Trump Levels New Economic Sanctions On Iran's Leaders

President Trump has announced new sanctions against the Iranian government, after Iran downed a U.S. drone over the Strait of Hormuz. Speaking from the Oval Office, Trump said that "hard-hitting" sanctions will cut off Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his office from certain financial assets. As he signed an executive order authorizing the sanctions on Monday, Trump said, "These measures represent a strong and proportionate response to Iran's increasingly provocative actions....

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JPR Live Sessions Presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company: Matt The Electrician (2019)

Despite the name, Matt the Electrician is no longer an electrician, focusing instead on a music career that has spanned the course of two decades, a dozen records, and thousands of shows. His music, however, remains rooted in his blue collar beginnings, with lyricism that embraces the day-to-day, the mundane, the beauty of the ordinary.

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OHSU And UC-Davis Join Forces On Rural Health Care

If you need specialized health care and you live in a rural area, there's a good chance you've got a long drive ahead of you. Rural areas generally do not have the health amenities of larger cities. The situation is about to get some attention in our region: OHSU in Portland and the University of California-Davis are teaming up. A program called COMPADRE, short for California Oregon Medical Partnership to Address Disparities in Rural Education and Health , got a major grant from the American Medical Association to boost health care quality and physician training. Doctors-to-be will serve residencies in rural areas between Sacramento and Portland.

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California’s Population Is Majority-Minority. Its Attorneys Are Overwhelmingly White

The lawyers in the California Attorney General’s office are significantly less diverse than the state they represent in court.

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Monarch Butterflies Born In Captivity Have Trouble Migrating South, Study Says

Updated at 5:45 p.m. ET Three summers ago, Ayse Tenger-Trolander, a graduate student at the University of Chicago, ordered a batch of monarch butterflies from a breeder, and made an accidental discovery: the butterflies had likely lost the ability to migrate. Tenger-Trolander studies the genetics and internal biology of migratory monarchs, and she had ordered the butterflies from a breeder that supplies butterflies for educational settings, with the goal of speeding up her experiments. "We...

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U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Sunday defended President Trump's move to order, then cancel a strike on Iran.

"Neither Iran nor any other hostile actor should mistake U.S. prudence and discretion for weakness," Bolton said. "No one has granted them a hunting license in the Middle East."

He spoke in Jerusalem alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Bolton said he is in the Middle East for previously scheduled meetings with Israeli and Russian security advisers. And he warned Iran that the U.S. remains a formidable adversary.

The latest round of public hearings for a highly controversial liquefied natural gas project starts Monday in Oregon.

Backers of the Jordan Cove LNG project plan to build a 230-mile pipeline across public and private land in four southwest Oregon counties. That pipeline would transport natural gas from sources in the U.S. Rockies and Canada to a new terminal at the Port of Coos Bay. There the gas would be liquefied and loaded on ships bound for buyers in Asia.

Early this past June, Coos County Sheriff Craig Zanni was in his Coquille, Oregon, office fielding an email from a sovereign citizen. The sender was claiming that the Oregon state government doesn’t have grounds to operate because it can't provide him with a copy of the 1859 state constitution.

Sovereign citizens reject the legitimacy of the state and federal government. All of it: taxation, currency, the courts and, of course, gun laws.

Oregon’s 4th District Representative Peter DeFazio wants Congress to check President Trump’s actions in regard to Iran. He reintroduced his War Powers bill which clarifies that under the constitution, Congress must authorize military force. 

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If you need specialized health care and you live in a rural area, there's a good chance you've got a long drive ahead of you.  Rural areas generally do not have the health amenities of larger cities. 

The situation is about to get some attention in our region: OHSU in Portland and the University of California-Davis are teaming up.  A program called COMPADRE, short for California Oregon Medical Partnership to Address Disparities in Rural Education and Health, got a major grant from the American Medical Association to boost health care quality and physician training. 

Doctors-to-be will serve residencies in rural areas between Sacramento and Portland. 

Lost in the shuffle Thursday at the Supreme Court — with the major decision released in a separation of church and state case dominating — was another ruling that could, at some point, have wide ramifications for how American government functions.

The court ruled that Congress did not overstep its authority in handing off important power to the attorney general under the federal Sex Offender Registration Act, or SORNA.

The Trump Administration has backed off on its attempt to close two U.S. Forest Service job training centers in Oregon in Washington as well as seven others nationally, officials confirmed Thursday.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue informed members of Congress Wednesday that the nine Jobs Corps Civilian Conservation Centers would stay open and under Forest Service control – as would 16 others that the administration had wanted to transfer to private contractors.

Oregon lawmakers in the House approved a measure on Thursday that could end up raising taxes on cigarettes.

Rep. Rachel Prusak, D-Tualatin, a nurse practitioner, said the bill represents a “thoughtful and common sense tool for making sure tobacco use is no longer the leading cause of preventable death in our state.”

The measure was approved 39-20 and now heads to the Senate.

How's this for emergency preparedness? An elementary school located in the tsunami inundation zone in Cannon Beach, Oregon, has equipped every student with a personal disaster survival kit.

William Smith

Food comes from the grocery store, right?  True up to a point, but it has origins that go way beyond the store shelves. 

And Rogue Valley Farm to School works to make sure children understand the true sources of food.  This month's edition of Savor, our food segment, features our regular partner, food stylist Will Smith, with Sheila Carder, RVF2S Executive Director. 

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