The ACLU of Oregon has joined a suit brought before a federal judge by the state of Oregon in an attempt to prevent the DEA from accessing the data gathered by Oregon's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program without a warrant. The program holds millions of prescription records for individuals in Oregon. For more, KBOO's Sam Bouman spoke with David Fidanque, Executive Director of the ACLU of Oregon. 10:46 minutes (9.86 MB)
KBOO's Genevieve McDaniel speaks with Kent Craford, a water ratepayer advocate and one of the chief petitioners working towards establishing a Portland Water District separate from City Council control. 4:59 minutes (4.56 MB)
This morning, protesters with Rising Tide interrupted a "power" breakfast being held by Governor Kitzhaber at downtown Portland's Governor Hotel, in order to give voice to concerns over the movement of megaloads of extraction equipment through tribal land in Eastern Oregon on the way to the Alberta tar sands. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg was on the scene. 7:50 minutes (7.17 MB)
Yesterday evening, the Oregon Board of Forestry unanimously approved a federal forest plan personally presented by Governor John Kitzhaber. The plan aims to direct the Board's actions in order to create a more favorable context for both commercial and stewardship activity on Oregon's federal forest lands (about 60% of forest in the state). KBOO's Sam Bouman spoke to Sean Stevens, Executive Director of Oregon Wild, for clarification on the plan's aims and what it implies for the future of Oregon's forests. 6:16 minutes (5.74 MB)
Negotiations began for this latest effort in the late nineties, but it wasn’t a first attempt, and according to Bob Salinger from the Audubon society of Portland, it’s not likely to be the last, as he explained to KBOO Reporter Robin Ryan.
The Federal Aviation Authority has named three sites in Oregon among the list of places to be used for testing drones. Robin Ryan speaks to Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePink and author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, and Becky Strauss of the ACLU of Oregon, for more. 10:18 minutes (9.44 MB)