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Climate Bill’s Apparent Failure Leaves Supporters Frustrated

Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney said Tuesday that even if Republicans returned to the Capitol, there still would not be enough votes to pass a massive cap-and-trade bill.

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To Rent Or Buy? One Survey Suggests The Former For Oregon

An online apartment locator and rental advisement service ranks Oregon first among states where it may be more affordable to rent than buying a home.

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Illinois has become the 11th state in the country to legalize the recreational use and purchase of marijuana.

Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who was elected last year, signed the bill into law on Tuesday, fulfilling a key campaign promise. The state joins 10 others and the District of Columbia in allowing recreational use. The legislation takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before the House Judiciary Committee next month. That's according to the committee's chair, Democrat Jerry Nadler. NPR's Ryan Lucas joins us now to talk about this big development. Hi, Ryan.

RYAN LUCAS, BYLINE: Hi there.

SHAPIRO: Nadler just announced this in the last hour. Tell us what happened.

UPDATE (2:20 p.m. PT) — Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, says Oregon's sweeping plan for addressing climate change this legislative session does not have the votes to pass.

But it's not clear whether that will be enough to bring Senate Republicans back to work. 

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The Eugene City Council voted 6 to zero last night (Monday,) to enable property owners to enforce trespass laws on planter strips-- the areas of land between the curb and sidewalk. As KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports, the new provision will take effect immediately.  

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The forecast is calling for thunderstorms this week in western Oregon and fire officials say they’re prepared for possible fire starts. They’re also asking the public to take precautions to prevent human-caused fires.

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Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney said Tuesday that even if Republicans returned to the Capitol, there still would not be enough votes to pass a massive cap-and-trade bill.

In 2004, on the day he turned 29, then-Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia charged into a darkened house in Fallujah, Iraq and fired his weapon at lurking insurgents as the squad he led scrambled outside.

"Staff Sgt. Bellavia single-handedly saved an entire squad, risking his own life to allow his fellow soldiers to break contact and reorganize when trapped by overwhelming insurgent fire."

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

Former special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before the House Judiciary Committee next month. That's according to the committee's chair, Democrat Jerry Nadler. NPR's Ryan Lucas joins us now to talk about this big development. Hi, Ryan.

RYAN LUCAS, BYLINE: Hi there.

SHAPIRO: Nadler just announced this in the last hour. Tell us what happened.

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

Former special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before the House Judiciary Committee next month. That's according to the committee's chair, Democrat Jerry Nadler. NPR's Ryan Lucas joins us now to talk about this big development. Hi, Ryan.

RYAN LUCAS, BYLINE: Hi there.

SHAPIRO: Nadler just announced this in the last hour. Tell us what happened.

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ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

Former special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before the House Judiciary Committee next month. That's according to the committee's chair, Democrat Jerry Nadler. NPR's Ryan Lucas joins us now to talk about this big development. Hi, Ryan.

RYAN LUCAS, BYLINE: Hi there.

SHAPIRO: Nadler just announced this in the last hour. Tell us what happened.

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