Two red fire trucks, a white truck, and a white Highway Patrol car stopped at a freeway exit ramp. Flames burn on a hillside in the distance and a red helicopter flies above.

Two red fire trucks, a white truck, and a white Highway Patrol car stopped at a freeway exit ramp. Flames burn on a hillside in the distance and a red helicopter flies above.

U.S. Forest Service

 

  

  • A Redmond man who served over a year in prison for child sex abuse was released earlier this week after the Oregon Innocence Project helped find evidence to overturn his conviction. Steve Wax is the legal director of the Oregon Innocence Project. He collaborated with Deschutes District Attorney John Hummel on this case.

 

  

  • Five months after Josephine County sued the state of Oregon over state marijuana laws, a judge has found that the county has no standing to sue the state. Josephine County legal counsel Wally Hicks joins us.

 

  

  • How long you live can vary widely depending on where you live, according to a new national report. The United States Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project (USALEEP) breaks down life expectancy by neighborhood. In Oregon, the highest life expectancy was 89.1 years, for people born in Northwest Portland, near the southern border of Forest Park, and the lowest was 66.2 years for people born in a central Medford neighborhood. We break down some of the underlying reasons behind these numbers with state epidemiologist Katrina Hedberg.

 

  

  • An Oregon lawmaker is convening a Smoke and Fire Summit at Southern Oregon University to talk about the economic, climate and health impacts of the severe fire seasons that seem to have become the “new normal.” We’ll hear from State Representative Pam Marsh (D-Ashland) about what she hopes to achieve with this summit.

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