Arlita Rhoan prepares to boil her tap water in Warm Springs on March 28, 2019. The reservation has issued more than a dozen boil notices in the last year alone.

Arlita Rhoan prepares to boil her tap water in Warm Springs on March 28, 2019. The reservation has issued more than a dozen boil notices in the last year alone.

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  • In a story that feels all too familiar for residents of the region, the Warm Springs Reservation has a water emergency. Many residents are under a boil-water notice after a break in the water system’s main pipe. This is the same pipe where a break last summer caused problems that dragged on for months. Lack of clean water is an even more dire concern during a pandemic. We talk with Danny Martinez, emergency manager for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.
  • This week, the Oregon Supreme Court granted 2020 law school graduates the ability to practice law without passing the bar exam. In June, law students and law school deans sent letters to the Oregon Supreme Court asking the justices to waive the Bar exam requirement due to coronavirus health hazards, and stress from the pandemic. We hear from 2020 University of Oregon law graduate Andi Pla and Lewis and Clark graduate Peter Raptis about the Supreme Court's decision, and how institutional white supremacy shows up in law school.

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