Chris Lehman http://kuow.org en Feds Offer Wildfire Assistance, But So Far No Payments To Homeowners http://kuow.org/post/feds-offer-wildfire-assistance-so-far-no-payments-homeowners <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071714CL_wildfireupdate_web_3.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Federal funds are being used to help fight the wildfires that have raged across the Northwest this summer. But so far, the Federal Emergency Management Agency isn't handing out money directly to owners of the nearly 200 homes lost in the blazes.<p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:27:20 +0000 Chris Lehman 38935 at http://kuow.org Feds Offer Wildfire Assistance, But So Far No Payments To Homeowners Oregon County Turns Public Health Function Over To State http://kuow.org/post/oregon-county-turns-public-health-function-over-state <a href="/failed%20Limelight" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Counties across the Northwest that are heavily dependent on timber revenue from federal lands have been struggling to provide public health services.<p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:11:01 +0000 Chris Lehman 38868 at http://kuow.org Oregonians Will Vote On GMO Labeling Initiative http://kuow.org/post/oregonians-will-vote-gmo-labeling-initiative <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072314CL_kaushik_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>An initiative that will give Oregonians the chance to vote on whether food companies should label products that contain genetically engineered ingredients <a href="http://egov.sos.state.or.us/elec/web_irr_search.record_detail?p_reference=20140044..ASCYYY">qualified for the November ballot</a> Wednesday.<p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:50:38 +0000 Chris Lehman 38865 at http://kuow.org Oregonians Will Vote On GMO Labeling Initiative Historians Seek To Expand Knowledge Of Oregon's African-American History http://kuow.org/post/historians-seek-expand-knowledge-oregons-african-american-history <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072314CL_blackhistory_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>We all have an image of the Oregon Trail: the covered wagon, mom with her bonnet, and dad handling the mules with a couple of kids riding shotgun. In that image, they’re probably all white.<p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:50:35 +0000 Chris Lehman 38864 at http://kuow.org Historians Seek To Expand Knowledge Of Oregon's African-American History Oregonians Will Vote On Marijuana Legalization In November http://kuow.org/post/oregonians-will-vote-marijuana-legalization-november <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072214CL_ormarijuana_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>An initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon qualified for the November ballot Tuesday.<p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:44:01 +0000 Chris Lehman 38787 at http://kuow.org Oregonians Will Vote On Marijuana Legalization In November Wildfire Season Starts Early And With A Vengeance http://kuow.org/post/wildfire-season-starts-early-and-vengeance <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072114CL_wildfireseason_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>So far, more than 150 homes in Washington state have been destroyed in what veteran firefighters are calling the worst fire season in decades.&#160;<p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:45:29 +0000 Chris Lehman 38706 at http://kuow.org Wildfire Season Starts Early And With A Vengeance Former Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh Dead At 91 http://kuow.org/post/former-oregon-governor-vic-atiyeh-dead-91 <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072014CL_atiyehobitfeature_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Former Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh has died. The 91-year-old passed away Sunday evening at Portland's Providence St. Vincent Medical Center of complications from renal failure.<p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:44:57 +0000 Chris Lehman 38702 at http://kuow.org Former Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh Dead At 91 Northwest Crews Continue To Battle Many Large Fires http://kuow.org/post/northwest-crews-continue-battle-many-large-fires <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071714CL_wildfireupdate_web_5.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The next few days will be critical for crews battling more than a dozen wildfires in the Northwest. Forecasters have issued a Red Flag Warning for a large swath of eastern Oregon and Washington.<p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:41:25 +0000 Chris Lehman 38485 at http://kuow.org Northwest Crews Continue To Battle Many Large Fires Southern Oregon Town On The Lookout For Serial Arsonist http://kuow.org/post/southern-oregon-town-lookout-serial-arsonist <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071614CL_budreau_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Police in the southern Oregon city of Medford are on the lookout for a serial arsonist. Officials say someone is suspected of setting more than a dozen fires so far this month, including <a href="http://www.ci.medford.or.us/News.asp?NewsID=4914">as many as four in one night</a>.<p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:48:47 +0000 Chris Lehman 38424 at http://kuow.org Wildfires Blaze Their Way Across The Northwest http://kuow.org/post/wildfires-blaze-their-way-across-northwest <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071614CL_wildfires_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>As wildfires continue to blaze around the Northwest, both Oregon and Washington have issued emergency declarations for fire-ravaged portions of their state. Affected are 20 of Washington's eastern counties and central Oregon, where most of the state's 13 active fires are burning.<p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:00:42 +0000 Chris Lehman 38421 at http://kuow.org Wildfires Blaze Their Way Across The Northwest Hot Weather Complicates Fire Fighting Efforts http://kuow.org/post/hot-weather-complicates-fire-fighting-efforts <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071114CL_vradenburg_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Triple-digit temperatures are expected to complicate the effort to battle&#160;<a href="http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3937/">The Mills Canyon fire in central Washington</a>. &#160;<p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:46:44 +0000 Chris Lehman 38182 at http://kuow.org Hot Weather Complicates Fire Fighting Efforts Northwest Wildfire Season Heats Up http://kuow.org/post/northwest-wildfire-season-heats <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071014CL_wildfires_web_1.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Northwest is gearing up for a heat wave starting this weekend that could push temperatures into the triple digits in parts of the region. That could make things difficult for firefighters battling flames on the front lines.<p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:23:08 +0000 Chris Lehman 38045 at http://kuow.org Northwest Wildfire Season Heats Up Start A Wildfire? Expect A Bill http://kuow.org/post/start-wildfire-expect-bill <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/070914CL_wildfirecharges_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Whether it’s due to negligence or arson, thousands of wildfires each year are caused by humans. And the person or business who starts a fire can expect a bill.<p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:55:03 +0000 Chris Lehman 37963 at http://kuow.org Start A Wildfire? Expect A Bill Oregon Marijuana Campaign Wants Some Of Your Bitcoin Stash http://kuow.org/post/oregon-marijuana-campaign-wants-some-your-bitcoin-stash <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/070314CL_bitcoincampaigns_web_0.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The group behind the initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon is now accepting bitcoin contributions.<p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:42:04 +0000 Chris Lehman 37726 at http://kuow.org Oregon Marijuana Campaign Wants Some Of Your Bitcoin Stash Oregon GMO-Labeling Campaign Submits Signatures http://kuow.org/post/oregon-gmo-labeling-campaign-submits-signatures <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/070214CL_gmolabeling_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon voters may get the chance to require food companies to label products that contain genetically engineered ingredients. Sponsors of an initiative to require that turned in more than 150,000 signatures Wednesday in an effort to make the ballot this November.<p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:30:06 +0000 Chris Lehman 37546 at http://kuow.org Oregon GMO-Labeling Campaign Submits Signatures