Amid Violence Against Native Women: Lax Policing, Bad Data, and a Decades-Old Policy

Native and indigenous women have cried out for decades against the high rates of violence inflicted against them. Native women advocates say this violence continues in part because of lax law enforcement, poor record-keeping, and a decades-old Supreme Court decision.

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.

People Seek 'Designer Masks' After Weeks of Smoky Days

Dozens of wildfires are filling the West Coast skies with thick smoke. In Southern Oregon, unhealthy air has forced people to wear smoke-filtering masks almost every day for more than a month. It has become part of the norm.

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.


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

May 30, 2018

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