Wally Hicks is a legislator currently serving House District 3 but he is leaving
the Oregon legislature this year to run for the Josephine County Council. He
talked with Don Merrill about why he is leaving the legislature to spend more time with his family, how by any measure, Oregonians may be under-represented in Salem
and how, consequently, Oregonians are probably getting the representation they are paying for. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014
candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted
shortly. 29:24 minutes (26.92 MB)
Kathleen O'Brien is a Democrat running for the seat in House District 42. She talked with Don Merrill about her passion for the rights of the disabled, her desire to advance the Progressive agenda in the Oregon legislature and her determination to better support teachers and reduce class size. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
28:00 minutes (25.63 MB)
Gordon Challstrom is a Republican running for Oregon's Governor. He talked with Don Merrill about how if Oregonians chose to overturn the 2004 same-sex Constitutional amendment, he would follow their wishes as the chief executive, how a variety of political problems are dogging Governor Kitzhaber and how, a drone that flies too low might be on the receiving end of a shotgun shell. *These interviews are part of a project inviting all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly. 27:52 minutes (25.51 MB)
A measure on the ballot in southwest Oregon's Jackson County seeks to ban the cultivation and propagation of genetically modified crops in the county. KBOO's Sam Bouman speaks with Elise Higley of Our Family Farms Coalition, which is leading the initiative, for more information on the measure, the agricultural situation in Jackson County, and how residents are reacting to the vast amounts of money being poured into opposing this local measure by Monsanto and other big agribusinesses.
36:28 minutes (16.69 MB)
The Well-Read red has been reading the voter's pamphlet for Portland, and has done some additional reading about Measure 26-156, which (in the words of the voters's pamphlet) "Amends Charter: Creates Water and Sewer District with Elected Board."
The Sanctuary@Sandy Plaza
(1785 NE Sandy Blvd)
There will be two talk backs during the run which will be held after the Sunday May 18 and 25th performances facilitated by Donita Fry Portland Youth and Elders Council Coordinator of the NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH AND FAMILY CENTER.
15:02 minutes (13.77 MB)
In July, 2013, the forest watchdog group Bark filed a lawsuit challenging the Forest Service on the Jazz Timber Sale in the Clackamas Ranger District.
Bark’s lawsuit alleges that the forest Service did not comply with the National Environmental Policy Act and the national Forest Management Act in its decision to log this geologically unstable watershed.
Despite active litigation, the Forest Service proceeded with entering into contracts with the Canadian timber giant Interfor to log parts of the sale.
Just last month, Federal District Judge Marco Hernandez dismissed Bark’s factual and legal challenges, deferring to the Forest Service’s claims that the sale is legal and allowing logging to continue. 5:30 minutes (5.03 MB)