclusions as soon as this weekend." Mueller is not recommending any more indictments, a...

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JPR Live Session: H.C. McEntire

H.C. McEntire , frontwoman of Mount Moriah, struck out on her own with her debut solo album Lionheart . Stereogum describes her voice as “ weary, wise, and bright as morning sunshine all at once, ” and that sunshine glows throughout the triumphant Lionheart .

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Oregon Helps First-Time Home Buyers

Home prices are getting so high, it's becoming harder for people to afford buying their first homes. So the state of Oregon is stepping in with its First-Time Home Buyer Savings Account , effective at the beginning of this year. Participants can have money taken out of their paychecks--up to $5,000 a year for individuals and $10,000 for couples--to save for down payments and other housing costs. And it's not strictly limited just to first-timers.

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What Makes People Heed A Weather Warning — Or Not?

"We have not had anything of this nature before." It's something commonly heard in the aftermath of deadly disasters. It's what Alabama Sheriff Jay Jones said after a tornado killed 23 people in Lee County earlier this month. And it helps explain how residents got caught so off guard — the twister was the most violent to hit the area in recent memory, so for many, it was unprecedented. Yet even an unprecedented twister can be predicted. Meteorologists had warned of severe weather a day before...

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Bird Advocates Question Raven-Killing Plans To Protect Sage Grouse

A male greater sage grouse struts its stuff on Bureau of Land Management land in this April 21, 2012, photo. CREDIT: BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT/FLICKR READ ON Deep in Oregon’s sagebrush country, there’s one county with an abundance of ravens. Biologists say those ravens like to eat sage grouse eggs, and they’ve come up with plans to take care of the raven problem. That’s got bird advocates questioning whether killing one bird for the sake of another is the right move. Sage grouse in Baker...

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In California, 209 million pounds of pesticides were applied to fields in 2016. Under state law, county agricultural commissioners are required to consider safer alternatives to pesticides restricted by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. But that’s not happening, according to a study released this week by researchers from UCLA and the University of Southern California.

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Oregon sold $100 million in bonds on Thursday to pay a portion of the Elliott State Forest’s obligation to raise money for schools.

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The Department of Transportation is one of the state agencies Oregon citizens are most aware of. 

It's also been one of the most stable agencies, with the same director, Matt Garrett, in charge for a dozen years. 

Now Garrett is planning to leave, and it's time to hire his replacement. 

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You probably get used to the way the Internet works... you look up one topic, one time, and next thing you know, all the ads on your browser pages relate to that topics.  So what other information about you is being collected? 

The issue of "surveillance capitalism" is being taken up by a project called "The New Organs," which investigates and publicizes what corporations do with our information. 

Sam Lavigne and Tega Brain are the names behind the project. 

Senate Bill 293 is making its way through the Oregon legislature. It's designed to get more Native Americans into medical careers in tribal communities across the state.

Supporters and opponents of a proposed expansion of Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act spoke out at a hearing at the state capitol Tuesday. 

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When state legislators grilled University of California staff at a hearing Tuesday about the university’s response to the recent college admissions scandal, Assemblyman Kevin McCarty asked the question that’s been reverberating since the story broke last week.

“How do we reassure the public that the system is not totally rigged?”

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Gov. Gavin Newsom says the mayors of California’s largest cities have persuaded him to rework his budget proposal for emergency homelessness aid.

“We need to step up our game,” the governor of the state said after meeting with mayors of its 13 largest cities.

“We haven’t been doing enough to support cities,” he said. “And that means we need to invest more resources — and we need to provide the resourcefulness that is the spirit of innovation that drives this state.”

Men are dying after opioid overdoses at nearly three times the rate of women in the United States. Overdose deaths are increasing faster among black and Latino Americans than among whites. And there's an especially steep rise in the number of young adults ages 25 to 34 whose death certificates include some version of the drug fentanyl.

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, along with the Democratic Attorneys General Association, visited Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday morning to witness the work of Al Otro Lado.

The nonprofit legal service provider works with asylum-seekers on the Mexico side of the border, handing out information to people affected by what Rosenblum calls the "Turnback Policy."

“There’s a policy, a terrible Trump administration policy called the Turnback Policy, which is unlawfully denying individuals access to asylum, to the process of asylum at ports of entry,” Rosenblum said.

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