In Fight With 'Chuck And Nancy,' Trump Says He'd Be 'Proud' To Shut Down Government

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-guwyA8wxVQ Updated at 5:37 p.m. ET In a testy Oval Office exchange with the two top congressional Democrats, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, President Trump made clear he would be "proud" to shut down the government in less than two weeks if he doesn't get funding for his border wall. "I'll be the one to shut it down. I will take the mantle. And I will shut it down for border security," Trump told House and Senate Democratic leaders as Vice President...

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JPR Live Session: The Milk Carton Kids

All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn't Do marks the first time that The Milk Carton Kids (acoustic duo Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale) have brought a band into the studio with them. " We wanted to do something new, " Pattengale says. " We had been going around the country yet another time to do the duo show, going to the places we'd been before. There arose some sort of need for change. " " Musically we knew we were going to make the record with a bigger sonic palette, " says Ryan. " It was liberating to know we wouldn’t have to be able to carry every song with just our two guitars. "

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Wildland Firefighters Challenge Firefighting Tactics

The job title "firefighter" is self-explanatory; what it is is what they do. But wildland firefighters can have some questions about the tactics used on large fires. That's the case with the group Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology, or FUSEE. FUSEE takes exception to the firefighting methods used in some environmentally sensitive areas, including on the Soberanes Fire in Southern California in 2016. That fire alone cost more than a quarter of a billion dollars to fight, and included multiple retardant drops from planes, to little effect.

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Jerry Brown's Exit Interview: Don't Say He Didn't Warn You

If all the world goes to hell, don't say Jerry Brown didn't try to warn you. "The climate [change] threat is real. It's a clear and present danger," the unconventional and legendary Democrat who will soon term out as California governor told NPR's Ari Shapiro Tuesday in an interview airing on All Things Considered . "And it's going to get here much sooner" than many people realize. "It's damn dangerous," Brown said of a possible nuclear war destroying much of the world in mere moments. "And I...

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Lots Of Antibiotics Are Used In Beef Production. McDonald's Vows To Change This

Antibiotic resistance poses a threat to global health and food security. And McDonald's — one of the globe's largest purchasers of beef — gets it: The more that antibiotics are given to livestock, the more quickly bacteria could adapt and become resistant to them. Ultimately, experts say this could render the drugs ineffective for people. When it comes to reducing the use of antibiotics in livestock, there's been a lot of progress in the poultry industry. Back in 2015, McDonald's announced a...

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A land-use group says Oregon policymakers are dawdling on creating policies that better plan for wildfires. 1000 Friends of Oregon outlined suggested policy changes in a report released Monday.

The job title "firefighter" is self-explanatory; what it is is what they do. 

But wildland firefighters can have some questions about the tactics used on large fires.  That's the case with the group Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology, or FUSEE. 

FUSEE takes exception to the firefighting methods used in some environmentally sensitive areas, including on the Soberanes Fire in Southern California in 2016.  That fire alone cost more than a quarter of a billion dollars to fight, and included multiple retardant drops from planes, to little effect. 

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Just because trees grew here once doesn't mean they'll grow back just like they were before.  Forests can be tricky things to create, and it takes more than just planting a lot of trees. 

Darwin Moore knows that from years of experience.  He's this month's guest in our regular segment "Stories of Southern Oregon," curated by Maureen Flanagan Battistella. 

Darwin's days with the Forest Service included leading the crew that successfully replanted the notoriously difficult Cat Hill Burn near Butte Falls. 

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California Republican Party chairman Jim Brulte says his state party is the “canary in the coal mine” for the national GOP.

Oregon’s iconic Bottle Bill is being celebrated with a new sculpture in Salem. In 1971, Oregon became the first state in the nation to require a deposit on beverage containers for soda and beer. That landmark legislation is the inspiration for a new nine-foot-tall steel and aluminum sculpture in downtown Salem.

 

9th Circuit To Rehear Case Challenging Deportations For Minors

Dec 10, 2018

In an unusual move, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is rehearing a case Monday in San Francisco before a full panel of 11 judges. It could guarantee minors facing deportation access to attorneys in immigration court.

Unlike minors who appear in criminal court, immigrant children aren’t entitled to a lawyer at hearings that can result in deportation. That means children who can’t afford an attorney or find one to take their case, are appearing in proceedings representing themselves.

California's building codes are not keeping up with the severe, wind-driven wildfires that are becoming the norm.

Ten years ago, the state passed strict new standards for homes built in high fire-risk areas.

Oregon lawmakers are ready to return to the table and restart discussions with Washington to replace the Interstate 5 bridge. In a press release sent out on Friday, Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, said the meeting “signals a new level of collaboration between the two states.” 

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