Iran Says It Will Exceed Nuclear Deal's Limit On Uranium 'In 10 Days'

Updated at 11:50 a.m. ET Within days Iran will exceed the limit on its stockpile of uranium under a 2015 nuclear deal, according to a spokesman for the country's atomic energy agency, who also said Tehran would increase uranium enrichment levels in violation of the agreement, "based on the country's needs." The remarks come amid increased tension between the U.S. and Iran, particularly after last week's attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman that Washington has blamed on Tehran. Iran has...

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JPR Live Sessions Presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company: Ben Dickey

For a guy whose career has evolved more by serendipity than design, Ben Dickey ’s professional journey has turned into one heckuva ride. It’s not every day an obscure musician’s famous actor/ director friend hands him the lead in a passion-project indie film, and he not only winds up sharing the screen with one of his musical heroes, he also wins a Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Dramatic Achievement in Acting — and a Variety magazine “ for your consideration ” plug for a Best Actor Oscar nomination.

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Oregon State establishes hemp research center amid surge in farmer interest

Oregon State University has established what it considers to be the nation's largest hemp research center. This comes amid a surge of farmer interest in the Pacific Northwest to grow the non-psychoactive cousin of marijuana.

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Trump Administration Seeking To Overhaul Forest Management Rules

Updated at 3:22 p.m. ET Federal land managers on Wednesday proposed sweeping rule changes to a landmark environmental law that would allow them to fast-track certain forest management projects, including logging and prescribed burning. The U.S. Forest Service, under Chief Vicki Christiansen, is proposing revisions to its National Environmental Policy Act regulations that could limit environmental review and public input on projects ranging from forest health and wildfire mitigation to...

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Mind if we drop off a dead whale on your beach? Asking for a friend.

The tally of dead gray whales washing up on Pacific Northwest beaches during this year's northbound migration keeps going up. That's prompting an unusual request for volunteers from a federal agency.

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The Bracero Program started in 1942 and brought millions of Mexican guest workers, this man among them, to the United States.
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Join Jefferson Exchange host Geoffrey Riley and Chelsea Rose from SOU’s Laboratory of Anthropology for the next edition of Underground History Live, Monday, June 17 from 6 – 8 pm at Los Arcos Taqueria & Restaurant in Medford.

This edition of Underground History Live welcomes historian Madelina Cordia to discuss the the history of the Bracero Program in Oregon. This program, initiated during World War II, brought millions of guest workers from Mexico to the United States. 

A group of more than 600 companies and trade associations have signed a letter to the president asking him to end the trade war with China and to drop tariffs.

Retail giants like Walmart, Target, Macy's and Gap wrote that they are worried tariffs will lead to job loss and will harm consumers and the U.S. economy.

More than a year after allegations of sexual misconduct rocked the Oregon Legislature, lawmakers in the House agreed Thursday to overhaul a rule addressing harassment and discrimination and to create a new equity office tasked with improving the Capitol's workplace culture.

The measures now head to the Senate.

Substantial tuition increases at three of Oregon’s public universities have been approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

Barring more state funding, tuition will increase by 10% for students at Southern Oregon University, 6.91% at University of Oregon and 6% at the Oregon Institute of Technology.

Staff representatives and students from each institution made their case in front of the state commission Thursday.

Iran Denies U.S. Claim That It Attacked Tankers In Gulf Of Oman

Jun 14, 2019

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has rejected the U.S. accusations, tweeting that the Trump administration "immediately jumped to make allegations against Iran [without] a shred of factual or circumstantial evidence."

In an earlier tweet, Zarif hinted at a conspiracy, noting that the tankers, one owned by a Japanese firm, occurred as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was meeting with Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. "Suspicious doesn't begin to describe what likely transpired," he wrote.

Who Made The Cut: DNC Announces Primary Debate Contenders

Jun 13, 2019

The Democratic National Committee announced Thursday the list of presidential candidates who will take the stage at the first primary debates, on June 26 and 27.

To accommodate the massive field of candidates, the debates will be spread over two nights, with 10 candidates taking the stage for each two-hour debate.

Here are the candidates who the DNC said have made the cut, in alphabetical order:

  • Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden*
  • New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker*

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders To Leave The White House

Jun 13, 2019

Updated at 5:10 p.m. ET

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving the White House, President Trump tweeted on Thursday.

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Most of the work of the Ashland New Plays Festival is staged readings of plays in development; ANPF's main event is in October.

But this weekend (June 14-15), the festival presents a full production. Subject matter and the playwright's bio clearly made this an easy choice: E.M. Lewis is from Oregon and wrote a play about the debate over firearms.

"The Gun Show" features a single actor and the playwright together, and takes a middle-of-the-road approach more interested in discussion than debate.

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Maybe a quarter of the people in the world will experience mental illness at some point in their lives. So it's not rare, but seeking treatment can be.

Southern Oregon Compass House in Medford welcomes people dealing with persistent mental illness. And once a month in our shared Compass Radio segment, we get to meet house members, to hear their personal stories.

In a ruling issued Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman declined to find the state in contempt of a longstanding federal court order that dictates admissions for people with mental illnesses at the Oregon State Hospital.

Mosman’s ruling comes despite the state being out of compliance and over the objections of mental health advocates currently suing the Oregon Health Authority, which oversees the hospital, because of the delays.

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