I host the local Morning Edition at Jefferson Public Radio. The following are from live newscasts.

May 30, 2018

April 30, 2018


Some Fire Evacuees Refused To Be Separated From Their Pets

An wildfire evacuation shelter near Redding, CA, became overwhelmed with people refusing to separate from their pets. So volunteers set up a warehouse where people could sleep next to their creatures and get free vet services. A version of this story also aired on NPR's Morning Edition.

Redding Rallies Amid Carr Fire Tragedy

The Carr Fire destroyed more than 1,000 homes in Redding, CA. Even so, evacuees at the Shasta College evacuation shelter connected through small moments of kindness. A version of this story also aired on KQED and OPB.

Northwest Tribes Rally To Support Dakota Pipeline Protest

The Klamath Tribes in south central Oregon have joined several others in the Northwest in supporting a tribe fighting an oil pipeline being built in North Dakota.

Merkley Calls For Expanding Obamacare At Town Hall

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley held a Town Hall-style meeting near his hometown in Douglas County Saturday morning. The Democrat was greeted by a crowd of supporters celebrating a victory for the Affordable Care Act.

Wyden Discusses Threatened Medicaid Cuts With Rural Health Care Experts

Possible healthcare budget cuts have led Oregon Senator Ron Wyden to consult with medical professionals across the state. He met Thursday with a group to hear their concerns about the impact those cuts could have on their patients, and on the economy of southern Oregon.

Public Weighs In On Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Expansion

Sensitive flora and fauna in southern Oregon and northern California could get additional protections under a proposal to expand the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument. The public had a chance to voice their opinions in Ashland Friday afternoon.