Mueller Report Raises New Questions About Russia's Hacking Targets In 2016

While the headlines about special counsel Robert Mueller's report have focused on the question of whether President Trump obstructed justice, the report also gave fresh details about Russian efforts to hack into U.S. election systems. In particular, the report said, "We understand the FBI believes that this operation enabled [Russian military intelligence] to gain access to the network of at least one Florida county government" during the 2016 campaign. That came as news to Paul Lux,...

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JPR Live Session: Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds (2019)

Known far and wide as the impossibly big voiced leader of acclaimed soul collective Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds , singer Arleigh Kincheloe has made an astonishing leap forward with Sister Sparrow’s new LP, Gold . The album sees Sister Sparrow taking the classic brass-fueled Dirty Birds sound and turning it into something altogether new: a soul-blasted contemporary pop sound both timeless yet utterly now. Recorded mere months after Kincheloe became a new mother, songs like the evocative first single, “Ghost,” and the ebullient title track highlight Sister Sparrow’s strikingly strong vocals while also showcasing her growing muscle as an individualistic, communicative songwriter.

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Immigrant Group Pushes For Workforce Development For All

"A rising tide lifts all boats" is often the rationale for tax cuts for wealthy people. But the phrase can be applied in other ways, too. For one, the California Immigrant Policy Center recommends helping residents develop skills for the workforce, regardless of immigration status, because it can help the overall economy. CIPC lays out the case in a recent policy brief .

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Is there room for hydrogen-powered cars in a future that looks electric?

Fifteen years ago, the California and British Columbia governments sketched bold plans for a "hydrogen highway" for clean cars stretching from Whistler, B.C., to the Mexican border. California's then-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger drove a Hummer converted to run on hydrogen. Vancouver city officials pictured travelers to the 2010 Winter Olympics leaving only water vapor exhaust in their wake. But Oregon and Washington state didn't warm to the idea. There are still no public fueling stations for hydrogen cars in either state. (Schwarzenegger replaced his hydrogen-fueled Hummer with an electric Mercedes-Benz SUV in 2017.)

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How the Northwest can learn from Indonesia's deadly 2018 quake

Last September, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake followed by a tsunami devastated a region of Indonesia, killing more than 4,300 people. Two Oregon State and University of Washington professors who surveyed the aftermath say the far-away disaster should elevate attention to quake-induced landslide risks here at home in the Pacific Northwest.

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Power Companies Want To Build Charging Stations Along West Coast Freeways

Apr 19, 2019
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Power companies from San Diego to Seattle are looking for ways to revolutionize the trucking industry. Their latest plan? To build electric-vehicle charging stations along the entire Interstate 5 corridor.

Oregon' s Public Universities Contemplate Tuition Increases

Apr 19, 2019
Rob Manning

Oregon’s public universities are looking at one major way to stay solvent next year – tuition increases. Some universities are contemplating double digit increases or waiting until May to make their decisions, hoping they may receive more state support.

Oregon's Congressional Delegation Reacts To The Mueller Report

Apr 19, 2019
EMILY CURETON / OPB

Members of Oregon’s congressional delegation are reacting to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative report released Thursday morning. Statements are falling along party lines. 

A federal appeals panel has upheld California's controversial "sanctuary state" law, ruling that the measure does not impede the enforcement of federal immigration laws in that state.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a unanimous decision, found that the state law, known as SB 54, limiting cooperation between state and local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities does not conflict with federal law.

Oregonfringefestival.org

Not all arts events are sedate affairs held indoors.  And as if to prove the point, the Oregon Fringe Festival (OFF) returns to Ashland for its sixth year on and about the Southern Oregon University campus. 

Events range from violin concertos to plays like "Excuse Me, May I Borrow Your Underwear?"  Would you expect anything different from a fringe festival? 

Highlights From The Mueller Report, Annotated

Apr 18, 2019

Updated at 9:37 p.m. ET

The Justice Department has released a redacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

» A copy of the document is available here.

READ: The Mueller Report, With Redactions

Apr 18, 2019

Attorney General William Barr has released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election to Congress and the public.

The special counsel spent nearly two years investigating attacks on the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russians behind it.

Updated at 7:24 p.m. ET

When President Trump learned two years ago that a special counsel had been appointed to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election, he was distraught.

Trump "slumped back in his chair and said, 'Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I'm f***ed,' " according to the report by special counsel Robert Mueller that was released Thursday in redacted form.

Newly appointed Secretary of State Bev Clarno is out with her first report —  and it’s about Oregon's dismal high school graduation rate.

In December 2017, the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office released a report suggesting ways the Oregon Department of Education could improve the state’s graduation rate – one of the lowest in the nation at 78.7% in 2018.

ODE agreed to the 13 recommendations, but leadership admitted the agency lacked resources to do everything the secretary of state asked.

Scientists Hope Predicting Heat Waves Could Prevent Fatalities And Damage In California

Apr 18, 2019
Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio

Heat waves in California can be deadly and costly. Now scientists think a phenomenon in the Indian and eastern Pacific Oceans might predict when the next one could hit the state.

New findings, published in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, analyzed 24 heat waves from 1979 to 2010. They define a heat wave as three or more consecutive days of 100 degree temperatures.

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