In rural Oregon, there’s a higher need for mental health care, but few options
Outside of Oregon's urban areas, a mental health crisis can mean a long drive or an ambulance ride over the mountains to get the right level of care.
Eastern Oregon University, Umpqua Community College receive money to help prepare rural students for college
More than $2 million will go to the schools to support the recruitment and retention of rural students.
Race to the bottom: How big business took over Oregon’s first protected aquifer
A remote corner of Eastern Oregon is emblematic of how state officials have long ignored water sustainability concerns.
Rural Oregonians struggle to get medications as pharmacies close
During the pandemic, Americans started going to their local pharmacy for more than just prescriptions: They went for masks, COVID tests and vaccines. But even with that increased business, retail pharmacies big and small are closing their doors; a national trend that’s been accelerated by the pandemic.
Bitter Harvest: Klamath Basin farmers take stock of their losses
After an unprecedented shut-off of irrigation water in the Klamath Project, agriculture producers had to scramble to find water for their crops. While many used groundwater wells to make up at least some of the loss, the limits of that resource became clear.
Turkey Trouble | Lead Dust | Makers And Techs
We hear about turkey poop in eastern Oregon, lead dust from home demolitions, and an effort to bring creative types and technical types together in the Oregon startup world.
On The Road: 'As Western As It Gets' In Southeast Oregon
A radio road trip from Fruitland, Idaho, to McDermitt, Nevada, through the sparsely populated and beautiful corner of Southeast Oregon.
Portland Police Chief Marshman | Deborah And James Fallows
Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman tells us about last weekend's rallies. And journalists James and Deborah Fallows have been visiting small cities and towns across the U.S. to see how the country is faring.
Nearly A Decade After Recession, Rural Oregon Still Recovering
While unemployment is near record lows in some Oregon cities, it’s still hard to find a well-paying job in places like Malheur or Lake counties.
News Roundtable | Lost Woody Guthrie Vanport Song | Rural Healthcare
We talk about some big stories with our news roundtable, hear about a recently resurfaced Woody Guthrie song about the Vanport flood, and learn about some of unique challenges in administering healthcare in rural areas.