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Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep talks to John Inglis, deputy director of the National Security Agency.
Modified: Jan. 10, 2014
Modified: Jan. 10, 2014
H&M;, a trendy fashion retailer with a global reach, is opening a store at Valley River Center in Eugene. It will be the Sweden-based chain's sixth store in Oregon and the first outside the Portland area.
Modified: Jan. 29, 2014
Modified: Jan. 30, 2014
Supporters of Whoville, the tent community of homeless people near downtown Eugene, are urging Mayor Kitty Piercy to use her authority to ensure the encampment can continue.
Modified: Jan. 24, 2014
A large section of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline was officially put to work Wednesday, in a move that supporters say will help ease the flow of oil to refineries. The Obama administration has yet to rule on the project's northern portion.
Modified: Jan. 23, 2014
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Modified: Dec. 30, 2013
When the popularity of catfish moved from the South across the U.S. in the 1980s, American catfish farmers could barely keep up with demand. But Vietnam has flooded the U.S. market with cheaper catfish, driving many catfish farms out of business and sparking a dispute that threatens a major trade deal.
Modified: Dec. 16, 2013
Police are reviewing the safety of the "Whoville" homeless encampment in downtown Eugene after officers arrested a man involved in a fight there Friday night.
Modified: Dec. 17, 2013
A woman in Miami Shores, Fla., is suing her town after it forced her to remove vegetables from the garden in her front yard, which she had tended for 17 years. She's being backed by a a national public interest law firm, but the town says it's a long-standing zoning ordinance that won't be overturned.
Modified: Dec. 17, 2013
Eugene’s two branch public libraries are back on the budget chopping block.
Modified: Dec. 9, 2013
In December 1993, President Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement into law. Presidential candidate Ross Perot predicted Americans would hear a "giant sucking sound" as Mexico vacuumed up U.S. jobs. Economists say that the worst of Perot's fears never materialized. But opponents still see downsides.
Modified: Dec. 8, 2013
Modified: Feb. 19, 2014
Ambassador Norm Eisen has a deeply personal connection to the Czech Republic. His mother was born there, seized by the Nazis and sent to Auschwitz, which she survived. His official residence is a former palace the Nazis commandeered during World War II and which still bears their stamp. Literally.
Modified: Feb. 19, 2014
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Modified: Feb. 7, 2014
The stray dogs roaming Russia's Olympics venues have already become the unofficial mascots of the Winter Games. Olympics officials say no healthy dogs will be destroyed, but animal rights groups worried about the fate of the dogs are taking in as many as they can.
Modified: Feb. 6, 2014
Chimps are cognitively similar to humans and should be entitled to the fundamental right of liberty, an animal rights group is arguing. The writ of habeas corpus filed on behalf of a chimp in New York is exploring new ground.
Modified: Dec. 3, 2013
A recent This American Life episode tackled the continuing consequences of housing discrimination in America. But why is there so little momentum behind stopping it? ProPublica's Nikole Hannah-Jones explains.
Modified: Dec. 2, 2013
Modified: Dec. 5, 2013
For 22 years, Roscoe Caron wanted to form a group to question the state’s education system.
Modified: Nov. 21, 2013
Modified: Nov. 21, 2013
A gang rape case in India's capital has attracted international attention. But sexual assaults are a nationwide problem, and authorities are often dismissive of victims, particularly in rural areas. One woman tells her story.
Modified: Feb. 9, 2013
Cokie Roberts' new children's book tells the stories of women who contributed to the success of the American Revolution — women like Martha Washington and Abigail Adams. She tells NPR's Steve Inskeep, "These were very, very politically passionate women. ... They were utterly devoted to the patriot cause."
Modified: Jan. 28, 2014
Ibrahim Mubarak didn't always have a home. That's one reason he's dedicated his life to promote homeless rights in Portland. Mubarak has helped found both Dignity Village and Right 2 Survive PDX. And his newest group, Right 2 Dream Too, is currently leasing a prominent lot in Portland's Old Town/Chinatown district for homeless Portlanders to camp. The space opened earlier this month, on Oct 10th, which was designated World Homeless Action Day. The group has a one-year lease and a good relationship with the property owner, Michael Wright. Ibrahim Mubarak says he hopes to be able to stay there for the full term of the lease or — with the help of Michael Wright — find a bigger location for people who need a place to stay. Ultimately, he's hoping the city will suspend its "no camping" [pdf] ordinance. The legal status of the encampment is still not clear. On Tuesday evening, about 150 protesters at Occupy Portland marched up to 4th & West Burnside in an expression of solidarity with Right 2 Dream Too.
- SegmentarticleModified: Oct. 19, 2011
Autumn is the deadliest time of year for pedestrians, according to the National Pedestrian Crash Report (pdf). Perhaps this is because it's beginning to get dark earlier and most accidents involving people on foot occur at night. Whatever the reason, recent accidents in Portland, Eugene and Salem show that Oregon is not exempt from this unfortunate trend. Whether you drive, bike or take public transportation to get around, almost everyone travels by foot at some point in their day, but do you know all your rights as a pedestrian? For example, did you know that every corner is a legal crosswalk, whether or not it's marked with white lines? Maybe you knew that one. But were you aware that if you walk over railroad tracks in a place not marked for pedestrian crossing, you're not only endangering yourself, you could be tresspassing? Railroad tracks are technically private property.
- SegmentarticleModified: Nov. 1, 2010
The appeal of owning your own property — and all the private goods that came with it — may have convinced nomadic humans to settle down and take up farming. So says a new study that tried to puzzle out why early farmers bothered with agriculture.
Modified: May 14, 2013
A 1,000-year-old statue, a vine-and-moss-covered temple complex and a country's turbulent history lie at the heart of a legal battle pitting the Cambodian government against Sotheby's auction house. Officials say the statue was looted from an ancient Khmer temple; Sotheby's says that's not provable.
Modified: Oct. 23, 2012
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Residents of John Day are trying to keep an Aryan Nations group from establishing their headquarters in the eastern Oregon town. The community quickly rallied to show their opposition to the white supremacist group after their self-proclaimed leader showed up at the office of the local newspaper, the Blue Mountain Eagle, announcing his intentions to purchase property in John Day. People from John Day and surrounding Grant County gathered at two packed meetings last Friday in Canyon City to educate themselves about these white supremacists. The main speakers at the meeting were two Idaho activists who were part of a successful effort to sue the Aryan Nations group in 2000. Many residents wanted to know what legal rights they have to refuse to sell property to the group leader or decline to serve him in their businesses.
- SegmentarticleModified: March 3, 2010
Public safety is one of the core functions of government. But in Oregon and Washington lawmakers made cuts to corrections as part of their effort to balance budgets hit hard from the ongoing recession. In Washington, at least so far, cuts have focused on layoffs and reductions in what's called "community corrections" — supervising nonviolent, low and moderate risk inmates who have been released. Washington's Department of Corrections says, with one or two exceptions, almost no one is getting out early - yet. In Oregon, the situation is a little different.
- SegmentarticleModified: Sept. 23, 2009
Modified: July 29, 2013
Marisha Pessl's dark, cinematic new novel Night Film follows a disgraced journalist who takes on a mysterious filmmaker who seems to be a hybrid of Roman Polanski and Dario Argento. It's an over-the-top summer mystery, full of twisty plotting and cinematic imagery.
Modified: Aug. 6, 2013
Just as e-books have begun working their way into libraries, librarians are grappling with how to embrace digital music. At the Iowa City Public Library, a unique arrangement with some local artists is having a little bit of success.
Modified: Aug. 28, 2013
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office won't approve a trademark for the band's name on the grounds that it's a disparaging term for people of Asian descent. So the band is taking the fight to federal court.
Modified: Nov. 7, 2013
Modified: Sept. 3, 2013
Portland City Council will vote on an emergency ordinance (pdf) Wednesday that, if passed, will allow police to use video surveillance cameras on private property. The ordinance has been contested since early May over concerns that it oversteps privacy boundaries. Portland police say the new surveillance will help in the arrest and prosecution of drug dealers and gang members in Old Town/Chinatown. But opponents of the measure say the new surveillance invades privacy rights, and that the language of the ordinance is vague and gives police too much surveillance power — this is despite an effort by the Police Bureau to draft guidelines for how the camera would be used. Here's some photos from the neighborhood where video surveillance may be used: Slideshow photography credit: Luis Giraldo/OPB
- SegmentarticleModified: June 6, 2012
Modified: Jan. 7, 2013